The below is some of our news and activities:
News 2015 till present
August 2022 From 2020, the firm has advised prominent telecommunication and tech firms on Thai cyber law including three of the world largest social media platforms, 2 well-known online delivery platforms and a phone manufacturing company.
March 2022 The firm advised Visa in relation to a Thai law matter.
January 2022 Appointed as the Honorary Legal Advisor of the British Embassy, Bangkok
January 2022 Inclusion in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific in Tier 3 for Dispute Resolution for 3 consecutive years. Also listed in Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific and Asia Law as notable firm in dispute resolution.
July 2021 Represented Hong Kong, Canadian and Albanian corporate creditors in different debt collection cases in IP Court against Thai debtors.
June 2021 Advised Columbia Pictures Aquaverse in relation to various legal matters including banking, cyber, employment and IP matters.
May 2021 Represented Japanese creditors in debt collection cases concerning real estate in Thailand.
May 2021 Advised a subsidiary of NTT Docomo Group (OTCMKTS: DCMYY) in an successful transaction with its business counterpart in Thailand.
April 2021 Advised Instagram in relation to cyber law matters.
April 2021 Successfully obtained a foreign business license for Allison Transmission under Thai-US Amity Treaty.
March 2021 Engaged by Irish and Dutch families to pursue administration of estates in Thailand.
February 2021 Advised Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) in relation to corporate and foreign business law and represented it to set up a Thai entity.
January 2021 Inclusion in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific in Tier 3 for Dispute Resolution for 2 consecutive year. Also listed in Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific and Asia Law as notable firm in dispute resolution.
December 2020 Obtained an executor appointment order from Thai court through international virtual proceedings on behalf of a foreign family.
November 2020 Engaged by Kuwait Airways to advice the company in relation to Thai employment laws.
October 2020 Advised a subsidiary of NTT Docomo Group (OTCMKTS: DCMYY) in relation to software contracts under Thai law.
August 2020 Engaged by Facebook Thailand to advise the company in relation to Thai entity law.
July 2020 Engaged by a subsidiary of Raffles Education (SGX: NR7) to advise the company in relation to construction, employment and commercial matters.
July 2020 Obtained an emergency interim injunction on behalf of a plaintiff to temporary seize a Boeing 747-300 aircraft parked at an airport in Thailand in connection with debt collection matter.
June 2020 Obtained an emergency interim injunction on behalf of house owners against a developer in a class-action case concerning increase of utility charges.
March 2020 Engaged by a subsidiary of Weatherford (NYSE: WFT) to advise the company in relation to employment matters.
January 2020 Inclusion in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific in Tier 3 for Dispute Resolution.
September 2019 Successfully resisting an extradition request on behalf of a foreign government disputing the extradition bid in Thai courts. The firm has been an advisor to the embassy of this foreign state till date.
August 2019 Successfully obtained an arbitration award worth in excess of USD 30 Million, following a successful emergency injunction obtained in 2015.
May 2019 Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2019 recognizes the firm in Tier 3 for Commercial and Transactions litigation, Tier 2 for Government and Regulatory litigation and notable firm in Intellectual Property litigation.
September 2018 Asia Law recognises the firm as Notable Firm in Dispute Resolution.
August 2018 Advised the British Embassy to develop a pilot victim form for British nationals to coordinate with Thai police.
June 2017 Natipatana successfully revoked an injunction order of the Administrative Court on behalf of a ferry company which prohibited a usage of certain type of vessels on the environmental concerns.
March 2017 Natipatana successfully represented Thailand’s Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education in the Administrative Court in the case concerning cancellation of passport by the Military Regime. The decision is confirmed by the Supreme Administrative Court in May 2018.
February 2017 Natipatana was engaged by a foreign embassy to defend one of its nationals in an extradition case involving complex international law and human rights issues.
March 2016 Natipatana was appointed by Kasikorn Thai Bank PCL to defend one of its executives in a case filed against the Bank and its executives.
February 2016: Natipatana’s Partner, Nattaphol Chinawong, received the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Award for International Arbitration. Briefed details of the award and photos of the award ceremony that Nattaphol received have been published by the British Embassy Bangkok.
November 2015: Natipatana’s Partner, Nattaphol Chinawong, was elected to the Executive Board of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Thailand.
October 2015: Natipatana commenced arbitration and obtained emergency injunction on behalf of a joint-venture company against a public enterprise corporation in relation to complex contractual disputes and bank guarantee. The main case is being arbitrated in English.
September 2015: Natipatana’s Nuttawut Chinawong and Nattaphol Chinawong acted as lead-counsels on behalf of the defendant who was the former Foreign Minister of Thailand, in a case filed against him by the National Anti-Corruption Commission (“NACC”) in the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions. The NACC accused and charged the Minister of committing malfeasance under the Section 157 of the Penal Code for his execution of the Joint Communiqué with Cambodia on behalf of the Thai Government concerning the UNESCO inscription of the Phra Viharn Temple. The case involves highly sensitive issues both procedurally and substantively. The Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions ruled on 4 September 2015 by 6-3 votes to dismiss the case and all allegations against the defendant. Junior Associate, Thinya Nuseewhor and, Senior Associate, Nath Wangsouppaphol, played important roles in our legal team.
August 2015: Natipatana successfully obtained an emergency injunction on behalf of an international university against a group of university’s executives in case concerning tort and wrongful acts.
July 2015: Natipatana’s Partner, Nuttawut Chinawong, was appointed to the Legal Advisor of the Buddhist Scholars Association.
March 2015: Natipatana successfully revoked a certain administrative order on behalf of a Forbes-500 PCL company in the Central Administrative Court of Thailand and the Comptroller Department, the Ministry of Finance proceedings.