Tossaporn Sumpiputtanadacha

Tossaporn Sumpiputtanadacha
Senior Associate

BANGKOK

T: +66 2665 7800/7878
D: +66 2665 7829
M: +66 81 890 8858

Summary Open

Tossaporn is a Senior Associate in the firm’s Dispute Resolution group. Tossaporn qualified to practise in 2002 and joined Watson Farley & Williams in 2005. He has a Masters Degree in International Business Law from King’s College London, majors in international business law, international litigation and international arbitration. He advises on a range of commercial litigation and arbitration matters including maritime, construction, shipbuilding, employment and commercial & investment disputes. His clients include those in the oil & gas, construction, commodities trading, transportation and real estate industries.

Tossaporn is a member of the Lawyers Council of Thailand and was called to the Thai Bar in 2005.

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Experience Open

    • Advising and representing one of the world’s top five argricultural commodities trader in several arbitraton awards enforcement in Thai court. The volume of enforcement is around US 7 Million.
    • Advising and representing a crossboarding engineering service company in a claim against a Thai shipbuilding company on breach of service agreements.
    • Representing a rice trader in a claim for ship negligence in loading cargoes and contaminated rice. The amount of the claim is around US 3 Million.
    • Advising and representing a member of an international group of companies in its separation from the group.
    • Advising and representing Kone Thai Lift Industry PLC, a prominent MNC in multiple court actions in the civil, labour and criminal courts in Thailand.
    • Representing the project managing company in an arbitration against the project owner on claiming for losses arisen from unlawful termination. Representing the same party in securing and enforcing the award.
    • Advising and representing one of the largest rubber glove manufacturers in a claim against a group of traders in Thailand for breaching of 19 sale agreements.
    • Advising a Thai airline company in a dispute with the oil refuel company in the Republic of Korea and prosecution proceedings in the Republic of Korea.
    • Advising and acting in various complex shareholders’ disputes on civil and criminal aspects concerning a well known pizza business in Thailand.
    • Representing the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in enforcing an arbitration award against an insurance company in Thailand.
    • Advising an offshore drilling company on obtaining a Foreign Business Licence to run the project in Thailand.
    • Advising an agricultural company on the reorganisation of the corporate group and representing in the insolvency cases.
    • Advising a French optical component manufacturer on setting up an office to oversee the manufacturing line in Thailand.
    • Advising the French organisation (CIRAD:Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement or the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development) and a major Thai palm oil producer on the establishment of a joint venture to engage in cultivating palm trees.
    • Defending one of the largest precious stone couriers in claims for damage to high value gemstones.

Education Open

  • 2009: King’s College London – LLM in International Business Law
  • 2005: Certificate of Notarial Services Attorney
  • 2005: Called to the Lawyer Council of Thailand
  • 2005: Admitted to the Ordinary Member of the Thai Bar
  • 2002: Thammasat University – LLB

Author/Speaker/Awards Open

  • Getting the Deal Though – Shipping – 2012-2014
  • Getting the Deal Though – Ship Building – 2012-2014

Membership of Professional Societies Open

  • 2005: Member of the Lawyer Council of Thailand
  • 2005: Ordinary Member of the Thai Bar Association

Employment Record Open

  • 2005-present: Watson Farley & Williams, Associate
  • 2001-2002: Somphop and Associate Law Office Co., Ltd.
  • 2001: Wangkadee Co., Ltd.