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Asia-Pacific Guide
Firm Profile

Blumenthal Richter & Sumet

Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • Abdulrahim Place (31st Floor)
  • 990 Rama 4 Road
  • Bangkok
  • Bangkok
  • Thailand
  • 10500

Firm profile submitted by Blumenthal Richter & Sumet

Managing Partners: Partnership Committee
Number of partners: 9
Number of lawyers: 35
Languages: English, German, Thai

Established in 1976, BRS is a Thailand-based independent law firm that operates to international standards of ethics, best practice and business conduct. The firm provides multi-jurisdictional perspectives to a diverse and prestigious global client base, and advises on corporate and commercial matters and cross-border financial transactions and investment projects in Thailand and the ASEAN region.

Corporate & Commercial:
BRS is counsel to leading international commercial and industrial enterprises, as well as governments, institutions, and individuals in connection with their respective business affairs in Thailand and South East Asia. The firm is widely recognised for the comprehensiveness and quality of its due diligence processes, and advises on a broad spectrum of cross-border transactions including corporate governance, structuring and negotiating joint ventures, M&A, and selling and purchasing shares and assets.

Foreign Direct Investment:
BRS has longstanding industry-wide experience in navigating foreign direct investment laws and regulations, developing market entry strategies for foreign manufacturers, service and trading companies, and advising on relevant regulatory aspects, such as Thai Board of Investment promotion. The firm is regularly engaged to work on turnkey projects and manages all aspects of start-up, appraisal, and execution (including purchasing, construction, implementation, and operations) for its foreign-based clients.

Real Estate & Construction:
BRS has a wealth of experience acting on behalf of clients in both local and regional markets, and is renowned for its effectiveness in managing cross-border transactions in the ASEAN region. Its real estate specialists advise multinational corporations, institutional investors, private equity funds, SMEs, and entrepreneurs on a wide range of domestic and commercial transactions, involving real estate assets of all types and classes.

Dispute Resolution & Litigation:
The firm’s dispute resolution attorneys are seasoned practitioners with respect to litigation and arbitration proceedings, police investigations and regulatory inquiries by different authorities, and practice in all courts in Thailand.

Tax & Customs:
The firm’s tax specialists have established a reputation for innovative tax planning, and provide regulatory advice on corporate income tax, VAT matters, joint venture taxation, transfer pricing, and international tax treaties. Its attorneys are regularly called upon to interpret and classify tariff codes and to challenge decisions by customs officers regarding items of conflict.

Technology, Media, Telecoms:
BRS is counsel to some of the largest international software and telecom companies operating in Thailand today. Its TMT practitioners have previously held senior positions with publicly listed (NASDAQ & NYSE) telecom and engineering companies, and provide practical and commercially-oriented advice on broadcast/telecom licensing and information technology transactions.

Intellectual Property:
BRS assists local and foreign clients with the creation, registration, licensing, and protection of copyrights, trademarks, and patents in Thailand and regularly advises on corporate plans and strategies affecting its clients’ IP concerns and business interests.

Regulatory Compliance:
BRS provides strategic commercial advice on how to set up, maintain, and update controls to ensure full compliance with Thai government rules and regulations. Its corporate governance and regulatory compliance attorneys are counsel to local, US, and European multinational corporations, and are regularly engaged to provide direct training on anti-bribery and trade competition law to employers and employees with respect to their Thai operations.

Labour & Employment:
The firm’s labour and employment practitioners are well versed in the complexities of modern workforce management and deliver practical, commercial solutions to employment issues, including compliance with Thailand’s Labour Protection Act and the laws governing minimum wage rates. They advise on structuring, negotiating, and drafting all types of employment contract, benefit and compensation plans, individual/ group severance arrangements, work rules and regulations, and on resolving industrial relations disputes.

Project Finance:
BRS offers best-in-class advice on legal matters linked to the process of borrowing and lending money for commercial projects. The firm has expertise in all types of project but specialises in estate and business law
in relation to real estate ventures, construction projects, and condominium development.