Banking & Finance and Real Estate and Corporate Law 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 – 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.Show more +