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Piyawat Vitooraporn

Associate

Biography

Piyawat Vitooraporn is an associate in Tilleke & Gibbins’ dispute resolution group. He advises clients on a wide range of legal services related to civil and criminal disputes, including all stages of litigation and pre-litigation. His major areas of practice include white-collar crime, administrative and governmental disputes, computer and technology law, director and officer liability (civil and criminal), commercial litigation, and employment law. He has particular experience with high-value fraud and theft cases, advising on asset recovery and diplomatic issues relating to criminal prosecution in Thailand. He also has experience working with regulators and advising on compliance with Thai law with respect to online platform operations and online innovation.

Piyawat regularly contributes to cyber law and employment law publications, among others. He is also a regular speaker at Tilleke & Gibbins’ Annual Employment Law Forum.

Piyawat holds an LLB and an LLM from Chulalongkorn University. He has completed the barrister-at-law requirements of the Thai Institute of Legal Education, is a member of the Lawyers Council of Thailand, and is a licensed notarial services attorney.

Experience

  • Advised a well-known social media platform on compliance and regulatory matters relating to Thailand’s Computer Crime Act B.E. 2550 (2007) and other legal issues applicable to online service providers.
  • Successfully argued for the revocation of a court order to take down online content for a major international online petition platform.
  • Represented a European multinational company in asset recovery and criminal prosecution against perpetrators and a former employee who committed fraud against the company’s property, causing over USD 200 million in damages.
  • Successfully defended directors and employees of multinational companies against false allegations arising from a director dispute, and advised on counterclaims against submission of false complaints.
  • Advised a client on legal actions relating to wrongful acts involving cryptocurrency and digital assets.
  • Represented a major international client in a successful complex claim for compensation relating to wrongful acts and false certification.
  • Acted as part of team that successfully represented a major commercial client in criminal and civil labor cases, both at pre-litigation stages and in court. The outcome prevented a major disruption to the client’s business that would have had extremely costly repercussions.
  • Successfully defended a client at the Court of Appeal against an attempt to unlawfully execute a foreign judgement in Thailand.
  • Successfully advocated on behalf of a client in a complex cross-border family dispute at the Court of Appeal. Thanks to the zealous representation of the client, the order of the lower court was reversed.
  • Successfully advised clients in the pre-litigation stage of a high-value embezzlement and defamation case, leading to a satisfactory outcome.
ABOUT Piyawat

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Languages

    Thai

    English

Education

    LLM, Chulalongkorn University

    LLB, Chulalongkorn University

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