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Nam-Ake Lekfuangfu

Nam-Ake Lekfuangfu is a partner of the Employment & Compensation Practice Group in Bangkok. He is experienced not only in employment laws but also, corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, environment and trade regulations. Over the past year, Nam-Ake was lead lawyer for a wide range of employment matters involving high profile clients. With his extensive legal knowledge, combined with insights on industrial knowledge and practices and Supreme Court rulings, Nam-Ake assists clients on employment and immigration works, ranging from day-to-day advice to complex matters, such as advising on employment trends impacting employers globally, including global mobility, the use of modern workforce and gender pay gap.

“Sustainability Solution EP.4: Environmental Jargon” is presented by partners from our ESG team: Bulin Sanooj, Ornsiri Samarnmitr, Nam-Ake Lekfuangfu and our Environmental Specialist Dhiranantha Rithmanee. In this episode our team demystifies technical terminology related to the environment and climate change. This video is in Thai with English subtitles.

“Sustainability Solution EP.5: Thai investment agency’s move to promote sustainability” is presented by our Sustainability partner Nam-Ake Lekfuangfu, Chana Sooppipat and Jaywon Yi from our Corporate practice group, who are experienced in foreign investment. In this episode, our team discusses promotion schemes offered by the Board of Investment of Thailand related to sustainability, covering various industries. This video is in Thai with English subtitles.

“Sustainability Solution EP.2: The First E in ESG – Environmental” is presented by partners from our ESG team: Bulin Sanooj, Ornsiri Samarnmitr and Nam-Ake Lekfuangfu. In this episode, our team discusses the environmental aspect of ESG, recent developments, and why it matters for businesses to pay close attention to these issues now. This video is in Thai with English subtitles.

“Sustainability Solution EP.6: What is the “S” in ESG?” is presented by partners from our ESG and Labour and Employment teams, Nam-Ake Lekfuangfu and Theeranit Pongpanarat. In this episode, our team discusses what the social element means when we talk about the “S” in ESG and why it matters for businesses.
This episode is the latest installment in our YouTube series “Sustainability Solution”, which features regular update of key legal highlights on sustainability and ESG. This video is in Thai with English subtitles

Baker McKenzie is proud to launch a series of webinars aimed at helping employers understand current employment trends and issues in the South East Asia region. Some of the topics discussed are Alternatives to the Traditional Employment Model, and complexities of Workforce Optimization.

Baker McKenzie’s Asia Pacific Employers’ Forum took place in Singapore on Thursday, 27 April 2023. You can access a number of related resources relating to employment issues and trends.

Climate change and extreme weather situations have no boundaries and impact everyone in the world. To mitigate the onset of these global catastrophes, we need urgent and meaningful international collaboration as called upon in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change under “Common but differentiated responsibilities” and respective capabilities, in light of different national circumstances. At present, the legally binding international treaty on climate change is the “Paris Agreement”, adopted by 196 state parties at the 21st Conference of the Parties in Paris, France, on 12 December 2015 and entered into force on 4 November 2016.

Amidst the increased focus globally on respecting and protecting human rights, in a recent seminar organized in Thailand, the special advisor to the Prime Minister of Japan responsible for international human rights matters announced the adoption of the Guidelines on Respect for Human Rights in Responsible Supply Chains by the Government of Japan.

Following the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26) in November 2021, almost 200 countries, including Thailand, announced their climate goals and made commitments to tackle climate change. Thailand has pledged to be carbon neutral by 2050 and reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2065. To support the government’s policy in this direction, various government agencies and public organizations, such as the Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization, have been actively progressing efforts to realize Thailand’s sustainability goals through various schemes and measures that they are empowered to do under the relevant laws.