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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


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...

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...

SEA Property News


The week in real estate: the world’s most expensive house, luxury care homes, and more

Friday's round up of the past week in real estate happenings from around the globe.

Hospitality Sector News


Hotel Occupancy in the European Region Essentially Flat at 76.7 Percent for July 2016

Compared with July 2015, Europe reported nearly flat occupancy (-0.4% to 76.7%). However, average daily rate was up 3.9% to EUR118.80, and revenue per available room increased 3.5% to EUR91.17.

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


Liberty Bank Announced $26.6MM Loan to I-Drive Resorts 

Wellington Financial, the exclusive resort finance lending correspondent for Liberty Bank, announced the bank closed a $26.6MM loan to I-Drive Resorts, a company related to Accelerated Assets, LLC, based in Birmingham, Michigan. Liberty Bank is Connecticut’s...

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


Pattaya officials begin to reclaim footpaths

PATTAYA: Pattaya authorities on Saturday began to reclaim footpaths on Jomtien Beach from encroching vendors and took action against a deckchair rental operator for intimidating tourists.