Partners

Vijay Kale

Vijay Kale

Houston, Texas

Mr. Kale was born in Dusseldorf, Germany. Vijay graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelors Degree in Government and a J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center. Vijay also holds a Masters degree from the University of Texas School of Public Health and a Biology degree from the University of Houston. He is licensed in the State of Texas and can handle U.S.visa cases from all over the world.

Robert Virasin

Robert Virasin

Bangkok, Thailand

Mr. Virasin is graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor Degree in Political Science, Mr. Virasin completed his Juris Doctorate at the University of Houston and a Masters of Laws (Business) from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. Mr. Virasin is licensed in the State of Texas and can practice U.S. immigration law worldwide.

Independent Consultants and Attorneys

Karen Pennington

Karen Pennington

Deportation, Inadmissibility, Waivers, Asylum

Karen Pennington is an internationally recognized human rights litigator with over 28 years experience in areas of immigration and commercial/IP. She has successfully represented clients in federal court in immigration, citizenship, employment, intellectual property, contracts, construction, products liability, medical malpractice, trademark, patent, trade secret and copyright cases. Ms. Pennington specialized in complex immigration litigation.

Anjul A. Shah

Anjul A. Shah

Complex Immigration Litigation, Labor Law

Anuj Shah is a graduate of the University of California School of Law. His primary area of practice is Immigration and U.S. Nationality Law. Anuj has practiced in a variety of arenas over the years, including international law, energy regulatory law, commercial litigation, and labor and employment law. Mr. Shah has a wide breath of knowledge to assist in the most complex business visa cases.

Akarit Deemark

Akarit Deemark

Intellectual Property Of-Counsel

Mr. Deemark is an experienced IP Consultant & Patent Agent. He has a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) (Second Class Honours) and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Business Law from Chulalongkorn University.

Mr. Deemark worked at a leading international law firm in Bangkok assisting foreign and Thai clients on more than 1,000 cases related to intellectual property matters (e.g. IP registrations, IP searches, etc.) in Thailand and overseas. Currently Mr. Deemark is currently the legal manager at Jim Thompsons in Thailand.
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Simon Inshakov

Simon Inshakov

Independent Business Consultant

Mr. Simon Inshakov is an independent consultant who assists clients with their business goals in Thailand. He acts as a liaison between clients, attorneys, and Board of Investment officials.

He has B.A. in Public Relations from Assumption University in, Bangkok, Thailand and has completed online entrepreneurship course from Wharton University in Pennsylvania. Simon has lived in Thailand for over a decade. He speaks Thai, fluent in English and Russian languages.

Mr. Inshakov has previously worked as business development consultant at an International law firm. In addition, he has extensive experience in sales and marketing working in exporting FMCG and garments.

Attorney and Staff

Yutthachai Sangsirisap

Yutthachai Sangsirisap

Attorney at Law

Mr. Sangsirisap is a licensed Thai attorney. He graduated with a Masters of Law (Business Law) from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand and a Bachelor of Law from Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand.
Mr. Sangsirisap is an experienced attorney who has represented clients in family law, labor disputes, and estate planning cases. Prior to his current position with Virasin & Partners, he worked at a law firm assisting clients with business registration and labor law. In addition, he is knowledgeable in the areas of transaction law and hedge funds. Mr. Sangirisap is fluent in Thai and English.

Chatchalai van Asselt

Chatchalai van Asselt

Legal Assistant

Mrs. Chatchalai van Asselt has a B.A. Business Administration from Assumption University in Bangkok and a Masters in Marketing from the University of North London, UK. She is fluent in Thai and English. She resided in Europe for 10 years before returning to Thailand.

Mrs. Van Asselt acts as a liaison to government offices and private institutions to assist clients in obtaining the appropriate permits and accounts. Her previous employment provided her with a wealth of knowledge in dealing with corporate and accounting issues.

Nhu Huyen

Nhu Huyen

Vietnam Representative

Ms. Nhu Huyen is currently a lecturer in Faculty of Law University of Economics and Law Vietnam National University. She is a country adviser for Vietnam and assists clients in visa and immigration matters

Ms. Nhu Huyen obtained her LL.B from the University of Economics and Law, Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City and an LL.M in Kyushu University-Japan majoring in Economics and Business Law. Prior to her current position as a lecturer, Ms. Huyen was a tax consultant at Price Waterhouse Coopers Vietnam Ltd.

Meathasit Vijitrangrong

Meathasit Vijitrangrong

Chiangmai Consultant

Mr. Vijitrangrong is working as the firm’s agent in Chiangmai. He graduated from Chiangmai University with a B.A. in Economics and a M.S. in Management from Texas A&M University, Commerce.

Mr. Vijitrangrong assists clients with procuring documents in all areas of the firm?s legal practice. Prior to his current position with Virasin & Partners, he was employed by an industrial estate where he assisted foreign and Thai corporations in establishing their business. Mr. Vijitrangrong is fluent in Thai and English.

Thakonsak Thakonwiroj

Thakonsak Thakonwiroj

Bangkok Representative

Mr. Thakonsak "Nate" Thakonwiroj is Virasin and Partner?s representative in Bangkok, Thailand. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (Magna Cum Laude) from Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand and a Masters of Laws (Business Law) from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Mr Thakonwiroj is a dynamic and personable young entrepreneur who serves as managing director of businesses in several industries including a metal recycling company, automotive parts reseller, and land development. The combination of his legal education and his business experience makes him a knowledgeable business consultant. As our Bangkok Representative, Mr. Thakonwiroj serves as a conduit between client and our legal consultants and attorneys to ensure proper communication of both parties. Mr. Thakonwiroj is fluent in Thai and English.