Simon Z. Rajan is a Legal Adviser in our Bangkok office with over nine years of experience in Thailand and India, having worked as a corporate attorney prior to joining DFDL. He has advised on corporate and regulatory compliance, associated policy implementation and audits, along with domestic and private equity transactions and investment promotion. Simon has successfully concluded numerous assignments relating to employment law and labor compliance for global companies in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic sectors.
His core fields of expertise are corporate and commercial law related to drafting and advisory. This includes private equity and transactional assignments, due diligence, and FDI applications to the Thai Board of Investment Promotion. He is a strong proponent of litigation avoidance and alternative dispute resolution and has successfully represented clients before the Thai Arbitration Institute.
While at DFDL, Simon has advised and assisted on regulatory and licensing aspects relating to sunrise industries such as Digital Assets and e-money under the nascent Digital Assets and Payment Systems laws in Thailand. With a focus on start-ups, he has also assisted clients with drafting and review of contracts and agreements. In parallel, Simon regularly advises clients on compliance and licensing obligations as relevant to their specific business activities.
Simon is a qualified attorney, duly certified to practice in India by the Bar Council of India having passed the first ever All India Bar Exam, prior to which he obtained an LL.B from Symbiosis Law School, Pune, in 2010.