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Curveball Series: Being Sued for Breach of Contract
Employment,Personal

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe very seed of human civilisation was planted with the cherished notion of co-operation and in our daily interactions with others, we form oral or implied agreement with those around us. More recently, with the proliferation of “user agreements”, we find ourselves giving consent to organisations who seek to bind us legally with fine print […]

What to Negotiate For in a Singapore Expat Package
Immigration and Citizenship,Personal

Reading Time: 3 minutesExpat packages are one of the reasons that executives originally considered taking positions overseas. It wasn’t seen as an attractive thing to be far from their home country, extended family and friends. What made these packages attractive were the seemingly endless perks that could include housing compensation, school fees for their children, paid trips to […]

Real Estate Investments in Southeast Asia: How Safe is Your Money?
Business,Business Advice,Properties and Real Estate,Regional Law

Reading Time: 3 minutesHave you been reading up on the financial benefits of buying rental property in Southeast Asia? Are you thinking that the time is right to let your money earn more in these emerging markets? Maybe you’ve found a resort you’d like to invest in and you’re really close to picking up the phone to call […]

Why You Need a Local Lawyer
Features,Hiring A Lawyer

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhen you move abroad, you might think that continuing to use your lawyer back at home will suit all of your needs. Maybe you think, “Hey, I’m just moving abroad for a year or two and don’t want to get involved with another lawyer.” Maybe you just don’t know why you would need one. Sooner […]

Capital Requirements for Setting Up a Company in Thailand
Business,Business Advice,Regional Law

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe amount of capital needed to set up a company in Thailand seems like a straightforward question that would beget a straightforward answer. However, that’s not the case. The assets needed to open a company in Thailand are fairly straightforward for Thai nationals but become more complicated once foreigners start getting involved. The issue of capital […]

Buying Land and Freestanding Homes in Thailand
Personal,Properties and Real Estate,Regional Law

Reading Time: 3 minutesBuying a condo, townhouse or apartment in Thailand is pretty straightforward for foreigners. In order to keep the real estate market moving, the government streamlined this process several years ago. Buying land or a freestanding home, on the other hand, is more complicated. It’s more complicated, particularly, because it’s not legal for foreigners to own […]

Company Formations in Thailand
Business,Business Advice,Regional Law

Reading Time: 3 minutesThere are several different types of companies in Thailand that are legally recognized and each serves different needs, corporate structures, and functions. The kind of company you form depends on the ownership, stakeholders and location of the business taking place and profit being made. If you are looking at forming a company in Thailand, it […]

How To Be Proactive With Your Legal Team
Features,Hiring A Lawyer

Reading Time: 3 minutesYour legal team is in place to serve you. They want and need to help you with every legal matter your corporation encounters. Whether it’s company formation, tax issues, litigation or something you never even imagined facing. Lawyers often want and need a lot of information. While this might seem intrusive, you will be the […]

How to Prepare for a First Time Legal Consultation by Phone
Features,Hiring A Lawyer

Reading Time: 3 minutesHave you finally made an appointment to consult with a lawyer about that looming legal matter? Good for you. Many people don’t have much experience with legal professionals and are unsure how to prepare for that important first consultation. There are a few things you need to get organized before you get on the phone […]

Is it Time to Hire a Lawyer?
Features,Hiring A Lawyer

Reading Time: 3 minutesSometimes there are situations in life that spiral out of control. Sometimes, as much as you might like to, you can’t reach an agreement with another party. Sometimes you might need to employ the help of a skilled, trained attorney. It happens to all of us at some point. It might be a property judgement, […]

A Guide to Hiring a Lawyer in Thailand
Regional Law

Reading Time: 3 minutesIf you have recently moved to Thailand, are setting up a company in the country or have other legal business there, you are likely thinking about hiring a lawyer in Thailand. It can be daunting to choose the right legal services provider from among the dozens of large firms and hundreds of smaller firms in […]