Our People

Juslaws & Consult International Law Firm is an innovative, independent international law firm, dealing almost exclusively with international clients, who seek legal advice whether in business affairs, corporate matters, tax issues, risk management, structuring and restructuring of company entities suitable to different types of business, criminal and civil disputes, litigation or arbitration in the Kingdom of Thailand.

COMPANY FOUNDERS

Yuthana Promsin is the co-founder and chairman of the international law firm Juslaws. He is well known internationally and locally due to his experience and expertise gained during the past 17 years as one of the top corporate attorneys and litigators in the Kingdom of Thailand. Yuthana graduated from Ramkhamhaeng University in 1996, and was admitted as a member of the Thai Bar in 1998, obtaining a license to practice law from the Lawyers Council of Thailand the same year. Yuthana completed his Master’s in Business Law from Ramkhamhaeng University in 2003. He also obtained his Certificate from the Lawyers Council of Thailand in Tax Planning and Tax Litigation in 2009, a Certificate from Lawyers Council of Thailand in International Commercial Arbitration in 2010, and a Certificate from Lawyers Council of Thailand in International Commercial Arbitration, Constitutional Law, and Administrative Law in 2010. Finally, he received a Certificate in Real Estate Project Development from the Real Estate Information Center in 2014. He works fluently in both the English and Thai languages at the Juslaws office in Bangkok.
Kunnika Limkul is a partner and co-founder at the Juslaws office in Bangkok. She specializes in corporate law and works in Thai and English. She holds a LL.B degree from Thammasat University, and a Post Graduate degree in Business from Edith Cowan University, Australia. In addition to the aforementioned degrees, she also has a license to practice as a Notarial Services Attorney and a license to practice as a litigator.

