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Noppramart Thammateeradaycho



Noppramart Thammateeradaycho is an experienced litigator with over 20 years’ experience of trial and appellate advocacy at all levels of the Thai courts. She also has substantial experience with international litigation and arbitration gained from numerous cases in Singapore, Australia, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos. She is particularly sought after for her experience in arbitration, and is known for her skilled navigation of both international rules (particularly UNCITRAL, SIAC, ICC, HKIAC and GAFTA rules) and domestic rules, including those of the Indonesian National Arbitration Institute (BANI), NCAC (Cambodia), Thai Arbitration Institute (TAI), and Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC). Her general practice covers various industries, including construction, insurance and reinsurance, telecommunication, and media and technology.

Beyond general practice, Noppramart is also one of Thailand’s most well-regarded transportation and shipping industry lawyers, known for her in-depth understanding of the industry and her work representing P&I Clubs, ship owners, shipyards, insurers, and cargo owners in disputes related to cargo claims, bills of lading, charterparties, marine insurance, collisions-at-sea, ship arrests, bunker disputes, and contamination of liquid cargo.

Noppramart also has extensive experience in handling complex maritime litigation, including marine casualties, collision, fire, salvage, towage, oil pollution, ship building and repair, enforcement of ship mortgage, wet and dry cargo, and marine insurance matters. She has successfully handled a number of several ship arrests and releases, and is regularly relied upon by international shipping industry clients for her ability to provide quick, practical, effective solutions in urgent situations.

Noppramart is on the panel of arbitrators for the Thailand Arbitration Center, the Shanghai Arbitration Commission, the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration, and the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). She also sits on the Commission on Arbitration and Competition of the ICC in Thailand, is vice-chair of the Thailand branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and serves as an honorary faculty member of the Asian International Arbitration Centre’s AIAC Academy.


  • Acted as co-counsel for Thai and Cambodian clients against an Australian listed company in SIAC arbitration concerning joint-venture disputes with a claim amount of approximately USD 350 million in relation to a well-known casino in Poipet, Cambodia.
  • Served as counsel for Thai clients against Malaysian parties in SIAC arbitration for breach of a loan agreement.

  • Acted for a Cambodian landlord against an Australian-Hong Kong lessee in Cambodia’s National Commercial Arbitration Center in relation to breach of a perpetual lease agreement.

  • Acted for an Indonesian mining company to enforce a BANI arbitral award of approximately THB 40 million against a Thai company in Thai court.

  • Acted for a French rice importer to enforce a Gafta award against a Thai rice exporter in Thai court.

  • Served as lead counsel in TAI arbitration for a well-known Thai-Norwegian telecommunication company in access charge and profit sharing disputes.

  • Acted for an American aircraft owner in both arbitration and Thai court to successfully repossess an aircraft in Thailand.

  • Represented a well-known Thai-Norwegian telecommunications company in many administrative cases in Thai Administrative Court against orders of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC).

  • Acted for a Japanese telecommunications state enterprise in negotiations with a top Thai telecommunication state enterprise to settle a THB 570 million outstanding payment for a data center project in Thailand.

  • Acted for a Thai construction subcontractor against a UAE construction employer in TAI arbitration concerning the breach of a FIDIC construction agreement.

  • Represented a French-Thai chemical producer defending a fault claim in Thai court for defective materials used in a construction project in the tallest building in Thailand.

  • Advised a Thai state enterprise producing electricity regarding the Independent Power Producer (IPP) scheme.

