Kudun and Partners Promotes Two New Partners; Thitawan in Capital Markets Practice and Kongwat in Dispute Resolution, Litigation and Arbitration Practice

New Partners

It is with great pleasure that we announce the promotion of Thitawan Thanasombatpaisarn and Kongwat Akaramanee to partners of Kudun and Partners. Thitawan, our new capital markets partner, and Kongwat, our new dispute resolution partner, have been valued members of our team for many years, and has consistently demonstrated exceptional legal acumen and a deep commitment to our clients. We are certain that our new partners will play a vital role in shaping the direction of the firm and driving our sustained growth.

Kudun Sukhumananda, founding partner of the firm, conveyed his sincerest congratulations to both partners – “Congratulations to Thitawan and Kongwat on being promoted to partner at our firm! It is a well-deserved recognition of your hard work, devotion, and exceptional contributions to the success of our clients and the firm, particularly in the face of the many challenges posed by the pandemic over the last few years. Achieving partnership is no easy feat, as it requires a culmination of many years of hard work and extremely effective client interactions. Your expertise, experience, and excellent abilities will be a valuable addition to the partnership. I look forward to continuing to collaborate with you and celebrating our many successes together!”

With the new promotion, our firm now has 12 partners in the non-contentious practice and 5 partners in the contentious practice, making a total of 17 partners with over 50 associates.

About Thitawan Thanasombatpaisarn

Thitawan is a partner in the Capital Markets Practice Group in Kudun and Partners. She has a wealth of experience in providing advice on establishing corporate entities, assisting with corporate compliance issues, and highly adept in advising on Thailand’s securities laws and regulations, which include all regulations related to both equity and debt offerings, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, takeover and other issues of the companies listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

Thitawan was an associate with Weerawong, Chinnavat, and Partners before finally joining the firm as a senior associate in 2020. She graduated with a Bachelor of Law (First Class Honors) from the prestigious Chulalongkorn University and she is a qualified notarial services attorney and a member of the Lawyer Council of Thailand.

She was recognized as the “Rising star lawyer in Capital Markets” for two consecutive years since 2022 by Asialaw. According to Asialaw’s research, the client credits her for being “very knowledgeable in equity-related capital markets transactions. She is very approachable and proactive in listening. I would credit her as a person who is good at mediating conflicts and a leader of this practice area.”

About Kongwat Akaramanee

Kongwat is a partner in the Dispute Resolution, Litigation and Arbitration Practice Group in Kudun and Partners. He possesses extensive experience in dispute resolution, commercial and business litigation, disputes involving administrative and labour issues, restructuring and insolvency, and arbitration matters. He acts as a trusted advisor to numerous domestic and international clients, particularly on compensation claims, EPC contract disputes, and tax disputes. His expertise extends across multiple industries including finance & securities, construction services, information & communications technology, energy & utilities, and property development.

Kongwat worked with FBLP Legal, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Blumenthal, Richer & Sumet (BRS), Watson, Farley, and Williams and Siam Premier International Law Office before joining Kudun and Partners in 2018. He graduated in Bachelor of Law from Assumption University and obtained his Masters of Law from Ramkhamhaeng University. He is a qualified notarial services attorney and a member of the lawyer council of Thailand.

He was recognized as the “Rising star lawyer in Dispute Resolution” for two consecutive years since 2022 by Asialaw. His client praised him for “always showing his willingness to assist us regardless of the urgency of any matters. He is responsive and gets back with his reasonable legal advice within the deadline. He follows up on the matters with his client and always delivers his work in a timely manner.”