PARTNERS

Trelot Lekkrajang is a litigation partner at the Juslaws office in Bangkok. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy. In addition to the aforementioned degrees, he is deeply experienced in project management as well as in taxes. Experience: At Juslaws, he handles a wide variety of litigation cases for civil, criminal and high-value claims. Trelot specializes in tax planning, and in criminal and civil litigation. Having more than 35 years of Thai courtroom experience, he has extensive experience in a wide variety of cases involving product liability, intellectual property, environmental tort, antitrust and commercial cases, and class action lawsuits. Although his focus is primarily on defending clients in tax litigation, criminal and other matters, Trelot has also represented financial institutions in complex structured debt and tax planning matters.
Marina Lashchenova is a partner of Juslaws and the director of the Phuket office. She is a Russian-trained and qualified accountant who has lived in Phuket for three years. After graduating from university, she worked for ten years for the Ali Corporation, a significant developer and operator of commercial real estate projects in the Russian Far East. There, she was involved in designing and implementing accounting systems, auditing, taxation planning and reporting, business management, and strategic planning. She has also been a principal in successful auditing and trading companies in Russia. She has been trained extensively in the proper application of International Financial Reporting Standards and has become competent in Thai accounting and taxation laws and regulations. She excels at providing both bird’s-eye and ground-level analyses of existing and proposed business operating models to help clients maximize profits and minimize expenses, especially with respect to taxation and other governmental burdens like import duties. She has been recognized in Russia as the “Best Auditor” for two years running prior to her relocation to Phuket in 2013. She also has experience establishing and managing independent auditing and trading companies. In Phuket, she has assisted our clients with accounting, auditing, taxation, investment, project development, finance, international trade and business management matters, as well as acting as a liaison between our lawyers and Russian-speaking clients because of her business background and her competence in both Russian and English.
Christian Moser is a German Attorney-at-Law (“Rechtsanwalt”) and a Senior Associate at our Juslaws Bangkok office. After having worked for Chinese, German and Thai clients on important cross border transactions Asia-Europe, Christian joined the Corporate Department of Juslaws & Consult in Bangkok. He works in German and English language and has an advanced understanding of spoken and written Thai. Christian is an expert in international business law and political communication. Christian advises our clients with their investment in Thailand covering in particular company law, contract law, international taxation issues and investment incentives. Prior to joining Juslaws Christian used to work with a business firm in Berlin with strong ties to China and with one of Thailand’s most senior litigators and contract lawyers. Christian was involved in the lawsuit of the agency of a Thai pop star against a major US automotive manufacturer for IP infringements. Christian was also involved in advising huge corporate clients, some listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand, and their management teams. He has experience in negotiating and drafting intricate agreements related to licensing, M&A and software development. Christian has drafted a Sale of Shares Agreement for a Thai insurance company with a value of 13.3 million USD. Christian has also worked in the ASEAN department of the German Federal Ministry of Economics, the Business Advisory division of the German-Thai Chamber of Commerce (GTCC) and the legal research department of the German federal parliament.
Theodore A. Pianko is a partner of Juslaws based in the Phuket. He is a very experienced American lawyer with a wide-ranging background in virtually all significant legal issues that can arise in the course of conducting businesses and making investments. Ted’s first employment as a lawyer was in 1978 at the headquarters of Ford Motor Company handling litigation. In 1980, he moved to Los Angeles to become a litigation associate at the law firm of Lillick, McHose & Charles. There, he worked on resolving disputes involving various real estate and business matters. In 1982, he joined the litigation department of Sidley Austin LLP as an associate and subsequently became a partner. At Sidley, he represented large clients such as telecommunications giant AT&T in antitrust cases, entertainment clients like the movie production company which received a US$3.8 million payment from actress Kim Basinger for reneging on a movie contract, international celebrities such as Saudi Arabian billionaire Adan Khashoggi with respect to real estate and oil investments made in the United States, and international businesses such as Tokio Marine Insurance with respect to a large investment it made with former U.S. Treasury Secretary William E. Simon. He also represented dozens of regular businesses with typical commercial disputes and insolvency issues, as well as many victims of fraudulent investment scams. One of those cases resulted in a multi-million dollar settlement by certain Lloyd’s of London syndicates that had authorized a rouge agent to issue insurance policies on their behalves, which were fraudulently used to secure financing that resulted in the collapses of two banks. In 1994, Ted joined the intellectual property law firm of Christie, Parker & Hale LLP. There, he handled patent, copyright and trademark infringement disputes involving a wide range of businesses and which concerned technologies ranging from chemistry to software. One of his more interesting achievements was securing a US$30 million payment for two individuals who owned a patent on a method of making breast implants. Ted has lived in Thailand since 2006 and has been involved in a large luxury hotel and villas development project and the operation of a large resort hotel, both on small islands just off the coast of Phuket. Both assignments enabled him to develop a deep understanding of the legal and financial aspects of the property development and hospitality businesses in Thailand.
Veerasak Promthong is a Senior Associate based our Phuket office. He is a seasoned litigator who has experience in handling both civil and criminal cases pending in the trial and appeal courts. In Phuket, much of his work has been focused on real estate cases and business disputes among partners and shareholders. Having labored in the trenches, Rang provides our clients with the benefit of his extensive experience in finding economically efficient and effective ways to secure the best possible result when disputes have arisen.
Nithirat Chayaapichat is a senior Associate at the Juslaws office in Phuket. Nithirat has worked for Juslaws since 2009, primarily in the corporate and transactional law areas advising local and international investors. The majority of that work has involved company registrations and maintenance, business transactions, due diligence investigations, and real estate development and sales. Additionally, she also supports our litigation team in certain specific matters. Prior to joining Juslaws, Nithirat worked for other leading law firms in the Phuket area. She has exceptionally good problem solving skills, ability to remain calm.
