2018 Leading Adviser Supplement

Acquisition International - Leading Advisers 2018 205 1803AI17 Acquisi i Intern tional - Is ue 5 2018 83 James and Partners is an experienced Thai law firm that has achieved outstanding results for domestic and international clients in both legal counseling and complex litigation requiring English language skills. We profile the firm, and Founder Nakrit Sawettanan, who was recently named Leading Foreign Investment Adviser of the Year, Thailand in our prestigious in our 2018 Leading Adviser Awards, to find out more. s a founder and advisor for James & Partners Law Offices, Mr.Nakrit Sawettanan is an international solicitor / lawyer with more than 29 years of experience in both Thailand and US in corporate, commercial, joint ventures, purchases and sales of assets and shares, arbitration and litigation. In the commercial field, he has worked together with a British-American law firm in securitization deals and in reviewing various types of draft commercial agreements. He also had experience working in a jointly with an American company in Chicago. Previously he advised a law firm in New York on several matters of law and business law in Singapore on the matter of business laws of Thailand. In project finance matters he represented more than ten Thai lenders, also liaising with another London law firm on behalf of foreign banks and investors. He has also represented foreign advisors in Thailand such as in the project of the newest and biggest international airport which was Flughafen Munchen GmbH, a state-owned enterprise that operates Munich Airport. Additionally, he has provided substantial legal advice and opinions to various Thai Government Ministries, civil servants and judges and acted as legal counsel to the largest waste water management project worth more than Baht 23 Billion. In relation to maritime law cases he represented multinational companies such as the greek ship owner company that transported oil to and from Thailand. The co-ordination and supervision was also made from another client which is a reputable P & I Club in London. In summary Mr.Nakrit had in Thailand substantial experience in dealing and coordinating among clients, clients and other leading international law firms in several multinational financing, large scale securitization portfolio, high profile commercial transactions, several reputable arbitration and litigation cases. Mr.Nakrit received his LL.B. (Honors) in 1982 ranking in the top of his class at the faculty of law, Thammasat University in Thailand. In 1989 he Leading theWay in ForeignInvestment Law A 1803AI42 graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) with an LL.M. His legal career includes over twenty years of experience in the areas of corporate, commercial and business law, litigation, including a four-year stint with a law firm in the United States. In the term of Thai Governmental Positions, Mr.Nakrit had experiences in acting as advisor to Minister of Transportation and advisor to Minister of Agricultural and Co-operative Affairs of Thailand. At present Mr.Nakrit is an Ordinary Member of the Thai Bar Association (Legal Education Institution); Member of the Law Society of Thailand; Member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). He has appeared in the press and lawyer magazine as a model role for young lawyers. Over the years, James & Partners Law Offices has provided legal advice and assistance in corporate and international commercial transactions including projects involving professional services and several high profile litigation cases. In addition, the firm has provided legal assistance and advice to the leading financial institutions, major international clients such as Munich Airport (Flughafen Munchen Gmbh) which is a State Enterprise, reputable Thai clients such as Black Canyon, governmental entities such as Pollution Control Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and highly respectable individuals such as former President and constitution court judges. Looking ahead, the firm will continue to offer its exceptional expert advice to its valued clients as it seeks to grow and prosper in this increasingly competitive market. Company: James & Partners Law Offices Contact: Nakrit Sawettanan Address: 66 Q-House Asoke Building, 11th Floor, Suite 1113, Sukhumvit 21 Road, Klongtoey Nua, Wattana, 10110, Thailand Phone: 0066 2 664 1795 Website: http://lawyer-thailand.com/ For ign Inv stme t Advis r of the Year, Thailand

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