Pongsak Daengkaew (Oad), Co-Founder and Partner
I understand the interplay between client objectives and the framework of the Thai legal, regulatory and cultural system. I will identify the optimum method of applying a law in practice and deal ethically with challenges
  • MBA – Ramkhamhaeng University – 2015-2017
  • Co-Founder and Partner – 7 Years, Practicing Thai Law – 13 Years
  • Real Estate, Corporate, Commercial and Regulatory – Legal Issue Problem Solver

Khun Oad has worked in Phuket as a licensed Thai-Attorney at law for 13 years co-founding Hughes Krupica in 2013.

13 Years Thai Attorney-at-Law

Khun Oad is often called upon to assist in-house counsel in property companies to clarify and interpret legal provisions and application processes. He is direct, candid and strong in his delivery.

Direct Candid and Strong in Delivery
Pragmatic and Clear

Khun Oad manages the actions of the Thai lawyers and paralegals in the Phuket office with regards to any real estate transactions; corporate work; licensing and regulatory and litigation.

Litigation and Transaction Management
Long Standing Connection to Litigators

Khun Oad believes in investigating the law to the fullest extent possible including analysing the practices and procedures of local authorities and Government representatives which can affect client projects and investments. Khun Oad will navigate the often bureaucratic processes of Government with skill whilst very importantly – maintaining his integrity.

Navigate Bureacratic Processes
Maintains Integrity


Masters of Business Administration – Ramkhamhaeng University


Thai-Attorney at Law with License


Thai Notary Public


Bachelor of Law – Siam University, Bangkok

Complex and High Value Transactions

Khun Oad worked at his previous firm, with Desmond Hughes, for 5 years before joining Hughes Krupica as a co-founding partner in 2013. He has worked on large value and complex real estate transactions to assist with land and property due diligence, acquisition, disposal, registration and transfers; registration of condominium buildings; registrations of owners committee juristic persons; and providing opinions on the viability of implementing certain ownership structures in developments.

Diverse Range of Legal Opinions

Khun Oad has also assisted in providing supporting legal opinions in relation to registrations; hotel licenses; leisure boat licensing and ownership; and has experience in a wide ranging number of issues pertinent to real estate; the hospitality sector and leisure.

Khun Oad works closely with Hughes Krupica’s litigation of counsel, to assist with litigious matters and will attend court as supporting counsel and attorney-at-law or attorney-in-fact as the case may be.

Khun Oad is respected and acknowledged by his contemporaries and peers, and government officials who deal with him, in relation to his professionalism, practical application of commercial matters and tenacity.


Khun Oad is a prolific runner and regularly participates in National and Provincial running competitions which range from half-marathons to cross-country runs.


Khun Oad also enjoys studying markets and performance, tracking and investing using his researched and developed trading systems. Khun Oad’s mathematical mind combined with his interest in business management means this is a pursuit of passion.


Khun Oad has a glittering array of trophies and records of his running achievements and clearly enjoys the different challenges compared to legal practice.


Khun Oad is originally from Chumphon Province, home to beautiful beaches, National Parks and stunning scenery. He has been a resident in Phuket for over 13 years with a strong base of friends both in Phuket and in the South.

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Litigation of Counsel

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Litigation of Counsel

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I enjoy the challenge of solving the difficult translator dynamics between Thai and English, English and Thai. I practice my skills on a daily basis and have devoted my professional and free time to further study of my craft

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