Robert Amsterdam Gives Up Lobbying for Thaksin

Update: Noppadon: Amsterdam was never hired as a lobbyist for Thaksin and he remains Thaksin’s lawyer
Also: Robert Amsterdam Continues to Work for the Red Shirts and Thaksin Shinawatra
…the documents in question only refer to lobbying activities before officials of the United States government. Such activities constitute a minuscule portion of the work the firm has done on behalf of Dr. Thaksin in the past two and a half years, as the firm has concentrated on forms of advocacy and legal representation that do not qualify as lobbying under US law…

Update: Tida: “Robert Amsterdam remains a lawyer for the UDD”
…”Robert Amsterdam remains a lawyer for the UDD,” Ms Tida said. “He intends to take part in the UDD rally to mark the sixth anniversary of the Sept 19, 2006 military coup…”

Update: Manager’s skeptical take on Amsterdam’s statement

All the past Robert Amsterdam stories are here

Firm Quits U.S. Lobbying for Former Thai Prime Minister –, July 31, 2012
…The firm, which has offices in Washington and London, has focused most of its attention abroad on helping Thaksin and Thailand’s “red shirt” protest movement, which supports the former prime minister. Amsterdam & Partners, which used to be known as Amsterdam & Peroff, in 2011 filed a petition to the International Criminal Court in The Hague urging prosecutors to investigate crimes against humanity allegedly committed during the 2010 Thai government crackdown against the red shirts.
“We do these filings out of an abundance of caution,” Amsterdam said, adding that Thaksin remains a client of the firm…

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