Tiziana Sucharitkul

Co-Managing Partner and Director, Dispute Resolution
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Office

Languages

English, Thai, Italian

Education

JD, University of California, Hastings College of the Law

MA, University of Virginia

BA, Mount Holyoke College

Tiziana Sucharitkul is the director of the firm’s dispute resolution and litigation group and is consistently ranked as one of Thailand’s leading dispute resolution lawyers by publications including The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and PLC Which Lawyer. She represents international clients in diverse industries including technology, financial services, consumer goods, luxury goods, and transportation.

Tiziana has earned the trust of her multinational clients by infusing her regional practice with a perspective that is global and integrated. Tiziana, a lawyer licensed and educated in California, previously practiced at the international law firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP. Tiziana serves as Vice President of the Thai-Italian Chamber of Commerce and represents Tilleke & Gibbins as its representative to the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand, the Singapore-Thai Chamber of Commerce, Lex Mundi, and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Known for her ability to develop strategies that not only address, but anticipate, clients’ needs, Tiziana promotes cross-collaboration within the firm’s practice areas and excels in managing multifaceted cases. Tiziana says that the secret to her department’s tremendous success is that they “are willing to bring innovative ideas to the table.”

  • 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.

  • Represented one of the world’s most recognizable fashion and luxury goods retailers in several commercial real estate disputes in Thailand arising from the disputed termination of a 30-year franchisee relationship. This representation includes negotiation and settlement of lease hold and commercial franchisee contracts with both the outgoing franchisee and the incoming franchisee partner, one of Southeast Asia’s largest and most successful commercial retailers.

  • Prosecuted several claims on behalf of two major Southeast Asian banks against various Thai borrowers and guarantors (claims total USD 72,000,000).

  • Represented a subcontractor in a construction dispute against the prime contractor of a controversial wastewater management project (claims exceed USD 33,000,000).

  • Recovered USD 38,000,000 for a foreign multinational, as well as a 25-year office lease in a prime Bangkok office building and a full release of the debtor's USD 46,000,000 countersuit against our client.

  • Prosecuted three civil cases totaling USD 4,000,000 on behalf of a major European manufacturer of sport and recreation equipment.

  • Obtained favorable settlement of a USD 660,000 civil case on behalf of one of the world's largest software developers against its Thai distributor.

  • Represented a mining company in a civil claim against its former Thai partner with respect to unpaid amounts for the delivery of sapphire, corundum and goldstone (claims totaled USD 4,700,000).

  • Defended a European aircraft lessor against claims by a Thai lessee relating to the termination of an aircraft lease.

  • Counseled a multinational security and financial logistics company in contract disputes with a major Thai financial institution.

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December 3, 2014

Tilleke & Gibbins to Host Lex Mundi Litigation Practice Group Meeting in Bangkok

Thawat Damsa-ard, Michael Ramirez, Kasamesunt Teerasitsathaporn, Suebsiri Taweepon, Tiziana Sucharitkul

Lex Mundi will hold its 2014 Litigation, Arbitration, and Dispute Resolution Asia-Pacific practice group meeting in Bangkok on December 11–12, 2014. As the exclusive Lex Mundi member firm for...

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November 14, 2014

Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2014: Tilleke & Gibbins Honored in Three Categories

Darani Vachanavuttivong, Tiziana Sucharitkul, Sukontip Jitmongkolthong

On November 13, 2014, the Euromoney Legal Media Group hosted its annual Asia Women in Business Law Awards at the JW Marriott in Hong Kong. The firm awards were judged on the best initiatives for...

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November 12, 2014

Asialaw Profiles 2015: Tilleke & Gibbins’ Thailand Team “Highly Recommended” in Nine Practice Areas

Placing our firm at the pinnacle of the Thai legal market, Asialaw Profiles 2015  has ranked Tilleke & Gibbins as a “Highly Recommended” firm in nine practice areas. The rankings, which are...

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October 30, 2014

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015 Honors Ten Tilleke & Gibbins Attorneys

In the 2015 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, ten Tilleke & Gibbins lawyers were recognized as “Leading Individuals” in the fields of commercial transactions and M&A, dispute resolution...

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September 29, 2014

Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2014: Tilleke & Gibbins Shortlisted in Seven Categories

Tiziana Sucharitkul, Darani Vachanavuttivong, Kasma Visitkitjakarn, Sukontip Jitmongkolthong

On November 13, 2014, the Euromoney Legal Media Group will host its annual Asia Women in Business Law Awards at the JW Marriott in Hong Kong. The firm awards will be judged on the best initiatives...

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March 20, 2013

Lex Mundi Guide to Doing Business in Thailand 2013

Published by Tilleke & Gibbins in association with Lex Mundi, the Guide to Doing Business in Thailand  provides a comprehensive overview of the legal environment for investors entering the...

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September 5, 2012

The Report: Thailand 2012 – Legal Framework

The Report: Thailand 2012, published by Oxford Business Group, provides an in-depth analysis of different sectors of the Thai economy. Tilleke & Gibbins contributed the legal section of the...

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January 4, 2012

Lex Mundi Guide to Doing Business in Thailand 2012

This guide provides a detailed overview of doing business in Thailand. Topics covered in the guide include investment, import and export regulations, exchange controls, tax, requirements for...

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December 14, 2011

Thailand Legal Basics

Thailand Legal Basics, a valuable primer for foreign investors, begins with an overview of Thailand’s legal system, including its history and the events and professionals that are shaping the legal...

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May 11, 2011

The Report: Thailand 2011 – Legal Framework

The Report: Thailand 2011, published by Oxford Business Group, provides an in-depth analysis of various sectors of the Thai economy. In the legal section of the publication, Tilleke & Gibbins...

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