Celebrations held to consecrate the new premises
Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws. (Plato)
When one speaks of lawyers and law firms one tends to be reminded of anecdotes that give much amusement to the listeners.
One goes through life hoping that one may never need a lawyer in his lifetime, but reality proves that there comes a time when, for one reason or another, the services of a lawyer are essential to keep life in order and ensure that dealings are conducted fairly and are beneficial to all concerned.
Father Francis Xavier Kritsada Sukkaphat presents an exquisite framed holy sculpture of the Nativity scene to Supanee and Premprecha Dibbayawan.
Pattaya has hundreds of practicing lawyers in as many law firms. This does not show that working or living in this city can be a hazardous. Law cases do not always have to be unhappy ones and there are instances where the advice and guidance of a good lawyer can be very beneficial to all concerned.
One such law firm is the Puvana Co. Ltd. operated by Premprecha Dibbayawan, independent law practice professional and humanitarian extraordinaire. Throughout his entire career Premprecha has practiced the Rotary Four Way Test in everything he says and does.
They are: Is it the Truth? There is timelessness in truth which is unchangeable. Truth cannot exist without justice.
Father Francis Xavier Kritsada Sukkaphat leads the small gathering of the Dibbayawan family, staff and friends in holy mass of consecration of the new Puvana premises.
Is it Fair to all concerned? The substitution of fairness for the harsh principles of doing business at arm’s length has improved rather than hurt business relationships.
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships? Man is by nature a cooperative animal and it is his natural instinct to express love.
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned? This question eliminates the dog-eat-dog and substitutes the idea of constructive and creative competition.
Premprecha Dibbayawan lived by these guiding principles long before he ever dreamt of becoming a lawyer.
After he finished school, a classmate enrolled him into the Thammasat Open University. He passed the entrance examination and commenced a law course where Premprecha earned his LLB degree with high grades, enough to see him accepted at the University of Miami in America to further his studies where he graduated with a Master of Comparative Law degree.
Premprecha Dibbayawan and his team of highly experienced legal staff are ready to serve you.
Returning to Thailand, Premprecha started his professional career in 1965 as legal advisor to many long established law firms in Bangkok, such as International Legal Counsellors Thailand Ltd. (Kaplan Russin & Vecchi) and Marut Bunnag International Law Office. Before joining the Kamthorn Surachet and Somsak law firm as the senior lawyer, he was head of the Legal Department of Laem Thong Bank Public Co. Ltd. (presently known as UOB Radanasin Public Co., Ltd.), and is in particular familiar with the type of legal situations in which banks become involved.
Premprecha worked for two years before opening up his own law office in partnership with another young lawyer. However, after three years he opened his own solo practice, saying, “Lawyers always want to be independent. This is normal.”
To escape the stresses of his own legal office he would come down to Pattaya at the weekends. Scuba diving was his passion, but the folk in Pattaya soon realised they had a visiting lawyer and were waiting for him with their legal problems. “I was consulting in my wet suit,” Prem recalled.
Harminder Singh, (3rd right) Past Governor of Rotary District 3070 India, happened to be in town and led a large delegation to wish PDG Premprecha all the success.
It was only a matter of time before he opened up his first law office in Soi Yodsak, the street which in those days also had the city hall office. There were no legal firms in Pattaya at that time and this was such a momentous occasion that city hall wanted to close off the street to celebrate the opening. The company was registered on October 2, 1986 under the name PBM Law Real Estate and Service Co.
On June 29, 1987, the company was renamed Jural Law Co. Ltd.
But as the population of Pattaya grew so did the need for a ‘one stop service’ for legal and notary services. On December 8, 1989, Puvana Co. Ltd. was born.
In 2001, Puvana Co. Ltd. moved to larger premises on Theprasit Road. During that period, together with Swiss business partners Erwin August Steiner and his son Roland, they worked under the Swisssiam Services Co. Ltd. banner.
Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasing presents a bouquet to Prem and Supanee.
Puvana lawyers and staff are experts in the areas of litigation, contracts, general commercial laws, intellectual property and general practice. The demand for these services grew to such a large extent that the Dibbayawan family found it necessary yet again to expand their working space to be able to serve their clients better.
On February 26, 2011 at the auspicious hour, the new premises were consecrated by Father Francis Xavier Kritsada Sukkaphat, pastor of St. Nikolas church.
Family and friends attended this solemn ceremony where the blessings of the Lord were invoked upon the Dhibbayawan family and their loyal staff.
An evening of fellowship was also arranged in the courtyard where family, friends and clients came by to wish the Puvana Co. Ltd many years of success in the service of the people of Pattaya.
Puvana Co. Ltd and Swisssiam Services Co. Ltd. are located at 62/292-293 Moo 12, Thepprasit Road, Pattaya City 20150, Tel. 038 488870-73, Fax. 038 417 260, e-mail: [email protected] & [email protected]
Peter Malhotra bears greetings of luck and success on behalf of Rotary District 3340 and the Pattaya Mail Media Group. (l-r) P. Malakul, PP Dennis Stark, PDG Jin Srikasikorn, Premprecha Dibbayawan, Peter Malhotra, Tom Sirisant, and Father Kritsada Sukkaphat.
Friends and clients bring an abundance of good wishes for Puvana’s successful future.