Based in Bangkok, Amornwit has extensive experience in advising both local and international clients on a wide range of commercial litigation and dispute resolution matters.
Amornwit's areas of expertise include tax, banking and finance, consumer and employment disputes. He has also written and edited a number of articles on arbitration in Asia, private wealth, foreign business, anti-corruption and Thai labour law issues. He lived for several years in the United States and United Kingdom, and he draws from these experiences in approaching his work from an international perspective. Before joining Herbert Smith Freehills, he handled immigration law issues at a firm in London.
Amornwit's experience includes advising:
- one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies in complex petroleum tax litigation in the Thai Courts, in claims worth approximately USD 420 million
- one of the world’s largest tobacco companies in a claim against the Thai Government in relation to the legality of laws requiring graphic health warnings on cigarette packaging; including advising them in relation to Thai tobacco laws and regulations and assisting in license application/renewal
- a major construction and mining company in respect of a high value unfair dismissal employment dispute in Thailand
- a subsidiary of the premier petroleum refining, chemical and marketing company in Thailand on a criminal lawsuit brought against the company and its directors in purported violation of the Fuel Trade Act B.E. 2543 (2000)
- a global real estate services company in connection with criminal claims arising out of an incidence release of a fire-retardant chemical during the installation of a new fire suppression system at the head office of a Thai commercial bank
Amornwit holds a Bachelor of Laws from Assumption University, Thailand. He also has an LL.M. in Tax Law from King's College, London and an LL.M. in Banking & Finance from Queen Mary, University of London, passing both with Merit.
Amornwit is a member of the Thai Bar Association and he is admitted to practise law in Thailand.