Dr Vanina Sucharitkul

Rajah & Tann has added Dr Vanina Sucharitkul as a partner in its regional International Arbitration practice, effective March 1, 2023. Sucharitkul brings a wealth of experience to the firm, having been admitted to the California Bar and holding degrees from top institutions in the US and Paris, including a Juris Doctor from the University of California College of the Law and a Docteur en Droit on Investor-State Dispute Settlement from the University of Paris Panthéon-Assas. Being of mixed Thai and French heritage and a citizen of France, Thailand and the US, she has a unique cross-cultural perspective on international disputes. Her experience working at international law firms in San Francisco, Bangkok, Paris and Hong Kong has also equipped her with expertise that goes beyond geographical boundaries. As a result, Sucharitkul is well-placed to advise on issues that arise both within and outside of the region. She is also fluent in English, Thai and French. A leading practitioner in international arbitration, she was previously a member of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce for Thailand for nine years. She currently chairs the Thailand Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and has served as Director of ArbitralWomen for two terms. In addition, Sucharitkul regularly sits as arbitrator under the auspices of a number of arbitral institutions, including the ICC, Singapore International Arbitration Centre, Asian International Arbitration Centre, Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration and Thai Arbitration Institute. Initially based in Bangkok, she will be working closely with the Singapore office with a view to eventually relocate to Singapore.

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