Litigation in Thailand

Law Firm in Bangkok, Thailand

Comprehensive Litigation Services

Our Litigation Department, led by Attorney Punjaporn Kosolkitiwong and senior legal advisor Mr. Chaowarote Chumkam, provides expert legal counsel under Thai law and excels in complex dispute resolution. Our experienced Thai lawyers represent clients at every judicial level— from the Courts of First Instance, through the Courts of Appeal, to the Supreme Court. Specializing in both civil and criminal cases, the team also navigates specialized courts such as the Intellectual Property and International Trade Court, Labour Courts, Tax Courts, Bankruptcy Court, and Juvenile and Family Courts.

 

Expertise in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Recognizing the increasing significance of mediation and arbitration in both local and international disputes, Dej-Udom & Associates offers specialized services in alternative dispute resolution. We have extensive experience adjudicating under the rules of multiple institutions, including the Thai Arbitration Institute (TAI), the Office of Insurance Commission (OIC), the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), as well as under the statutes of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).

 

International Arbitral Awards

Thailand has been a signatory to the 1958 New York Convention, ensuring the enforcement of arbitral awards made in other signatory jurisdictions. Even though direct enforcement of foreign judgments isn’t available in Thailand, the 1987 Arbitration Law—amended in 2002—allows for parties to agree upon any set of rules for conducting arbitrations.

In summary, whether through court litigation or alternative dispute resolution methods, Dej-Udom & Associates offers an all-encompassing approach to solving legal disputes for local and international businesses, entrepreneurs, families, and individuals.

 

 

FAQs

Q. What is your main litigation practice?

A. Most of our litigation work is commercial litigation and cross-border trade and investment disputes including arbitral proceedings.

 

Q. Do you take criminal cases:

A. Yes, for crimes and anti-corruption cases, but not misdemeanors.

 

Q. Do you accept cases on a contingency fee basis?

A. No. In Thailand, law firms are only allowed to charge for litigation services at a fixed cost or hourly rate. Our billing policy is available at your request.

 

Q. What kind of legal proceedings take place in the Courts of Law in Thailand?

A. Thailand has adopted a civil law system. All cases are tried before a panel of appointed judges comprised of a minimum of three judges. Thailand has no jury system.

 

Q. What is the normal length of time for a case to be finalized?

A. For a criminal case, around one year for a capital offence at the Court of the First Instance and up to four years through the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court. For a civil case, it will depend on the type of dispute as there are a number of specific courts including the Central Court, Central Tax Court, Central Bankruptcy Court and the Central Intellectual Property and International Trade Court.

 

Q. Any more questions?

A. Please Contact:

Wanchai Kijchanpaiboon | Email: wanchai_litigation@dejudom.com | Telephone: +66 81 689 4616

Litigation Department | Email: litigation@dejudom.com | Telephone: (66) 2233 0055

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Charn Issara Tower I, 2/Fl. 942/69 Rama IV Road, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
Tel (66) 2233-0055, 2233-0068 Fax (66) 2236-6681, 2233-0227, 2233-0097.