Kornkieat Chunhakasikarn

Attorney-at-Law
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Practices

Office

Languages

Thai, English

Education

LLB, Thammasat University

Kornkieat Chunhakasikarn is an experienced litigator in the firm’s Bangkok office. During his 15 years as a litigator with the firm, Kornkieat has accumulated vast experience resolving labor, real estate and construction, bankruptcy, commercial contract, and white-collar crime disputes.

Kornkieat excels in clear communication, pragmatic advice, effective strategy, and decisive action. For these reasons, clients across industries trust him with their most critical matters. Kornkieat has successfully resolved disputes between his clients and state enterprises, governmental authorities, law firms, former business partners, contractors, debtors, creditors, family members, fraudfeasors, and various other opposing parties. He also has experience representing private individuals in a range of legal matters, including disputes relating to estate administration. A champion for his clients both in and out of the courtroom, Kornkieat believes that client collaboration is the key to victory.

Kornkieat is a member of the Thai Bar Association, Lawyers Council of Thailand, and the Commission on Arbitration for ICC Thailand.

  • Represented a U.S. government office in negotiations with a Thai debtor. 

  • Represented a subcontractor in a construction dispute against the prime contractor of a controversial wastewater management project (claims exceed USD 33,000,000).

  • Represented the supplier of an aviation system against a state enterprise in pre-litigation negotiations pertaining to the breach of a supply contract.

  • Represented a Hong Kong construction conglomerate in a contentious business deal with its Thai joint venture partner, which led to civil lawsuits, cross-border arbitration, and a government investigation into the acts of the JV partner and a related state enterprise.

  • Helped a U.S. law firm recover funds fraudulently transferred into a Thai bank account. 

  • Prosecuted and defended various complex civil and criminal actions related to breach of contract, wrongful acts, undue enrichment, fraud, and attempted fraud on behalf of our client.

  • Represented a multinational software design company on four civil and criminal cases against a former director claiming roughly USD 1 million in damages, alleging that the company falsified the incumbent’s resignation. One case has been ruled in favor of the client and three are pending trial. The dispute began when our client received an arbitral award by a Singaporean court against the former director valued at USD 1.3 million for being in violation of his noncompete agreement.

  • Represented a global manufacturer of in-store refrigerators and cooling devices in an arbitration case against its former distributor claiming USD 25 million in damages on the basis of a failed joint venture arrangement it had been negotiating for eight years. The plaintiff’s claim includes lost profits extending ten years into the future as well as damages relating to the eight years of negotiations.

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December 12, 2017

Tilleke & Gibbins Earns Top Rankings in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018 in Thailand

Tilleke & Gibbins has been recognized with Band 1 rankings for its Intellectual Property, Insurance, and Technology, Media, and Telecommunications (TMT) practices in Thailand in the 2018 edition...

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November 30, 2017

Legal 500 2018: Tilleke & Gibbins Ranked in Tier 1 in IP, Labor and Employment, Tax, and TMT in Thailand

Tilleke & Gibbins’ Bangkok office has been ranked in “Tier 1” for Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, Tax, and Technology, Media, and Telecommunications in the 2018 edition of The Legal...

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November 29, 2017

Tilleke & Gibbins Wins Three Asialaw Firm of the Year Awards

Tilleke & Gibbins has received high accolades for its exceptional regional practice at the inaugural Asialaw Asia-Pacific Legal Practice Awards, where it was named Southeast Asia Firm of the Year...

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November 15, 2017

Asialaw Profiles 2018: Tilleke & Gibbins Leads Rankings in Thailand

Regional law firm Tilleke & Gibbins has again distinguished itself as the dominant domestic law firm in Thailand in Asialaw Profiles 2018, a guide to the top domestic and regional firms in the...

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August 18, 2017

Fifteen Tilleke & Gibbins Attorneys Recognized in Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2017

In the 2017 edition of Asialaw Leading Lawyers, a guide to the most preeminent practitioners of law in the Asia-Pacific, 15 lawyers at Tilleke & Gibbins have been recognized for the strength of...

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August 31, 2017

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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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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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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March 2, 2016

Getting the Deal Through – Arbitration 2016, Thailand Chapter

Kornkieat Chunhakasikarn, John Frangos

Getting the Deal Through – Arbitration 2016, published by Law Business Research, provides an overview of arbitration law in 50 jurisdictions around the world. Kornkieat Chunhakasikarn, attorney-at-...

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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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