Bee is a truly international Thai working in an international environment and for clients who benefit from her worldly experience and outlook in addition to her United Kingdom based legal practice qualifications.
Bee’s background as a Phuket born and raised lawyer, starting out at the Dulwich International School (now the British International School Phuket) means that she has a direct correlation between the business environment of Phuket in which she is an integral part, and the international business community seeking to invest in Phuket. Bee is able to see the criteria which foreign investors use to assess their potential investments, but also she is able to apply legal principles and knowledge to deliver on-point advice.
Bee is a happy, outgoing forthright person, approachable and keen to provide a timely legal product. She is versatile in her work and can switch from litigation to transaction mode and back again without missing a beat.
Business Acumen Applied to Working Practices
Aside from Bee’s UK and Netherlands based qualifications, she also has a personal interest in her family business which is a successful long standing Phuket based business. Therefore, Bee is not only able to connect well with foreign clients, but also understands the cultural and business dynamics of the Phuket environment.
Bee is able to apply her legal mind to client issues ranging from transactional to litigation. She works well with the litigation team and is able to assist as a liaison point between the activities of advocates in court and the client’s objectives and needs including reporting and commentating on options. This is because some litigators do not have a command of English as good as their Thai and a translation is not appropriate or good enough in many circumstances. An explanation regarding legal procedure and processes is far better provided by Bee given her training and qualifications.
Drafting and Negotiating Contracts
Bee is often assigned to assist on transactional works including the contractual negotiations and contract amendments on matters such as property disposals or investments and commercial agreements for businesses involving joint ventures.
To support the transactional investment work, Bee also assists clients with new company incorporations, the technical aspects of ensuring a company is maintained properly including corporate secretarial assistance and assisting with due diligence or disclosures on the acquisition or disposal of a Thai company.
Hotel Investment Assistance
Bee will work within a team under Partner leadership to assist with all aspects of hotel investment from hotel management agreement support work to hotel disposal or acquisition support on due diligence or disclosures and contract negotiations.
Personable and Fresh Outlook
Bee is a young but up and coming member of the Hughes Krupica team. She is alert, sharp on work but friendly in nature. Clients enjoy their interactions with Bee and this also helps in good dialogue for obtaining and acting upon clear instructions.
Bee has a strong interest in community and charity works:
Member of Amnesty International Student Groups, Leiden, Netherlands
Internal Children’s Rights Moot Court Competition, Leiden, Netherlands
Voluntary work with Life Home Project – women and children with HIV/AIDS – 2009 – 2011
Laem Tong International Community Resource Centre Project on Ko Phi Phi Island – 2010
Attachment Programme, Corporate Division, Skrine Solicitors & Advocate, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – 2016
Post-Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice – City University, London – 2015 – 2016
LLM Advanced Masters – European and International Human Rights Law – University Leiden, The Netherlands – 2014 – 2015
LLB Law – University of East Anglia, U.K. – 2011 – 2014
International Baccalaureate Program – British International School Phuket, Thailand – 2005 – 2011
When Bee isn’t helping others, she can play a good game of football, having won the BIS Football Tournament for 3 consecutive years and she also likes a round of golf from time to time.