Biography

Suruswadee Jaimsuwan is a senior litigator in the firm’s dispute resolution department, representing clients in both criminal and civil cases.

A former judge of the Thai Courts of Justice, Suruswadee has extensive legal experience on and off the bench, bolstered by a deep knowledge of Thai law and court procedure. She uses her expertise to help clients develop strong and practical legal strategies, as well as to provide flawless advocacy in the courtroom. She also closely collaborates with firm litigators to share her unique insights on Thai court practice and procedure, thus giving clients a competitive edge in disputes.

Suruswadee has also worked for the Department of Labour Protection and Welfare, under a scholarship from the Office of the Civil Service Commission. In addition to her Thai, British, and Australian legal education, she received litigation, mediation, legislative development, and judicial training from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University, the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives at the University of Victoria, and the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization. Suruswadee is a barrister-at-law qualified by the Thai Bar Association.

Experience

  • Presided in various courts over a broad range of criminal and civil cases, demonstrating a level of professionalism that led both plaintiffs and defendants to have confidence in the judicial system.
  • Worked as part of the legal development teams of the Department of Labour Protection and Welfare on drafting the Maritime Labour Act and on amending the Labour Protection Act and Labour Relations Act, relying on her knowledge of international labour law to provide recommendations and becoming known as an enthusiastic proponent of safe and healthy working conditions.
  • Advised a leading multinational company on devising and executing disciplinary procedures and litigation strategy in a case potentially involving organized fraud and labor disputes with employees.
  • Worked on numerous cases jointly with the firm’s litigators to provide strategic advice to clients on a broad range of civil and criminal cases, including labor disputes, fraud and white collar crime cases, corruption and misconduct offenses, commercial disputes, and bankruptcy proceedings.
ABOUT Suruswadee

Location

Languages

    Thai

    English

Education

    LLM, Monash University

    LLM, King’s College London

    LLB, Thammasat University

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