What we offer

The law firm Schäfke Legal Services in Bangkok attaches great importance to individual and comprehensive service. Main focus of our practice is civil law, with a specialization in consulting services and intercultural communications in legal and economic transactions in Thailand, Germany, Myanmar and around the world.

Together with our affiliated offices in Cologne, Germany and Yangon, Myanmar we forge a link for legal relations among different regions and are looking to fulfill our philosophy of providing intensive and exceptionally high quality services. Our regional and language expertise enables us to break down cultural and linguistic barriers. Due to our longstanding experience and activity in Thailand and the region, we have established reliable business relationships and friendships so that we can count on our broad network.

Business Consulting

Our consultants are specialized in legal and economic transactions as well as in intercultural communications. Upon your needs we will provide you with useful ideas and guide you achieving your aims in Thailand while benefiting from the local culture. The key to success in Asia often is a deep understanding of the local people and an effective cross-cultural interaction. With our expertise we can assist you to find tailor made solutions for your projects.
To kick off your business in Thailand or in the intermediate between projects we are ready to support you with a professional interims management of your ventures.

Business chances and opportunities are great and very promising; however Thailand can be a challenging country to make the best out of your first steps. We are happy to support you with consultation in all areas to establish and develop your business and ideas. We are ready for fundamental consultation as well as practical consultation ‘on the field’ with our capable staff, assisting you and giving trustful and reliable advise in the heart of South-East-Asia: Thailand.

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Notary Services

Officially licensed by the Lawyers Council of Thailand, Ms. Saengdao Santisuk has passed the accordingly training course of the Notarial Services Attorney to administer oaths and to attest the authenticity of signatures or documents. The notarization applies great importance to the authenticity.

Examples of documents commonly notarized are passports, contracts, bank statements, land title deeds, power of attorney, applications for international visa etc.,

furthermore our notary services include the:

  • Certifying true copy of documents
  • Legalizing signatures
  • Authentication of title deeds
  • Witnessing contracts and other related documents
  • Verification of documents
  • Confirmation of birth certificate
  • Certification of translations
  • Notarial certifications
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Interim Management

To kick off your business in Thailand or in the intermediate between projects we are ready to support you with a professional and efficient interim management of your ventures.

While you are taking care of your business at home or in other countries we will serve as your extended arm to fully enable your business operations in Thailand and getting things done on the ground for you. Our consultants have extensive practical experience across a broad range of functions and branches within the Thai market. We help you to execute and develop your practical strategies and to navigate successfully through your market entry or your conversion period in Thailand.

The Benefits of our Interim Management Services

Flexible Resource: We are an independent contractor which allows you to avoid the legal and financial obligations of sending an expat to Thailand immediately or taking on a permanent employee, such as holiday pay, retirement plan, sick pay and other benefits. Additionally, you will not have to meet the strict requirements of Thai law to employ an expatriate on-site. This saves time and money during the start of your project or in the meantime.

Speed: We are able to start working for you straightaway for project-based assignments.

Expertise: Our consultants offer you broad operational experience in diverse branches of the Thai market, skills in functional areas and expertise in delivering results.

Objectivity: As an independent operator, we provide an honest and objective perspective on your business endeavour and advise you during the actual set up period on the locally prevailing circumstances and conditions.

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Translation & Interpretation

Attorney Mr. Georg Schäfke is publicly sworn interpreter and accredited translator of Thai and German by the president of the Higher Regional Court of Cologne. Thus we are able to provide our clients with certified high quality translations and immediate interpreting. This unfolds great value especially under pressure of time and in need of professional accuracy while dealing with the legal aspects of your business.

Our office for translation and interpretation for German and Thai is specialized on legal translations and business negotiations, which require accuracy and high quality. Our intercultural experience and legal expertise are the basis to fulfill our philosophy to provide an intensive and exceptionally high quality client service.

Furthermore we offer a fast and cost-effective service for the translation of your documents. We will gladly translate documents of all fields of work and life always setting a high value on premium quality of the translation and the interpreter.

In our office you can always immediately consult a lawyer in German, English, Thai and Lao.

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Intercultural Management

The business culture of Asia and the West differ substantially. The local customs and traditions in Thailand are dominant and an effective intercultural management will enable the best success for your business. Therefor we support our clients to find their way through Thailand´s business culture and enable to better overcome difficulties as well as to establish a more effective way of working.
With our specialized consultants we are able to analyze your negotiations and workflows to systematically eradicate obstacles in the intercultural area that might harm the development of your business.

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Commercial Law / Corporate Law / Intellectual Property Law / Company Registration /  Succession Law / Dispute Resolution / Real Estate / Banking

Who we are

Who we are

We are a team of dedicated Thai and German professionals with longstanding legal experience and expert knowledge of the culture of Thailand and the region of Southeast Asia.
If you decide to work with us, we will offer a strong commitment to you in terms of useful ideas, enthusiasm, endurance and getting things done on the ground for you!

 

We are members of the WIRAS Verbund International and the German Thai Chamber of Commerce.

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Georg Schäfke

The founder of our law firm German Attorney mag. iur. Georg Schäfke has wide experience working in Thailand. He is also active at the offices of our cooperation partners in Cologne, Germany and Yangon, Myanmar to forge a link for legal relations between Thailand, Germany and Myanmar. In addition to his legal expertise he is also publicly sworn interpreter and accredited translator of Thai and German by the president of the Higher Regional Court of Cologne and has a secure command of both written and spoken Thai. He combines legal, linguistic and intercultural skills and experience in one person. This allows him to overcome difficulties and solve problems easier, faster and immediately and therewith achieving a special quality of performance and effective client support.

