BRS Announces Promotion of Two New Partners

Blumenthal Richter & Sumet Attorneys & Counsellors (“BRS”) proudly announces the internal promotion of two accomplished individuals to the position of partner: Ekkarat Ritthiplang and Weerasa Makepongtorn.

With over a decade of experience, Ekkarat has established himself as a trusted advisor to multinational and domestic corporations. As co-leader of the firm’s M&A team, his expertise spans corporate and commercial transactions, foreign direct investment, and regulatory affairs. Ekkarat’s proficiency in crafting and negotiating commercial contracts, coupled with his adeptness in engaging with Thai governmental bodies, has been pivotal in service and manufacturing industries ranging, among many others, from the automotive, chemical, trading sectors to IT companies.

Similarly, Weerasa has focused over the past 10 years on assisting foreign and local clients in navigating the complexities of establishing and successfully developing their businesses in Thailand. Her exceptional leadership within the firm’s internationally acclaimed Real Estate & Hospitality team is a testament to her outstanding accomplishments.  Weerasa’s guidance has been invaluable to a multitude of international and local residential and retail developers as she advises them on market entry strategies, joint ventures, and mergers & acquisitions.

Promoting Ekkarat and Weerasa to partnership positions reinforces BRS standing as not just a premier international law firm facilitating foreign clients’ expansion within Thailand, but also as a significant player in the local landscape, providing guidance to major Thai corporations and high net-worth individuals.

“Although Ekkarat and Weerasa have been instrumental in serving our foreign clients as exceptional Senior Associates, a role they will undoubtedly continue to excel in, we are excited to witness their evolution in fostering relationships with local clients,” states Senior Partner Andreas Richter.

Senior Partner Robert Schuler emphasizes, “Both lawyers embody our firm’s core value of legal entrepreneurship in delivering advice that supports clients’ legal and business objectives.  Weerasa and Ekkarat will surely play a key role in steering the firm’s growth in the upcoming years”.

The appointment of these two exceptional individuals as partners marks an exciting time for BRS as the firm embarks on a dynamic expansion journey, growing alongside its clients in an increasingly complex legal environment that brings new prospects and challenges.