K. Kowit SomwaiyaManaging Partner - LawPlus Ltd. and LawPlus Myanmar Ltd.

Education

  • Certificate of Instruction for Lawyers, Harvard Law School, USA
  • LL.M., University of Illinois, USA
  • LL.B., Thammasat University, Thailand
  • B.A. (Education – English), Ubon Ratchathani Rajbhat University, Thailand

Experiences

  • Experiences of over 30 years in laws on intellectual property, banking and finance, corporate and M&A, foreign direct investment, IT, telecoms, dispute resolution and litigation. 

Bars and Professional Associations

  • Member of the Board of Directors of INTA (International Trademark Association) (2018-2020)
  • Member of the INTA Global Advisory Council for Asia-Pacific (2018-2019)
  • Co-Chair of the INTA Global Advisory Council for Asia-Pacific (2016-2017)
  • Chair of the INTA Harmonization of Trademark Law and Practice Committee (2016-2017)
  • Chair of the East Asia & Pacific Subcommittee of the INTA Anti-Counterfeiting Committee (2014-2015)
  • Member of the INTA Anti-Counterfeiting Committee (2004-2005, 2008-2009, 2012-2013)
  • Member of the INTA Famous & Well-Known Marks Committee (2010-2011)
  • Member of the INTA FTA Analysis Committee (2006-2007)
  • Vice President of IPAT (Intellectual Property Association of Thailand) (2017-2019)
  • Director of IPAT (2009-2016)
  • Member of the Anti-Counterfeiting Committee of the APAA (Asian Patent Agents Association) (2016-2020)
  • Co-Chair of Emerging IP Rights Committee of the APAA (2013-2015)
  • Member of the International Bar Association
  • Member of the ASEAN Intellectual Property Association
  • Lawyer License of the Lawyers Council of Thailand

Accolades

  • Recommended Lawyer” for Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2019 and 2020.
  • One of Thailand’s Top 100 Lawyers in the A-List by the Asia Business Journal (2018 and 2019).
  • Leading Lawyer” for Corporate and M&A and Intellectual Property by the AsiaLaw (2018 and 2019).
  • IP Star” by the Managing Intellectual Property (2017, 2018 and 2019).
  • Leading Lawyer“ for Patent Prosecution by the WIPR Leaders 2018.
  • Leading Lawyer” for Trademarks and IT & Telecoms by the Asia IP Experts, 2017.
  • Leading Lawyer” for Banking and Finance by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2003 through 2017).

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