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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


Battle of the Planet of the Management Companies 

Desmond Hughes’ latest contribution to the Phuket Gazette Property Watch column addresses the issue of owners in a managed estate and their relationship with management companies. Generally the better the relationship, the better managed and the better values that can be...

Re-Cap on Methods of Property Investment in Thailand- especially leasehold 

After a spate of inflammatory articles circulating on the topic of leasehold, it was time for some cool headed neutral analysis. Our Khun Woraphong Leksakulchai wrote and had published the following article in the Phuket Gazette. For any enquiries on the pros and cons of any type...

How to Lease, Renovate and Finance a Myanmar Hotel Project – Part 2

Property Report has published Part 2 of this series on Desmond Hughes’ experience representing Kanok Furniture and Decoration Co. Ltd in its investment into the State House, now known as the Heritage, on the Strand, Yangon, Myanmar. Part 1 can be found on this blog...

SEA Property News


3 valuable lessons that could benefit SE Asia’s arts and crafts scene

More than 20,000 visitors participated in the fourth edition of the annual fair to honour the region’s flourishing arts and craft trade

Hospitality Sector News


Patina Expanding To Maldives

Posh Singapore-based luxury brand Patina has signed on for a new Maldives resort.

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 Travel Earns Viking River Cruises New Top-Tier Recognition

Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), announced that Interval Travel has achieved Viking River Cruises® Platinum Circle Plus status. This new recognition tier recognizes...

Marine Leisure News


PIMEX sets new record for Phuket

Over 5,000 domestic and international visitors enjoyed the Show over the four days this year.

Thai General News


Developers face probe over fake invoices

The Revenue Department and the Royal Thai Police are set to investigate more than 100 property developers and contractors suspected of using forged tax invoices to lower their tax burden.