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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


Freehold v Leasehold in Thailand 

There have been many cases in Thailand in recent years under which foreign investors have faced issues relating to the ownership of their property: Investigations into legality of land title Investigations into use of Thai companies to acquire property interests Termination of...

Becoming Thai

Desmond Hughes and Khun Kochakorn Suwannachuen have co-written an article on what is involved in becoming a naturalised Thai citizen as published in the March/April 2016 edition of Window on Phuket.  

Realities of a dream clubhouse 

In the latest Property Watch Column for the Phuket Gazette, Desmond addresses the realities of expectations; promises and financial feasibility in relation clubhouses in real estate projects.

SEA Property News

Hospitality Sector News


Renaissance Paris Republique Hotel Opens

Renaissance Hotels has opened its sixth hotel in the emerging neighbourhood of La Republique, Paris.Located near Le Marais and Canal Saint Martin, Renaissance Republique, a former home for travelling artists, is ideal for experiencing the City of Li...

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


Interval International Signs Exclusive Club Affiliation Agreement With Yunnan Cloudreams Hotel Management

Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), and Yunnan Cloudreams Hotel Management, a subsidiary of Kunming City-Construction Real Estate Development Co. Ltd., announced an...

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


Consumer confidence dives to seven-month low

CONCERN over the drought drove consumer confidence down to a seven-month low in April, with confidence in travel, doing business and purchasing cars all weakening, according to the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce.