John Frangos

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English

Education

JD, New York Law School

MIA, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

BA, Stony Brook University

John Frangos is a consultant in Tilleke & Gibbins’ dispute resolution group. He has substantial experience assisting clients on complex disputes in Thailand and Vietnam, including aviation litigation, anti-corruption investigations and compliance, government investigations, business crime, and cross-border disputes. He leads the firm’s aviation disputes practice and co-leads the firm’s regional anti-corruption practice group.

Having lived and worked in Thailand and Vietnam for almost 10 years, John brings strong knowledge of local business practices and customs. He also has a deep understanding of the region’s political and economic landscapes which shape the legal environment that foreign investors must navigate.

John serves on the Corporate Responsibility and Anti-Corruption Commission for the International Chamber of Commerce – Thailand. In that capacity he has assisted the Thai government by providing his expertise and comments on draft anti-corruption laws. He is also on the Executive Committee of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Thailand branch. He writes and presents regularly on legal issues in Thailand and Vietnam.

John is admitted to practice law in New York. He is certified as an International Compliance and Ethics Professional by the Compliance Certification Board and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

  • Advised a global aircraft leasing company on the successful repossession of a Boeing 737 passenger jet from a Thai airline before the Intellectual Property & International Trade Court in Bangkok and the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand.

  • Assisted a global aircraft leasing company on resolving a lease default dispute with a Thai airline.

  • Advised an Asian regional airline on a complex breach of contract claim against its Thai business partner.

  • Counseled a global aircraft leasing company on the successful repossession of a Boeing 767 passenger jet from a Thai airline before the Intellectual Property & International Trade Court in Bangkok and the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand.

  • Advised an American beverage company on an internal anti-corruption investigation in Thailand.

  • Advised an American precious metals company on all aspects of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), as well as Thai and Vietnamese anti-corruption compliance in its joint venture transactions and general business dealings in Thailand and Vietnam.

  • Advised an international consulting firm on designing and implementing a corporate compliance program across its Southeast Asia operations.

  • Designed and implemented a special intensive anti-corruption training program for the board of directors of a large Thai company.

  • Advised a major American software company on defending numerous employment termination cases in Thailand resulting from a global merger.

  • Advised a global automobile manufacturer on a significant customs dispute in Thailand.

  • Advised one of the world’s largest oil field service companies on a full range of labor and employment issues under Thai law.

  • Advised an international e-commerce firm on handling multiple Thai criminal investigations related to alleged regulatory violations.

  • Advised a major international food and beverage company on its internal investigation of an employee’s misappropriation of company assets in Thailand.

  • Advised several global auto makers and auto-parts suppliers on product liability claims in Thailand.

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March 10, 2017

John Frangos Discusses Aviation Regulator’s Plan to Deregister Leased Aircraft in Thailand

John Frangos

John Frangos, consultant in the dispute resolution group at Tilleke & Gibbins, was interviewed by GTDT Aviation Law News  for his insights into the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand’s...

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February 21, 2017

John Frangos to Moderate International Arbitration Panel

John Frangos

John Frangos, a consultant in the Tilleke & Gibbins dispute resolution group, will act as moderator for an upcoming seminar on “Guerrilla Tactics in International Arbitration.” The event will be...

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February 15, 2017

Boardroom Briefing on Product Liability in the F&B Sector

John Frangos, Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh

On February 22, Marsh, a global leader in insurance brokerage and risk management, and Tilleke & Gibbins will host a boardroom briefing to discuss product liability risks in the food and beverage...

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November 8, 2016

John Frangos to Speak at Conference on Tackling Corruption in ASEAN

John Frangos

John Frangos, a consultant in Tilleke & Gibbins’ dispute resolution group, will speak on “Practical Steps Companies Can Take to Prevent Corrupt Activities in Thailand” at the “Tackling Corruption...

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November 8, 2016

AMCHAM Thailand Event: Aircraft Repossession

John Frangos

John Frangos, a consultant in Tilleke & Gibbins’ dispute resolution group, will present on the topic “Aircraft Repossession: When It’s Time to Get Your Plane Back” at an AMCHAM seminar. John will...

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March 23, 2017

Getting the Deal Through – Arbitration 2017, Thailand Chapter

Kornkieat Chunhakasikarn, John Frangos

Getting the Deal Through – Arbitration 2017, published by Law Business Research, provides an in-depth insight into arbitration law in more than 50 jurisdictions worldwide. Kornkieat Chunhakasikarn,...

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February 17, 2017

Conducting a Corporate Internal Investigation

John Frangos

Illegal or unethical conduct can occur in any workplace, whether by employees or management. Employees might steal money or trade secrets. Management may allow a bribe to be paid to secure a...

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January 4, 2017

Tailoring Anti-Corruption Compliance: Vietnam

John Frangos

Effective anti-corruption compliance programs are tailored for local jurisdictions. While bribery methods share common characteristics, different countries usually have their own business or cultural...

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December 23, 2016

The Asia-Pacific Investigations Review 2017 – Vietnam Chapter

John Frangos, Michael K. Lee

Foreign investment is, once again, flooding into Vietnam. According to The Economist, foreign direct investment hit a record high in 2015. The Vietnamese government has taken steps to improve the...

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October 25, 2016

Effects of the TPP on Vietnam’s Pharmaceutical Industry

John Frangos, Chuyen Hong Huu Le

On February 4, 2016, Vietnam and 11 other countries signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP includes Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, the...

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