Supawat Srirungruang ranks highly among peers in the Asia-Pacific market thanks to the first-rate counsel he delivers to clients on customs law and compliance.
Supawat is a partner in the Bangkok office of Rajah & Tann, the largest legal services provider in South East Asia headquartered in Singapore.
Prior to joining Rajah & Tann, Supawat had more than 14 years’ experience working for leading American and Australian-based international law firms. He focuses his practice on customs laws, regulatory compliance, dispute resolution, anti-bribery, competition law, infrastructure project development and international trade laws.
Supawat has advised clients on various customs disputes in Thailand, particularly those involving highly regulated industries such as tobacco, alcohol, power plant and automotive. Notable cases include representation in tax court proceedings of a leading tobacco importer against Thai customs on an uplift of their declared customs values on imports from the Philippines; and representation of a leading automotive company in a tariff classification dispute with Thai Customs.
Supawat has also advised on many infrastructure projects, including the State Railway of Thailand in connection with the High Speed Railway Project between the Thai and Chinese governments.
Rajah & Tann’s Bangkok office is a full-service law firm with 60 lawyers. The office’s dispute resolution team 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.
Supawat is one of only four attorneys recognised in Who's Who Legal: Trade & Customs 2018 and 2019 for Thailand.