Rachapol Sirikulchit

Rachapol Sirikulchit


T: +66 2665 7800/7878
D: +66 2665 7849
M: +66 83 840 4689

Summary Open

Rachapol joined Watson Farley & Williams in 2014 and is an Associate in the firm’s Dispute Resolution group.

He has experience in Thai civil and commercial litigation, particularly in the area of insurance, employment, and commercial disputes. He is fluent in Thai and English.

Experience Open

    Rachapol’s experience includes:
    • Representing and acting for a US individual client in a high-profile child custody case under the new Thai surrogacy law.
    • Advising reinsurers on liability exposure and quantum issues arising out of a high-profile oil spill in the Gulf of Thailand, involving the Thai national petroleum corporation, including in respect of 15 civil and environmental claims filed in the Thai courts by businesses and individuals for losses arising from the oil spill. The amounts in dispute exceed THB3bn.
    • Defending an insurer in civil and environmental claims arising out of a high-profile oil spill in the Gulf of Thailand involving the Thai national petroleum corporation.
    • Advising an international reinsurer on policy coverage and policy wordings under Thai laws in relation to the 2010 Thai Unrest.
    • Defending an insurer in insurance claims arising out of a contractor’s failure in horizontal directional drilling (HDD) operation in the Thai national petroleum corporation’s natural gas transmission pipeline projects.
    • Defending two of the largest precious stone couriers and their insurers in claims for damage to high-value gemstones.
    • Representing a leading British-based oil and gas exploration and production business whose activities are focused in South East Asia, in an employment dispute.
    • Defending an international eyeglass lens manufacturer in an employment dispute.
    • Defending an Asia-based renewable energy company in an intellectual property claim.
    • Defending one of the largest Thai can manufacturers in a high-value claim arising from alleged abnormality found in the canned goods of a third party two years after packing.
    • Defending a Thai petroleum corporation in claims in relation to a distributorship agreements.
    • Representing 49 foreign clients in applications for enforcement of the TAI and SIAC arbitral awards in Thailand.
    • Advising a Thai electric power company in arbitration proceedings arising out of a dispute under EPC contract of biomass power plants.
    • Defending an international hotel chain in a claim made by neighbour resort arising from landslide allegedly due to improper construction.
    • Defending an international school in a claim arising from an accident in the school premise.
    • Representing a US individual client in an estate claim.

Education Open

  • 2012: Thammasat University, LL.B.

Membership of Professional Societies Open

  • Lawyers Council of Thailand
  • Thai Bar Association
  • Notarial Services Attorney

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