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Thailand Tax Alert: The Thai Government Announces New International Business Center Incentives and the Cancellation of the IHQ Program

Reading Time: 2 minutesOn 10 October 2018, the Thai government announced the cessation of the International Headquarters (“IHQs”) program (which also included Regional Operating Headquarters or “ROHs” and International Trading Centers or “ITCs”) and the creation of a replacement initiative; International Business Centers (“IBCs”). The move is part the OECD Inclusive Framework for Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (“BEPS“). […]

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Becoming a Director in Thailand?

Reading Time: 4 minutesDirectors’ duties and liabilities: fundamental requirements to keep a director safe from legal exposures The directors of a private limited company are considered the lawful representatives of the company and they act for and on behalf of the company. In performing their role, the directors, regardless of their nationality, are bounded by the same directors’ […]

Thailand: A Promising Location for Investment

Reading Time: 3 minutesEven against the background of significant changes of the political landscape in Thailand over the past years, as well as the shortage of skilled workers, the country is still regarded amongst one of the best destinations in ASEAN for foreign investment. Thailand is the second largest, highly diversified economy in ASEAN after Indonesia and the […]

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Reduction of Government Fees for Corporate Registration in Thailand

Reading Time: 2 minutesIn order to promote and facilitate the Thailand’s ease of doing business as well as to improve Thailand’s ranking in the next evaluation of the World Bank, including to boost the country’s competitiveness and to increase the opportunity of Thailand to become an effective investment hub in Southeast Asia, the Ministry of Commerce has recently […]

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Administrative Contract under Thai Law: Procedure and remedy in an event of breach

Reading Time: 7 minutesIntroduction: Why do administrative contracts matter? In countries with a Dual Court System (e.g. France, Germany and Thailand) the type of courts are divided into: (1) the court which has the competent jurisdiction over disputes arising out of private matters and (2) the court which has the competent jurisdiction over disputes arising out of public […]

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ควรปรึกษาทนายเพิ่มอีกดีไหม (Second opinion for legal advice – should you get one?)

Reading Time: 1 minutesสมมุติว่าคุณเพิ่งไปขอคำปรึกษาด้านกฎหมายจากเพื่อนหรือคนในครอบครัวที่เผอิญเป็นทนาย หรือคุณอาจจะไปจ้างทนายมาเพื่อขอคำแนะนำเกี่ยวกับเรื่องบางอย่าง และตอนนี้อีกฝ่ายก็ตอบกลับมาเรียบร้อย คุณได้รู้ข้อมูลเท่าที่คุณจำเป็นต้องรู้แล้ว และคุณก็ทราบดีแล้วด้วยว่าหลังจากนี้คุณมีทางเลือกอะไรที่สามารถทำได้บ้าง แล้วทีนี้คุณยังควรจะต้องหาความคิดเห็นที่สองเพิ่มอีกหรือเปล่า? Ok! You’ve just gotten some legal advice from a lawyer. They might be a friend or family member who is a lawyer, or a lawyer that you have engaged and paid to give you legal advice. You are now equipped with your options and information to make your decision […]

วิธีเตรียมตัวสำหรับการรับคำปรึกษากฎหมายครั้งแรกทางโทรศัพท์ (How to prepare for a first time legal consultation by phone)

Reading Time: 1 minutesการเริ่มนัดทนายเพื่อปรึกษาปัญหากฎหมายเป็นก้าวแรกที่สำคัญมาก แต่ก็เป็นเพียงก้าวแรกเท่านั้น เพราะคุณยังเหลือขั้นตอนอีกมากที่คุณต้องเตรียมพร้อมก่อนพูดคุยกับทนายของคุณ คุณอาจไม่รู้หรือไม่มั่นใจว่าต้องทำอะไรบ้าง ซึ่งก็ไม่ใช่เรื่องแปลกเลย คนส่วนใหญ่เองก็ไม่เคยมีประสบการณ์ต้องนัดปรึกษากฎหมายแบบนี้และก็ไม่รู้ขั้นตอนเหล่านี้เหมือนกัน แต่ไม่ต้องเป็นห่วงไปเพราะบทความนี้จะช่วยแนะนำขั้นตอนเตรียมตัวให้คุณเอง ก่อนอื่นคุณต้องลำดับความคิดและประเด็นที่คุณอยากปรึกษากับทนายให้เรียบร้อยก่อนเริ่มโทรหาคุณทนาย ถ้ามีเอกสารสำคัญใดๆที่ทนายของคุณควรจะรู้หรืออาจจะต้องการคุณก็อย่าลืมเตรียมมันไว้ให้เรียบร้อยก่อนด้วย Have 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]