Asia law recognizes 11 KAP lawyers in the latest 2023 individual rankings

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We are delighted to announce that a total of 11 partners of Kudun and Partners (KAP) have received impressive recognition by Asialaw’s latest individual rankings in their respective key practice areas. In addition to the nine legal practitioners recognized last year, three more partners were recognized as Rising Stars this year; Ekachai Chotipitayasunon in Corporate M&A, Kongkoch Yongsavasdikul in Capital markets, and Niruch Winiyakul in Dispute Resolution. Altogether, KAP has four notable practitioners and seven rising stars, each an expert in their areas of law.

Asialaw is Asia’s most authoritative legal directory, and a lawyer’s recognition is based on thorough market consultation focusing solely on Asia.

“We are humbled by the continuous recognition accorded to our lawyers, and we are deeply grateful to our clients, industry peers and friends for your support and encouragement. Your efforts in getting us recognized is a strong motivation for us to keep doing what we do best to serve you,” said Kudun Sukhumananda, managing partner of the firm.

The practice areas in which the team is recognized are:

Capital Markets

    • Kom Vachiravarakarn, Partner, Rising Star
    • Kongkoch Yongsavasdikul, Partner, Rising Star
    • Thitawan Thanasombatpaisarn, Partner, Rising Star


Corporate M&A

    • Kudun Sukhumananda, Partner, Notable Practitioner
    • Kom Vachiravarakarn, Partner, Rising Star
    • Ekachai Chotipitayasunon, Partner, Rising Star
    • Peerasanti Somritutai, Partner, Rising Star


Dispute Resolution

    • Somboon Sangrungjang, Partner, Notable Practitioner
    • Pariyapol Kamolsilp, Partner, Notable Practitioner
    • Niruch Winiyakul, Partner, Rising Star
    • Kongwat Akaramanee, Partner, Rising Star


Restructuring and Insolvency

    • Saravut Krailadsiri, Partner, Notable Practitioner



    • Saravut Krailadsiri, Partner, Notable Practitioner


Real Estate

    • Kudun Sukhumananda, Partner, Notable Practitioner



    • Kudun Sukhumananda, Partner, Notable Practitioner


Technology and Communications

    • Kudun Sukhumananda, Partner, Notable Practitioner

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Asialaw, 2022/2023 commentary

Kudun and Partners is a young and energetic full-service firm that has grown rapidly in the past few years, pulling in talent from competitors and being hailed as a firm to watch by peers. The firm has established a dedicated China practice staffed with native Chinese speakers and it is now part of the legal network, World Services Group, as the Thailand representative. Partner and key contact Kudun Sukhumananda has expertise in capital markets, corporate and M&A, banking and finance, real estate, infrastructure funds and energy. Partner Emi Rowse has recently joined the firm in 2022 to add to its dispute resolution practice.

Client feedback 

Ekachai Chotpitayasunon 

“He is smart and has comprehensive legal knowledge.” 

Emi Rowse 

“She is quite good and provides quality legal work for clients.” 

Peerasanti Somritutai 

“A veteran lawyer who has great foresight and is very personable.” 

Niruch Winiyakul 

“Niruch is an attentive listener and innovative in his approach to our needs.” 


Asialaw, a part of Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC 2022, is the only legal directory featuring comprehensive analysis of Asia’s regional and domestic firms and leading lawyers from the region.

We would like to express our gratitude to the Asialaw’s research team for their unwavering commitment to continuously identifying the region’s best law firms across different jurisdictions. It is an honor for us that our dedication has been recognized, and we are determined to provide world-class legal services to our clients.

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