Melisa Uremovic enjoys a strong international reputation for her deep knowledge of trade and customs law and regulation across the Asia Pacific region.
Melisa is a partner in the Bangkok office of Rajah & Tann, the largest legal services provider in South East Asia headquartered in Singapore.
Melisa has more than 20 years’ experience in Thailand, representing multinationals in trade and customs matters, as in all aspects of their licensing and compliance requirements.
Melisa has worked on some of the largest customs disputes in Thailand, particularly those involving highly regulated products in the tobacco, alcohol and automotive industries. She works with clients in anti-dumping, safeguard and subsidies matters, and extensively advises on the use of bilateral and multilateral investment agreements.
Melisa has assisted many companies in establishing or restructuring trading and manufacturing operations in Thailand. She has a particular expertise in complex regulatory matters involving foreign ownership issues, anti-corruption, competition and data protection, focusing on both compliance and investigations.
Rajah & Tann's Bangkok office is a full-service law firm with 60 lawyers; Melisa works closely with her colleagues in customs audit and other investigations matters. In particular, Melisa works closely with the office's dispute resolution team, which is recognised in publications such as The Legal 500: Asia Pacific for its extensive experience in customs and tax litigation matters as well as in representing clients in regulatory investigations.
Melisa is one of only four attorneys recognised in Who's Who Legal: Trade & Customs 2018 and 2019 for Thailand.