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Strategic solutions to complex disputes in Southeast Asia

Tilleke & Gibbins is a trusted partner for companies facing disputes in Southeast Asia. From high-value commercial litigation to complex intellectual property enforcement, we secure results for our clients before courts, arbitral tribunals, regulatory authorities, and at negotiating tables. 

Our teams are staffed with experienced, multilingual professionals, including
seasoned litigators, specialized practitioners, and international dispute resolution tacticians,
to ensure clear communication and strong representation from start to finish. We prioritize understanding our clients’ legal and commercial goals and partner with them to craft strategies that meet their specific objectives and budgets.

Our size and experience allow us to handle the full spectrum of civil and criminal matters, as well as arbitration, mediation, and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Whatever the problem, we stand ready to protect our clients’ interests.


  • Acted as co-counsel for Thai and Cambodian clients against an Australian-listed company in SIAC arbitration concerning a joint venture dispute with a claim amount of approximately USD 350 million in relation to a well-known casino in Poipet, Cambodia.
  • Represented a hydropower plant operator in Laos in negotiations with the Lao government in relation to a breach of payments under a concession agreement.
  • Defended the Myanmar subsidiary of a petroleum company in litigation brought by a Chinese construction firm related to the construction of a new office building.
  • Advised a world-leading manufacturer in a USD 200+ million global fraud case involving former employees in the company’s Thai operations.
  • Assisted an Indian IT company successfully negotiate a settlement with a Vietnamese bank in a USD 10 million contract dispute related to the provision of licensed banking software and related support services.
  • Obtained a multi-million-dollar arbitral award in Thailand for a manufacturing company in a breach of contract claim related to the supply of equipment to construct a LNG facility in Darwin, Australia.
  • Advised an international engineering firm in a dispute over unpaid invoices for land surveying services our client performed in preparation for the construction of a dam in Laos.
  • Represented one of the largest privately held corporations in the world in the enforcement of a high-value SIAC foreign arbitral award in Myanmar related to non-payment for a substantial delivery of steel.
  • Negotiated a favorable settlement of a long-running dispute for a major American film studio in connection with a civil case filed by multiple plaintiffs, including two municipal governments, related to environmental damage alleged to have been caused by our client during the production of a motion picture in Thailand.
  • Assisted a Malaysian company in arbitration before the Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (VIAC) in Ho Chi Minh City related to the performance of a contract in a well plugging and abandonment project.
  • Represented one of the world’s largest steel manufacturers in the enforcement and collection of a THB 186 million (approx. USD 5.91 million) UNCITRAL arbitral award.
  • Defended a major Thai bank in a multi-million-dollar arbitration at the Thai Arbitration Institute against contractors hired to construct a landmark skyscraper in central Bangkok.
  • Advised a European elevator company in arbitration proceedings at VIAC in a USD 8 million dispute with a Vietnamese developer over the delay in implementation of a construction contract.
  • Represented the Asia Pacific branch of a world-leading multinational insurer in pursuing claims valued at THB 10 million (approx. USD 330,000) involving damaged cargo and a faulty vessel against a Thai logistics company.
  • Advised and assisted on the first hostile aircraft repossession case in Vietnam against a defaulting Vietnamese airline, with a value of about USD 400 million.
  • Worked with Thai government authorities to assist in the recovery of over USD 100 million of assets dishonestly expatriated from the country in one of the highest-profile fraud cases in Thai legal history.
  • Advised a European elevator company in arbitration proceedings at VIAC in a USD 8 million dispute with a Vietnamese developer over the delay in implementation of a construction contract.
  • Defended a leading global logistics company in three separate criminal actions brought by the Thai Customs Department with potential fines in excess of USD 15,000,000. After a defense put forth at the prosecutorial review stage, the public prosecutor issued non-prosecution orders in favor of our client. These orders were subsequently confirmed.