|Profile of Academic Members
Apisith John Sutham
Apisith John Sutham holds a BA from St. John's University (New York), a JD Degree from Fordham University School of Law, and an MBA from Solvay Business School, Free University of Brussels. He is currently completing a Master's Degree in Social Science at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. His focus is mainly on international trade litigation/WTO practice and he is a leading international trade defense lawyer in Thailand, especially in regard to anti-dumping actions. He has broad-based experience in international commercial transactions and intellectual property law, and his law firm in Bangkok, Apisith & Alliance Ltd., focuses on international trade, cross-border commercial transactions, corporate and commercial law, and intellectual property law. Mr. Apisith co-teaches International Economic Law and Institutions.
Boonma Tejavanija received an LLB (First Class Honors) from Chulalongkorn University and an LLM from Columbia University. He was admitted to the Thai Bar in 1977 and has been an adjunct lecturer in Trademark Law in leading public and private universities. Mr. Boonma is currently the Vice President (Academic Affairs) and the Director of the Advocacy Training Institute of the Lawyers Council of Thailand. He also serves as a member of the National Pharmaceutical System Development Board, Intellectual Property Law Development Board, and Foreign Business Operation Board. Formerly, he was the senior partner of Domnern, Somgiat and Boonma Law Office Ltd., a member of the Trademark Board, Vice-President of Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), and President of the ASEAN Intellectual Property Association. Mr. Boonma teaches trademark law in Advanced Intellectual Property law.
Bruce MacDougall is a Professor of Law at the University of British Columbia. He holds a BA from Acadia University and an LLB from Dalhousie University (both in Nova Scotia, Canada), and a BA (Jurisprudence), a B.C.L., and an MA from Oxford University (UK), where he had studied as a Rhodes Scholar. He served as a law clerk to a Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, has been a Distinguished Research Fellow at King's College, London, and has practiced law in Toronto and Vancouver. Recent books include Canadian Personal Property Security Law (2014) Introduction to Contracts, 2nd ed. (2012) and Estoppel (2012) In the LL.M. (Business Law) Program, Professor MacDougall teaches Comparative Competition Law.
Catherine Morris is an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Administration at the University of Victoria, Canada, and an Associate of the university’s Institute for Dispute Resolution and the Centre for Asia Pacific Initiatives. She holds BA and JD degrees from the University of Alberta and an LLM from the University of British Columbia. Professor Morris teaches negotiation, dispute resolution, peacebuilding, and international human rights in academic, governmental and non-governmental settings. She is the managing director of Peacemakers Trust, a Canadian non-profit organization for research and education on peacebuilding and conflict transformation, and regularly teaches at the European Peace University in Austria. Her international work has included assignments in Thailand (since 1994), Cambodia (since 1995), Bangladesh, Myanmar, Bolivia, and Rwanda. In the LL.M. (Business Law) Program, Prof. Morris co-teaches Alternative DisputeResolution, focusing on Negotiation.
Jane Winn is a Professor at the University of Washington School of Law and a former Director of its Asian Law Center PhD Program. She holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in Economics from Queen Mary College, University of London, and a JD degree from Harvard Law School. Professor Winn is a leading international authority on electronic commerce law and technological and governance issues surrounding information security. Her current research interests include electronic commerce law developments in the United States, the European Union, and China. She is the author of numerous scholarly articles in law reviews and journals, a frequent presenter at conferences around the world, and the co-author of The Law of Electronic Commerce and the casebook Electronic Commerce. For the LL.M. (Business Law Program, Professor Winn teaches Advance Law on Business Contracts.
Jonathan Blaine is Tax Counsel for Bangkok office of Baker & McKenzie Ltd. And a monthly contributor to The Nation newspaper. He previously was Executive Director in the International Tax Services Group for KPMG Thailand. Mr. Blaine holds a BA in International Relations from Kent State University (Ohio), an MBA in Accounting and Finance from Chaminade University (Hawaii), and a JD (Juris Doctor) from the Seton Hall Law School (New Jersey). He has been the Manager of the U.S. Tax Consulting Group for Ernst & Young LLP in Montreal, Canada, the Vice President for Tax with Lehman Brothers Japan, Inc., and the Executive Director of the Capital Markets Tax Group of Shinnihon Ernst & Young LLP in Tokyo. While in Tokyo Mr. Blaine was also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Japan campus of Temple University Law School, teaching, among other courses, International Finance Law & Regulation and International Contract Drafting. For the LLM (Business Law) Program, Mr. Blaine teaches Advanced Tax Law and Business Tax Planning
Dr. Mark Fenwick
Mark Fenwick is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, Kyushu University, Japan. He holds an LLB (Hons) from Queen Mary and Westfield College at the University of London (UK), and both a M.Phil. in Criminology and a PhD from Cambridge University (UK). Before coming to Kyushu, Professor Fenwick taught law in England at Cambridge University and the University of East London. He has written extensively in the area of criminology, and in the LLM (Business Law) Program teaches the course Law Relating to Corporate Crime.
Mark Gillen is a Professor of Law at the University of Victoria, Canada, and is a graduate of the University of Toronto (B.Comm/LLM), and York University (MBA and LLB). He has taught securities regulation, business associations, advanced business associations, trusts, taxation, and contracts, and is the author of numerous publications, including Securities Regulation in Canada, 3rd ed. (Carswell, 2007) and about Malaysian constitutional law and the Malaysian legal system. In the LLM (Business Law) Program, Professor Gillen teaches Securities Regulation.
