A message for ILCT’s 56th Anniversary from our Managing Director

ILCT has withstood the test of time for more than half a century before reaching the present milestone.

Our continued professional success is attributable to our ability to adapt to the changing business and legal environments. We have seamlessly moved from the age of paper- pushers to a digitized world of boundless opportunities. Opportunities that require a lot of energy and perseverance to capture. Never before have business and technology outpaced the law to such an extent. We now live in a surreal world of AI and the difficulties of reconciling this with the old world reality are beyond anyone’s grasp. Business law is in a state of flux, trying to keep pace with sophisticated and innovative business transactions; ILCT is at the leading edge of these developments. Our team comprises the cream of Thai universities. Many of our team members have studied abroad for their second law degrees which exposed them to different cultures and new approaches to problem-solving. Generations and generations of lawyers have walked the halls of ILCT, reminding one of the saying by Sir Edward Coke: “Out of auld fields must spring and grow the new Corne”.

We are also very grateful to our clients and friends without whose help and collaboration we would not have come this far. We look forward to receiving their continued patronage and assistance for our, as well as their success and prosperity in the next half century and beyond.

Webinar “PDPA Regulation Overview” by ILCT Ltd. will be held on July 22, 2022, at 09.30 – 12.30 (Free of charge)

Please, register at the link [https://bit.ly/webinar_ilct] or scan QR code from the poster within 20 July 2022.

We believe that the Personal Data Protection Act B.E. 2562 (2019) (PDPA), which came into effect on June 1, 2022, is necessary for everyone to recognize and understand in the course of performing his or her daily activities. Therefore, on the occasion of the ILCT’s 56th anniversary, we have organized a webinar entitled “PDPA Regulation Overview” for clients and other interested persons. In this webinar we will present an overview of the PDPA Act, its principles and practical guidelines, as well as other relevant laws and regulations.

More Detail Click Webinar “PDPA Regulation Overview”

ENTER AGE OF DIGITAL ASSETS: Real Estate Tokenization-Webinar on 24th August 2021 at 2p.m.


Thailand is facing a real estate crisis. A huge supply of prime commercial real estate is expected to hit the Thai market over the next few years. Meanwhile, the pandemic has eroded demand and limited access to capital for property developers who urgently seek alternative sources at a time when modern investors are warming up to digital assets and tokens. The timing couldn’t be better for real estate asset tokenization. Join the revolution!

AWR Lloyd brings an ensemble of experts at the forefront of this digital disruption in #digitalassets, #fintech, #realestate and #capitalmarkets to discuss the latest developments and future trends in the industry.


1) Palawi Bunnag, a Partner at ILCT, a pioneering international law firm engaging in the business law practice in Thailand.

2) Vincent Nguyen, the Founder & CEO of Tbox, a licensed ICO Portal in Thailand.

3) Robert Li, the CEO of Li & Co., an independent advisory & investment relations firm operating in Thailand and Hong Kong.

4) Aris Stamoulis, a managing director at AWR Lloyd, a boutique strategic management and financial advisory firm.


Please register at https://tinyurl.com/mtjj2hpd

ILCT Represented Rodenstock Management and Compass Partners in EUR 1.5 Bn Acquisition Deal

Apax Funds (Apax) has announced a EUR 1.5 billion acquisition deal to secure a leading manufacturer of premium ophthalmic lenses, Rodenstock Group (Rodenstock).

In this acquisition deal, ILCT acted for Rodenstock and Compass Partners for the sale of its shares in Rodenstock Group by way of conducting a full-blown due diligence investigation on Rodenstock Thailand. The works include: reviewing corporate structure/documents, material contracts, insurance policies, financial agreements, employment contracts, real estate/litigation matters and intellectual property assets etc.

Palawi Bunnag, our partner was the leading attorney of this deal.

Since this was a full-blown due diligence investigation, apart from our corporate department, we had also bought in our IP team, litigation team and real estate team to assist with the case, commented by Palawi Bunnag

This deal was published in Lawyer’s Monthly Magazine – May 2021 Issue on Page 75. To read online magazine click here: read more.


