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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

Hospitality

MOUs & HMAs; Technology & Brand Licensing Agreements; Structuring

Corporate

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

Construction

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

Litigation

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

16
MAY
2016

Dangerous Activities 

Desmond Hughes and Khun Oranit Sawanakunanon have co-written an article published in Window on Phuket magazine and online at: http://www.windowonphuket.com/useful-info/244/dangerous-activities/ in which they describe common activities that visitors to Thailand and Phuket engage...
04
MAY
2016

Tourism brings long-term value to land

Desmond Hughes writes about the relationship between tourism and long-term land values in Phuket in his latest Property Watch Column in the Phuket Gazette:
28
MAR
2016

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...

SEA Property News

24
MAY
2016

Are properties near Singapore’s popular schools more expensive?

Parents are paying top dollar to move into homes closer to the schools for their children

Hospitality Sector News

24
MAY
2016

Joseph Yi Named Chief Investment Officer for Real Hospitality Group

Ben Seidel, President and CEO says the move represents a major strategic initiative, embracing the opportunity to cultivate relationships at a deeper level with ownership, asset managers and investment groups.

Singapore Property News

07
OCT
2014

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

20
MAY
2016

UVC Members Will Now Be Able to Enjoy New F&B Offerings Thanks to AMResorts®’ 24-Hour Dining Program

Hospitality Leader Announces its New 24-Hour Dining Program at all 43 Properties Orlando, Florida – May 20, 2016 – (INTUITION by Perspective Group) – AMResorts® has rolled out an exciting 24-hour dining program across its six luxury resort brands...

Marine Leisure News

21
APR
2015

Singapore Yacht Show set to shine

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

Thai General News

25
MAY
2016

HP Enterprise plans $8.5 bn spinoff, merger

SAN FRANCISCO - US technology group Hewlett Packard Enterprise said it plans to spin off and merge its corporate services business in a deal valued at $8.5 billion (7.6 billion euros).