About Us


Orient Law Associates  (OLA) is a full service international law firm dedicated to providing high-quality legal services to our valued clients on a timely basis.

We have offices in Bangkok, Phuket and Songkhla, Thailand with affiliate offices around the world.  We have been operating in Thailand since 1991 and our partners and associates have extensive knowledge of the region and are able to provide valuable assistance to clients across a wide range of legal areas.

Our team is made up of Thailand and foreign-trained experts and all are qualified attorneys with extensive experience in many jurisdictions.  Our clients benefit from our extensive working networks with government leaders, agencies and corporate leaders. 

We are able to conduct transactions in Thai, English, French, Chinese and Russian for our clients. We maintain close relationships with present and past clients and always work to ensure that a matter is completed to the satisfaction of our clients.

We closely value the relationship with our clients and we are always looking for innovative ways to help our clients succeed and benefit from the skills and services we are able to offer.

OLA uses a team approach to address client matters to ensure effective communication and high-quality legal advice.  We aim to be fully aware of client needs and will always aim to provide a cost-effective service to our clients. We pride ourselves on our ability to providing workable solutions which take full account of Thai law and practice, as well as our ability to effectively communicate those solutions to both Thai and foreign clients. Internally our lawyers are divided into practice groups focussing on particular areas of the law.  Our area specialists are drawn on to provide specific advice in broader transactions so as to maximise the quality of our service.  Our clients regularly acknowledge the high quality and efficacy of the services we provide.

OLA’s excellent local reputation and its strong mix of Thai and international lawyers ensures both our domestic and international clients of unparalleled service and high-quality legal advice. Our lawyers are members of multiple professional business organisations and clubs and participate widely in the local community.


The leading partners of the Orient Law Associates team include the following:

Ghanyapad Pittayarat, Partner 
Ghanyapad Pittayarat obtained his LLB from Khon Kaen University and his LLM from De Montfort University, UK. He has been practicing law for over 20 years and has expertise in merger and acquisitions, corporate finance matters and corporate transactions. He has experience in cross-border mergers and regional investments. 

Admitted to: Bar of Thailand
Languages Spoken: Thai and English

Kraisorn Jaran, Partner
Kraisorn Jaran has been practicing law in Asia for over 12 years. He received his LLB from Ramkhamhaeng University. He has led major property projects and acted on extensive commercial and residential projects throughout Thailand. He has close working relationships with most government offices which have proved invaluable to the success of his clients' projects.

Admitted to: Bar of Thailand
Languages Spoken: Thai, English and Chinese

James Cook, Partner
James Cook has been practicing law for over 20 years, initially in academia and the public sector and more recently in private practice. He was previously with the Mekong Region Law Centre under the United Nations Regional Law Initiative Program, the Thai Attorney General’s Office International Legal Coordination Program and Tilleke and Gibbins International. His areas of expertise are in commercial transactions, corporate law and real estate law. He has successfully advised clients seeking BOI approval on development projects and regularly advises investors and business leaders on developing projects in Thailand and throughout Southeast Asia. James has spoken at international seminars and conferences and enjoys a wide network of associates and professionals that he draws on to contribute to the success of clients.

Admitted to: Bar of the District of Columbia, Washington DC, USA Roll of Solicitors, Bar of England and Wales, UK Admitted Foreign Co-counsel, Bar of Thailand
Languages Spoken:  Thai, English and French

Nittiporn Songserm, Partner
Nittiporn Songserm obtained her Bachelor of Accounting and Taxation from Hatyai University. She has been working with Orient Law Associates since 2006 and is well versed in tax planning and revenue department requirements. With her many years of experience Khun Nittiporn regularly advises on cross-border transactions and international direct investment projects.

Languages Spoken: Thai and English


OLA's core principals guide our firm and our everyday dealings with clients and colleagues. These defining principals allow us to meet the varying needs of our clients on a daily and continuous basis and have allowed us to grow in to the market leader we are today. Our clients come to us with a myriad of requirements for their successful operation and growth. These are :


Our clients vary significantly in size, activity and type of transaction and we pride ourselves on being able to meet their varying demands.


Practice Areas

Orient Law Associates is a full-service law firm offering an extensive range of core practice areas.

  • Banking and Finance
  • Bankruptcy and Restructuring
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Corporate Services
  • Investment Services and Board of Investment
  • Dispute Resolution and Litigation
  • Employment
  • Family Law and Private Clients
  • Government Relations
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Property
  • Tax



At OLA we aim to promote the development of our staff across all levels and areas of the firm. We ensure that new attorneys to the firm receive the legal knowledge, practical skills and experience that will provide a solid foundation for their legal career. Our lawyers regularly undertake training both within Thailand and overseas. Many of our lawyers have completed master degrees from the US and Australia.
Due to the nature of our challenging cases, OLA is a firm where outstanding legal skills are regularly required and quickly developed. When a position becomes available at OLA we advertise this here. We are always interested to hear from excellent candidates looking to join our team.
Lawyers interested in working at OLA should send inquiries to the attention of our Human Resources Department. For non-legal positions such as secretaries and support-staff, please send inquiries to the attention of our Regional Office Managers.


232/10 Soi Ramkhamhaeng 110 Ramkhamhaeng rd., Sapansoong Bangkok 10240 Thailand
55/1 Bandon- Cherngtalay Rd. Cherngtalay , Thailand , Phuket 83110
29/3-5 Sriphuvanart Rd. Hadyai , Songkhla Thailand 90110
087 4627629