Kudun and Partners




Kudun and Partners is a young and energetic full-service firm that has grown rapidly in the past few years, pulling in talent from competitors and being hailed as a firm to watch by peers. The firm has established a dedicated China practice staffed with native Chinese speakers and it is now part of the legal network, World Services Group, as the Thailand representative. Partner and key contact Kudun Sukhumananda has expertise in capital markets, corporate and M&A, banking and finance, real estate, infrastructure funds and energy. Partner Emi Rowse has recently joined the firm in 2022 to add to its dispute resolution practice. 

Client feedback 

“Knowledgeable and experienced.” – Capital markets 

“Responsiveness, breadth of knowledge and communication skills are praiseworthy.” – Corporate and M&A 

“Strong understanding of Thai legal regulations, practices, and procedures allows them to provide effective legal solutions to us during the transaction. The firm also understands our needs and provides practical solutions tailored to our specific requirements.” – Corporate and M&A 

“They are extremely easy to work with and always deliver on time.” – Dispute resolution 

“Knowledgeable, creative and smart.” – Investment funds 

“Great communication and able to work seamlessly with international institutional investors.” – Real estate 

Ekachai Chotpitayasunon 

“He is smart and has comprehensive legal knowledge.” 

Emi Rowse 

“She is quite good and provides quality legal work for clients.” 

Peerasanti Somritutai 

“A veteran lawyer who has great foresight and is very personable.” 

Niruch Winiyakul 

“Niruch is an attentive listener and innovative in his approach to our needs.” 

Labour and employment

Work highlights 

Represented Deloitte in providing legal and strategic advice on general employment matters. 

Representing Crown Equipment Corporation in providing legal advice on employee termination matters.  

Dispute resolution

Work highlights 

Representing Zipmex Thailand on a moratorium process spanning multiple jurisdictions.  

Defended Jetion Solar against a claim for breach of contract.  

Restructuring and insolvency

Work highlights 

Represented Shenzhen Airport, Shenzhen Cargo International, Shenzhen CTI Pest Management and Freelly Aviation Service on filing four sets of debt claim applications to the official receiver. 

Representing 87 creditors during the inception of the Thai Airways rehabilitation process.  

Corporate and M&A

Work highlights 

Advised Apollo Asia Noble, Cornerstone Management and CAS Capital on the 100% divestiture of their equity and debt investment. 

Advised Shiseido on the spin-off of its Laura Mercier products to an operating arm of Orveon Global. 

Capital markets

Work highlights 

Advised Thanulux Public Company on a complex restructuring and expansion of its investment involving five reputable listed companies.

Advised Saha Pathana Inter-Holding on the acquisition of approximately 41.8% of the total issued shares of Thanulux Public Company.  

Advised Yong Concrete Public Company, one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of precast and ready-mixed concrete products in central and western Thailand, on its IPO.  

Banking and finance

Work highlights 

Advised the Bank for International Settlements to design and develop an efficient cross-border payment infrastructure platform. 

Advised Ally Kex Private Equity on its joint venture arrangement with convertible financial extension.  

Represented AAA Multi-Strategy Real Estate on the equitisation of private investors’ ownership over real estate properties in Thailand.