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Tada Sastarasatit, a former judge-turned-private-practitioner, became a senior partner of SCL Law Group (formerly known as Chavalit Law Group) upon joining us in 2008 after approximately two decades of private practice with International Legal Counsellors Thailand Ltd. (Russin & Vecchi) (ILCT). At ILCT, he was an equity partner responsible for employment laws, dispute resolutions and litigation.


Tada Sastarasatit began his legal career after being admitted to practice in Thailand. Shortly afterwards, he was called to the Bar in England and Wales. Upon returning to Thailand, he began his professional career as a judge, sitting in various courts in Thailand under the Ministry of Justice.


  • 1980:   Barrister-at-Law, The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, London, England, UK
  • 1973:    Barrister-at-Law, Institute of Legal Education, Thai Bar Association
  • 1971:    LLB, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand

Tada Sastarasatit is an experienced commercial litigator and dispute resolution lawyer, whose practice mainly focuses on various aspects of business law, including construction disputes and labour & employment related matters. He also has substantial expertise in both international and domestic arbitration. With almost three decades in the field, he has counselled and represented numerous foreign and private corporations and organisations in various arbitration proceedings, including: the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC); the Thai Arbitration Institute (TAI); the Board of Trade’s Commercial Arbitration Rules; and ad-hoc arbitrations. He has also assisted in matters involving the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards. He currently leads our Employment Law Practice Group, as well as litigation and arbitration proceedings.

Part-time Lecturer

Tada Sastarasatit is a visiting lecturer teaching employment and arbitration laws for many leading universities in Thailand. He is also a regular contributor for a number of law journals and guest speaker on various law topics organised by government and private institutions. He has authored numerous law publications written in both Thai and English, which include :


  • Overview on Law of International Trade
  • Restraint of Trade Part I and Part II
  • Explanation on Labour Court Procedure
  • Provident Fund
  • Major Considerations on Employment Laws
  • Thai Arbitration Proceedings
  • Arbitration v. Labour Disputes
  • Identification Parade
  • Force Majeure
  • Encyclopedia of International Commercial Litigation, Thailand Section
  • The Promotion and Regulation of Foreign Investment in Thailand
  • Employment Terms & Conditions Asia Pacific-Thailand Chapter
  • The Littler Mendelson Guide to International Employment and Labour Law-Thailand Section
  • Fixed-term and non-fixed term employment contracts
  • Settlement of Disputes : Problems of Cross – Cultural Negotiation Variations and Other Claims for Additional Work and Additional Costs
  • Disputes and Claims on Construction Contract
  • The Hearing
  • Impartiality and Independence of Arbitrator
  • Thai Bar Association
  • Lawyers Council of Thailand
  • German-Thai Chamber of Commerce
  • The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK
  • Thai Arbitration Institute (Listed Arbitrator)
  • Committee Member, Thai Commercial Arbitration Committee






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