Molthida Songcharoen
Associate

BANGKOK

T: +66 2665 7800
D: +66 2 665 7809

Summary Open

Molthida is in the firm’s Dispute Resolution group, focusing on commercial litigation and arbitration matters. She is qualified to practice in 2012 and joined Watson Farley & Williams in 2016.

Molthida has extensive experience representing both domestic and international clients in litigation, arbitration, and mediation. She handles a wide variety of complex cases involving financial, corporate, insurance, securities, telecommunications, employment and environmental disputes.  Molthida also assists in bankruptcy and business rehabilitation proceedings as well as enforcement of court judgments and arbitral awards in Thailand.

Experience Open

    Molthida’s experience includes:
    Litigation
    • Representing and advising a major US car manufacturer against a Japanese insurance company in an insurance dispute arising out of Thai floods in 2011 in a claim for compensation worth over US$40m.
    • Representing and advising a German-headquartered construction company in a financial dispute arising out of guarantee agreements against a major financial institution in Thailand in a Thai court.
    • Representing and advising one of the largest petroleum companies in Thailand in a contractual dispute against a longstanding petroleum corporate client seeking for US$34m compensation which resulted in a favourable judgment for the client.
    • Representing and advising a can manufacturing company in Thailand in a dispute on defective goods against a corporate buyer. The case involved determination of complex issues on the technical manufacturing process for canned food production.
    • Advising a Singaporean Insurance Broker and multinational reinsurers in an arbitration case filed against them by the insured with the Thai Arbitration Institute. The issues also hinge on liabilities of insurers to defend the reinsured in a ligation case filed against it in Thai court.
    • Representing one of Thailand’s largest petrochemical companies in a series of multi-million dollar claims arising from a landmark case resulting from an oil spill.
    • Representing and advising a German Bank in high valued bankruptcy and rehabilitation case against a major public mining company and its subsidiary, arising out of loan and guarantee agreements.
    • Representing a multinational financial institution in a civil lawsuit for a listed company in Thailand over a claim for revocation of a shareholders’ resolution on distribution of share dividends.
    • Advising a Singaporean employee on his termination of employment in Thailand against a Japanese-headquartered pharmaceutical company which resulted in the client receiving more than US$1.5m worth of compensation from a successful settlement.
    Arbitration
    • Representing and advising a foreign concrete manufacturer company in a contractual dispute against a government entity in relation to a waste water management project worth nearly US$5m in an arbitration administered by the Thai Arbitration Institute under the TAI rules.
    • Representing and advising a Swiss based company producing carton packaging and filling machines for liquid products in an TAI arbitration case against a construction company in a dispute arising out of alleged of breach of contract for construction of warehouse in an industrial estate.
    • Representing a major oil and gas company in an arbitration in Singapore which proceeded under the SIAC rules. The dispute arose from a contract for assignment of participation interests under a contract for petroleum exploration in the Philippines to a company registered under the laws of the Netherlands. The arbitration was funded by Third Party Funding.
    • Representing a multinational construction company in one of Thailand’s multi-billion baht infrastructure projects, involving revocation of an arbitration which ruled in favour of the client against government authorities on a claim for damages incurred from unlawful termination of a concession agreement for construction of a highway.
    • Representing a leading Japanese insurance company in ad hoc arbitration, proceeded under the UNCITRAL rules at the Thai Arbitration Institute, over a claim demanding compensation from the reinsurer following the 2011 floods in Thailand.

Education Open

  • 2016: London School of Economics and Political Science, LL.M. in International Business Laws (with merits) (Chevening Scholarship)
  • 2011: Thammasat University, LL.B.
  • 2011: Admitted to the Thai Bar Association
  • 2011: Admitted to the Law Society of Thailand

Membership of Professional Societies Open

  • 2017: MCIArb, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • 2013: Notarial Services Attorney, the Law Society of Thailand
  • 2013: Licensed Mediator and Compromiser of Labour Disputes

Employment Record Open

  • 2016: Associate, Watson Farley & Williams
  • 2012: Associate, Baker McKenzie