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January 9, 2024

Tilleke & Gibbins Appoints Two New Partners in Thailand and Indonesia

Leading full-service Southeast Asian law firm Tilleke & Gibbins is pleased to announce the promotion of two outstanding lawyers to the firm’s partnership.

Nopparat Lalitkomon leads the firm’s data privacy and cybersecurity practice in Thailand and Vietnam. His expertise in technology, media, and telecommunications has earned him recognition as a “Rising Star” by The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific and as an “Up and Coming” lawyer by Chambers Asia-Pacific. Nopparat is a trusted advisor to domestic and multinational companies alike, advising clients across industries on a wide range of tech-focused matters in Southeast Asia, including cybersecurity, data protection, e-commerce, e-payments, e-transactions, fintech, gaming, and insurtech. He also advises clients on general corporate and commercial matters, including banking, direct marketing, foreign direct investment, investment incentives, labor and employment, M&A, and joint ventures. Nopparat hold degrees from Thammasat University and the University of Glasgow, and is a member of the Thai Bar Association.

Wongrat Ratanaprayul is the director of Tilleke & Gibbins’ Indonesia operations, based in Jakarta. Wongrat is recognized as a leading practitioner in Indonesia by IAM Patent 1000 and WTR 1000, and in 2023 she was named to Managing Intellectual Property’s list of the Top 250 Women in IP globally. She advises clients on all aspects of IP prosecution in Indonesia, as well as in multiple jurisdictions throughout Southeast Asia, to ensure efficient and effective IP portfolio management. Wongrat’s practice benefits from her exceptional breadth of expertise and her international reach. Wongrat is a particularly adept patent practitioner, and is much sought-after in highly technical fields including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, automotive, electronics, and computer-related technology. She is also a leader in regional pharmaceutical patent litigation. Furthermore, Wongrat oversees the firm’s regulatory affairs practice in Indonesia, serving clients in pharmaceuticals, food, cosmetics, and related industries with respect to product registration and compliance. Wongrat holds a law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law and Master of Biotechnology from the University of Pennsylvania, and is admitted to the bar in Connecticut and Massachusetts; she is also qualified as a Thai patent agent.

Discussing the appointments, Tilleke & Gibbins’ managing partner Tiziana Sucharitkul commented that “we are continuously evolving our offering to fulfill our mission as a full-service law firm. Nopparat and Wongrat’s leadership and commerciality in fast-changing fields exemplify our commitment to helping our clients thrive in the dynamic markets of Southeast Asia.”

Managing partner Darani Vachanavuttivong added that “both of these promotions highlight what makes our firm unique; namely the breadth and strength of our regional offering in Southeast Asia, and our global outlook on international commerce in Southeast Asia. We are excited to welcome Nopparat and Wongrat to the firm’s leadership to continue to help our clients grow.”

Tilleke & Gibbins now has 36 partners and over 200 associates in its seven offices across Southeast Asia

About Tilleke & Gibbins

Tilleke & Gibbins is the premier law firm for doing business in Southeast Asia. With over 230 lawyers and consultants practicing in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam, the firm provides full-service legal solutions to the top investors and the high-growth companies that drive economic expansion in Asia in the key areas of commercial transactions and M&A, dispute resolution and litigation, and intellectual property.

Established in 1890, Tilleke & Gibbins has grown into the largest independent law firm in Thailand and a leading international firm across the Southeast Asian region based on its commercial focus, local knowledge, and extraordinary service. The firm’s clients include world leaders in the fields of pharmaceuticals and healthcare, energy, consumer goods and retailing, manufacturing, financial services, insurance, information technology, and telecommunications. Tilleke & Gibbins proudly helps global companies excel in Asia and domestic companies shine abroad.