Dej-Udom Krairit, Esq.

Founder and Managing Director

Dej-Udom Krarit

Dej-Udom Krairit serves as the illustrious Founder and Managing Director of his own esteemed law firm. With a distinguished career spanning nearly half a century, he stands as an epitome of legal acumen and academic brilliance.


Fields of Specialization

In a storied career that has continually broken new ground, Dej-Udom has mastered both local and international legal landscapes. He possesses unrivalled expertise in a myriad of legal disciplines, making him a sought-after counsel for multinational corporations and a revered figure in global legal forums.


Professional Experience

Dej-Udom’s esteemed roles in the legal arena are numerous and varied, setting him apart as a versatile leader in his field. He served as President of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association from 1999 to 2000 and held the consequential roles of Secretary-General and Foreign Affairs Director of the Thai Bar. He has also been honored to serve three distinguished terms as the President of the Lawyers Council of Thailand. His leadership extended to the Association of Asian Patent Attorneys (APAA), where he was Vice President in the early 1980s, and he continues to serve as a current council member. In each of these positions, Dej-Udom has demonstrated an unparalleled commitment to elevating the standards of legal practice, both domestically and internationally.


Education & Academic Contributions

As an educator and scholar, Dej-Udom has lectured at prestigious institutions such as the Thai Bar, Thammasat University, and Chulalongkorn University, as well as the Lawyers Council of Thailand. Over his academic career, he has penned more than 100 scholarly articles and legal notes. He is also the esteemed author of two cornerstone textbooks: “Investment Laws in International Markets” and “Financial Transactions in International Trade,” which are considered seminal works in their respective fields.


Additional Information

In summary, Dej-Udom Krairit, Esq. is a luminary in the legal field, respected for his significant contributions to practice and academia. With 48 years of service, he remains a pillar in his profession, holding high-profile roles and advancing global legal knowledge.

Dej-Udom & Associates



Founding Vision and Mission

When Dej-Udom & Associates Attorneys-at-Law was founded in 1986, it was established with the vision of creating a boutique Thai law firm that would offer exceptional legal services, coupled with an international networking system. The founder, Dej-Udom Krairit, also sought to inspire and energize young Thai lawyers to expand their practice into international and cross-border legal arenas.


Comprehensive Legal Services

Since its inception, Dej-Udom & Associates has grown into a full-service law firm. The firm offers expert counsel led by partners in several key areas of law, including but not limited to:

  • Litigation
  • Immigration & Employment
  • Intellectual Property
  • Corporate Matters
  • Taxation
  • Banking and Direct Investment

The firm aims to be the go-to legal institution for both foreign multinationals and investors, as well as Thai enterprises and publicly-listed companies. The range of services extends from facilitating cross-border investments and trade to expertise in intellectual property and establishing various types of juristic entities.


Global Presence and Network

Dej-Udom & Associates has successfully built a trustworthy reputation not just in Thailand, but also globally. The firm boasts an extensive network that spans six continents, thus amplifying its global reach. A team of qualified lawyers, supporting staff, and assistants is committed to providing in-depth legal services to a diverse client base that values expertise, nuanced representation, and timely service.


Specialized Alternative Dispute Resolution

In addition to its regular range of services, the firm has a specialized focus on alternative dispute resolution (ADR), particularly in conciliation and arbitration. It has extensive experience in litigation and adjudication related to conciliation and arbitration under various international rules and statutes.These include:

  • Thai Arbitration Institute (TAI Rules)
  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Rules)
  • United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL Statutes)

Through its wide range of services and international network, Dej-Udom & Associates fulfills its founding vision of being a Thai law firm with international standards and reach. It continues to offer exceptional legal services that meet the needs of an increasingly complex and interconnected world.

Educations & Professional works


Professor of Law in International Trade, Faculty of Law, Thammasat University (2017)
LLD.-HON., Faculty of Law, Thammasat University (2009)
Barrister-at-Law, The Thai Bar, Thailand (1969)
LLB., Faculty of Law, Thammasat University (1968)

Profession: Attorney-at-Law (1969-Present)

Professional Works:
• Former President of Lawyers Council of Thailand Under the Royal Patronage (2003-2016 / 3rd term)
• Council Member of The Thai Bar Under the Royal Patronage (2020-Present)
• Former President of IPBA (1999 – 2000)
• Registered Mediator of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Office (ADR), Office of the Judiciary
• Registered Arbitrator of the Arbitration Institute, Office of the Judiciary


Legislative Works:
• Former Senator (2011-2014)
• Former Member of constitution Drafting Committee (2007)
• Former Chairman of the Sub-Committee on the Proposal for legislation and amendment of Laws in compliance with the Constitution (2007)
• Former Vice President and Member of the Finance, Banking and Financial Institutes Committee, the Senate
• Former Second Vice President of the Committee for reviewing the Intention of the Bill, the Thai National Assembly
• Former Chairman of Counsellor and Member of the Science, Technology and Telecommunication Committee, the Senate


Educational Works:
• Council Member of Legal Education Institute, the Thai Bar under the Royal Patronage (2020-Present)
• Former Chairman of the Commission of Regulating Standards and Impartiality of Admission of Thammasat University
• Former Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Institute of Advocacy Training, the Lawyers Council under the Royal Patronage
• Former Member of Thammasat University Board of Trustees
• Lecturer of Thammasat University, Chulalongkorn University, the Thai Bar and the Lawyers Council under the Royal Patronage


Human Rights:
• Former Chairman of Working Committee to Support Human Rights and Alternative Justice
• Former Committee Member of the Independent Board for National Harmony
• Chairman of the Board for Legal Aid, the Lawyers Council under the Royal Patronage
(2013-2016 / 3rd term )


Social Work:
• Chairman of the Foundation for Good Governance of Laws (2017-present)
• Former Vice President of Thammasat Association under the Royal Patronage
• Former Board Member and Second Vice President of the Press Council of Thailand (2004-2009)
• Former Board Member of the Accounting Council
• Former advisor to the Architect Council (1997-2010)
• Former advisor to Thai Broadcast Journalists Association
• Former Board Member of King Mongkut Foundation


Decorations and Awards
• Knight Grand Cross (First Class) of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand
• Knight Commander (Second Class) of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant
• Companion (Fourth Class) of the Most Admirable Order of the Direkgunabhorn
• Rule of Law Award from American Bar Association (2007)
• Best Lawyer Award from the Lawyers Council of Thailand (2012)

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