Bangkok International Associates was founded in 1988 as the Thailand branch office of Australian law firm Freehills. In 1991, Ronald J. Cristal (Ronachai Krisadaolarn) took over the business as managing director, a position that he still holds today.
We specialize in representing foreign companies investing in Thailand, and foreign companies or foreign - Thai joint ventures operating in Thailand. We are able to deal with corporate and commercial law, joint ventures, banking and security, debt restructuring, taxation, labor, commercial and residential property, intellectual property, telecoms, IT and e-commerce and litigation.
After over 20 years of operations, the goodwill of the firm is based on our relationships with existing clients and referrals by existing clients. We also have long established relationships with leading foreign law firms in Singapore, Hong Kong, the United States, China, Australia, Germany, the United Kingdom, Malaysia and elsewhere.
Our team consists of 14 lawyers (3 of whom are foreign qualified and 11 are admitted to practice in Thailand) supported by administrative, accounting and IT staff and state of the art technology.
Our clients benefit from our pooled foreign and Thai expertise. We have a wide variety of expertise and specialization. We work individually or collectively as a team and our clients are able to draw on the experience of all our lawyers.