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Nuanchun Somboonvinij

Senior Associate


Nuanchun Somboonvinij is a senior litigator in the firm’s dispute resolution group. She handles a wide range of complex litigation matters, including contentious and non-contentious employment matters, aircraft repossessions and lease disputes, high value property damage claims, bankruptcy and restructuring cases, and commercial contract disputes.

Nuanchun is an aggressive trial lawyer who strongly advocates for her clients both inside and outside the courtroom. She prepares her clients to confidently commence or defend litigation and to take the witness stand.

A member of the firm’s aviation practice group, Nuanchun has significant experience advising airlines and aircraft leasing companies, and regularly liaises with the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand on behalf of her clients. Nuanchun also represents clients in a variety of other industries including consumer goods; maritime, shipping, and logistics; manufacturing; tourism and sports; and wealth management.

In addition to her background in law, Nuanchun holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in business administration earned in Thailand and the United States. Her in-depth understanding of commercial concerns adds a great deal of value to her corporate clients, who count on her as a trusted advisor for pragmatic and cost-effective advice, practical legal solutions, and innovative dispute resolution strategies that start from a position of commerciality. She has also undergone Tilleke & Gibbins’ innovative constitutional and administrative law training program led by esteemed academics, former judges, and other accomplished legal practitioners in Thailand.

Nuanchun has completed the Barrister-at-Law requirements of the Institute of Legal Education, Thai Bar Association under the Royal Patronage.



  • Advised various airlines and aircraft leasing companies on contentious aviation matters, liaised with the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand on behalf of clients, and successfully litigated several cases related to aircraft repossessions.
  • Secured a victory for a client in complex arbitration proceedings for recovery of damages arising out of breach of an employment agreement by an SET-listed international health care company. The proceedings were conducted in English at the Thai Arbitration Institute.
  • Acted for one of the world’s largest life insurance companies in defending against a breach of insurance contract case, ultimately brokering a settlement that saved the client millions of dollars.
  • Claimed recovery of damages for a breach of contract for carriage of goods by sea and successfully obtained an emergency injunction order for the release of armaments owned by the Royal Thai Army.
  • Appointed by the official receiver to pursue the recovery of billions of baht embezzled from a Thai financial institution and transferred into business ventures in multiple jurisdictions worldwide.
  • Handled criminal embezzlement charges for a subsidiary of a multinational corporation against a senior employee, successfully proving guilt during cross-examination. The court sentenced the defendant to three years of imprisonment and ordered the defendant to return the corporate assets, or the value thereof, to the employer.
  • Obtained several Thai court orders to successfully enforce foreign arbitral awards in Thailand.
  • Represented an airline in seeking damages for loss of use against another airline, arising out of a wrongful act.
  • Enforced the rights of numerous creditors by pursuing defaulting debtors, negotiating favorable settlements, and prosecuting civil claims. Guided clients through cost-benefit analyses of pursuing legal claims, including assessing the probability of recovering or attaching assets.
  • Represented the claimant in civil litigation against one of the “Big Four” auditing firms for wrongful actions.
  • Successfully represented employers in defending against claims for unfair termination.
  • Took civil actions regarding the assignment of rights against a multinational investment bank and financial services provider.
  • Brought a medical malpractice claim on behalf of our client, and secured a very favorable settlement.
  • Successfully negotiated settlements of multiparty lawsuits involving the international carriage of goods.
  • Secured the release of a ship, which was arrested by a creditor of the previous owner of the vessel.
ABOUT Nuanchun






    Barrister-at-Law, Thai Bar Association under the Royal Patronage

    LLB, Thammasat University

    MBA, Fontbonne College

    BBA, Kasetsart University


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