Anuwat named as Litigation Star in Thailand for Commercial & Transactions

Congratulations to co-founding partner Mr Anuwat Ngamprasertkul on his inclusion in the latest edition of Benchmark Litigation, a well-known industry guide to the world’s best litigation firms and lawyers.

Anuwat has been highlighted as a Litigation Star in Thailand for his specialist expertise in Commercial and Transactions.

Benchmark Litigation uses various research methods to analyse and rank legal practitioners, including case evidence (analysing law firm case highlights), client feedback (taking in the views of in-house counsel), and peer review (based on feedback received from law firm partners).

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Anuwat makes further appearances on national TV in Thailand

Stay tuned for more appearances by IAS Advisory co-founding partner Mr Anuwat Ngamprasertkul on Thai national television later this month.

Anuwat recently filmed episodes of the popular news and current affairs programme Home Economy, hosted by veteran news anchor, reporter and journalist Dr Wit Sittivaekin.

Anuwat appears in his role as a senior legal consultant to discuss topics including:

Adverse possession,” a legal doctrine under which a person in possession of someone else’s land is able to acquire valid title to it. Anuwat covers the do’s and don’ts for landlords for avoiding and dealing with this issue;

Freelancing,” with Anuwat identifying the legal implications of freelance work and how to stay protected under the law; and

Family business management,” with Anuwat offering guidance on how to protect one’s business and estate for the next generation and also avoid family disputes.

All episodes will be broadcast on Thai PBS, Thailand’s public broadcasting service.

Watch this space!

Asia Business Law Journal names the country’s top law firms

IAS Advisory was delighted to be named recently among Thailand’s top law firms by Asia Business Law Journal (ABLJ). ABLJ offers expert analysis and resources for Asia-focused in-house counsel and lawyers in private practice, providing unique insight into Asia’s legal landscape and informed commentary on the region’s top achievers.

After winning the New Firm to Watch and Data Compliance & Cyber Security awards last year, IAS Advisory was among the winners in this year’s Real Estate and Litigation categories, overseen respectively by firm co-founders Mr Ittinant Suwanjutha and Mr Anuwat Ngamprasertkul.

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Anuwat joins 5th International Arbitration & Corporate Crime Summit

Co-founding partner Mr Anuwat Ngamprasertkul was delighted to join the recent Legal Plus “Thailand & SE Asia: 5th International Arbitration & Corporate Crime Summit,” which took place at the Rembrandt Hotel & Suites Bangkok.

The event, on Thursday 14th March, was attended by international legal experts and industry luminaries and was organised by Legal Plus, a global events specialist that creates and manages annual summits, forums and seminars throughout Asia, the Middle East and Europe. The organisation partners with leading industry companies around the world as well as government institutions, leading arbitration centres and chambers of commerce.

Anuwat joined the event’s 3rd Grand Panel, on “Dispute Avoidance, Crisis Management and Being Prepared for Trial – Cross Examination Tips and Techniques,” with Mr Sameet Ghambir (Vice President (Corp. Law) and Company Secretary at DCM Shriram Ltd.) and Ms Dawn Tan (Managing Director at ADTLaw LLC). The panel was moderated by Mr Charlie Manzoni KC, SC of 39 Essex Chambers.

During his segment, Anuwat covered: dispute avoidance through customised contracts tailored to align with commercial terms and conditions; crisis management and damage control via the Thai ADR process; mediation for certain types of civil and criminal cases under the new Dispute Mediation Act 2019; the standard mediation process in the Thai court system, including in-court settlements and judgments; mediation and arbitration processes in Thailand, including their pros and cons in comparison with other methods; the arbitration process at THAC (Thai Arbitration Center); small claims procedures; and online dispute resolution procedures.

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Anuwat gives lecture for Elite Wealth Group at British Club Bangkok

IAS Advisory co-founding partner Mr Anuwat Ngamprasertkul was delighted to be asked to give a special lecture at the “Family Business Succession & Vino Voyage for Elite Partnerships” event at The British Club Bangkok (BC).

The sharing session, which took place on Wednesday 28th February, was organised by the Elite Wealth Group of Fivewhale, Thailand’s executive education academy headed up by Mr Suphachai Sukhanindr and Ms Pichanya Kanchanaporn.

