Acted on behalf of several multinational corporations in high-profile criminal customs disputes involving the assessment and calculation of customs duties and penalties. In addition to our representation in active customs investigations and inquiries, our customs experts regularly counsel clients in a variety of compliance and operational matters related to the import and export of goods and services in Thailand.
English, Spanish, Thai
JD, University of California, Hastings College of the Law
BA, University of California, Berkeley
Michael Ramirez is a senior consultant and manager of Tilleke & Gibbins’ Myanmar practice, overseeing client services in the region. In this capacity, Michael works with the local and regional Myanmar attorney team and directly advises clients on commercial and dispute resolution matters in Myanmar.
Michael is a senior member of the firm’s dispute resolution group, where he has assisted major international clients in a wide range of domestic and international disputes, including product liability, employment, customs and excise, and transportation and logistics disputes. Michael also serves as a client advisor on the strategic aspects of claims management for international litigation, cross-jurisdictional disputes, and compliance with international anti-corruption laws, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
Supplementing Michael’s practice is his representation of clients in arbitration and mediation. This experience includes representation in regional enforcement proceedings, as well as acting with a team of litigators in domestic and international claims resolutions. Michael is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Michael has authored and co-authored numerous published articles on Thai and Myanmar law on topics including arbitration, foreign investment law, and civil and criminal liability. He is a regular presenter on dispute resolution and commercial practice topics and has been the recipient of the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Award for his presentations on attorney ethics. Michael is actively involved in promoting and developing the Yangon office’s pro bono practice, to which he is committed to serving INGO and locally-based organizations.