13 Sep 2016

(MEDIA RELEASE) Veteran Corporate Lawyer Piroon Saengpakdee Joins Rajah & Tann’s Thailand Office

BANGKOK, 13 September 2016 – Rajah & Tann today announced the appointment of veteran corporate lawyer, Piroon Saengpakdee, as a partner in the General Corporate Commercial Practice of its Bangkok office, Rajah & Tann (Thailand) Limited.

Prior to joining Rajah & Tann, Mr Saengpakdee has more than 25 years’ experience in international law firms in Thailand. He focuses his practice on project development and finance, including banking and finance, debt restructuring and insolvency, as well as employment law matters.

He has represented major Thailand banks and foreign lenders in transactions involving a wide range of industries in Thailand, Lao PDR and Myanmar including energy and resources, infrastructure, manufacturing, as well as telecommunications and technology companies. Prior to commencing his private law firm legal career, he spent time with the Council of the State and the Department of Labour Protection.

Managing Partner, Mr Surasak Vajasit, said: “With Piroon’s sterling track record, I have no doubt he will further bolster our legal service offerings in Asia and help clients navigate the diverse business landscape across the region.”

Mr Saengpakdee’s appointment takes effect from 1 September. He said: “Rajah & Tann is a leading name in the legal industry in Asia and I am delighted to join its team of exceptional lawyers.” In addition to Thai banking and finance work, he will work with the partners in Laos on developing projects work there.

Bangkok was the sixth office for Rajah & Tann in Asia and the third in Indochina when it was opened in February 2012. Today, it has around 50 lawyers servicing local and regional clients.

Rajah & Tann Asia is one of the largest full-service legal network in Southeast Asia, with market leading practices in dispute resolution, international arbitration, shipping, insolvency, restructuring, corporate & commercial, amongst others. It is also one of the region’s most highly regarded legal practices, with many of its lawyers consistently ranked as among the best in their areas of practice.

About Rajah & Tann Asia www.rajahtann.com

Rajah & Tann Asia brings together leading law firms and lawyers in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, with each offering the highest standards of service to locally-based clients while collectively having the capacity to handle the most complex regional and cross-border transactions and to provide excellent legal counsel seamlessly across the region. With around 650 lawyers, all working towards one shared goal, we are lawyers who know Asia and who give our clients home advantage.