Legal Services | Thailand
tel: +66 2059 4090 | fax: +66 2059 4099
No. 3, Rajanakarn Building, AA Floor | South Sathorn Road, Sathorn | Bangkok | 10120 | Thailand

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


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DFDL’s Nishant Choudhary Contributes Chapter in NRF Insurance Guide: 10 Things to Know in 20 Countries

The DFDL team is pleased to report that Nishant Choudhary (Partner, Myanmar Managing Director, Head of Regional Dispute Resolution Practice) was one of the featured authors in the 2023 Asia Pacific Insurance Regulation Guide published by Norton Rose Fulbright, the global law and risk advisory firm. Nishant contributed his experience and insights from Myanmar to the well-regarded industry publication, which provides an overview and practical checklist of 10 common regulatory issues for insurance companies operating, or seeking to operate, in 20 jurisdictions across the Asia Pacific region...