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Legal Services in Asia

Real Estate - Hospitality - Corporate - Litigation - Dispute Resolution

Real Estate

Developments; Commercial; Retail Mixed Use; and Residential; Acquisitions & Disposals; Structuring


MOUs & HMAs; Technology & Brand Licensing Agreements; Structuring


Private company share acquisitions and disposals; PLC support; takeovers; foreign direct investment structures


Bids; Contractor Appointment and Construction Agreement Reviews; Change Order Reviews; Delay and Defect Disputes and Resolutions

Dispute Resolution

Arbitration Proceedings Representation; Settlement Meetings; Case withdrawal management


Corporate; Civil and Criminal (White Collar) Litigation; Labour Case Disputes; Property and Land Disputes
Our firm was created with the purpose of improving quality and delivery of legal services to clients across the South East Asia and Asia region. We have set up our firm to focus only on our partner’s and team strengths and are proud to only focus on our specialist areas of expertise. We believe in quality balanced with simplicity.Desmond Hughes and Robert Krupica are both international lawyers with a breadth of experience handling client issues in Asia. To avoid disillusion with the direction of legal services pre Asian Economic Community, Desmond and Robert decided the time was right to structure a firm in a modern, transparent and progressive way, in keeping with values of many business people; companies and clients in an exciting ever more connected and global world.

From our blog


Uncertainty and the Property Market in Thailand

Desmond Hughes writes on the issues that can arise in Thailand’s property market when laws; rules; regulations and enforcement are left to be in certain circumstances, uncertain. This article appeared in Desmond’s regular Property Watch column for the Phuket Gazette.

Waste on Phuket

As trash remains a problem in Phuket it is every resident and visitor’s collective responsibility to understand the issues and regulations that are in place but often not enforced due to lack of resource. In answer to the question “aren’t there any laws to deal...

Litterbugs in Thailand 

Due to the ever increasing burden of litter on the community in Phuket and the fact that environmental issues can affect the property market, in particular the decision of many as to whether or not a place is ‘liveable’, Desmond Hughes wrote his latest piece for the...

SEA Property News


Coming up in Malacca: High-speed rail services, and more real estate

The project will serve as a growth catalyst for the Malaysian state, but what about soaring prices?

Hospitality Sector News


Majority of U.S. Workers Think Traditional 9-to-5 is a Thing of the Past

Three in five workers believe the 9 to 5 workday is a thing of the past - 45 percent of workers say they complete work outside of office hours - Sales and IT professionals are most likely to answer emails outside of normal business hours

Singapore Property News


Japan condo builder taps bond market after 20 years

October 07, 2014 1:58 AM[TOKYO] Haseko Corp, a Tokyo-based condominium builder, is returning to the bond market for the first time since defaulting in 1999 on about US$3.6 billion in debt after the Japanese real estate bubble burst.

Shared Ownership News


Eight TPI-Managed Resorts Receive TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Awards

Trading Places International (TPI), a provider of exchange and management services to vacation owners, announced that TripAdvisor® has awarded its Certificate of Excellence  to the following managed properties: Club Cascadas de Baja – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Desert...

Marine Leisure News


Singapore Yacht Show set to shine

Asia's biggest Yacht Show returns with its most exciting ever line-up of superyachts

Thai General News


Historic Hoi An goes ‘green’ in fresh campaign

VIETNAM’S ANCIENT city of Hoi An has launched a “Green fence