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Chinnawat Thongpakdee Has Joined Herbert Smith Freehills

Issued: February 01 2013

Chinnawat Thongpakdee has joined Herbert Smith Freehills in Bangkok as a partner in its Asia dispute resolution practice. Thongpakdee is a litigation and arbitration specialist with more than 28 years of experience in dispute resolution. His principal areas of practice include telecommunications, administrative law, antitrust, white collar crime, corporate activities, litigation and arbitration. He is a former senior state attorney of the Legal Counsel Department, Attorney General’s Office of Thailand.

He will work closely with Herbert Smith Freehills’ dispute specialists across the region, in particular with Surapol Srangsomwong in Thailand, Maurice Burke and Alastair Henderson in Singapore and Charles Ball in Indonesia.

“We are seeing a significant upswing in litigation, international arbitration and other disputes work throughout Southeast Asia, particularly in Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam,” said Burke, who heads the firm’s dispute resolution practice in Southeast Asia.


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