Horayangura, Nont

Nont Horayangura

Partner
Baker & McKenzie Limited Attorneys at Law

Biography

Nont Horayangura is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Bangkok office, where he is a member of the Intellectual Property and IT/Communications practice groups. He advises numerous foreign investors in Thailand on compliance with relevant antitrust and competition law, as well as consumer protection and advertising law.

Practice Focus

Mr. Horayangura represents a wide range of business and institutional clients in various IP matters. He regularly assists multinational and local clients in optimizing their IP in various agreements globally. He also helps clients in managing and protecting their IP rights in Thailand and overseas, and supports clients in planning cross-border anti-infringement campaigns and court trials. Mr. Horayangura also advises multinational telecommunications, software and banking industry leaders on issues related to cloud computing, construction and acquisition of telecommunication towers and equipment, data protection and privacy, and e-commerce.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Acted as team leader and worked closely with the San Diego office to represent a leading Thai broadcaster and operator of one of the country's most popular free-to-air television channels.

  • Represented the operator of Thailand’s stock exchange in software purchase and project agreements related to the bourse’s implementation of its enhanced trading, market data, and market surveillance systems for both equities and derivatives markets.

  • Represented leading Thai food business operators in the preparation of agreements, including franchise, license and distribution agreements, for the commercialization of their IP outside Thailand.

  • Acted as team leader in defending a leading five-star hotel in Thailand against claims of copyright infringement and alleged violation of broadcasting rights by one of the country's premier cable TV operators.

  • Represented one of Thailand's largest telecommunications operators in agreements related to the negotiation and drafting of network equipment supply, communications tower design and construction, and international roaming service.

Professional Honors

  • Recommended Lawyer (Technology, Media, Telecoms TMT), The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2014-2016
  • IP Star for Thailand, Managing Intellectual Property, 2015-2016
  • Silver individual rating (Prosecution and Strategy), World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000, 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Thai Bar Association
  • Law Society of Thailand
  • Intellectual Property Association of Thailand (IPAT)

Admissions

  • Thailand (1998)

Education

  • University of Bristol (LL.M.) (2001)
  • Sasin Graduate Institute (Business Management Program) (1998)
  • Thammasat University (LL.B.) (1996)

Languages

  • English
  • Thai