18 ASIAN LEGAL BUSINESS – OCTOBER 2023 WWW.LEGALBUSINESSONLINE.COM COVER STORY Jittipong Champreechar 36, senior associate, Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners Jittipong Champreechar, a senior associate at Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners, is a disputes expert who advises on high-profile criminal cases, money laundering, white-collar crimes and complex civil lawsuits before all levels of courts. His main achievements in the past year include the defense of a client against allegations made by the Attorney General, National Anti-Corruption Commission involving criminal offenses pursuant to the Thai Criminal Code and the Act on Offenses Relating to the Submission of Bids to Government Agencies. He also represented an energy company in relation to an accident involving a pipeline explosion, including an investigation and advising the client on risk mitigation. In addition, he successfully represented a well-known individual in criminal proceedings in relation to one of the biggest bitcoin schemes in Thailand. Champreechar is enthusiastic about utilising his legal knowledge and experience in seeking positive outcomes and justice for his clients. He receives praise from his clients, who comment. “Khun Jittipong has excellent skill in giving spontaneous responses in unexpected circumstances. He is a very hardworking person and able to understand clients’ cases in a timely manner with his great intuition. He is a highly responsible person that clients can rely on” and “Khun Jittipong has played a key role in presenting, planning and managing several high-profile cases. His expertise and experience in criminal investigations and litigation cases is exceptional, mitigating potential risks for our executives, leading to the favourable outcome.” “As the lead partner in litigation, I have seen him improve his skills as a lawyer and advance rapidly. He is not only able to serve our key clients exceptionally well, but he also has strong commercial sense as well as very good service mind.” said Phisit Dejchaiyasak, senior counsel and head of litigation at Weerawong C&P. LAW FIRM Abhinav Bhalaik 38, Argus Partners Jittipong Champreechar 36, Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners Jungji Choi 39, Yulchon Richa Choudhary 39, Trilegal Naufal Fileindi 35, GHP Law Firm Reggy Firmansyah 38, UMBRA Julie Fu 37, Clifford Chance Ayumi Fukuhara 39, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu Robert Hasan 30, IABF Law Firm Andrew Heng 39, Eng and Co. Jeremiah Huang 35, Icon Law Akira Iizuka 37, Nishimura & Asahi Charanya Lakshmikumaran 37, Lakshmikumaran and Sridharan Jason Leung 38, Mayer Brown Loren Leung 32, Bird & Bird ATMD Liu Xin 38, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Tess Lumsdaine 39, Baker McKenzie Renu Menon 39, Drew & Napier Arka Mookerjee 39, JSA Sharad Moudgal 39, Khaitan & Co Ng Si Ming 39, Chua & Partners Ngan Nguyen 39, VILAF Nicol Ong 35, Trowers & Hamlins RANKING AND LISTING BY ASIAN LEGAL BUSINESS ALB Asia 40 Under 40 continues its tradition of recognising exceptional legal talent across Asia, selected from 600 outstanding nominees. The lawyers featured on the list represent diverse jurisdictions and practice areas. They were meticulously chosen through a rigorous selection process, evaluating their work quality, client and colleague recommendations, and their potential for future growth. The list is in alphabetical order and some lawyers have been profiled. ASIA 40 UNDER 40