Anuwat’s lecture was on “Succession Planning: Legal Frameworks for Seamless Family Business Transitions.” Topics covered included how to organise the family business holding structure, how to determine the stakeholders and give fairness incentives in the family business, and cases involving disputes and what we can learn from them.

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MEDIA: Thailand to repeal law imposing criminal liability for bad cheques

Until recently, issuing a cheque without sufficient funds was a criminal offence in Thailand, and people convicted of using a bad cheque faced possible jail time. But the Thai Cabinet has now approved a bill decriminalising “bounced” cheques under most circumstances, so that people are not faced with imprisonment simply because of defaulting on debt repayment.

Reservations about repealing the law have been expressed, however, due to the significant damages bad cheques cause to creditors in terms of time and resources and the lengthy civil proceedings that are required to recover payments. Others argue that criminal liability should be retained not just for the most serious offences, but if it can be proved that a debtor has issued a cheque dishonestly without the intention to pay.

Join the discussion with IAS Advisory co-founding partner Mr Anuwat Ngamprasertkul in an episode of the popular evening TV programme Home Economy, hosted by veteran news anchor, reporter and journalist Dr Wit Sittivaekin

This episode premiered on Tuesday 2nd January 2024 on Thai PBS, Thailand’s public broadcasting service. Disclaimer: all content is owned by Thai PBS. Visit the Thai PBS website here: https://www.thaipbs.or.th/home

MEDIA: how to find and invest in a worthwhile franchise

Finding the right franchise to invest in can be difficult. Normally, franchisees pay a royalty and initial fee to utilise a franchisor’s brand and business model. This typically requires a large upfront investment. So, how do you recognise a worthwhile franchise opportunity? How can you capitalise? What criteria should you consider when investing?

Watch IAS Advisory co-founding partner Mr Anuwat Ngamprasertkul and Mr Suttichai Panitnarakul, President of the Franchise & License Association of Thailand, in an episode of the popular evening TV programme Home Economy, hosted by veteran news anchor, reporter and journalist Dr Wit Sittivaekin.

This episode premiered on Wednesday 20th December 2023 on Thai PBS, Thailand’s public broadcasting service. Disclaimer: all content is owned by Thai PBS. Visit the Thai PBS website here: https://www.thaipbs.or.th/home

Anuwat joins AFBE seminar on inheritance management & reducing family conflict

The Association of Family Business Entrepreneurs (AFBE) held a private seminar for “Inheritance management and reducing family conflicts” last month, which IAS Advisory co-founder Mr Anuwat Ngamprasertkul attended as a guest speaker.

The seminar covered a range of topics including the root causes of disputes in families, normal proceedings for estate allocation after death including the most common contentious issues, and the smart way to avoid disagreements and sustain the family business.

The event, which took place on 29th January, welcomed guests including family leaders, heirs, entrepreneurs and estate managers.

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MEDIA: fraud prevention for senior citizens

What laws exist to prevent elderly people from being victimised by fraudsters? What protections are there against financial exploitation and scams? What methods are being used to catch criminal gangs today?

Join the discussion with IAS Advisory co-founding partner Mr Anuwat Ngamprasertkul in an episode of the popular daytime TV programme Ageing Variety on ALTV Channel 4, part of Thai PBS, Thailand’s public broadcasting service.

This episode was first broadcast on Friday 16th June 2023. Disclaimer: all content is owned by Thai PBS. Visit the Thai PBS website here: https://www.thaipbs.or.th/home

MEDIA: legal help for the ageing society

Many people plan for a comfortable retirement and old age. In addition to people’s own personal planning, the state has also designed certain rights to benefit the elderly. What are these rights? How are they enforced? Also, what protections are there for elderly people if they are taken advantage of or a victim of crime?

Join the discussion with IAS Advisory co-founding partner Mr Anuwat Ngamprasertkul in an episode of the popular daytime TV programme Ageing Variety on ALTV Channel 4, part of Thai PBS, Thailand’s public broadcasting service.

This episode was first broadcast on Friday 9th June 2023. Disclaimer: all content is owned by Thai PBS. Visit the Thai PBS website here: https://www.thaipbs.or.th/home