Up to February, 2017 Thai businesses have invested in 440 projects in Vietnam with a total capital of US$7.7 billion, ranking 10th among 112 foreign investors in the country, while Myanmar has received US$564 million investments from Vietnamese investors under 54 projects.
In the course of such investment waves, the demand for legal support particularly in relation to FDI, M&A and intellectual property protection is growing. In response to this demand, PLF Law Firm and LawPlus Ltd. have entered into a formal Association Agreement with the aim to provide investors outstanding legal services in Vietnam, Thailand and Myanmar.
The signing of the Association Agreement by Mr. Bui Cong Thanh, the Managing Partner of PLF, and Mr. Kowit Somwaiya, the Managing Partner of LawPlus Ltd.
LawPlus Ltd. is a prestigious law firm specializing in Intellectual Property, FDI, M&A, banking and finance, information and digital technology, real-estate and dispute resolution in Thailand and Myanmar.
The firm’s clients include multinational financial institutions, government, international telecommunications companies, leading manufacturers and service providers in the automobile industry, top tier computer software manufacturers and retail holdings. LawPlus Ltd., for 14 years, has been recognized as the leading law firm in Thailand by reputable ranking and assessment organizations, including AsiaLaw Profiles, The Legal 500, PLC Which Lawyer, IFLR1000, AsiaLaw Magazine, etc.
PLF has been known as a pioneering law firm offering In-House Counsel Service in Vietnam. Foreign investment is also a main legal practice of PLF. Over 70% of the firm’s clients are international investors. PLF is one of a few Industrial Property Agents certified by National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam.
Both firms agree to cooperate on various legal practices, specifically with main focuses on FDI, M&A and intellectual property.