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Edward J Kelly is an attorney and investigator based in
Bangkok. Along with his partner Daniel Q Greif, he leads the
IP practice of Siam Premier International Law Office Ltd. The
firm is one of Thailand’s largest and most influential full-service
firms and was founded by former foreign minister and deputy
prime minister Dr Surakiart Sathirathai.
Mr Kelly supports local and international law enforcement
teams by developing leads and organising and managing
high-profile litigation, criminal raids and prosecutions against
criminals engaged in human trafficking, trafficking of illicit
goods and financial crime. He has acted as lead counsel in
numerous sensitive investigations leading to the capture of
fugitives in some of Southeast Asia’s most notorious criminal
prosecutions. Mr Kelly’s well-trained, high-tech team is a leader
in the strategies and tactics of internet-based open source
intelligence collection and analysis.
His clients include Levi Strauss & Co, Oakley, Diageo,
Luxottica, Sanofi-Aventis, Nike and Adidas.
Mr Kelly’s practice in contentious and transactional
IP matters, and his work in government relations and
pharmaceutical law, consistently receive recognition,
and he is rated as one of Asia’s leading business lawyers.
After having witnessed the horrific abuse of workers by
criminal gangs engaged in counterfeiting, Mr Kelly helped to
create SISHA, a charitable foundation dedicated to the fight
against human trafficking, where he now serves as chairman.
For his work in combating human trafficking, Mr Kelly received
the prestigious Victor Garo Award for Work in Public Service
and Human Rights from the Boston University School of Law
in October 2009.
Siam Premier International
Law Office Ltd
Level 26, The Offices
at Central World
999/9 Rama 1 Road
+66 2646 1888
+66 2646 1919
Kelly, Edward J
Siam Premier International Law Office Ltd – Co-head of Intellectual Property |
Winner – Intellectual Property, Thailand
What clients said
“I consider the in-depth knowledge of Ed Kelly – not
only of legal and specifically IP rights matters, but
also of the cultural environment – as an important
factor of his success in Thailand.”
“Mr Kelly’s values are consistent with our company
values. The high degree of his professional integrity,
knowledge and compliance with the law is
“Ed is more than your average desk attorney:
he is a street fighter.”
“Rules, regulations and laws don’t ensure integrity
– people like Ed Kelly do.”
ILO Client Choice Guide 2012