Welcome to Axis
AXIS is a full service law firm based in Bangkok providing a complete range of business legal services covering Thailand and Southeast Asia.
We are passionate about our clients and looking after our clients’ interests. We are committed to achieving the highest levels of client service. Our clients range from large international banks and publicly listed multinational corporations to private entities and closely held businesses, from investment funds seeking Asia’s growth and opportunity through to startups and charities.Read more
We understand that our advice must be more than technically accurate. We are committed to ensuring our advice provides clear guidance and offer practical solutions to the issues at hand. Our team’s industry sector knowledge and experience are seen as critical element in enabling us to achieve the levels of service which we constantly strive to achieve. A number of our lawyers are recognized by independent commentators and industry journals as leading lawyers in their respective fields of expertise.
Our team has considerable experience advising clients on a wide variety of banking and finance matters. Our lawyers regularly advise local and international financial institutions in respect of syndicated loans, club loans, term loans, revolving credit facilities, trade facilities and other kinds of financings.
Venture capital is playing a vital role in the development and growth of industries in Asia. Axis regularly acts as advisors to founders, angel investor syndicates as well as start-ups and more established companies seeking venture capital funding.
We focus on assisting owners, operators and developers to build, finance and structure their investments. Whether the investment relates to hotels or condominiums or is a mixed-use development, we advise on issues that can arise during the acquisition, financing, construction, management, operation and disposal stages.
Axis has experience in all areas of the entertainment and media industries, offering commercial and legal advice on production in Asia by new and established clients in the international film, television, gaming and entertainment and music industries. We advise clients ranging from online gaming companies to television, web players and film distribution companies as well as non-media companies who wish to occasionally arrange for events falling into media and entertainment related activity on issues ranging from regulatory matters to assisting with putting in place commercial arrangements.
The Information Technology (IT) practice of Axis works with IT suppliers, consumers and telecommunications companies to provide a range of IT-related legal services including assisting clients to draft and negotiate commercial IT arrangements. We also assist clients with various matters including software licensing, support services, systems development, applications development as well as outsourcing arrangements.
The Manufacturing practice is an active area for us and reflects Thailand’s vibrant manufacturing sector. Whether the client requires advice on foreign business laws or assistance negotiating terms with counterparts, dealing with industrial park developers entering into long term lease arrangements as well as other commercial contracts, applying for Board of Investment (BOI) promotions, entering into supply and distribution arrangements, recovering bad debts, putting in place Work Rules or handling general employment matters, we can help.
Our Insurance practice represents insurers, reinsurers, banks and investors. We provide advice on insurance and reinsurance claims as well as disputed coverage involving property, casualty, life, health and annuity products. Our lawyers have represented some of the industry’s largest insurers which we believe highlights our capabilities in this area.
Our Transportation & Logistics practice assists a wide range of companies operating in Asia with their business needs. Our clients include manufacturers, distributors, freight companies and transportation companies. The services we provide cover the journey of goods from handover to delivery. Our specialists can help draft freight, shipping and rail contracts, negotiate outsourcing service and supply agreements as well as provide advice on warehousing and storage issues.
Our team is available to answer any questions you may have. We also encourage you to complete the lead form below as it gives us an opportunity to know more about you and your needs prior to returning your call.
Our practice covers a broad range of practices that enable us to advise clients effectively on areas they are most likely to need guidance on. The practices highlighted in this section are not an extensive representation of our services. We welcome you to contact us should you have a specific enquiry or require information on other practice areas.
The Mergers & Acquisitions work at Axis represents a significant proportion of our activities. We represent domestic and foreign corporations and their advisors on acquisitions and disposals of companies and businesses across a broad range of industries.
The Axis Inbound Investment practice helps our clients invest in Asia. Our practitioners have a broad range of experience working across industries and navigating the regulations associated with foreign direct investment frameworks.
Joint ventures are a common feature of the business landscape in Thailand. We believe it takes particular skill and experience to create a proper framework for the business relationship between the parties to develop on a healthy and ongoing basis, particularly where there may be cultural differences.
Our Corporate and Commercial work is at the heart of our practice. We advise clients in every sector of the economy on a whole spectrum of corporate and commercial matters.
Our Property Development practice advises on all aspects of both private and commercial property transactions, including acquisition, construction, management, financing, leasing and disposals.
Employment is a fundamental element in all businesses. At Axis we appreciate that the laws and regulations relating to the relationship between employers and employees is a complex area and can be confusing. Our employment practice is well versed in the complexities of post Covid workforce management and we pride ourselves on delivering practical and commercial solutions to ensure the continuation of harmonious relationships.
The global movement of goods involves companies facing a whole host of legal matters. Our practice covers all aspects of supply and retail, supply chain disputes as well as regulatory aspects and the drawing of commercial contracts.
Operational transparency is about more than just practicing good corporate governance; it also helps protect companies from incurring civil and criminal penalties. Our practice covers compliance with anti-corruption laws, compliance with the newly introduced data protection regulations as well as advising on other regulatory matters such as competition and anti-trust counselling and compliance.
When it comes to litigation, strategy is often the key. The Dispute Resolution group at Axis works closely with a number of skilled Thai litigators to determine the best course of action to take when disputes arise.