The firm led by its principal, Narit Direkwattanachai, who has over 15 years of experiences as a corporate lawyer and commercial litigator.
In delivering the highest caliber of services to clients, Narit directly takes charge of the firm’s practices and personally oversees every client’s matter.
Narit regularly advises publicly held companies, Thai subsidiaries of multinational corporations and foreign investors across a broad range of matters, including acquisitions of local companies, formation of joint venture companies, investment/divestment, international sales, distributorship, commercial contract tax planning, cross border tax planning, transfer pricing, remittance of profit and tax dispute.
In litigation area, Narit stands out for his efficiency in handling the English document heavy litigation in a speedy, yet accurate manner, which integrates seamlessly with the client reporting and communication best practices.
Narit holds a bachelor of laws degree with first class honors from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. He won a British Chevening Cambridge Scholarship to read law at Wolfson College, the University of Cambridge, England where he graduated with a master of law degree. He pursued and received an MBA degree in finance from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, the United States of America, on the Georgia Rotary Student Program Scholarship. Narit commenced his legal career at Baker & McKenzie, Bangkok office. He also worked at Baker & McKenzie, Sydney office, Australia and the Investment Banking Group - Telecom, Media and Technology at DBS Bank, Singapore. Narit serves on the Thai Commercial Arbitration Committee, Board of Trade of Thailand and University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (2015-2016).
Narit served on the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand (JFCCT) Property Committee (2009-2011) and served on the Thai Contractors Association, Subcommittee on Complaints, Laws, Regulations and Contracts (2009). Narit was also the advisory member of East Asia Trade Dispute Settlement Advisory Committee, CCPIT (2014).
Narit authored the tax book in English, What Every Executive Needs to Know about Thailand Tax. His legal and tax articles in English are published in the Property Report Magazine, Advance - the Australian-Thai Chamber of Commerce Magazine, and Swiss-Thai Chamber of Commerce E-Newsletter.
Narit is regularly invited to speak at various events, Asia Business Forum in Bangkok, East Asia Business Forum in Mainland China, Data Consultfs CEO Breakfast in Bangkok, EU Embassies in Thailand, Petroleum Institute of Thailand, Industry Forum on Real Estate Investment and Law Updates in Bangkok, Real Estate School, Trueventus Seminar and HR Summit.
Narit is also a licensed business collateral (floating charge) enforcer.
He can be contacted by email firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile: 0867850793.
Bachelor of Laws (1st Class Honors), Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok,Thailand
Master of Law (Chevening Scholar),University of Cambridge, England
Master of Business Administration in Finance (Georgia Rotary Students Program Scholar and Kendall Weisinger Scholar), Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Baker & McKenzie, Bangkok Office, Thailand’s largest law firm
Baker & McKenzie, Sydney Office, Australia
Investment Banking Group, the Development Bank of Singapore, Southeast Asia’s largest bank
The Lawyers Council of Thailand
The Thai Bar Association
Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand (JFCCT) Property Committee (2009-2011)
Thai Contractors Association, Subcommittee on Complaints, Laws, Regulations and Contracts (2009)
Advisory Member of East Asia Trade Dispute Settlement Advisory Committee, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) (2014)
Thai Commercial Arbitration Committe, Board of Trade of Thailand and University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (2015-2016)
Events and Seminars
Mr. Narit Direkwattanachai Addressed "Who is Liable: Addressing Emerging Legal Issues arising from Prefabricated Building Defects and Damage" at 5th Annual Modular & Precast Construction. (pdf)
Mr. Narit Direkwattanachai Addressed "Dispute Settlement System & Strategy in Thailand" during East Asia Trade Disputes Settlement Mechanism Seminar at 6th East Asia Business Forum. (pdf)
Mr. Narit Direkwattanachai Addressed to the Industry Forum on "Tax Issues in Employment and Remuneration" at Labor Law and HR Restructuring in the Turbulent Business Environment. (pdf)
Mr. Narit Direkwattanchai Addressed to the Asia Business Forum on "Legal Aspects of Managing Contract and Subcontract Risks" at Corporate Legal Counsels Forum '09. (pdf)
Mr. Narit Direkwattanchai Addressed to the Asia Business Forum on "Crucial Legal Concerns in Making Property Sales/Purchase Contracts and Operations in Real Estates" at Land & Property Law in Thailand 2008. (pdf)
Mr. Narit Direkwattanachai Presented "Real Estate Contract Tax Planning" at Opportunities and Challenges for 2008 Real Estate Taxes Conference in Bangkok.
Mr. Narit Direkwattanachai Presented Legal Development on Real Estate Market at "An Exclusive Seminar: 2008 Real Estate Outlook, Chonburi-Rayong - Real Estate Legal Updates". (doc) (pdf)
Mr. Narit Direkwattanachai Addressed to the Asia Business Forum on "Real Estate Purchase & Sales: Structuring, Negotiating & Documenting Major Property Sales". (doc) (pdf)
Mr. Narit Direkwattanachai Addressed the New Foreign Workers Bill during
CEO Breakfast - "Tightening the Screw on Employment of Foreigners in Thailand: New Work Permit and Visa Rules", including unofficial English translation of the Foreign Workers Bill, B.E. ... (doc) (pdf)
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Narit offers legal services with the right balance and quality while helping Clients
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