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Real Estate

Small and Large Deals and Everything In-Between

Both are Bangkok and Phuket offices are well equipped to handle all aspects of real estate transactions and related legal works to real estate development. The markets in Bangkok and Phuket and the other Provinces are office serves have unique qualities, and our team is experienced enough to recognise and work according to those differences, whilst maintaining a consistent standard.


In Bangkok, you may be an individual looking to buy or sell a condominium as either a one-off investment, or as part of a growing or changing portfolio in Thailand or worldwide. You may wish to co-invest in a commercial property offering whereby you acquire shares and the underlying assets are managed by a fund and you wish to protect your minority rights. You may be on a Condominium Juristic Person Committee or be a Condominium Juristic Person and need legal assistance on careful interpretation of and application of rules and regulations. Our Bangkok office commands a strong position in this field.

We can also assist with the planning stages of your project which can include how to structure ownership of  common property in a mixed use residential and commercial condominium project, how to structure your corporate interests if you are an investor and checking regulatory requirements which may affect your investment.

In Bangkok, as in Phuket, we have a litigation team who are experienced in handling disputes with real estate as the subject matter. A strong grasp of the subject matter provides an advantage in proceedings.


Real Estate is a key strength of our Phuket office service offerings. We are able to assist with individual sales and disposals of what are on the majority condominium; leasehold; collective leasehold or Thai company shares and building ownership interests, depending on the relevant property and legal structure. The values of the transactions we work can be anywhere from 5m THB through to 300m THB.

The quality and depth of our due diligence is high, if you require comprehensive due diligence. If you wish to tailor your legal fees to match your transaction, but still manage your risk prior to investing, we can also adapt our scope to be practical and competitive in the legal services market.

In addition, we are year on year appointed to assist groups of owners at projects conduct analysis of their legal structures, modernise and update the way in which they have secured their property rights which can range from basic matters such as the quality of the lease through to more complex restructuring of access rights; utilities and implementation of revised owner committee structures.

We have a record of representing developers who prefer to involve our firm from the planning stages through to delivery of their produces and into implementation of their handover legal structures to owners or owners committees. We also assist with technical implementation of rental programs and have a strong grasp of the different commercial parameters which affect the way in which contracts are drafted.

In addition, we are able to assist with complex problem solving works, whilst maintaining a standard of ethical practice to ensure all works are conducted in a proper manner commensurate with international standards, even when in a local provincial government office. We are able to work to assess if a defective document, missing piece of information affecting title, inconclusive investigation can be remedied in the correct way and will offer a practical, clear and transparent opinion on how to approach a problem with your property interests.

As per the Bangkok office, our Phuket litigation team has strong experience in litigation of which real estate is the subject matter. Some sharp practices in Phuket have often lead to damage of a party’s interests, and aside from understanding the problem, it is important to act both promptly and smartly, recognising the types of tactics a dishonourable party might employ.


Why Hughes Krupica Real Estate Services

Hughes Krupica employs high standards of due diligence and are recognised for that by our existing clients. We will handle small and large transactions and maintain consistency of standards.

Our ability to manage real estate transactions is based on a collective experience across our team which has depth and quality based on the volume of deals transacted, but also knowledge of the way other parties and their counsel will typically approach deals.

We can balance the importance of technical accuracy and legal knowledge with practical implementation of an investment and understanding prioritising your objectives. We will not get bogged down in distracting irrelevant pedantry, but will draw attention to risk areas so your eyes are open.

Real Estate Investment Objectives Prioritised
Real Estate Investment Objectives Prioritised

We approach your transaction with your objectives at the forefront of our minds, avoiding distractions, and managing the other parties accordingly

Pragmatism Couched in Real Estate Market Knowledge
Pragmatism Couched in Real Estate Market Knowledge

When you buy or sell or invest in property using Hughes Krupica to assist, you will be discussing your transaction with a team that have a deep knowledge of real estate, and care about your objectives

A to Z Planning Skills
A to Z Planning Skills

We know what other developers have done, why they did it, and their strengths and weaknesses. We know the results of legal opinions on topical important issues, and we have worked through most scenarios that create legal issues

Fees Tailored to the Transaction
Fees Tailored to the Transaction

Low Value Condo investments requiring a brief contract review and registration, can do. Multi-million dollar investments involving multiple contracts and complex corporate structures, can do.

Real Estate Testimonials

Dexter Norville,

National Director, Thailand, JLL

“We consider Hughes Krupica to be a leading real estate specialist legal advisory firm”

“JLL naturally works with numerous law firms on different transactions and in different fields and we maintain our relationships with those firms considering Hughes Krupica to be a strong leader in the real estate field. Hughes Krupica is particularly good at project planning matters; assisting with resolving issues in asset management environments and producing structures for developers who wish to diversify or grow their development products. We often recommend Hughes Krupica to our clients.”

James Saunders,

Director, CB (Richard Ellis) Thailand Co. Ltd – CBRE

“The go to law firm for Real Estate”

“We manage between 20 and 30 properties throughout any given year in Phuket. Our Owners Committees; individual owners and our own company will often need essential legal guidance and opinion, meeting attendance assistance, corporate restructuring and problem solving services. We trust Hughes Krupica to deliver a quality and standard of service that we are able to recommend and as an independent business CBRE will continue to put Hughes Krupica to the test by demanding the same level for future works. We know that either Robert or Desmond will deliver in a timely, efficient and practical hands on manner.”

