Getting paid: A new bill to streamline construction disputes in Thailand

Construction disputes between contractors and employers in Thailand can take years to be resolved in court or arbitration. This can result in construction work being delayed and sometimes abandoned, and contractors facing financial difficulties. In response, Thailand is considering the introduction of a draft bill titled “Act on the Settlement of Disputes regarding Payment in … Read more

Future of Consumer APAC: Climate change and ESG litigation trends in the consumer sector

Mark Smyth (Partner, Sydney) and Jojo Fan (Partner, Hong Kong) discuss the rapidly increasing developments in climate change and ESG litigation globally including greenwashing, inadequate disclosure and challenges for manufacturing and governments. They share their insights on what the future of climate litigation may hold for the consumer sector. Watch Listen About the Future of … Read more


Disruption, downturn and recovery tend to generate more disputes – and in Asia Pacific cross-jurisdiction operations and investments increase that risk. Our 2021 Guide to Dispute Resolution in Asia Pacific is your roadmap to potential problems in these fast-changing times, especially for those new to the region’s complex legal landscape. From the basics of each … Read more

Thailand: Is your contract affected by the COVID-19 outbreak?

Since the COVID-19 outbreak began in January 2020, precautions have been implemented in many countries to combat the spread of the virus. These include, amongst others, travel bans, social lockdowns, event cancellations and expropriation of healthcare products by a number of governments. As a result, disruptions to the global supply chain has occurred and the … Read more