Kowit Somwaiya

LawPlus Ltd.
Managing Partner
Email: kowit.somwaiya@lawplusltd.com
Phone: (66) 2636 0662
Experience / Expertise:
Banking and Finance
Capital Markets
Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions
Employment / Labour
Intellectual Property
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Real Estate & Construction
Restructuring & Insolvency
Telecoms, Media & Technology

Kowit Somwaiya has over 30 years’ experience in laws on banking, corporate, foreign direct investment, mergers and acquisitions , intellectual property, IT, telecoms and litigation. He established LawPlus Ltd. in 2003 and LawPlus Myanmar Ltd. in 2013. Currently Kowit is the Chair of the INTA Harmonization of Trademark Law and Practice Committee, the Co-Chair of the INTA Global Advisory Council-Asia Pacific. He is a director of IPAT and a member of the APAA (representing Thailand on its Anti-Counterfeiting Committee), the IBA, the IACC, the WCO and the ASEAN IPA. He has been continuously ranked as a leading and recommended lawyer in Thailand for banking, corporate, M&A, restructuring and insolvency, IP, IT and telecommunications by several international legal publications since 2003.

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