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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


I don’t need a work permit, do I?

Desmond Hughes, Senior Partner, and Khun Kanokporn Amonsatapipat, Paralegal, have co-written an article on the common myths, misconceptions and misunderstandings many foreigners have in relation to work permits. Some myths are perpetuated by irregular enforcement, mis-matching...

Desmond Hughes Confirmed As A Speaker At SMART Investment & Internationa Property Expo Singapore 27-28 September 2014

Desmond has been privileged to be an invited speaker at SMART Investment and International Property events on a regular basis across Asia for over 8 years, discussing the key investment criteria for investors interested in the Thailand property market. SMART has consistently...

5 Tips for Building Your Own Villa – Property Report

Building your own home is not straightforward although it is the dream of many. As a lawyer who has not only renovated his own property under great stress, Desmond Hughes also has extensive experience dealing with clients who have built or engaged others to build their dream...

SEA Property News


Billionaires spend USD94 million each on real estate, says census

A typical billionaire spends an average of USD94 million, or 3 percent of their total net worth, on real estate, according to the latest Billionaire Census from Wealth-X.

Hospitality Sector News


The Ritz-Carlton Company to Assume Management of ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa

The Ritz-Carlton will assume management of ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa on October 2, 2014. The luxury resort will become The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami marking the tenth property in the hotel company’s Florida portfolio.

Singapore Property News


HK builders slash debt, raise cash to buy more land

September 19, 2014 1:58 AM[HONG KONG] Billionaires including Li Ka-shing and Robert Ng have cut debt at their Hong Kong developers to near-record lows in preparation to buy land as prices fall, a signal the city's real estate gains may be coming to an ...

Shared Ownership News


Marine Leisure News


On Shore: Pastoral Panwa, Phuket

A chance to experience a gentler side of Phuket.

Thai General News


Outlining the top ten rules for wealth transfer

I wrote on efficient wealth transfer awhile back, but given the recent discussions on the impending inheritance and gift taxes and related items, it is worthwhile to review the following key points to ensure smooth and efficient wealth transfers from o...