Duensing Kippen is a dynamic, growing, multiservice boutique law firm specializing in transactional real estate, construction, and corporate and commercial matters, as well as litigation and arbitration proceedings. Our transactional strength is supported by a sophisticated tax practice.
Four of our attorneys are internationally certified by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators—a not-for-profit organization working in the public interest to promote alternative dispute resolution to resolve commercial disputes efficiently—making us the only firm in Thailand with this distinction.
Our key practice areas support clients as follows:
- Our Dispute Resolution Practice represents Thai and foreign clients in the real estate development and luxury resort sectors in litigation in Thai courts and in major, complex arbitration proceedings before the Thai Arbitration Institute and under the auspices of the Thai Chamber of Commerce.
- Our Real Estate Practice team has advised hundreds of clients based in Asia and the US over the past decade in acquiring, holding, leasing, and selling real estate in Thailand. We have particular experience in the luxury sector, counseling on developing hotels, villas, and private clubs in Thailand.
- Our Tax Practice advises developers of high-end villas and resorts about tax-efficient sale structures and compliance with Thai tax laws.
The ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement (the Agreement) is a multi-lateral treaty between the ten member states of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) which became effective in March 2012.
One of Thailand’s most significant land use laws is the Building Control Act (1979), empowering the Minister of the Interior to issue Ministerial Regulations (“MR”) regulating what can be built where in Thailand.
The United States leads the world in the number of and costs / awards resulting from class action litigation, which allows claimants to combine their relatively small or non-monetized claims against one or more defendants across jurisdictions.