Koravee Buranayoughkul is a Senior Associate based in our Bangkok office. His practice areas are corporate law, partnership law, contracts, intellectual property and litigation support in those areas. He has experience interning in the court system, and worked as a Legal Advisor at the Department of Intellectual Property. He has knowledge of business laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders
Phopipat Photi is an Associate in the Litigation Department. He specializes in advising clients and handling cases on business issues. Much of his practice concerns issues related to the structuring and management of partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies. He also has substantial experience with criminal, family and administrative law cases. He can develop cases by maintaining contact with people involved in the case; scheduling depositions; preparing and forwarding summonses and subpoenas; drafting complaints; preparing and filing discovery requests; preparing responses to opposing counsel; generating status report, gather legal information and documentations needed for legal cases and hearings and also research or analyze points raised.
Nattapol Suwannamas is an Associate in our Bangkok office who works on both on civil and criminal litigation, as well as on transactional matters for our clients. He has special expertise in bills of exchange, heritage law and contract negotiation and drafting. His practice includes preparation of court pleadings, coordinating with execution officers for judgment collection and arranging bail for clients. He also is very experienced with the registration of real property transactions at the Land Department. His abilities in legal law can coordinate and liaise with external law firms regarding litigations, civil case, and labor case including follow up and report the progress of all litigation cases.
Jatuporn Chuntragoolchokgul is an Associate based in the Phuket office. She works in the Litigation Department. Gwang handles criminal and civil court cases, as well as frequently representing clients who are interacting with the police and prosecutors. Prior to joining Juslaws, she worked for a law firm in Bangkok and as the Detective Manager for a private investigations company.
Kunita Tantiphanwadee is a Associate working for the Phuket office. Yui has in-depth knowledge of many key legal processes in Thailand, and has substantial experience in translating legal and administrative documents from English to Thai and vice-versa. She also assists with filings and translations in litigation cases. She is also studying for the bar exam conducted by The Institute of Legal Education of the Thai Bar Association). Before joining Juslaws, she was a Professor at Phuket Vocational College teaching business law, civil law and taxation law courses.
Suthida Tanphetthongkul is an Associate in our Phuket office. On a daily basis, Mook primarily focuses her practice on real estate, contracts and corporate law. She prepares and revises contracts, court briefs, and legal advice memorandums. She also provides legal support for corporate transactions and other corporate law matters, and she is involved in handling applications for work permits and visas. Before joining Juslaws in 2009, she gained legal experience working at Universal Studios, and she had earlier worked for a private law firm.
Heinrich Seul, born 1960 in Germany’s famous Rhine valley is an infrastructure project specialist. After studying engineering and international development in Kassel and Rio de Janeiro he spent his first years in the Worldbank’s Polonoroeste Project in the Brazilian Amazon and worked on hydropower, mining, logging, rail and road projects for the governments of Germany, Brazil and Ghana. Heinrich designed an award winning groundwater protection programme for German water utilities OOWV, Harzwasserwerke and Hamburg Water and ran it for 10 years. Since his first invitation to Asia in 2001 he has worked as waste infrastructure developer with city governments in Yangon, Bangkok, Manila, Hanoi and Jakarta and corporations such as Hyundai, Itochu, Loxley and ThyssenKrupp. As today President & CEO of CBE Asian Waste Solutions in Singapore he manages a SE Asian clean energy infrastructure portfolio (waste, biomass, hydro, solar) worth 2 Bn USD. In Thailand Heinrich consults to owners and lenders of clean energy projects exclusively through Juslaws & Consult.
Dirk-Henning Stuhr is a Project Finance Consultant at Juslaws & Consult J&C in Bangkok. During 20 years, he has personally and successfully implemented over 100 projects while supervising and consulting further 400 projects. Dirk has global working experience in Project Planning, Finance and Implementation for instance in Europe (i.e. Germany, Spain, The Netherlands, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, a.o.), Middle East (i.e. UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, a.o.), Australia and New Zealand, Africa (especially South Africa) and Latin America (i.e. Ecuador, Argentina, a.o). During his career Dirk-H. has been working in various industrial sectors such as: logistics, energy and finance. He achieved excellent professional results for the clients by structuring finances and income streams within the project. He is a well-known expert in Project Implementation, Supply Chain Management, Finance and Logistics. He mainly works in German, English and Spanish.
Anchalee Srithamatorn has been working in our Phuket office since 2007. She has extensive experience in preparing documents such as minutes of meetings for both our corporate and individual clients and in registering companies in Thailand. Prior to joining Jus Laws, she worked for the largest computer hard disk drive manufacturers in Thailand, Western Digital.
Chonticha Lekkham is a Senior Lawyer at the Juslaws office in Bangkok. Ms. Chonticha has worked with Juslaws since early 2017, primarily in the corporate and BOI law areas advising local and international investor which mainly involved company registrations and business transactions. She has strategic and creative thinking, result orientation as well as detail orientation, flexibility and ability to change, excellent and organizational and planning skills, Prior to joining Juslaws, Ms. Chonticha worked for other leading law firms in Bangkok.
Laurent Benoit is a French Attorney-at-Law and Senior Associate at our Bangkok office. Laurent holds two master’s degrees in law from the Universities of Milan (Italy) and Toulouse (France). Since July 2016, he works in our corporate department advising local, foreign and multinational companies. In his current capacity, Laurent currently advises corporation and high-net-worth individuals doing business and investing in Southeast Asia. His work includes international business agreements, funding projects, advising on banking regulations and cross-border fun transfers, individual and corporate tax optimization and multinational transactions. He is most experiences assisting multinationals and private banks located in Singapore and Hong Kong, real estate developers and renewable energy companies. In addition, he possesses a strong background in offshore jurisdictions, advising clients from around the world in that matter. Laurent is fluent in French, English and Italian. Laurent’s role at Juslaws & Consult will be also to find potential clients and investors in Southeast Asia, namely in Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam and China. His deep knowledge of the Monaco Monte Carlo business community and his extensive network of contacts will enable him to find reliable investors for Juslaws & Consult’s client in the ASEAN region.