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Phisud Dejakaisaya

Managing Partner

Banking & Finance, Commercial, Investment, Dispute Resolution

About

As one of the founding members of Siam Premier, Phisud is recognized by his peers and clients as an expert in the fields of banking and finance, foreign investment law, government contracts, dispute management between private sector and government sector entities, and litigation in Thailand. He is often entrusted by large foreign and domestic corporations to formulate and advise on complex legal matters in a governmental, regulatory and institutional context.

Throughout his distinguished legal career spanning over three decades, Phisud has played an instrumental role in advising on and structuring complex deals and transactions which have contributed to the growth of Thailand’s private sector. As one of Thailand’s most respected attorneys, Phisud’s counsel is regularly sought by a diverse range of multinational and domestic investors, particularly in relation to sensitive matters involving negotiations with the Thai government. His intimate knowledge of Thai governmental decision-making processes and local business practices and his respected network of contacts within the Thai government bureaucracy mean that Phisud is often relied on for his strategic advice by clients bidding for state projects and government licensing, as well as dispute management and settlement advice.

In particular, Phisud has been the lead advisor to numerous private enterprises in relation to applications for government licensing in the areas of life insurance, telecommunications, transportation, and banking. In addition to his private sector experience, Phisud has played an integral part in the development of Thai government institutions, having advised various government agencies and state enterprises on their management, policy-making investments and on expanding their activities, including outbound investments abroad.

Phisud is also recognized as a pioneer in respect of his successful pursuit of the standardization of the ASEAN Economic Community’s criteria for regulatory approvals. Through Siam Premier, Phisud has established far-reaching legal coverage of the ASEAN markets to assist clients from within the region and across the globe with ASEAN-specific advice and regulatory approval services as well as cross-border dispute resolution.

  • About

    As one of the founding members of Siam Premier, Phisud is recognized by his peers and clients as an expert in the fields of banking and finance, foreign investment law, government contracts, dispute management between private sector and government sector entities, and litigation in Thailand. He is often entrusted by large foreign and domestic corporations to formulate and advise on complex legal matters in a governmental, regulatory and institutional context.

    Throughout his distinguished legal career spanning over three decades, Phisud has played an instrumental role in advising on and structuring complex deals and transactions which have contributed to the growth of Thailand’s private sector. As one of Thailand’s most respected attorneys, Phisud’s counsel is regularly sought by a diverse range of multinational and domestic investors, particularly in relation to sensitive matters involving negotiations with the Thai government. His intimate knowledge of Thai governmental decision-making processes and local business practices and his respected network of contacts within the Thai government bureaucracy mean that Phisud is often relied on for his strategic advice by clients bidding for state projects and government licensing, as well as dispute management and settlement advice.

    In particular, Phisud has been the lead advisor to numerous private enterprises in relation to applications for government licensing in the areas of life insurance, telecommunications, transportation, and banking. In addition to his private sector experience, Phisud has played an integral part in the development of Thai government institutions, having advised various government agencies and state enterprises on their management, policy-making investments and on expanding their activities, including outbound investments abroad.

    Phisud is also recognized as a pioneer in respect of his successful pursuit of the standardization of the ASEAN Economic Community’s criteria for regulatory approvals. Through Siam Premier, Phisud has established far-reaching legal coverage of the ASEAN markets to assist clients from within the region and across the globe with ASEAN-specific advice and regulatory approval services as well as cross-border dispute resolution.

  • Credentials

    1990 – present     
    Managing Director Siam Premier International Law Office Limited

    2011 – present     
    Managing Director Lao Premier International Law Office Limited

    2011 – present     
    Nomination and Remuneration Committee Charn Issara Development Public Company Limited

    2002 – present     
    Chairman of the Audit Committee Charn Issara Development Public Company Limited

    2016 – present     
    Director Spruson & Ferguson Co., Ltd.

    1 October 2017 – present     
    Independent Director Information Technology Group Co., Ltd.

    June 2019 – present     
    Personal Expert Advisor to Senator Weerasak Kowsurat

    Jan 2018 – Apr 2019     
    Chairman of Legal Committee Ministry of Tourism and Sports

    31 May 2016 – May 2017     
    Vice Chairman Graduate Law Development Program Faculty of Law, Bangkok University

    Jan 2012 – 30 Dec 2013
    Advisor to the Board Airports Authority of Thailand Public Co., Ltd.

    July 2009 – 30 Dec 2009
    Advisor Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Cooperative

    Apr 2009 – Jul 2009
    Subcommittee Evaluation of the Legal Development of the Government Subcommittee for Fiscal Year 2009

    July 2008 – 16 June 2010
    Advisor to the Board Thailand Post Co., Ltd.

    Nov 2008 – Feb 2009
    Director Office of Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion (OSMEP), Ministry of Industry

    July 2008 – Jan 2009
    Advisor to the Board Software Industry Promotion Agency Organization, Ministry of ICT

    1987 – 1990
    Senior Lawyer Baker & McKenzie Ltd.

  • Qualifications

    LL.M. Southern Methodist University, USA
    Diploma in Comparative Law, Southern Legal Foundation, Dallas, USA
    Academy of International and Comparative Law
    LL.B. Thammasat University
    Director Accreditation Program (SAP), Thai Institute of Directors (IOD)
    Corporate Governance Program for Directors and Executives of State Enterprises and Public Organization (Class 10), Public Director Institute (PDI), King Prajadhipok’s Institute

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