Mayer Brown JSM has strengthened its restructuring bankruptcy and insolvency (RBI) practice in Bangkok by co-locating senior consultant Ian Chapman to the firm’s Hong Kong and Bangkok offices. Chapman will assist partner Maythawee Sarathai in the practice.

The partner-turned-senior consultant has over three decades of insolvency experience in Southeast Asia and is highly recognised in the legal market.

"I am very pleased to be more regionally focussed and am looking forward to working with John and Khun Maythawee and promoting our RBI Asia platform," said Chapman. "We’ve already brought back on board in Bangkok highly experienced RBI litigator, Pattanapong Srinarm, and now have a very strong team across our core Asia RBI markets with which to grow the practice further."

Mayer Brown JSM is the Asia arm of global legal services provider, Mayer Brown, who advises clients across the Americas, Asia and Europe.