Our Team

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Partners and Senior Consultants
The Principal Partners of Hughes Krupica are its Co-Founders and together with Senior Consultants share an aligned vision and belief in:
  • The strength of a close-knit team applying their skills and knowledge to high quality service delivery
  • The importance of understanding and sincere application of International Values to legal services in any jurisdiction
  • The critical nature of obtaining high quality information on the market, clients, competitors, regulators, policy makers, state departments and all market participants to properly frame analysis
  • Being easy to get along with so that working in our team and with clients is generally an enjoyable albeit challenging experience even in contentious circumstances
Senior Partner
Senior Partner
Lawyers should evolve their minds and be consilient in their practice. They must be able to view an issue or market objectively and subjectively through multiple lenses, apply simple or complex analysis where appropriate, and deliver clear and decisive advice

Our clients are smart enough to assess issues from their own business perspective. A helpful legal advisor must, to add and demonstrate value, provide clients with alternative viewpoints, more than one obvious solution and be able to assess the economic, practical and behavioural effects of a particular course of action.

Desmond Hughes

Senior Partner

Senior Associates and Of Counsel

Khun Sirikwan Tan (Bee) is a force to be reckoned with combining international education and background, Phuket origins, a disciplined work ethic, and team mentality. This approach combined with the skills of our litigation of counsel presents a neat and efficient litigation and dispute resolution solution. Khun Bee’s transactional mindset assists with a high quality package for turnover of due diligence and execution of deals.

Litigation of Counsel
Senior Associate
Litigation of Counsel
Pragmatism, multi-disciplinary thought combining law, science, mathematics and economics are in my nature and tend to be in my clients' nature too. I enjoy working on challenging issues and thrive off the non-mundane.

I have qualified in law to the highest degree in the United States, applied my business mind to International Studies of Economics and Accounting and recently broadened my scientific skills by embarking on a Biochemistry Bachelor of Science. Our clients can be confident that I have a wide and open minded approach to their issues and I am competent in complex analysis being distilled into clear well-thought out advice.

Robert Krupica

Senior Partner


Our Associates are the next generation of internationally minded Senior Associates and Partners.  Our Consultants are either Senior or Mid-Level Associate equivalents. Their training and development and day-to-day practice is centred around consistent delivery of quality, pro-active thinking, working in teams where required, and understanding the importance of outperforming their peers in the market to generate repeat work and referrals.

I enjoy the challenge of my experience in aligning client service delivery to action and outcomes in complex or simple transactions and disputes. I manage and train an effective efficient team of Thai lawyers and embed values of ethics and integrity in their approach

I adopt a circumspect and well-planned approach to delivering advice and services between clients and Government departments. I understand the conflicts and dilemmas of international business in a Thai legal system and can adapt processes and services to provide a bridge for investment or dispute resolution.

Pongsak Daengkaew


Finance, Billing, Administration and Translation

Our Legal and Administrative Support Team are integrated into our firm’s service delivery structure and represent an essential component of ensuring efficient and accurate time recording, billing and financial management systems, secretarial administrative and data organisation systems and practiced high quality translation works to international standards