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 known as, Phuket law firm , Samui law firm 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. Our quality work can be done fast to remain it's name as best law firm Phuket and best law firm Samui.

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 in order to maintain the name  one of the best law firm Phuket and best law firm Samui.

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.


Some of the leading partners of our team include the following:

Ghanyapad Pittayarat, Partner 
Ghanyapad has been a partner since 2004 and has been practicing law for over 20 years. With expertise in merger and acquisitions, corporate finance matters and corporate transactions, Ganyapad has experience in cross-border mergers and regional investments. 

Jurisdiction: Thailand
Languages Spoken: Thai and English

Kraisorn Jaran, Partner
Kraisorn has been a partner at Orient Law Associates since 2005 and has led major property projects and acted on extensive commercial and residential projects throughout Thailand. Kraisorn has a close working relationship with most government offices which have proved invaluable to the success of our clients' projects.

Jurisdiction: Thailand
Languages Spoken: Thai, English and Chinese

James Cook, Partner
James has been a partner at Orient Law Associates since 2012. James has extensive knowledge of and practiced in a broad range of commercial and property law areas. James has expertise in regional and cross-border transactions and has led a number of projects requiring BOI approval.

Jurisdiction: Thailand
Languages Spoken: English and Thai

Malisa Cairns, Partner
Malisa has been a partner with Orient Law since 2020. She has expertise dealing in all types of visas and immigration matters and company administration and company law. She assists clients in setting up companies in Thailand and overseas. 

Jurisdiction: Thailand and New Zealand
Languages Spoken: English

Pranee Sinkaew, Partner
Pranee has been a partner with Orient Law Associates since 2015. She has detailed knowledge and practice experience in commercial and property law and has worked extensively on projects in the financial and property sectors and advised clients on SET and BOT requirements. She has successfully advised clients on mergers and acquisitions, foreign investment and corporate restructuring. 

Jurisdiction: Thailand
Languages Spoken:  Thai and English

Nittiporn Songserm, Partner
Nittiporn obtained her Bachelor of Accounting and Taxation from Thaksin University. She has been a partner 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

Please contact us to speak with our Foreign Consultants or Attorneys and we can arrange an appointment. 



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.



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.