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January 8, 2013

Tilleke & Gibbins Promotes Four to Partnership in Bangkok

Leading Southeast Asian regional law firm Tilleke & Gibbins has promoted four attorneys to the firm’s partnership, effective January 2013.

Coming from across the major practice groups in the firm’s Bangkok office, the new partners include Charunun Sathitsuksomboon and Kobkit Thienpreecha of the firm’s corporate and commercial group, Chusert Supasitthumrong of the dispute resolution department, and Sukontip Jitmongkolthong of the intellectual property team.

“Our new partners, who have each built their careers at our firm, have truly distinguished themselves due to the strength of their legal advice and the quality of their client service,” said Tilleke & Gibbins’ Co-Managing Partners Darani Vachanavuttivong and Tiziana Sucharitkul. “With these promotions, we are confident that Charunun, Kobkit, Chusert, and Sukontip will continue to dedicate themselves to providing the highest level of representation for our clients in Thailand and throughout Southeast Asia.”

Brief biographical information about each new partner is provided below.

Charunun Sathitsuksomboon, who has been with Tilleke & Gibbins in Bangkok since 1999, handles a wide range of commercial transactions and related matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, due diligence, foreign direct investment, cross-border transactions, corporate restructuring, and e-commerce. She also assists clients with high-stakes regulatory matters in Thailand, with a particular focus on trade competition laws.

Kobkit Thienpreecha has been a leading corporate lawyer at Tilleke & Gibbins for more than a decade. Kobkit develops customized, practical solutions for prominent foreign investors that wish to start doing business in Thailand. His expertise includes company incorporation, joint ventures, M&A, investment promotion, Foreign Business License, capital markets and IPOs, specific business permits and licenses, banking, immigration, regulatory compliance, and other commercial matters.

Chusert Supasitthumrong is a litigator specializing in labor and employment law. An expert in this field and the go-to lawyer for Thailand’s largest employers, Chusert excels at solving critical employment disputes, including labor strikes, layoffs, and contested for-cause terminations. In 2012, he won the ILO Client Choice Award for Employment and Labor. Chusert was the only attorney in Thailand to win an award in this category, and one of just four lawyers in Asia whose employment and labor expertise was singled out for this award.

Sukontip Jitmongkolthong is a member of Tilleke & Gibbins’ highly regarded intellectual property team, focusing on IP enforcement. She acts for leading apparel, automotive, electronic, and fashion companies to investigate infringers, draft warning letters, conduct mediations and negotiations, and collaborate with the police, the Department of Special Investigation, and Customs in raid actions and other enforcement measures. With a practice spanning Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar, Sukontip frequently trains government authorities on product identification to help improve IP enforcement efforts in the region.