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Robert H. Schuler

Senior Partner Blumenthal Richter & Sumet

Member Details

  • Thailand

Exclusive IR Member for:

  • Real Estate
  • Project Finance
Abdulrahim Place, 31st Floor 990 Rama 4 Road
Bangkok 10500 Thailand

Committee Member

Robert is continuing as a Committee Member for the Asia/Pacific Forum in 2020.

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Senior Partner – Robert H. Schuler

Mr. Robert H. Schuler has over 18 years’ experience in Southeast Asia’s real estate and real estate finance markets. He is a reference point for international leaders in hospitality, leisure and tourism and has handled some of the most significant real estate transactions and development projects in Thailand. In 2014 alone, he handled transactions and projects with a value in excess of USD 350,000,000.

Mr. Schuler’s efforts have been key to transforming BRS into one of the most trusted independent providers of real estate counsel in the region. Educated at the prestigious University of Wisconsin–Madison in the United States, he is one of Thailand’s few elite level real estate practitioners. His achievements are even more noteworthy given that he operates in one of the most challenging markets for foreigners, and given the diverse nature of cases that he chooses to handle.

Robert provides legal counsel to multi-national corporations, private equity funds, SMEs, entrepreneurs and high-net-worth individuals on a wide range of domestic and commercial transactions, involving real estate assets of all types and classes. Within the context of these transactions, Robert has experience acting on behalf of buyers and sellers, developers, equity investors, lenders, and owners and operators. He possesses in-depth knowledge of both local and regional real estate markets and is highly effective in managing cross-border transactions throughout the ASEAN region.

Robert is admitted to practice law in the state of Wisconsin and is a member of the Wisconsin State Bar. He graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from Morehouse College in America, before reading for M.Sc. (Finance) and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Wisconsin—Madison.

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 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 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.

In the Euromoney Plc International Tax Review’s Asia Tax Awards 2020, Sumet Mingmongkolmitr, Senior Partner, and BRS were nominated for the Asia Indirect Tax Practice Leader of the Year and Thailand Tax Disputes Firm of the Year awards. The awards recognize remarkable achievements and developments by international tax professionals across the Asia-Pacific region.

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.”