We will assign one advisor to you who will be fully informed about your project at all times. The following lead partners will be responsible for you and your company with regard to all legal, business and tax questions:
Michael Lorenz (born 1963 in Saarbrücken) studied Law and Economics in Freiburg, Taipei, Vienna and Paris. After graduating, he worked as the Head of the Legal Department of the German-Thai Chamber of Commerce in Thailand. In 1995, he founded the law firm Lorenz & Partners in Bangkok. From the beginning, the law office has focused not only on legal consulting, but also on providing specific management assistance to its clients.
As the first German speaking lawyer in Thailand, Michael Lorenz possesses broad experience in company law and tax law as well as in the field of investment opportunities in the region.
Managing Partner Bangkok
Till Morstadt (born 1968 in Offenburg) studied Law and Business Economics in Bayreuth, Lausanne and Münster. After graduating, he started working for one of the world’s leading audit and consulting firms. During this time period, he attended to European clients in Argentina for two years. Upon his return to Germany, he switched into the industrial sector. After two years in the head office of a German machine manufacturer, he took over the commercial management of their Thai subsidiary. Till Morstadt has been an equity partner of Lorenz & Partners since April 2004. Till Morstadt regularly publishes articles and holds seminars on investment, tax and law related issues in Thailand and Southeast Asia.
Registered Foreign Lawyer in Vietnam
Wolfram Grünkorn (born 1958) completed a Bachelor of Laws at the University of Bayreuth, Germany and was admitted to the Bar at Landgericht Bayreuth in 1990. He began working on Vietnam related matters in 2009 and became a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Ho Chi Minh City in 2012. He joined Michael Lorenz & Associates as Resident Partner in 2012 and now with more than 25 years of professional working experience took the role of the Managing Lawyer at Grünkorn & Partner Law Co., Ltd.
OUR SENIOR ADVISORS
Head of Corporate Law
Mrs. Athitaya Chanthasirichot (born 1981) completed a Bachelor in Laws in 2002 at Thammasat University, Bangkok, one of the leading universities in Thailand. In the same year, she received her lawyer’s licence and commenced post graduate legal studies at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. In 2003, Mrs. Chanthasirichot earned a Master in Laws (LL.M.) specialising in Business Law, with cumulative top score.
After graduating, Mrs. Chanthasirichot worked for an international law firm focusing on corporate, investment, labour and real estate law. She joined Lorenz & Partners in 2005. She became a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Hong Kong in 2010.
Mrs. Chanthasirichot advises primarily European clients in Thailand on matters of foreign investment in Thailand. She has special expertise in corporate and investment law, labour law, customs, and real estate law. Since 2008, Mrs. Chanthasirichot is the head of our Corporate Department.
Naowarat Karst, CPA
Head of Tax and Accounting
Mrs. Naowarat Karst (born 1977) studied Business Administration, majoring in Accounting at Assumption University of Thailand (ABAC), Bangkok. After graduating in 1999, she worked for Deloitte as Senior Audit Supervisor for five years. She has been a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Thailand since 2003.
In 2003, Mrs. Karst transferred to the industrial sector as Financial Manager of the Thai subsidiary of H.J. Heinz Company. Since June 2004 she has been Chief Accountant and Head of Tax Department of Lorenz & Partners Bangkok.
Head of Commercial Law
Mr. Rapeesak Kesasuwan (born 1983) studied Law at Thammasat University, after which he has been admitted as a member of the Thai Bar Association in 2005. After earning an LL.M. degree, specializing in international business law, from the American University, Washington College of Law, Washington D.C. in 2008, he returned to Thailand.
Since his return, he has been advising foreign and domestic clients in various functions, amongst others as inhouse legal counsel for a leading US automotive manufacturer. He first joined Lorenz & Partners as Senior Associated Lawyer in early 2013 and returned in 2017 as Head of the Commercial Law Department leading our team of business and labour law specialists.
Steffen Kohrt (born 1985) studied Law at the University of Hamburg, Germany. His legal training included positions at courts in Germany and reputable law firms in Thailand. Mr. Kohrt was admitted to the Bar at Landgericht Hamburg in 2014 and joined Lorenz & Partners in the same year.
Mr. Kohrt specialises in corporate and commercial law, foreign investment law, labour law, as well as international taxation. He advises primarily European clients and has extensive experience on all matters relating to their investments in Thailand.
Registered Foreign Lawyer in Vietnam
Mr. Nikolaos Bletsas completed a Bachelor of Laws at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece).
He is Lawyer at Nikolaos Bletsas Law Office since 1996. With more than 20 years of professional working experience, he joined Grünkorn & Partner as International Lawyer in December 2016.
Nguyen Thi Quynh Nhu
Senior Associated Lawyer
Ms. Nguyen Thi Quynh Nhu completed her Bachelor of Laws at Viet Nam National University – HCM University of Economics and Law in 2009 and has been qualified to practice as a lawyer since 2014.
She has been working with Michael Lorenz & Associates since 2012 and continues to work with Grünkorn & Partner as Senior Associated Lawyer after the merger of these companies, having now more than 7 years of professional working experience. She is leading the Legal Team.
OUR STAFF IN BANGKOK, HONG KONG AND HO CHI MINH CITY
Nguyen Gia The Bao
Assistant to Administration Manager
Senior Manager Accounts Receivable
Nguyen Tran Ngoc Diem
Truong Hoang Bich Dung
Assistant to the Directors
German Associated Lawyer
Tran Hoang My Linh
Vu Thi Hong Minh
Nguyen Thi Hang Nga
Nguyen Duc Nga
Nguyen Thi Nhu Ngoc
Pham Thi Thanh Phuong
Koh Sue Qin
Senior Visa & Work Permit Officer
Visa and Work Permit Officer
Nguyen Hoang Phuong Thao
Nguyen Thi Minh Thu
Nguyen Thi Thu Thuy
Pham Thuy Trang
Nguyen To Vinh
International Marketing Advisor