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 in Tilleke & Gibbins’ dispute resolution group, where he assists clients in a wide range of domestic and international disputes. Michael focuses his practice on commercial litigation, including products liability, employment, and transportation and logistics disputes. In addition, Michael and his team of experienced litigators represent major international businesses and their principals in white-collar criminal disputes, including corporate investigations, pre- and post-charge inquiries, and subsequent litigation. 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 domestic enforcement proceedings, as well as acting with a team of litigators in ad hoc, domestic and international claim resolution. Michael is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Michael has authored and co-authored numerous published articles on topics including arbitration, products liability, and civil and criminal liability. He is also a regular presenter on dispute resolution topics and has been the recipient of the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Award for his presentations on attorney ethics with the Lawyers Council of Thailand.