Ratthakarn is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution Group.

Ratthakarn has served as lead trial lawyer in high profile multi-jurisdictional cases for the past 25 years.

He specialises in international trade, commercial disputes, business crime, arbitration and employment law. He has vast experience in the energy, maritime and insurance sectors and has acted as a legal expert witness in many international arbitrations, and English, Singapore and Hong Kong High Court cases.

Ratthakarn also has extensive experience in acting for major clients in proceedings under a number of arbitration rules including the ICC, SIAC, KCAB, TAI, THAC, OIC and ad hoc arbitrations under UNCITRAL rules.

He is recognised as a leading lawyer for dispute resolution in Thailand by legal directories Legal 500 Asia Pacific and Chambers Asia Pacific. In 2020, they noted “he has an amazing level of confidence and knowledge” and that “he is very reassuring and has a great appreciation for how Thai courts work.”

Ratthakarn is fluent in Thai and English.

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Education

  1. 1999 · Institute of Maritime Law, Faculty of Law, University of Southampton, UK Certificate, Maritime Law Short Course
  2. 1993 · Qualified to practice (First Class licence)
  3. 1992 · Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand LL.B

memberships & associations

  1. Registered Foreign Lawyer, Solicitors Regulation Authority, UK
  2. Associate member, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK
  3. Arbitration Committee, ICC Thailand
  4. Thai Bar Association
  5. Lawyers Council of Thailand