John Frangos is a partner and deputy director of Tilleke & Gibbins’ dispute resolution and litigation group. From the firm’s head office in Bangkok, he assists clients on complex disputes in Southeast Asia. He co-leads the firm’s compliance and investigations practice and leads the firm’s aviation practice.
On the basis of his expertise in the aviation industry, coupled with his exceptional client service, John is ranked as a leading aviation practitioner by Chambers Asia-Pacific. Clients have described John as “absolutely one of the best aviation lawyers in Thailand”, and as “super responsible, incredibly knowledgeable and really focused on getting the best outcome as quickly as possible.”
He is also ranked as a “Next Generation Partner” in the area of transport in the 2020 edition of the Legal 500 Asia Pacific.
With many years’ experience in Thailand and Vietnam, John brings strong knowledge of local business practices and customs. He also has a deep understanding of the region’s political and economic landscapes, which shape the legal environment that businesses must navigate.
John’s clients include multinational and regional firms in a wide variety of industries, including aerospace and defense, energy, finance, life sciences, logistics, manufacturing, and technology, among others.
John serves as the Thailand chapter head for the New York State Bar Association and a committee leader for the Aerospace Council of the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand. He was previously a commissioner on the Anti-Corruption Commission for the International Chamber of Commerce – Thailand. In that capacity he has assisted the Thai government by providing his expertise and comments on its anti-corruption laws. John has also worked with the Vietnamese government to propose amendments to regulations on aircraft registration and repossession.
He writes and presents regularly on legal issues in Thailand and Vietnam.
John is admitted to the New York bar.
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