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Andreas C. Richter

Senior Partner Blumenthal Richter & Sumet

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  • Thailand

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  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Foreign Direct Investment
Abdulrahim Place, 31st Floor 990 Rama 4 Road
Bangkok 10500 Thailand

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Senior Partner – Andreas C. Richter

Mr. Andreas C. Richter is legal counsel to some of the leading international enterprises doing business in Thailand and Southeast Asia. A partner at Blumenthal Richter & Sumet since 1996, Andreas has played a pivotal role in transforming BRS into one of the largest independent law firms in Thailand.

Andreas specializes in corporate, commercial and business law and regularly advises North American, European and Japanese multi-national corporations, SMEs, as well as start-up companies and high-net-worth individuals in connection with their respective business affairs on, inter alia: Thailand market entry strategies; the establishment of wholly foreign-owned subsidiary companies in Thailand and related licensing and permitting issues; Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) promotion; joint ventures; cross-border M&A; labour relations; and intellectual property protection.

Andreas has worked as a team leader on the negotiation, preparation and implementation of some of the region’s most significant investment projects of chemical, food, and automotive supplier manufacturing facilities, as well as regional service and distribution companies. He is regularly called upon to render specialist advice to prominent foreign law firms whose clients are entering the Thailand market and to assist with Thailand related aspects of global transactions and acquisitions.

Andreas is a Thai-German national and obtained his law degree from the University of Hamburg in Germany. He is a certified director and graduate member of the Thai Institute of Directors, and a member of the Hamburg Bar Association and the Inter-Pacific Bar Association.

Andreas is a former Chairman of the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand Law Committee, and, for six years, represented the Asia-Pacific region as Vice-Chair on the International Board of Directors of INTERLAW, a global association of independent business law firms. Andreas is currently serving his fifth term on the Board of Directors of the German-Thai Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the International School Bangkok.

Andreas is regularly awarded recognition as a ‘Recommended Lawyer’ by leading international legal publications, including Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500.

Firm Description

Blumenthal Richter & Sumet (BRS) is a full-service law firm that helps leading international and domestic companies to expand into new markets, grow their businesses and navigate increasingly complex regulatory frameworks. For more than 40 years, we have built a reputation for providing international standards of legal service, harnessing insightful local knowledge and operating to the highest degree of integrity at all times. Our licensed Thai, European and U.S. attorneys are client driven and focused on helping you achieve your goals. Working as a team, we strive to deliver the right outcome and tackle not only your legal issues but the factors affecting your industry. Our experience in the automotive, manufacturing, infrastructure, construction, transport, mining, chemicals, technology, media, telecommunications, real estate, hospitality, oil and gas, coal, renewables, insurance and pharmaceutical industries gives us the market perspective to understand your needs.

Our areas of service include Corporate and Commercial / M&A, Foreign Direct Investment, Real Estate and Construction, Tax and Customs, Tech-Media-Telecoms (TMT), Regulatory Compliance, Dispute Resolution and Litigation, Labour and Employment, Immigration and Foreign Employment, Hospitality and Lifestyle, Banking and Project Finance, Energy and Infrastructure, Intellectual Property, Capital Markets and Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Business Reorganization.

BRS is the exclusive Thailand representative of IR-GLOBAL, the largest and fastest-growing international professional services network, for Corporate Law, Project Finance, M&A, Real Estate, and TMT. BRS is also the exclusive Thailand representative of INTERLAW, the preferred law firm network for companies doing business internationally. With more than 5,000 attorneys in 125 cities worldwide, INTERLAW is ranked as a “Tier 1, Elite Law Firm Network” and—together with IR-GLOBAL—provides BRS with access to specialist legal practitioners in every major worldwide jurisdiction.

BRS has been ranked consistently as a “Leading Firm” by the legal profession’s foremost independent directories, including Chambers and The Legal 500. Individual departments and partners have been recognized year on year by both legal publications for successfully representing their clients’ interests and for the ongoing quality of their expertise.

And recently, The Legal 500 shortlisted BRS for the “TMT Law Firm of the Year” award in its inaugural Southeast Asia Legal Awards. BRS was the only firm in Thailand nominated for this award, which recognizes the leading legal practitioners for both private practice and in-house in the region. The shortlist was determined through the annual The Legal 500 research process, which involves firm submissions, client referees and independent research.

This award comes on the heels of BRS achieving a Tier 1 ranking for TMT in Thailand in The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2020John P. Formichella, Partner and head of our TMT practice, was also ranked individually as a “Leading Individual” in this area. Commenting on the nomination, John attributed it to “teamwork, industry expertise and practical solutions we provide for clients.”