On July 31, 2012 the blog “Legal Times” reported that Amsterdam & Partners submitted documents indicating that the firm had ceased lobbying activities on behalf of Dr. Thaksin Shinawatra in the United States. Unfortunately the report was mistaken by some to mean that Amsterdam & Partners has ceased all advocacy on behalf of Dr. Thaksin and the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD). This is not the case, as 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.
Amsterdam & Partners LLP continues to be retained by Dr. Thaksin for the purposes of public advocacy and legal representation. The firm’s activities on behalf of Dr. Thaksin and the UDD carry on as normal.