Chitchai Punsan

Attorney-at-Law
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Office

Languages

Thai, English

Education

LLB, Ramkhamhaeng University

BBA, Kasetsart University

Chitchai Punsan is a litigator in Tilleke & Gibbins’ dispute resolution group. With his proactive and outcome-driven approach, Chitchai has successfully concluded various disputes for multinational corporations, not-for-profit entities, and individuals throughout Thailand and overseas.

Chitchai handles a wide spectrum of cases concerning substandard products, product liability, medical malpractice, real estate, consumer-related claims, transportation, bankruptcy, defamation, bribery, arbitral award enforcement, distributorship, directors liability, debt collection, employment, occupational safety, lèse-majesté, personal injury, private matters, and white-collar crime (e.g. fraud, embezzlement, customs violations, security exchange, etc.).

Chitchai is a regular speaker on product liability, compliance, and employment, as well as a frequent contributor to a number of World Bank research projects. He is a member of the Lawyers Council of Thailand and the Thai Bar Association.

  • Represented the Thai subsidiary of a large multinational logistics company in five court cases involving both criminal and civil matters totaling a claim amount that exceeded THB 200 million, arising out of the dismissal of an executive-level employee.

  • Represented an international animation studio in an employee fraud matter.

  • Provided assistance to a global logistics company in a breach of contract claim against a famous automobile conglomerate in Thailand.

  • Secured a favorable outcome in a labor dispute on behalf of an international car rental company in a claim arising out of the dismissal of an executive-level employee.

  • Concluded a labor dispute for an international clothing company in a claim arising out of the dismissal of an executive.

  • Successfully concluded an arbitration dispute relating to construction quality.

  • Advised and provided training on compliance to numerous international corporations.

  • Conducted investigations for several well-known international corporations into compliance issues.

  • Represented a multinational fashion firm in a breach of sales and purchase agreement dispute.

  • Represented a multinational logistics company in a complicated logistics services dispute.

  • Represented an energy corporation in multiple disputes involving purchase of subsea pipes.

  • Successfully concluded wrongful act claims arising from the 2011 floods in Thailand.

  • Advised multinational insurance firms on claims relating to the 2011 floods in Thailand.

  • Advised famous clients on multiple defamation claims.

  • Defended a client on a breach of contract claim arising out of a success-fee dispute.

  • Represented several clients in complex arbitration claims for breach of construction contracts.

  • Successfully concluded an extended litigation battle between a construction firm and a project owner.

  • Successfully convinced the Appeals Court to reverse a court order in a family dispute.

  • Represented a multinational shipping company in a liquidation dispute on issue which has never been decided by Thai courts.

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July 13, 2017

Asialaw Dispute Resolution Awards 2017: Tilleke & Gibbins Nominated for Firm of the Year in Thailand and Vietnam

Tilleke & Gibbins has been nominated as National Firm of the Year in both the Thailand and Vietnam categories at the Asialaw Dispute Resolution Awards 2017. In addition, Chusert Supasitthumrong,...

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November 4, 2016

Asialaw Profiles 2017: Tilleke & Gibbins Leads All Firms in Rankings in Thailand

Asialaw Profiles 2017, a guide to the leading domestic and regional firms in the Asia Pacific, has awarded top rankings to Tilleke & Gibbins in Thailand. The rankings, which are determined...

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September 28, 2016

Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2016: Tilleke & Gibbins Named Law Firm of the Year in Thailand

Placing our firm at the top of the legal market, Tilleke & Gibbins has received the “National Law Firm of the Year – Thailand” award at the Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2016,...

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July 25, 2016

Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2016: Tilleke & Gibbins Nominated in Three Categories

Tilleke & Gibbins has been nominated for the following three awards in the Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2016: National Law Firm of the Year – Vietnam National Law Firm of the...

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June 15, 2016

Client Seminar on July 14: Implementing an Effective Compliance Program in Southeast Asia

Michael Ramirez, John Frangos, Chitchai Punsan

Companies doing business in Thailand and across Southeast Asia are exposed to increasing legal and reputational risks. Regulations from the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act to Thailand’s wide-...

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May 5, 2017

Lex Mundi Guide to Doing Business in Thailand 2017

As part of its membership in Lex Mundi, Tilleke & Gibbins has published an updated edition of its Guide to Doing Business in Thailand for 2017.This guide offers a broad introduction to all of the...

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January 15, 2016

Lex Mundi Guide to Doing Business in Thailand 2016

The Guide to Doing Business in Thailand, published by Tilleke & Gibbins in association with Lex Mundi, provides a comprehensive overview of the legal and business environment for investors...

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January 7, 2015

Lex Mundi Guide to Doing Business in Thailand 2015

Tilleke & Gibbins, in association with Lex Mundi, has published the latest edition of the Guide to Doing Business in Thailand. The guide provides a comprehensive overview of the legal and...

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May 14, 2014

Thailand Legal Basics

Thailand Legal Basics, a valuable primer for foreign investors, explores all aspects of living and doing business in Thailand. Written by Tilleke & Gibbins, the book begins with an overview of...

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March 27, 2013

International Employment Law (Second Edition) – Thailand Chapter

Pimvimol (June) Vipamaneerut, David Duncan, Chitchai Punsan

Ministry of the Interior, which handled (and still handles) a broad portfolio of issues, including labor matters, at that time. More recently, however, labor statutes have been enacted through...

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