ILCT Trademark Team Recognized by World Trademark Review for 2 Years Running

We are pleased to announce that our trademark team led by our partner Ratinuch Kawnachaimongkol has been ranked as one of Thailand’s top trademark practitioner firms by World Trademark Review (WTR) for 2 consecutive years running (2020 & 2021).

The main contact persons of our Trademark Team are:

Ratinuch Kawnachaimongkol – Partner

Juthajit Sriprasart – Senior Associate

Pannapa Rittinaphakorn – Senior Associate

Congratulations to the trademark team for this outstanding achievement.

Quote from WTR

For over five decades, ILCT Ltd. has been providing solid IP advice based on its extensive knowledge in the field. The IP practice group was established in 1966 and today its offers cover everything from trademark clearance searches to licensing. Among the 27 dedicated IP practitioners that call the firm home is a multilingual trademark team, which offers advice in English, Thai and Mandarin.

ILCT’s Senior Partner, awarded with the Cross of Commander in the Order of the Crown

It is with our greatest pleasure to announce that one of our senior partners, the honorable Dr. Sutharm Valaisathien has been awarded with the Cross of Commander in the Order of the Crown (Commandeur de l’Ordre de la Couronne) by H.E. Ambassador Philippe Kridelka on behalf of His Majesty the King of the Belgians. The Order of the Crown is bestowed to Dr. Sutharm in recognition for his long year of diplomatic service. Moreover, Dr. Sutharm also resides as President of the Belgian-Luxembourg/Thai Chamber of Commerce where he had been holding the Presidency for the past decade (since 2001). After 10 years of Presidency, Dr Sutharm will become Honorary President of The Belgian-Luxembourg/Thai Chamber of Commerce. We, at ILCT are very proud of Dr Sutharm’s effort in straightening the diplomatic relation between Belgium and Thailand.

ILCT’s Corporate M&A Team has been nominated as Thailand’s Recommended law firm by Legal 500

We are pleased to announced that our Corporate M&A team has been nominated as Thailand’s recommended law firm by Legal 500.

Our Corporate M&A team employed personnel of diverse educational and technical backgrounds, most of whom are multilingual (Thai, English, Chinese, Japanese, French, Italian and Spanish), to form teams to deal with each matter by applying maximum diversified expertise. By this method and through our inter-office matrix system, we have developed an internationalist approach and have been able to service a wide cross-section of corporate and individual clients.

ILCT virtually represented Thailand at China Enterprises Going Global Risk Conference 2020

Only June 17, 2020, ILCT virtually represented Thailand at “China Enterprises Going Global Risk Conference 2020” hosted by Jiangtai Insurance Broker Co. Ltd. ,

This ongoing event is aimed to further global cooperation between Chinese businesses and the other countries. The event featured the presentation of international policies and other related issues in order to minimize risks when conducting business or starting up overseas.

Recording of the event: http://ceggrc.jiangtai.com/

ILCT joined webinar by the Thai Securities & Exchange Commission on: Fundraising in the digital age

On May 14, 2020, our resident partner Ms. Palawi Bunnag joined a webinar hosted by the Thai Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) on “Fundraising in a digital age: เทรนด์การระดมทุนหลัง COVID-19”. 

Ms. Palawi is at the forefront of Thailand’s Fintech industry and currently assisting multiple businesses with the “Initial Coin Offering (ICO)”. ICO is a new way to raise funds with company raising money to create a new coin, app, or service launches an ICO.

ICO หรือชื่อเต็มคือ Initial Coin Offering คือการระดมทุนแบบดิจิทัลด้วยการเสนอขายโทเ​​​คนดิจิทัล ผ่านระบบบล็อกเชนต่อสาธารณชน โดยผู้ระดมทุนจะเป็นผู้ออกโทเคนดิจิทัล มาแลกกับเงินดิจิทัล (cryptocurrency) และเงินสด (fiat money). 

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