Laksika Jaengprai (Mai), Associate
I have an international mindset, a strong set of Thai law qualifications and experience across multi-disciplinary practices. I enjoy the spectrum of transactions to dispute resolution disciplines and engaging with clients to offer practical solutions.
  • Thammasat University, Bachelor of Laws (LLB), 2015-2019
  • Eduard-Spranger-Gymnasium FilderstadtEduard-Spranger-Gymnasium Filderstadt High School Diploma, International Exchange ProgramHigh School Diploma, International Exchange Program 2014 - 2015
  • Commercially Minded Associate from a Multi-Disciplinary Background able to work well on transactions and disputes/contentious matters

Mai is an observant, analytical and measured person with a strong degree of commercial awareness based on her own entrepreneurial activities. She can switch from transactional engagements to dispute oriented engagements in her stride and is developing her arbitration and dispute resolution skillset amongst her peers and supervisors.

Approachable Versatlie and Forthright
Can handle transactions and/or litigation

Mai was born in [INSERT HERE] and spent most of her early adult, study-life and professional life in Bangkok. She also spent time on an Exchange program in Germany and embraces cultural and social diversity having learned German and Chinese to a reasonable degree of proficiency in addition to English and her native Thai language. Mai decided to forego the trappings of the City and relocate to Koh Tao, to pursue her dual passions of legal practice and managing a local football academy “Koh Tao Athletic Football Club”.

International Experience
Embraces Cultural and Social Diversity

Mai has developed a multi-disciplinary mindset through exposure to transactions, legal problems and disputes in a legal, accounting, audit, tax and advisory environment. She has applied this to being practical and thinking about matters in an expansive wide sense. This, combined with her business mind set means she is well adjusted to understand client objectives and the flow of a transaction or contentious matter.

Multi-Disciplinary Mindset
Experienced in Legal, Accounting, Tax and Audit Advisory


Bachelor of Laws – Thammasat University, Bangok


High School Diploma – International Exchange Program – Eduard-Spranger-Gymnasium Filderstadt


Law License – Lawyers Council of Thailand


Notarial Services Attorney – Lawyers Council of Thailand


International Volunteer – Sarda Gauteng at The Earth Centre
Multi-Disciplinary Thinking

Mai has worked on deals alongside auditors; tax advisers and accountants so is able to see a client problem or objective from different perspectives and offer a rounded view in keeping with her experiences.

Dispute Resolution Expertise

Mai has worked on several dispute resolution/arbitration matters including in relation to Personal Protective Equipment fraud and breach of obligations in trade deals. She therefore has an understanding, as counsel, in the issues and procedures of arbitration. She is also adept enough to conduct investigative work, observe state agency and private entity conduct and produce witness testimony for use in arbitral proceedings.

Contracts - Negotiations, Amendments and Execution

Mai often works on corporate, commercial and real estate matters requiring involvement from the initial understanding – Memorandum of Understanding; Letter of Intent or Reservation Agreement stage, through to transactional documents, deliverables and execution of completion.

Thai Law Legal Research, Fact Analysis and Legal Opinions

Mai has repeated experience with receiving instructions on commercial issues and problems, analysing those problems in the Hughes Krupica team, researching the law combined with her pre-existing knowledge as a licensed Thai attorney-at-law, and converting this information and knowledge into a pointed refined and practical legal opinion for clients to present to their investors, boards to consider before taking decisions involving risk and strategy.

Friendly, New and Old Generation Minded

Mai combines her friendly personable nature with a young but open perspective on global legal and commercial issues.

Versatile Team Player

Mai studied in Bangkok, lives in Koh Tao, works remotely for Hughes Krupica for its Phuket, Bangkok and international operations and will, with ease, travel to Bangkok or another Province to complete a task, attend a function, seminar or training and development program or carry out vital court, dispute resolution or transactional work. Mai is a modern example of a committed ‘remote’ worker but still with her team in the Thai jurisdiction.


Mai has a strong belief in community and volunteering work and has dedicated her time during her university break volunteering in The South African Riding for the Disabled Association (Sarda) Gauteng which was designed to achieve Sustainable Development Goals.


Mai also has a keen interest in media marketing experience and assists in social media account management in a restaurant on Koh Tao called The Garden which specialises in French Culinary.


Mai spends a large proportion of her free time overseeing and managing “Koh Tao Athletic Football Club” which is a youth club designed to develop the skills of youth in the Koh Tao community to a high level enabling social mobility and advancement.

Mai's Social Networks

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