When a trust is not a trust: Relevant lessons from New Zealand

Reading Time: 2 minutesThis article comes courtesy of Savoir LLC. For the discerning client who values discretion and discernment, Savoir LLC is the single point for all your needs. They are a bespoke law practice specialising in solutions, strategy and structures for business leaders, entrepreneurs, families and start-ups. Their services converge with only one objective – You.   When a […]

Your Workplace Rights in Australia

Reading Time: 2 minutesBreach of Workplace Rights The majority of workplaces in Australia are covered by the Fair Work Act 2009. As a full- or part-time employee in Australia, you have rights that cannot be breached. As an employer in Australia, you have a duty to uphold the law and make sure you are providing a workplace that is in […]

Real Estate Investments in Southeast Asia: How Safe is Your Money?

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 […]

capital requirements for setting up a company in thailand_asia law network
Capital Requirements for Setting Up a Company in Thailand

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 freestanding homes and property in thailand_asia law network
Buying Land and Freestanding Homes in Thailand

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_thailand_asia law network
Company Formations in Thailand

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 […]

A Guide to Hiring a Lawyer in Thailand

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 […]

buying a condo in thailand_asia law network
A Primer To Buying A Condo or Apartment in Thailand

Reading Time: 3 minutesMany people dream of having a place to call their own in the bustling metropolis of Bangkok or one of the gorgeous Thai islands. It’s not hard to go through the purchasing process for a lovely Thai apartment, condo, duplex or townhouse. Just follow a few simple steps and your new keys could be in […]

retiring in thailand_asia law network
Five Things to Know About Retiring in Thailand

Reading Time: 3 minutesMany people dream of retiring to a peaceful Thai village or in a small town by the sea on a Thai island. Thankfully, Thailand is a place that encourages retirees by offering them a special visa.  Here we explain how to retire in Thailand and what steps to follow and what paperwork needs to be […]

5 steps to setting up a company in thailand_asia law network
The Five Steps to Setting Up a Company in Thailand

Reading Time: 3 minutesForming a company in Thailand provides many benefits. Under the auspice of your company you can hire employees, buy property and conduct business. The requirements of setting up a company in Thailand are not hard and can be accomplished within a week or two if you have the correct paperwork at hand. The process of […]

#LiveLaughLoveLaw – An interview with Andrew Ong

Reading Time: 2 minutes#LiveLaughLoveLaw is a series of interviews brought to you by Asia Law Network in association with the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association, a professional body that connects the Singapore In-house community. In the first of our interviews, we feature Mr. Andrew Ong, Head of Legal at KONE Pte Ltd, which primarily supplies elevators and associated services, […]

advance medical directives_asia law network
Curveball Series: Advance Medical Directive (AMD)

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe Curveball Series was created with helping readers in stressful and emotional situations caused by unpredictable events that are life-changing. As much as we do not wish to lose control over our decision-making ability, there are multiple ways we could lose autonomy over choices we presently exercise without a second thought. In some situations, we […]