Research title: Towards A Balancing Framework in Business and Human Rights Disputes
Sathien’s research project centers on the role of domestic courts in resolving transnational business and human rights disputes, particularly in the corporate group context when business parties must comply with host state laws or government order that restricts human rights. His research spans various areas of law, including international law, international human rights law, corporate law, and tort law, as it addresses these complex disputes in the absence of mandatory human rights due diligence legislation.
In addition to his ongoing project, Sathien has a keen interest in exploring the interaction between corporate law and other legal fields.
- Awarded full scholarship from the Government of Thailand to pursue a Ph.D. in Law at the University of Glasgow, UK
- Awarded full scholarship from the Office of the Judiciary of Thailand to pursue an LL.M. at the University of Southern California, USA
- Awarded full scholarship from the Office of the Judiciary of Thailand to attend the research exchange program (three weeks) at the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
- Awarded full scholarship from Baker McKenzie to participate in the International Summer Clerkship Program (six weeks) at Baker McKenzie, Sydney Office, Australia
“Imposing Human Rights Due Diligence Duty on Corporations through Courts” presented at the 114th annual conference of the Society of Legal Scholars in the Torts subject section (2023)
Lecturer at Thammasat University, Thailand
- Problems in Business Law (LL.B., Faculty of Law)
- Business Laws and Regulations (Integrated Bachelor and Master Program, Thammasat Business School) (2012-2022)
- Member of the editorial board of the law journal “Bot Bundit” of the Thai Bar in 2017.
- Member of the research team at Thammasat University on the following projects:
- Enhancing the Legal Execution Profession in Thailand (2016, funded by the Legal Execution Department, Ministry of Justice of Thailand)
- Project on Enhancement of Thai Insolvency Law towards International Standards (2015, Funded by the Legal Execution Department, Ministry of Justice of Thailand)
- Participated in a three-week research exchange program in 2015 at the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law, Vienna University of Economics and Business, funded by the Office of the Judiciary of Thailand. The research project was titled “What should be the next development of transfer pricing law in Thailand?”
Other Legal Experience
Sathien worked as a corporate lawyer in his country, Thailand, for five years before commencing his judicial service, which he continues until the present.