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Tel: +66 2636 0662
Email: kowit.somwaiya@lawplusltd.com

Practice areas

IP; corporate and commercial; M&A, labour & employment; banking and debt restructuring; TMT; data privacy; litigation and arbitration


Kowit Somwaiya is the founder and managing partner of LawPlus in Thailand and LawPlus Myanmar in Myanmar. He studied law in Thailand and the USA and has been practising for over 30 years. He worked as the managing partner at the Bangkok office of a leading international law firm before he established LawPlus in 2003 and LawPlus Myanmar in 2013.

He has been ranked and recommended by many global legal profession publications.

Recently the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020-2023 recommended him for corporate, M&A and IP. The Asia IP 2023 named him as one of the 2023 IP Experts in Thailand. The Asia Business Law Journal selected him as one of the A-List Lawyers in Thailand for 2023.

Under his leadership, LawPlus has been ranked and recognised as:

  • “Tier 1 Law Firm” by the Media Law International, 2021-2023
  • “Leading IP Firm in Thailand for Its Expertise in Patent” by the Iam Patent 1000, 2021-2022
  • “Top-Ranked Corporate and M&A and Intellectual Property Firm in Thailand” by the Legal Media 360 2022
  • One of the “Top 10 Patent Firms in Thailand” by the Patent Lawyer Magazine Law Firm Rankings 2023, CTC Legal Media
  • One of the “Top 10 Trademark Firms in Thailand” by the Patent Lawyer Magazine Law Firm Rankings 2023, CTC Legal Media

Kowit used to serve in leadership positions with three IP professional associations:

  • The Intellectual Property Association of Thailand (IPAT): Director 2009-2016, Vice President 2017-2019
  • The Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA): Emerging IP Rights Committee Co-Chair 2013-2015, Anti-Counterfeiting Committee 2016-2020
  • The International Trademark Association (INTA): Nominating Committee 2022-2023, Data Protection Committee 2022-2023, Digital Transformation Advisory Board 2020-2021, Board of Directors 2018-2020, Asia-Pacific Global Advisory Council Co-Chair 2016-2017, Harmonisation of Trademark Law and Practice Committee Chair 2016-2017, East Asia & Pacific Anti-Counterfeiting Sub-Committee Chair 2014-2015.
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