Boutique law firm Formichella & Sritawat works for clients across the media, engineering, manufacturing and investment service industries, IT, and telecom matters and is known for its expertise in the telecom licensing framework. The team also advises local and foreign businesses to enter Thailand’s digital economy and technology space. Practice leader John Formichella has significant experience in technology transactions and advises on data privacy, cyber security, cloud computing, and e-commerce matters. They also work on regulatory compliance, cyber security, and data security matters for customers.
Formichella & Sritawat partners have over 40+ years of experience practicing corporate law. Their corporate law practice deals with general and specific foreign ownership rules, establishment, corporate acquisitions, due diligence, shareholder rights, corporate governance, and the Secretariat. Their corporate practice regularly advises on general corporate matters such as foreign investment strategy, shareholder agreement manager control strategy, economic control strategy, foreign trade licensing, representative offices, and agencies.
Dispute Resolution & Litigation
Their litigation practice works in all the courts in Thailand, both civil and criminal, and the more specialized courts such as Administrative, Family, and Tax, with particular emphasis on commercial disputes.
Litigation and dispute resolution is a core competency of Formichella & Sritawat, from pre-trial negotiations, documentation, and preparation for trial, injunctions, summary judgment applications, and trial, to appeals and enforcement proceedings. With their expertise and experience, they will guide you to practical, creative, and cost-effective solutions, no matter the nature of a dispute.
Some common situations are as follows:
- Shareholder disputes/director liabilities
- Intellectual property infringement
- Estate/beneficiary disputes
- Financial services and misrepresentation claims
- Real estate disputes
- Civil/criminal fraud claims
- Criminal defense
- Breach of contract/covenant claims
- Professional negligence
- Injunctions/disclosure orders
- Conflict of laws and jurisdictional disputes
- Banking litigation
- International court enforcements
- Matrimonial matters
Bankruptcy and restructuring:
Their bankruptcy practice helps both debtors and creditors through Thai bankruptcy law processes. Their experience ranges from liquidation to restructuring. Their restructuring practice is well-experienced in financial and organizational structure reconstruction and rehabilitation plans. Through their criminal practice, they also represent the victims of bankruptcy fraud.
Some of their most recent experiences include:
- They consulted and represented a group of entertainment and hospitality companies on corporate structures and bankruptcy claims, including negotiations with debtors and creditors and a rehabilitation plan.
- They advised the Japanese mining and manufacturing conglomerate for the corporate restructuring of its Thai companies due to the disruption of the Covid epidemic.
Their Data Privacy And Cybercrime:
Their privacy attorneys handle regulatory compliance and privacy issues for a group of clients doing business in Thailand and abroad. They also provide advice on data privacy and cyber-security compliance matters.
Data privacy is the legal framework for how natural individuals obtain, use and store data. Data privacy laws are still being developed in Thailand but rely heavily on Europe’s GDPR and Fair Information Practice Principles (FIPP).
Their TMT (Telecommunications, media, and technology) practice is strong and highly experienced, representing some of the largest multinational telecommunications and technology companies in Thailand with their affairs.
TMT is a fast and constantly changing field of law, especially in fast-developing countries. TMT advocates need to be forward-thinking and adaptable to the continuous and continuous development of new technologies. For their TMT clients, they stay close to developments and are aware of the potential legal issues surrounding technological advances as they may apply to the law.