Thailand and the Legality of E-signatures
Published 06 Nov, 2018
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John Formichella is a partner at Blumenthal Richter & Sumet (BRS), having practiced with the firm since 2005. Prior to joining BRS, John was an attorney at Minter Ellison practicing out of the firm's Bangkok offices in the corporate practice group from 2001 - 2005. Prior to joining Minter Ellison, John was Vice President/General Counsel of WHEREVER.net Holding Corporation (a NASDAQ listed telecom company based in Hong Kong), and was an associate for the East West International Law Offices in Taipei, Taiwan from 1996-1999. John practices in the areas of Telecommunication Media Technology, Corporate, Regulatory Compliance, Due Diligence, Employment Law, and general commercial agreements with jurisdiction experience covering Thailand, India, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Laos. John has been a recommended lawyer by both the Legal 500 and Chambers in Telecommunications, Media, and Technology sector. John graduated from the State University of New York (Buffalo) earning a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts (Economics), and a Juris Doctor degree. John also studied at the Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Law in Bangkok. John is admitted to practice law in Washington, D.C. and is a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association.
Blumenthal Richter & Sumet (BRS) is a full service independent law firm that has been operating in Thailand since 1976. The firm advises leading international commercial and industrial enterprises, as well as governments, in-house counsel, and other international law firms with respect to matters in Thailand and Southeast Asia.
BRS operates to global standards of ethics, best practice, and business conduct and specializes in each of the following areas: • Corporate Law • Foreign Direct Investment • Real Estate & Construction • Commercial Transactions • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) • Dispute Resolution & Litigation • Tax & Customs • Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT) • Intellectual Property • Regulatory Compliance • Labour & Employment • Project Finance • Energy & Infrastructure • Bankruptcy.
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.
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.
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