  • Provided advice to a well-known social media and online media company on Thai competition law and legal compliance with local laws.
  • Acted for a well-known Thai insurer in an international arbitration related to a reinsurance claim in the amount of USD 12 million against global reinsurers for indemnification from extensive flooding in Thailand.
  • Represented Japanese and US semiconductor producers in Thai Court for a THB 160 million litigation matter stemming from the clients’ decision to close down their operations in Thailand during the 2011 flood.
  • Successfully negotiated a settlement without recourse to legal proceedings for a Japanese automotive parts manufacturer in a USD 60 million claim against its insurer with respect to property damage and business interruption losses arising from the 2011 floods. Issues in this dispute included adequacy of sums insured, concurrent causes of loss, and wider area damages.
  • Acted for an international insurance company in pursuing cargo damage claims under a marine insurance policy against a Thai vessel.
  • Represented a Thai shipyard in a successful recovery from a P&I Club, arising out of a casualty claim regarding a ship collision between two Malaysian vessels.
  • Acted for a Japanese liner in pursuing demurrage claims against various freight forwarders.
  • Advised a multinational insurer and reinsurer with respect to a USD 184 million claim commenced against its reinsured in Thailand. The litigation arose out of losses suffered by a national energy company, alleged to have been caused by its contractor’s and/or subcontractor’s negligence, under an engineering procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the laying of subsea pipeline assets in the Gulf of Thailand. Proceedings were issued by the insured energy company against the third party contractor and others, and by the third party contractor against the insurer, asserting claims under various different contractual indemnities and insurance policies.
  • Acted for a South Korean bunker supplier in the successful arrest of a Turkish marine vessel in Thailand for bunker claims.
  • Represented a Dutch company involved in a Thai-Malaysia gas pipeline in related arbitration and court litigation matters.
  • Acted for a Singaporean-Thai company and its insurer in arbitration and court litigation matters for a THB multi-million claim resulting from warehouse fires at a large industrial estate in Thailand.
  • Assisted numerous foreign insurance companies in obtaining approval from the Office of Insurance Commission of Thailand to issue insurance policies in the country.
  • Secured an order for ship arrest and a settlement in the amount of THB 23 million for the second-biggest shipyard in Thailand in a dispute with a North Korean shipowner related to oil spillage from a container vessel. Also assisted the Thai shipyard in resolving a criminal charge lodged by the Thai Marine Department related to the spillage of oil.
  • Acted for shipowners and insurers in a THB 34 million claim arising from a collision on the Choaphraya River that resulted in the sinking of two lighters and four barges. Collaborated with key players to secure the release of the vessel in question.
  • Represented an international energy company in a claim for THB 68 million against overseas shipowners, charterers, and carriers in relation to an unseaworthy oil tanker. The matter was successfully settled via arbitration in London.
  • Assisted a Thai state enterprise in filing a commercial lawsuit in Singapore District Court related to the breach of a ship management agreement, which resulted in damages in the amount of THB 35 million. Pursued the client’s rights in bankruptcy court after the debtor filed for bankruptcy.
  • Defended leading Japanese shipping lines against cargo claims, demurrage claims, and wrong destination delivery.
  • Acted for major P&I Clubs, operating around the world, in shipping and maritime claims.
  • Assisted a Thai shipowner in pursuing a claim against a Russian company that refused to accept a vessel pursuant to the acceptance submitted under the MOU.
  • Represented a Singaporean company in a deal valued at USD 7,286,845 for the construction of amphibious ships for the Royal Thai Navy.
  • Secured a USD 33 million loan for a Malaysian shipowner with a major Malaysian bank, which transaction also involved a corporate guarantee issued by a Thai shipowner.
  • Acted for global insurance companies in insurance litigation in Thailand.
  • Represented a large foreign construction contractor in arbitration and lawsuits pertaining to the Thai-Malaysia gas pipeline project.
  • Represented an international property owner and one of the top insurance companies worldwide in a THB 600 million claim related to warehouse fires in the Welgrow Industrial Estate.
  • Secured approval from the Office of Insurance Commission for foreign insurance companies to issue insurance policies in Thailand.
  • Successfully negotiated settlements of multiparty lawsuits involving the international carriage of goods.
  • Represented a multinational air carrier in litigation involving cargo damages and prevailed against a global insurance company.
  • Successfully defended one of the world’s leading liner companies against multiple cargo claims brought in Thailand’s Intellectual Property and International Trade Court.
  • Secured a victory in Thailand’s Supreme Court on behalf of an ocean common carrier for damage to a vessel due to defective product packaging.
ABOUT Noppramart






    MBA, Ramkhamhaeng University

    MCL, Deakin University

    LLM, University of Melbourne

    LLB, Thammasat University


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