Eric M. Meyer

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English

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JD, University of Oklahoma College of Law

MEd, Oklahoma City University

BA, Colorado College

Eric Meyer is a foreign consultant in the Dispute Resolution Department of Tilleke & Gibbins’ Bangkok office. He is an experienced litigator who has advised and represented large corporations in all phases of litigation before state and federal courts in the United States, and currently serves as a strategic advisor to international clients in Thailand on matters arising out of their Southeast Asian operations.

Eric handles a range of domestic and international contentious insurance, shipping and maritime, anti-corruption, consumer protection, and product liability matters, including lawsuits brought under Thailand’s relatively new class action legislation. Eric also plays a major role in steering parties through international arbitration, from advising clients regarding overall case strategy to preparing witnesses to testify before the arbitral tribunal.  

As a leader of the firm’s contentious insurance practice, Eric advises local and international insurers and reinsurers on coverage matters and other issues arising out of insurance disputes, particularly in relation to energy or infrastructure projects as well as shipping and other transportation matters. Eric’s work in this area includes providing coverage advice in complex cases such as those involving damage to power plants, construction accidents, and loss of cargo.

Eric also serves as the firm’s coordinator for pro bono work throughout our seven Southeast Asian offices. In this capacity he has worked on numerous pro bono matters in which he has advised NGOs and other organizations on various aspects of their local operations, particularly regarding potential litigation risks.

Prior to joining Tilleke & Gibbins, Eric defended manufacturers in product liability cases involving claims of negligence, strict liability, conspiracy, and fraud. As an integral member of the trial teams in a number of high-profile, multi-defendant wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits, Eric’s responsibilities included the development and implementation of case strategy, the coordination of case strategy with co-defendants, and the management of trial teams. Eric also managed and coordinated the fact investigation, discovery, and pre-trial case development of numerous individual lawsuits that were originally part of a large product liability class action.

Eric is a co-chair of the Legal Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand (AMCHAM). In this role, he works with other AMCHAM members in promoting the chamber’s mission of encouraging strong business ties between the United States and Thailand. The Legal Committee participates in this mission by keeping AMCHAM members updated on notable developments in Thai law through various publications and speaking events.  

Eric is a U.S.-qualified attorney licensed to practice in the State of Missouri. 

  • Advised on international arbitration proceedings before the Thai Arbitration Institute in a case between an international logistics company and its Thai subcontractor involving claims of cargo damage and other losses caused by the subcontractor. Eric is also advising the same clients in two separate insurance-related matters arising from the same incident.

  • Regularly advises local and multinational insurers and reinsurers on a variety of coverage issues in contentious matters involving Thai law. Recent matters include:

    • Advising a multinational reinsurer on complex coverage issues involving a claim for damage to a generator at a power plant and associated business interruption losses.
    • Advising a heavy-equipment company regarding claims for damages caused by the collapse of a crane on an offshore platform.
  • Advised a major e-commerce provider on consumer claims brought against it regarding an allegedly defective product sold through its online platform.

  • Advised on a matter involving allegations of negligence and wrongful acts against an international facilities management company and its Thai subsidiary in which the litigation team secured dismissal of all claims against the clients in the trial court.

  • Advised numerous foreign clients on a variety of Thai employment matters, including advice on legal compliance in local termination procedures and strategic advice on the defense of unfair termination claims before the Labor Court.

  • Prepared successful motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment disposing of multiple claims in U.S. federal district court against the manufacturer of a product involved in a fatal fire.

  • Worked with in-house counsel to prepare client officer for testimony before members of the U.S. Congress regarding product safety, product marketing, and other issues related to regulation by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.

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November 13, 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins Named Thailand Firm of the Year in Who’s Who Legal Awards 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins has been named Thailand Firm of the Year at the Who’s Who Legal Awards 2020, held on November 12, 2020. Notably, this award marks the fifth consecutive year that Tilleke &...

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November 6, 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins Nominated for Three Women in Business Law Awards Asia-Pacific 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins has been nominated in three firm-wide categories in the Women in Business Law Awards Asia-Pacific 2020. The awards, which are organized each year by Euromoney to recognize firms...

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October 29, 2020

AMCHAM Thailand Recognizes Tilleke & Gibbins at 2020 CSR Excellence Awards

On Tuesday, October 27, Tilleke & Gibbins was singled out for an award for exceptional corporate social responsibility (CSR) work during the past 12 months at the 2020 CSR Excellence Awards, held...

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September 24, 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins’ Regional Employment Practice Wins at Benchmark Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins was named Asia-Pacific Labour and Employment Firm of the Year at the recently announced Benchmark Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2020. The award recognizes the firm’s...

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September 21, 2020

Asialaw Profiles 2021: Tilleke & Gibbins Dominates the Thailand Rankings

The recent publication of Asialaw Profiles 2021, a guide to the leading Asian law firms, saw Tilleke & Gibbins further maintaining its dominance of the legal market in Thailand. The firm earned...

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September 16, 2020

Amendments to Thailand’s Civil Procedure Code to Allow Civil Mediation before Litigation

Recent amendments to Thailand’s Civil Procedure Code (CPC) will allow parties to submit a matter for court-supervised mediation prior to the actual filing of the case. Encouraging mediation prior to...

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September 16, 2020

COVID-19 Resource Center

As the global COVID-19 situation develops, Tilleke & Gibbins is dedicated to ensuring that our clients remain up to date on the most important legal developments in Southeast Asia as they happen...

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June 17, 2020

COVID-19 and Insurance Coverage: Recent Developments and Issues to Consider

Sappaya Surakitjakorn, Noppramart Thammateeradaycho, Eric M. Meyer

The COVID-19 crisis has posed questions for the insurance industry on a vast scale. From individuals who have actually contracted the virus, to those rendered unemployed by the economic crisis, to...

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June 15, 2020

COVID-19 Considerations for Commercial Tenants

Eric M. Meyer, Jamorn Pornponwat

As the Thai government begins to gradually lift the restrictions that were implemented to minimize the health risks of the COVID-19 pandemic, the unprecedented economic impact of the disease...

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March 19, 2020

COVID-19 Status Update for Southeast Asia - March 18, 2020

The effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic on Southeast Asia are a deep concern shared by all with connections to the region. To encourage clear understanding of the facts on the ground, Tilleke...

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