Tiziana Sucharitkul

Co-Managing Partner and Director, Dispute Resolution
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Office

Languages

English, Thai, Italian

Education

JD, University of California, Hastings College of the Law

MA, University of Virginia

BA, Mount Holyoke College

Tiziana Sucharitkul is a co-managing partner of Tilleke & Gibbins and director of the firm’s dispute resolution and litigation group. She is consistently ranked as one of Thailand’s leading dispute resolution lawyers by publications including The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and Asialaw Profiles, which named her the Asia-Pacific Disputes Star of the Year 2015. She represents international clients in diverse industries including technology, financial services, consumer goods, luxury goods, and transportation.

Tiziana has earned the trust of her multinational clients by infusing her regional practice with a perspective that is global and integrated. Tiziana, a lawyer licensed and educated in California, previously practiced at the international law firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP. Tiziana serves on the Board of Directors of Lex Mundi, a leading legal network of which Tilleke & Gibbins is a member.

Known for her ability to develop strategies that not only address, but anticipate, clients’ needs, Tiziana promotes cross-collaboration within the firm’s practice areas and excels in managing multifaceted cases. Tiziana says that the secret to her team’s tremendous success is that they “are willing to bring innovative ideas to the table.”

  • Acted on behalf of several multinational corporations in high-profile criminal customs disputes involving the assessment and calculation of customs duties and penalties. In addition to our representation in active customs investigations and inquiries, our customs experts regularly counsel clients in a variety of compliance and operational matters related to the import and export of goods and services in Thailand.

  • Represented one of the world’s most recognizable fashion and luxury goods retailers in several commercial real estate disputes in Thailand arising from the disputed termination of a 30-year franchisee relationship. This representation includes negotiation and settlement of lease hold and commercial franchisee contracts with both the outgoing franchisee and the incoming franchisee partner, one of Southeast Asia’s largest and most successful commercial retailers.

  • Prosecuted several claims on behalf of two major Southeast Asian banks against various Thai borrowers and guarantors (claims total USD 72,000,000).

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

  • Recovered USD 38,000,000 for a foreign multinational, as well as a 25-year office lease in a prime Bangkok office building and a full release of the debtor's USD 46,000,000 countersuit against our client.

  • Represented a manufacturer of consumer products in high-profile administrative court proceedings, challenging the legality and constitutionality of Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health labeling and packaging requirements.

  • Obtained favorable settlement of a USD 660,000 civil case on behalf of one of the world's largest software developers against its Thai distributor.

  • Counseled a multinational security and financial logistics company in contract disputes with a major Thai financial institution.

  • Assisted a financial institution in its high-profile civil and criminal prosecution of individuals for processing fraudulent loans supported by inflated security.

  • Represented a multinational company in unfair termination proceedings initiated by former senior executives.

  • Acted for a financial institution in civil malpractice claims against one of the “Big Four” auditing firms for negligence and deliberate misrepresentation.

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May 23, 2017

Who’s Who Legal Recognizes Tilleke & Gibbins with 2017 Country Award for Thailand

Tiziana Sucharitkul, Darani Vachanavuttivong

Tilleke & Gibbins has won the 2017 Who’s Who Legal Country Award for Thailand at a ceremony that took place at Plaisterers’ Hall in London on May 15. This is the second year that the Thailand...

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February 1, 2017

Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2017: Tilleke & Gibbins Top Contender for Thailand Law Firm of the Year Award

Darani Vachanavuttivong, Tiziana Sucharitkul

Tilleke & Gibbins has been nominated for the Thailand Law Firm of the Year Award 2017 by Chambers Asia-Pacific. The firm has been nominated for the award six times since 2010, and was honored to...

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January 19, 2017

Tilleke & Gibbins Earns Spot in First-Ever “Emerging Markets Experts” List by Asian Legal Business

Tiziana Sucharitkul, Darani Vachanavuttivong

Asian Legal Business (ALB)  has published an “Emerging Markets Experts” list for the first time, with Tilleke & Gibbins among 11 firms across Asia named to the list. ALB  defines...

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November 16, 2016

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017: Twelve Tilleke Attorneys Named as “Leading Individuals”

The 2017 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific  has named 12 Tilleke & Gibbins lawyers as “Leading Individuals” across Southeast Asia:   Leading Individual   Practice Area...

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November 14, 2016

Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2016: Tilleke & Gibbins Named Thailand Firm of the Year

Tiziana Sucharitkul, Darani Vachanavuttivong

Tilleke & Gibbins has been named Thailand Firm of the Year at the Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2016. The awards ceremony was held on November 9 at the JW Marriott...

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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 20, 2013

Lex Mundi Guide to Doing Business in Thailand 2013

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

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