His legal work focuses on commercial law with a specialization in corporate law, contract law and investment law. Furthermore he is active in the field of (international) inheritance law. Mr. Schäfke is member of the Cologne Bar Association.

Mr Schäfke studied law and East Asian studies at Cologne University and completed a legal clerkship in Cologne, Beijing and Bangkok. He taught Thai and South East Asian studies at the German Federal Language Department in Hürth for over 10 years. After his Abitur Mr. Schäfke worked in a Burmese refugee camp in Thailand as an English teacher and education coordinator.

Mr. Schäfke is fluent in German, Thai and English as well as very knowledgeable in Chinese and Lao.

 

Contact: schaefke[at]schaefke[dot]legal

Sangdao Santisuk

Attorney at law Ms. Sangdao Santisuk joined Schaefke & Senaveenin Legal Services Co., Ltd. in early 2014. She advises local and foreign clients on commercial law including foreign investment regulations, corporate Law and real estate.
Ms. Sangdao is specialized in commercial transactions, real property & construction, foreign direct investment as well as in corporate merger and acquisitions.
With her bachelor degree she graduated in law and medical science from the Naresuan University in Pitsanulok. In her medical studies she specialised in forensic science. The LL.M. in international Law she achieved at Ramkhamhaeng University in Bangkok. She is a member of the Law Society of Thailand and has international experiences from Europe.
Ms. Sangdao is fluent in Thai, Lao, Vietnamese and English.

Contact: sangdao[at]schaefke[dot]legal

Chulaphan Chetta

Ms. Chulaphan Chettha, Attorney at Law, joined Schaefke & Senaveenin Legal Services Co., Ltd. in mid 2015. Prior to that, she worked for a domestic law firm, where she attained considerable experience in civil and commercial law as well as in the area of litigation proceedings.

Ms.Chulaphan is specialized in litigation and alternative dispute resolution procedures. She assists and advises both international and domestic organizations on private law and company law, breach of contract, property and wrongful acts. Currently, her practice involves advising both international and regional clients on corporate matters, i.e. the liabilities of companies and/or directors, as well as reviewing a wide range of commercial agreements. She also drafts and files any pleas, motions and other legal steps with various courts, in connection with civil and criminal case proceedings.

Ms.Chulaphan obtained an LL.M. in international business transaction and comparative Law from the University of San Francisco and an LL.B. from Ramkhamhaeng University, Thailand. She is a Barrister at Law and holds an attorney at law license. She is also a member of the Lawyers Council of Thailand and the Thai Bar Association.

Ms. Chulaphan is fluent in Thai and English.
Contact: chulaphan[at]schaefke[dot]legal

Affiliates

With the law firm Rechtsanwaltskanzlei Schäfke in Cologne, Germany (http://www.rechtsanwaltskanzlei-schaefke.de) and the law firm SKRK Legal Services in Yangon, Myanmar (http://www.skrk-legal.com) we forge a link for legal relations between the three countries Thailand, Germany and Myanmar.

This international network of law firms and our extensive cooperation enable us to provide an overarching regional consulting and intercultural communications service for our clients in legal and economic transactions between the EU and ASEAN. Together with our affiliated offices, we fulfill our philosophy to provide an intensive, individual and comprehensive client service of exceptional high quality.
We are happy to assist you in all legal matters in Thailand, Germany and Myanmar or around the world. In our offices you can always immediately consult a lawyer in ThaiGerman, English, Burmese and Lao.

Yangon – Myanmar

SKRK Legal Services Co. Ltd.

www.skrk-legal.com

Cologne – Germany

Rechtsanwaltskanzlei Schäfke

www.rechtsanwaltskanzlei-schaefke.de

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Thank you for your interest in our firm!

You are Thai and educated in the legal area? Searching for an interesting, manifold, challenging new job? You would like to work in an international law firm to gain more experience and to develop yourself with the company? This is a great opportunity for a lawyer with team spirit and a pragmatic approach to have a direct and meaningful impact. Work with us and we’ll work with you to help you to achieve your potential.

 

Please submit your application including a detailed curriculum vitae, photo, list of references and letter of motivation via E-mail to:

hr[at]schaefke-senaveenin[dot]com
We are currently looking to fill the following position:
Lawyer

Qualification

  • Thai nationality, age not over 30 years old
  • Bachelor degree in law or higher with lawyer license
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience in private law, commercial and corporate law, real estate transactions, foreign business and investment law, succession law, immigration law and aliens law
  • Work in international law firm or multinational company is a plus
  • Proficient in both spoken and written English
  • Computer literacy
  • Capable of handling multi-faceted tasks and working under pressure
  • Position will be based in Bangkok and may require occasional travel within Thailand and overseas
Paralegal

Qualification

  • Thai nationality, age not over 30 years old
  • Bachelor degree in law or higher with lawyer license
  • Work in international law firm or multinational company is a plus
  • Proficient in both spoken and written English
  • Computer literacy
  • Knowledgeable in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook
  • Capable of handling multi-faceted tasks and working under pressure
  • Position will be based in Bangkok and may require occasional travel within Thailand
Intern/Rechtsreferendar

Qualification

  • Thai or German nationality
  • Interested in Law, the legal system and international law
  • Proficient in both spoken and written English
  • Computer literacy
  • Knowledgeable in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook
  • Capable of handling multi-faceted tasks and working under pressure
  • Position will be based in Bangkok and may require occasional travel within Thailand


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Schaefke Legal Services Co., Ltd.
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223/42 Country Complex Tower A, Suite 5-6, 11th Floor,
Sanphawut Road, Bangna, Bangkok 10260, Thailand

mail[at]schaefke.legal
Telephone: +66-2-7451545
Fax: +66-2-7451546

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