Kazunori Ichihashi,

Kajima Overseas Asia Pte Ltd

“We are committed to high quality in our developments and that is why we chose Hughes Krupica to assist”

“Avadina Hills is a representation of our development team’s commitment to attention to detail; quality; and thinking through all aspects of a real estate development from land location; construction; completion and ongoing asset management. Hughes Krupica have a team that we trust and who understand the nuances of a real estate development in Thailand.”

Roland Bleszynski, Ph.D.,

Managing Director, Kamala Beach Resort & Hotel Management Co. Ltd,

MontAzure – Director, Abode Developments Co. Ltd

“Mont Azure is a multi-fund backed 454 Rai real estate and mixed use project in the heart of Phuket’s west coast beach and mountainside and we chose Hughes Krupica as our advisers on development strategy, legal contracts and commercial advice.”

“MontAzure is a project that is changing the real estate development history of Phuket. In order to ensure a project of this magnitude comprising luxury high end villas, condominium ocean view hotel branded developments, integrated in a project which also includes international beach clubs, high end dining facilities and worldwide operator branded hotels, the best on-point legal advice is necessary in relation to structuring and real estate development sales. We chose Hughes Krupica and it was confirmed this was a good fit for the project through the delivery of timely and quality service we received.”

Sarah Doukas,

Founder, Storm Management, London

“I treat my personal property assets seriously and I trust Hughes Krupica to handle my transactions, whilst I devote valuable time to my business”

“Thailand is another home from home destination for me and when I invested I wanted one of the best properties with privacy and international amenities on hand and with a trusted law firm to guide me through an unfamiliar process. I don’t have time to devote to understand every nuance of Thai law, but with Hughes Krupica’s guidance and collaboration with my domestic lawyers, I feel safe, secure and in good hands. I would recommend Hughes Krupica to friends and business associates, and I don’t make recommendations lightly.”

Private Investor,

Head of Asian Investing Executive Managing Director, Hong Kong,  Capital Management and Property Investor

“I have bought and sold some of the world’s most expensive real estate with Hughes Krupica as my advisers, because I trust them to handle the job professionally”

“I used Hughes Krupica upon recommendation to acquire a high-end high-value luxury property purchase. I wanted to know all of the defects relating to the property, no matter how small, to ensure a decision could be made on acceptability of issues on a fully informed basis. Hughes Krupica did not exaggerate or over-alarm identified issues, but instead approached in a calm problem solving manner advising me clearly on risks and with a future re-sale by me always in mind. The proof of the quality of Hughes Krupica’s advise further manifested itself upon the sale of an asset, during which time the whole transaction was managed to ensure a buyer’s extensive team of advises in multiple jurisdictions had their enquiries satisfied to the correct reasonable limits, and to achieve the overall objective – completion.”

Our Real Estate Fees Policy

  • We only work with clients when we know the legal fees are acceptable and work within the context of the transaction.
  • We can adjust our scope and fee rates from deliberately narrow limited due diligence checks on small transactions, through to detailed probing and wide ranging private and public checks.
  • For cookie cutter work and standard transactions, we will offer capped fees. For work which requires commitment to ongoing works and continuous assistance, we apply hourly rates.



Real Estate Miniguides

Our Partners and Attorneys have prepared some helpful guides on law and real estate in Thailand which will assist you with some distinct topics you wish to learn more about, without paying for the privilege and without navigating information and misinformation on the internet. For further information and for actual advice we remain available to be engaged.

Real Estate Articles

5 Common Mistakes That Cost Real Estate Investors Money
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Evolution of Property
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Freehold v Leasehold in Thailand
There have been many cases in Thailand in recent years under which foreign investors ...
Mar 28, 2016 Continue >
Keeping Phuket Property Dealings Honest
Desmond Hughes reported on some dishonest practices in Phuket relating to Reservatio ...
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Teltale Signs of Developer Inexperience
There are developers, good and bad. Desmond Hughes discusses some tell tale signs of ...
Apr 12, 2017 Continue >
Top 5 Legal Tips for Condo Buyers in Thailand
Desmond Hughes summarises 14 years of experience in legal advisory service in real e ...
Oct 03, 2016 Continue >

Who we work with

  • Pacific Century Property Developments HK
  • Lan Kwai Fong Group
  • APlan Properties
  • Siamese Asset
  • DMRD Real Estate
  • C9 Hotelworks
  • Trichada
  • Avadina Hills
  • The Bay
  • Krabi Sunset
  • CapeYamu
  • Ayara Surin
  • Aria by Layana
  • JLL
  • CBRE
  • Dewa Phuket
  • MontAzure
  • Property Guru
  • Trisara
Thailand Lawyers - Bangkok & Phuket Hughes Krupica

Hughes Krupica Consulting
(Bangkok) Co. Ltd
4/F, Unit 1402, GP House
572 Soi Ladprao 112
Plabpla, Wangthonglang
Bangkok 10310

Thailand Lawyers - Bangkok & Phuket Hughes Krupica

Hughes Krupica Consulting Co. Ltd
23/123-5 Moo 2 Kohkaew Plaza
The Phuket Boat Lagoon
T. Kohkaew Amphoe Muang
Phuket 83000 Thailand

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