Family Law and Private Clients

Tilleke & Gibbins provides effective and practical support to expatriates and nationals living in Southeast Asia. We help individuals and families in all aspects of estate law, family law, and immigration law through our unparalleled expertise and unwavering commitment to resolving your problems, regardless of their size or complexity.

Our firm specializes in estate planning, including wills, living wills, and estate administration. Individuals rely on our discreet and confidential counsel and outstanding legal representation as they prepare for and experience the birth or adoption of a child, immigration to a foreign country, marriage, and divorce.

We offer the following services:

  • Noncontentious: Planning, wills, living wills, estate and trust administration, powers of attorney, immigration, retirement, property, tax, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, and adoption (contact: Pimvimol (June) Vipamaneerut)
  • Contentious: Divorce, child custody and parenting access, spousal and child support, child abduction, distribution of assets, arbitration, mediation, trials, appeals, cohabitation agreements, challenging the validity of wills, claims of inheritance, and incorrectly administered estates (contact: Sasirusm (Roll) B. Chunhakasikarn)

Among recent matters, we have:

  • Assisted a client whose wife had abducted his daughter and wrongfully withheld assets valued at over USD 1,000,000. We successfully mediated this case, which involved both family and criminal matters. The parties agreed to a divorce and the daughter was returned to our client.

  • Managed a complex estate matter spanning over three years and involving assets of over THB 20,000,000. We were able to appoint the executor of the estate, transfer and liquidate all assets, and satisfy the claims of both local and international creditors to the satisfaction of all parties concerned.

  • Represented the wife in a divorce case. After long settlement negotiations with the husband, we reached a compromise agreement supervised by the court and avoided trial of this sensitive matter.

  • Represented a client in a criminal matter regarding forgery. We presented our client’s position and related facts to various governmental authorities. At the end of the government’s investigation, the public prosecutor declined to prosecute our client.

  • Represented a father in a wrongful act case related to the death of his son by electric shock. Due to the emotional needs of the family, we reached a favorable out-of-court settlement. The defendant paid the compensation to the client and the court entered judgment as per the compromise agreement.

  • Represented an Australian father in a contested family matter regarding the custody of his daughter. The mother of the child planned to move abroad with the daughter. We filed a case in Family Court seeking, on behalf of our client, sole legal custody of his daughter. After a successful mediation, the mother of the child granted sole legal custody to our client.

  • Advised a client on the current and proposed laws on surrogacy; our guidance also included information on the current state of and societal considerations pertaining to surrogacy in Thailand.

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Namesort icon Position Office

Alongkorn Tongmee

T:+66 2056 5807

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Associate
Bangkok

Anake Rattanajitbanjong

T:+66 2056 5510

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Associate
Bangkok

Anyamani Yimsaard

T:+66 2056 5776

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Associate
Bangkok

Eric M. Meyer

T:+66 2056 5797

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Consultant
Bangkok

Kornkieat Chunhakasikarn

T:+66 2056 5804

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Associate
Bangkok

Nuanchun Somboonvinij

T:+66 2056 5800

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Associate
Bangkok

Pawilai Ploythammachat

T:+66 2056 5801

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Associate
Bangkok

Pilasluck Kaewmuang

T:+66 2056 5782

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Associate
Bangkok

Pimvimol (June) Vipamaneerut

T:+66 2056 5588

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Partner
Bangkok

Sasirusm (Roll) B. Chunhakasikarn

T:+66 2056 5787

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Associate
Bangkok
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Date Title
November 11, 2010

Firm Attorneys Present at UN Pre-Retirement Seminar

Pimvimol (June) Vipamaneerut, Kobkit Thienpreecha, Michael Ramirez

On November 11, 2010, our Pimvimol (June) Vipamaneerut, Kobkit Thienpreecha, and Michael Ramirez presented at the United Nations (UN) Pre-Retirement Seminar. The session addressed key legal issues...

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March 26, 2007

Self-Preservation When a Spouse Goes Astray

Thawat Damsa-ard

This article in the Bangkok Post provides advice to women who are faced with marital infidelity by their husbands. The article includes comments from Thawat Damsa-ard, partner and chief...

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February 9, 2011

Tilleke & Gibbins Names New Partners

Alan Adcock, Nandana Indananda, Thomas J. Treutler

Tilleke & Gibbins, the largest independent law firm in Thailand, proudly announces the appointment of Alan Adcock, Nandana Indananda, and Thomas J. Treutler as Partners of the firm.

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December 17, 2007

Thinking the Unthinkable

Thawat Damsa-ard

This Bangkok Post article features comments by Thawat Damsa-ard on the legal options involved in living wills.

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March 21, 2008

Success by the Book

Darani Vachanavuttivong, Tiziana Sucharitkul

This article provides an introduction to Tilleke & Gibbins based on the firm’s winning the prestigious International Law Office Client Choice Award 2007 for Thailand.

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April 25, 2006

Yesteryear – Bangkok in 1956: What Was It Like When AMCHAM Thailand Was Founded?

David Lyman

In this text of a presentation for the 50th anniversary of the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand, David Lyman reflects on the changes he has observed in Thailand in the 50 years since...

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February 23, 2007

Inheritance Tax Issues Worth Noting

Sriwan Puapondh

Any time that there is a reconsideration of the Thai tax system, an inheritance tax is inevitably considered. The introduction of this tax, however, has continually been rejected by wealthy people...

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July 7, 2007

Family Laws Foreigners Should Be Familiar With

Pimvimol (June) Vipamaneerut

Foreigners (and Thais with foreign spouses) can encounter certain family laws in Thailand that are unique to the Kingdom. This article provides an introduction to selected laws that may be...

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August 10, 2007

Living Wills Offer Patients a Choice and Are Now Enshrined in Thai Law

Santhapat Periera

Imagine yourself standing silently with your relatives in a hospital's ICU, staring at the still figure of a loved one lying helplessly in bed. At that moment, your greatest wish is for that loved...

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October 19, 2007

Doing Business in Vietnam

John King, Thomas J. Treutler

On the heels of its 2006 entry into the WTO, Vietnam’s economy continues to show high growth and is generally considered the second fastest growing economy in Asia behind China. This article...

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