Jerrold Kippen at “The Changing Face of Thailand’s Property Market” in Singapore, 23-24 May 2015



Jerrold was invited to speak at “The Changing Fact of Thailand’s Property Market” in Singapore, 23-24 May 2015.

Jerrold advised attendees on current legal and tax issues that they should be aware of if they invest in residential real estate in Thailand.  You can view Jerrold’s powerpoint presentation here.



UPDATE: 30 October 2014 – Olaf Duensing speaks on the AEC and investment

The ASIAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY is IMMINENT – New International Marketing Strategies for Real Estate & Investment Businesses, Ensure You’re Prepared

The seminar will be held on 30 October 2014 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Grand Millennium Sukhumvit (Asoke) in Bangkok.

Olaf Duensing will be among the expert speakers and panellists.

DUENSING KIPPEN is pleased to announce its global expansion in affiliation with the INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE OF LAW FIRMS

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Founded in 1990, the International Alliance of Law Firms is an affiliation of prominent law firms represented across the globe that provides clients a rapid and effective response to their international business challenges. The Alliance has 63 member firms with over 100 offices in 45 countries and is expanding.

After the Alliance’s standard and rigorous year-long vetting process — which includes close reviews of practice standards, professional ethics, control procedures, accounts review, practitioners’ qualifications, site visits, management interviews, and client reviews — Duensing Kippen was invited to and accepted such invitation to join the Alliance as its sole member firm in Thailand in May 2014. Jerrold Kippen, one of Duensing Kippen’s co-founding partners,recently returned from the Alliance’s Annual General Partner’s Meeting, held this year in Seattle, USA, 27 – 31 May, 2014 and commented:

“We are excited to have joined the Alliance. Previously we have always demurred from any reference to our firm being “international” simply because we had clients from more than one country. This changes that. Although each firm in the Alliance is independent, we are now as perhaps more — tightly networked and connected internationally than the few global law firm brands operating in Thailand that share the same singular branding but which charge significantly more as aresult of this brandingfor the same services. It does mean a significant commitment for us in terms of annual compliance reviews, as well as, the mandatory global and regional meetings and monthly telephonic practice conferences. However, the quality of attorneys and staff in the Alliance is truly impressive and top-tier. With our new global footprint, we are now able to provide our clients with high quality legal services worldwide.”

Duensing Kippen is a multi-service boutique law firm in Thailand specializing in corporate & commercial, real estate, construction, hospitality and other business transactional matters, as well as, dispute resolution through negotiated settlement, arbitration and litigation proceedings. And, as a member of the International Alliance of Law Firms, Duensing Kippen provides legal services worldwide. Duensing Kippen can be reached at: or for more information visit them at: more information the International Alliance of Law Firms, please visit:

Olaf Duensing to speak Friday, 22 November 2013 at “CURRENT REAL ESTATE TOPICS”

Olaf Duensing will be speaking on “The ‘Secured Leasehold’ Development Structure – Is there a more secure alternative?” at “CURRENT REAL ESTATE TOPICS—Combined Legal Committee/Greater Phuket Chapter Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce”. Other topics will include: “Regulating Estate Agency in Thailand”; and “Big Development News in Phuket Real Estate”.

Speakers include: Stuart Reading, Director – Laguna Resorts and Hotels
David Simister, Chairman – CBRE Thailand
Dexter Norville, Director – Jones Lang LaSalle (Thailand) Limited
Olaf Duensing, Partner – Duensing Kippen
Andrew Batt, International Group Editor –
Nina Serebryakova, Managing Partner – Sereb (Phuket); Project Director – Thailand Certified International Property Specialist (2013); and Member – NAR (National Association of REALTORS)

Shine PR’s Natasha Eldred will moderate the event. Questions from the audience to all speakers as a panel and answers will be taken after all presentations. The event is open to the public and is a great chance for real estate professionals, those working in any real estate related business as well as anyone invested in or thinking of investing in real estate in Thailand to gain valuable insight into these current topics.

Registration for the event, which is co-organized by the Greater Phuket Chapter and Legal Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) begins at 4:00 p.m., event 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Admission is THB 100. The venue and networking, which will follow the event, is kindly provided by our host The Angsana Laguna Phuket.
To sign up for the event, please visit the website, contact Sheree Tanpensuk by email – or telephone 02-254-1041 ext 212.


DUENSING KIPPEN organizes and moderates Thailand’s leading practitioners’ discussion of the Thai Arbitration Institute’s new arbitration rules

In his capacity as a member of the Legal Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce, Jerrold Kippen recently organized and moderated a presentation and discussion of the current draft of the Thai Arbitration Institute’s new rules for the conduct of arbitration proceedings under its auspices. DUENSING KIPPEN invited Khun Prachya Yuprasert – Director of the Thai Arbitration Institute, to present the draft, and to highlight the proposed changes to the current rules. Questions and comments from the audience were taken and moderated by Jerrold after the presentation. To facilitate the discussions DUENISING KIPPEN provided all in attendance with an English language translation of the draft rules/changes. The event was attended by over 30 of Thailand’s leading domestic and international arbitration practice specialists from 11 firms. Following on Jerrold’s question and Khun Prachya’s welcoming invitation in reply, Jerrold is now leading the preparation of an informal white paper of comments on the draft rules by the practitioners in attendance which will be submitted to the Thai Arbitration Institute for their consideration shortly.