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Chitchai Punsan is a litigator in Tilleke & Gibbins’ dispute resolution group. With his proactive and outcome-driven approach, Chitchai has successfully concluded various disputes for multinational corporations, not-for-profit entities, and individuals throughout Thailand and overseas.

Chitchai handles a wide spectrum of cases concerning customs violations, economic crime and investigations, product liability, and other complex civil and criminal litigation. With prior experience in Singapore serving as in-house counsel to multinational corporations, Chitchai provides clients with business-minded and holistic advice in line with the clients’ business interests.

Chitchai is a regular speaker on product liability, compliance, and employment, as well as a frequent contributor to a number of World Bank research projects. He is a member of the Lawyers Council of Thailand and the Thai Bar Association.


  • Secured a THB 250 million judgment in favor of a multinational steel maker against a debtor in Thailand.
  • Successfully resolved a complex customs dispute with respect to the relevant rules of origin.
  • Represented various clients in customs violation matters in connection with classification disputes.
  • Provided assistance to a multinational corporation in negotiating contracts across the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Advised clients on third-party due diligence (including onboarding new counterparties), sanctions, anti-bribery and corruption, anti-fraud, anti-money laundering compliance, market manipulation, and financial regulatory compliance.
  • Represented the Thai subsidiary of a large multinational logistics company in five court cases involving both criminal and civil matters totaling a claim amount that exceeded THB 200 million, arising out of the dismissal of an executive-level employee.
  • Represented an international animation studio in an employee fraud matter.
  • Provided assistance to a global logistics company in a breach of contract claim against a famous automobile conglomerate in Thailand.
  • Secured a favorable outcome in a labor dispute on behalf of an international car rental company in a claim arising out of the dismissal of an executive-level employee.
  • Concluded a labor dispute for an international clothing company in a claim arising out of the dismissal of an executive.
  • Successfully concluded an arbitration dispute relating to construction quality.
  • Advised and provided training on compliance to numerous international corporations.
  • Conducted investigations for several well-known international corporations into compliance issues.
  • Represented a multinational fashion firm in a breach of sales and purchase agreement dispute.
  • Represented a multinational logistics company in a complicated logistics services dispute.
  • Represented an energy corporation in multiple disputes involving purchase of subsea pipes.
  • Successfully concluded wrongful act claims arising from the 2011 floods in Thailand.
  • Advised multinational insurance firms on claims relating to the 2011 floods in Thailand.
  • Advised famous clients on multiple defamation claims.
  • Defended a client on a breach of contract claim arising out of a success-fee dispute.
  • Represented several clients in complex arbitration claims for breach of construction contracts.
  • Successfully concluded an extended litigation battle between a construction firm and a project owner.
  • Successfully convinced the Appeals Court to reverse a court order in a family dispute.
  • Represented a multinational shipping company in a liquidation dispute on issue which has never been decided by Thai courts.
ABOUT Chitchai






    LLB, Ramkhamhaeng University

    BBA, Kasetsart University


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