About us

About us

We are a boutique law firm with dedicated Thai and German professionals with longstanding legal experience. Together with our affiliated office in Cologne, Germany we forge a link for legal relations between the two countries and internationally.

Focus of our practice is civil and commercial law, consulting services and intercultural communications in legal and economic transactions. Moreover, we provide interim management and legal project management for our clients. We serve companies from various industries such as automotive, construction, software, medical care, chemicals, food, fashion, jewelry, watches and textile as well as large infrastructure projects like Bangkok´s Skytrain lines and Airport Rail Link.

Furthermore, we are specialized in litigation, family and inheritance law, as well as real estate transactions.

Our law firm attaches great importance to individually tailored and comprehensive legal support. We are looking to fulfill our philosophy of providing intensive and exceptional high-quality services. Besides medium and large companies, we support start-ups, small enterprises and private individuals.

We are member of the German Thai Chamber of Commerce.

Georg Schäfke

Mag. iur. Georg Schäfke, a German Attorney at Law who founded our law firm in 2011, has vast experience in various legal fields working in Thailand, Germany, and Myanmar. In addition to his legal background, he is publicly sworn interpreter and accredited translator for Thai and German. The combination of legal, linguistic, and intercultural skills enables him to break down cultural barriers and to solve problems easier and faster, thereby achieving effective client support.

He is member of the Cologne Bar Association. 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.

With a perceptive understanding for our clients´ goals and needs Mr. Schäfke coordinates our clients´ matters and develops legal strategies as well as pragmatic solutions together with our Thai lawyers.

He studied Law and East Asian studies at Cologne University and completed his legal clerkship in Cologne, Beijing, and Bangkok.

He taught Thai and Southeast Asian studies at the German Federal Language Department for over 10 years. After his Abitur Mr. Schäfke volunteered 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 Mandarin and Lao.

Contact: schaefke[at]schaefke[dot]legal

Sumaree Thongbumrung

Our Senior Associate and Leader of our Thai legal team Mrs. Sumaree Thongbumrung joined us in 2020.  She studied law at Bangkok University. With now over 20 years’ experience working as a Lawyer she has great expertise in corporate law, foreign investment law and BOI as well as litigation, real estate, and contract law. Furthermore, she is specialized in immigration regulations and the Foreign Work Act. She is well practiced in the fields of inheritance law, family law and criminal law.

She oversees the legal practice of our firm, implements strategies and controls details of our clients´ matters with great passion and dedication.

Through her experience working as a lawyer in the Netherlands for over two years she obtained a good understanding of international transactions and intercultural communication.

Mrs. Sumaree is fluent in Thai and English as well as very knowledgeable in Dutch.

Contact: sumaree[at]schaefke[dot]legal

Tarawut Romyen

Our Senior Associate and Chief Litigator Mr. Tarawut Romyen studied law at Ramkhhamhaeng University. He has over 20 years’ experience working as a lawyer and is specialized in dispute resolution, litigation, negotiations, and settlements. Furthermore, he has profound knowledge in legal execution, corporate law, labor law, inheritance law, family law and criminal law.

With his enormous longstanding experience conducting litigation throughout all regions of Thailand in all fields of law he navigates our clients through all kind of court proceedings and the involved challenges with great reliability, a steady hand and mindfulness.

Contact: tarawut [at]schaefke[dot]legal

Nuchsara Na Rungsee

Our General Manager Ms. Nuchsara Na Rungsee joined us in 2012. She obtained a degree in business administration at Sripatum University in Bangkok.

She has over 11 years of experience working with government agencies and embassies, accounting, and tax matters as well as the organization of various businesses and management issues.

She has excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle and successfully overcome daily business obstacles.

Ms. Nuchsara speaks Thai, English and German.

Contact: nuchsara[at]schaefke[dot]legal

Naruemon Na Rungsee

Our Accountancy Manager Ms. Naruemon Na Rungsee has a degree in business administration from Southeast Bangkok University with a major in accounting.

She has more than 12 years of experience working in sales coordination with large organizations active both in Thailand and abroad which enabled her to gain extensive knowledge in accounting and tax regulations.

She has an outstanding ability to recognize diverse aspects of a problem and to assess sensible solutions which enables her to solve problems quickly and efficiently even in challenging conditions.

Ms. Naruemon speaks Thai and English.

Contact: naruemon[at]schaefke[dot]legal

Sirapatsorn Khotchpoom

Our Junior lawyer Ms. Sirapatsorn Khotchpoom graduated with a law degree from Chulalongkorn University and a degree in Liberal Arts with a focus on British and American Studies from Thammasat University. Hereby she gained a unique blend of legal expertise and cross-cultural insights.

She supports our team with translations, document and contract drafting, as well as legal research.

Fluent in both Thai and English, she seamlessly navigates legal intricacies and effectively communicates with clients from diverse backgrounds and government agencies. Beyond legal practice, Ms. Sirapatsorn also serves as a court interpreter for the English Language, bridging language barriers and ensuring clarity in legal proceedings.

Contact: sirapatsorn[at]schaefke[dot]legal

Tattiya Pangaksorn

Our Junior Lawyer Ms. Tattiya Pangaksorn obtained a law degree from Ramkamhaeng University and a bachelor’s degree in Thai Language from Kasetsart University. She supports our team with document and contract drafting, legal research as well as translations.

Before becoming a lawyer, she taught Thai as a foreign language for more than four years. During this time, she gained excellent communication skills, which are particularly valuable when she deals with foreign institutions, government agencies and banks.

Ms. Tattiya is proficient in both Thai and English languages.

Contact: Tattiya[at]schaefke[dot]legal

Affiliates

With the law firm Rechtsanwaltskanzlei Schäfke in Cologne, Germany (http://www.rechtsanwaltskanzlei-schaefke.de) we forge a link for legal relations between the Thailand and Germany.

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 office, 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 and Germany or around the world. In our offices you can always immediately consult a lawyer in ThaiGerman, English and Lao.

Cologne – Germany

Rechtsanwaltskanzlei Schäfke

www.rechtsanwaltskanzlei-schaefke.de

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[dot]legal
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