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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


Practical Tips for Dealing with ‘legal encounters’ in Phuket – Part 1

Desmond Hughes’ latest article for Window on Phuket published by Image Asia addresses some common legal conundrums that visitors and residents in Phuket will experience and provides some tips for dealing with such situations, and mitigating risk when doing so.

Sorting the Wheat from the Chaff

Desmond Hughes’ latest article in his regular Property Watch Column of the Phuket Gazette focusses on the key criteria for selecting property agents and property professionals, and what signs to look out for during the selection process. Sincerity; honesty; balance –...

Are Condo Hotels in Thailand legal?

Desmond Hughes’ latest article in the Phuket Gazette Property Watch Column deals with an issue that has recently been highlighted by the authorities in Thailand as a target of investigation. There are many properties including condominiums that are operating hotel style...

SEA Property News


The tender for Singapore’s coveted Fernvale Road site has been won

So which developer paid USD211.27 million for the 17,196-sqm parcel?

Hospitality Sector News


Dual-Branded AC Hotels By Marriott and Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts ‘Tops Off’ Construction In Downtown Denver

This is the first collaborative project from Marriott International's AC Hotels and Le Méridien brands following the merger with Starwood Hotels & Resorts which completed Friday, September 23.

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 Welcomes New Property in Chile — One of South America’s Most Geographically Diverse Countries

Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), announced the addition to its global vacation exchange network of the shared ownership component of Marina Golf Rapel, a mixed-use...

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


Ormsin tips FAA to upgrade Thai aviation

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is expected to upgrade Thailand from aviation security Category 2 to Category 1 by next month, according to Deputy Transport Minister Ormsin Chivapruck.