Legal Services | Thailand
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Main Contacts

L-Martin Desautels

Regional Managing Partner

Audray Souche

Partner; Deputy Managing Director, Thailand

Angus Mitchell

Partner; Managing Director, Thailand

David Doran

Founding Partner


DFDL established a permanent presence in Bangkok in November 2005 to better service its growing client base in Thailand, especially related to Thai-based financial institutions and businesses investing in the region. Since then, DFDL has expanded and established distinct real estate (with offices in Samui and Phuket), corporate and commercial, energy, mining and infrastructure, tax, labor law, commercial litigation and arbitration practice groups.

The Thailand team works closely with our other offices across Asia to provide seamless and efficient international-standard legal and taxation services, with an in-depth, personal knowledge of the local environment.

Our legal advisers have advised on and are well versed in a wide range of legal areas, from the feasibility phase through to the investment and operational phases.

Lawyers Worldwide: 140

Areas of Practice

Representative Clients



Vinay  Ahuja

Vinay Ahuja

L-Martin  Desautels

L-Martin Desautels

Regional Managing Partner
David  Doran

David Doran

Founding Partner
Angus  Mitchell

Angus Mitchell

Partner; Managing Director, Thailand
Kraisorn  Rueangkul

Kraisorn Rueangkul

Partner, Thailand
Audray  Souche

Audray Souche

Partner; Deputy Managing Director, Thailand


Ivy  Liu

Ivy Liu

Partner, Co-Head of the DFDL China Desk


Cambodia: Procedures and Fines for Violation of the Competition Law

Overview On 22 February 2023, the Ministry of Commerce (“MOC”) issued a new regulation on the Forms and Procedures for Issuance of Temporary Suspension Measures and/or Decisions by the Cambodia Competition Commission (“CCC”) to strengthen the enforcement of the Law on Competition (“Competition Law”) in Cambodia. Thereafter, on 24 February 2023, the MOC issued an additional decision on the Formalities and Procedures for the Calculation of Pecuniary Penalties under the Law on Competition to ensure that the calculation of pecuniary penalties is transparent and effective...

Myanmar: Annual Tax Compliance Reminder for FY 2022-2023

Less than a month to go! Our Tax Team wishes to remind you of the fast-approaching deadline for the submission of your annual corporate tax returns for the financial year ended 31 March 2023 (“FY 2022-2023”). All Myanmar taxpayers (corporate entities, non-profit organizations, and individuals) should file their annual tax returns on or before 30 June 2023.   This annual return submission applies to Corporate Income Tax (“CIT”), Personal Income Tax (“PIT”) Salary Statement, Consolidated Capital Gains Tax (“CGT”), and Commercial Tax (“CT”) for the FY 2022-2023...



Audray Souche Moderated a Panel Discussion on Financing Low Carbon Opportunities

DFDL’s Audray Souche, Regional Managing Partner, had the pleasure to moderate a panel on Financing Low Carbon Opportunities at the APAC Energy Capital Assembly in Singapore. This event brought together leading players in the energy sector to discuss the latest trends and developments in sustainable financing in Asia. It was a stimulating and informative session that highlighted the importance of collaboration and innovation in achieving a low carbon future. We would like to thank the panelists for sharing their valuable insights and experiences: Ryoichi Abe, Japan Bank for International Cooperation, Roberta Wong, Kerogen Capital,

DFDL Contributes to Thailand’s Double Tax Agreements Article in April 2023 Issue of The American Chamber of Commerce Thailand Magazine.

DFDL’s Jack Sheehan (Partner and Head of the Regional Tax Practice) and Jidapa Tiamsuttikarn (Senior Tax Adviser) have made a substantial contribution to the first article on Thailand’s Double Tax Agreements (DTA) in the latest issue of The American Chamber of Commerce of Thailand magazine. Thailand has an extensive network of double tax agreements (DTAs) with 61 countries, including many major economies, such as the United States, United Kingdom, Singapore, France, China, Australia, and Hong Kong...