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Senior Associate- Litigation

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An exciting opportunity to join a full-service multi-national law firm, that has an outstanding history in Bangkok for over 4 decades is seeking to recruit a Senior Associate- Litigation (x1 vacancy). The law firm comprises of a mix of licensed Thai, European and U.S. attorneys, advising on international commercial and industrial enterprises, government agencies, NGOs, private entrepreneurs and start-ups, in Thailand and abroad.

About the Senior Associate- Litigation Role:

This role requires you to be a leading figure in the litigation team of the firm to ensure that the firm offers dispute resolution and litigation services to their clients, of the highest quality. Furthermore, you will advise clients about legal issues arising in the process of lawsuits or doing business in Thailand, such as compliance, labour affairs, civil lawsuit as well as assist them to branch into Thailand by way of M&A or establishment of a subsidiary. This role offers a competitive base salary with competitive benefits.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage case files from inception through to appeal
  • Handle all facets of litigation from depositions, to motion practice, arbitration and trial
  • Consult and report to clients; including case assessment, legal analysis, and resolution strategy
  • Advocate in the Thai Courts including Civil Court, Criminal Court, Bankruptcy Court, International Trade and Intellectual Property Court, Labour Court, and Juvenile and Family Court
  • Plan out litigation strategies to claim against the counter party or defend the client
  • Lead and organise background information and documentation required for court hearings including drafting and reviewing court documents including but not limited to plaint, defence, motions and petitions
  • Review discovery documents and define the best course of action
  • Conduct legal research and draft legal opinions
  • Collaborate to investigate the allegations and formulate responses
  • Negotiation of settlements
  • Provide and recommendations on legal substance of the case
  • Manage cases, draft lawsuits, petitions to the court and other legal documents
  • Being able to communicate to clients and maintaining good relationship with them

To be successful in this role, you will be a qualified litigator admitted to practice law in Thailand and have demonstrated experience working on a range of litigious or regulatory matters in a private practice environment.

Key Requirements:

  • Bachelor of laws (LL.B.) and preferably a Master of laws (LL.M.)
  • Possess Lawyer License
  • Minimum 10 years of litigation experience
  • Have a strong legal knowledge relating to trial procedures
  • Experienced in arbitration and international arbitration is a plus
  • Proven technical and practical knowledge of civil and criminal procedural laws
  • Experience with case management
  • Proficient in both spoken and written English
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, limited-time environment
  • Familiarity with a variety of practice areas and ability to get along with many different work styles
  • Strong ability to multi-task; excellent organisational skills, meticulous attention to detail, excellent writing and proofreading skills
  • Experience with team management and project work
  • Professional attitude and strong personal ethics

Our client has been ranked consistently as a “Leading Law Firm” by independent legal directories, including Chambers and The Legal 500. Individual departments and partners have been recognised year-on-year for individual contributions to the legal profession, their clients, and for the ongoing quality of their legal expertise. Their lawyers possess a wide range of skills and operate to global standards of best practice and business conduct. Its international legal advisors and sector specialists, organised into legal practice groups, have been actively engaged in the business community and business developments in Thailand for over 40 years.

An excellent academic record, a high level of skill in communication and detail-oriented are also required to be effective in this role.

To apply for this role or find out more, please contact Josh Carew on +66 2 344 4800 or email to josh.carew@robertwalters.co.th

Due to the high volume of applications, our team will only be in touch if your application is shortlisted.

Robert Walters Recruitment (Thailand) Limited
Recruitment License No.: น. 1188 / 2551

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Legal

Focus: Commercial Law

Industry: Legal

Salary: Competitive Benefits

Workplace Type: On-site

Experience Level: Senior Management

Location: Bangkok Province

Job Reference: CIMY0F-941705CC

Date posted: 06 June 2024

Consultant: Josh Carew

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