Mergers & Acquisitions and Foreign Direct Investment in Thailand
Abdulrahim Place, 31st Floor, 990 Rama 4 Road, Bangkok, 10500
Blumenthal Richter & Sumet helps clients make confident business decisions. As one of the longest-established law firms in Thailand, we combine the experience, entrepreneurship and business acumen to understand our clients’ businesses and solve their increasingly complex challenges. As our clients are the cornerstone of our firm, we are constantly innovating and using leading-edge technologies to provide a range of benefits to our clients, from having an elevated client experience and improved efficiencies, to developing more pragmatic business approaches and identifying new opportunities.
Our licensed Thai, European and U.S. attorneys understand your business and take an entrepreneurial approach, while serving as a counterpart to your business who knows the law. Working as a team, we help you navigate not only your legal issues but the factors affecting your industry. Our experience in the automotive, chemicals, real estate, hotels and hospitality, logistics, cosmetics, energy, financial, technology, media and telecommunications sectors gives us the market perspective to understand your needs and add value for our clients to succeed.
Our areas of services include Corporate and Commercial / M&A, Foreign Direct Investment, Real Estate and Construction, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Tax and Customs, Tech-Media-Telecoms (TMT), Regulatory Compliance and Data Privacy, Hospitality and Lifestyle, Intellectual Property, Capital Markets, Banking and Project Finance, Labour and Employment, Energy and Infrastructure, Immigration and Foreign Employment 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, Foreign Direct Investment, Insolvency, 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 7,500 attorneys in 150 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 The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. 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. The firm’s TMT department is ranked in Tier 1 for TMT in Thailand by The Legal 500.
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.
The Euromoney Plc International Tax Review Asia Tax Awards also nominated BRS for the Thailand Tax Disputes Firm of the Year awards, and Senior Partner Sumet Mingmongkolmitr was shortlisted for the Asia Indirect Tax Practice Leader of the Year award. The awards recognize remarkable achievements and developments by international tax professionals across the Asia-Pacific region.Show more +
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.Show more +