Orabhund Panuspatthna is an Associate Professor of Law at Chulalongkorn University and the Director of the Legal Aid Center. She holds an LLB with honors from Chulalongkorn University and an LLM from Harvard University. She is the author of three books (Copyright Law, Law of Obligations, and Law on Electronic Commerce), and from 1999 to 2010 served as an Associate Judge at the Central Intellectual Property and International Trade Court. For the LLM (Business Law) Program, Prof. Orabhund teaches copyright law in Advanced Intellectual Property Law.
Dr. Patanaporn Kowpatanakit
Patanaporn Kowpatanakit is a Lecturer at the Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Law and a Deputy Director of the LL.M. in Finance and Tax Law. She is a Barrister-at-Law in Thailand and holds an LLB from Chulalongkorn University and LLM and JSD degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. Her dissertation was a comparative study of practical separation of corporate ownership and control, and for the LLM (Business Law) Program Dr. Patanaporn co-teaches Law Relating to Business Organization and Management.
Dr. Sakda Thanitcul
Sakda Thanitcul is Professor of Law and Dean of the Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Law. He holds an LLB from Chulalongkorn University, an LLM and LLD in international law from Kyoto University, Japan, and an LLM and PhD in Asian Comparative Law from the University of Washington, USA. Dr. Sakda was a member of the advisory team to the chief negotiator in the Japan-Thailand FTA negotiation during 2003-04 as well as a member of the advisory team to the chief negotiator in the United States-Thailand FTA negotiation during 2004-05. He has been a member of the Trade Competition Commission of the Thai Ministry of Commerce and was a visiting professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Hanover during March-May, 2006. Dr. Sakda co-teaches International Economic Law and Institutions
Dr. Shin-ichi Ago
Shin-ichi Ago is a Professor of Law at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan, and a judge of the Administrative Court of the Asian Development Bank headquartered in Manila. He is also Emeritus Professor of International Economic Law at the Faculty of Law, Kyushu University, Japan, where he had been a former Dean. He has worked with the International Labour Organization as Regional Advisor for International Labour Standards, and holds LLB and LLM degrees from Tokyo University and a PhD from Geneva University. Professor Ago co-teaches Advanced Labor Law.
Suchart Thammapitagkul is a practicing lawyer and managing partner of Somnuk & Sutee Law Firm in Bangkok. A former Dean of Assumption University Faculty of Law, he now holds various positions at the Law Society of Thailand that include Vice President for Policy and Planning, Vice Chairman and Executive Director for the Institute of Advanced Legal Profession, and Council of the Institute of Advocacy Training. He also serves as Vice President of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA) and the Council of ASEAN Intellectual Property Association (ASEAN IPA). He holds an LLB (Chula) and an LLM (Harvard). The National Institute of Development and Administration (NIDA) named him a Professor in 2002, and in the LL.M. (Business Law) Program Prof. Suchart co-teaches Law Relating to Business Organization and Management.
Dr. Suphasit Taweejamsup
Suphasit Taweejamsup is a Lecturer at the Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Law, from where he obtained an LLB degree in 2001. He also holds an LLM and a PhD in Law from the Paul C?zanne Universit?, Aix-en-Provence, France, and is a Barrister of Law in Thailand. His teaching and research interests include industrial and labor law, constitutional law, political institutions, social welfare and security, and public law. In the LL.M. (Business Law) Program, Dr. Suphasit co-teaches Advanced Labor Law.
Thinawat Bukhamana is the Managing Partner of the Bangkok office of Baker and McKenzie Ltd. He holds an LLB from Chulalongkorn University and an LLM from Southern Methodist University (Dallas, Texas). After working as a legal analyst for the merchant banking division of Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited, Mr. Thinawat joined Baker and McKenzie in 1989 and became a partner in 1995. He currently heads the firm’s Banking and Finance Practice Group, personally focusing on derivatives work, project finance, and debt restructuring. For the LLM (Business Law) Program he is the course coordinator for Law Relating to Project Finance.
Judge Vichai Ariyanuntaka
Vichai Ariyanuntaka is a Senior Judge of the Central Intellectual Property and International Trade Court, and a Professor of Law at Thammasat Univeristy. He graduated with law degrees from Chulalongkorn University (LLB Hons.), the University of Wales (LLB Hons.) and the London School of Economics (LLM). He qualified as a Thai as well as English Barrister-at-Law (Gray’s Inn). Judge Vichai was instrumental in the establishment of the first arbitration institute in Thailand, the Arbitration Office of the Ministry of Justice, where he was Executive Director from 1990 to 1994. From 1994 to 1997 he served as the Deputy Secretary-General of the Office of Judicial Affairs and was a founding member in 1997 of the Central Intellectual Property and International Trade Court. He was appointed Chief Judge of the Central Labor Court in 2004, and was Secretary-General to the President of the Supreme Court during 2007-2009. Judge Vichai co-teaches Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Weerawit Weeraworawit is the Deputy Secretary-General of the National Human Rights Commission and a former associate Judge of the Central Intellectual Property and International Trade Court of Thailand. He holds a BA in Jurisprudence from Oxford University (Hons.) and an LLB from Cambridge University. Previously he had been a Minister (Commercial Affairs) at the Ministry of Commerce of Thailand, dealing with WTO matters, and for 13 years worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, having postings at the Thai Embassy in London and the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta. In 1993, he transferred to the Ministry of Commerce to work in the Department of Intellectual Property. Mr. Weerawit has been a strong proponent for the use of intellectual property to promote socio-economic and technological development in developing countries, as well as the protection of traditional knowledge and genetic resources, and for the LL.M. (Business Law) Program teaches patent law in Advanced Intellectual Property law.