Thailand Strengthens Child Labour Laws

On 23 February 2017, the liabilities and penalties for violations of child labour provisions were increased under the Labour Protection Act (No.5) B.E. 2560 (2017) (the “Amendment”). The Amendment is aimed at preventing the exploitation of child labour by creating …

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SEC To Announce Harsher Insider Trading Penalties

Listed company executives found guilty of unfair securities trading practices can expect to receive heavier penalties, as part of revised punishments expected to be announced by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) later this month as reported in the Bangkok …

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Securities

The securities industry in Thailand has been the subject of significant change since the Asian financial crisis of 1997-98. Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Act B.E. 2535 is the main source of securities legislation, and the Securities and Exchange Commission of …

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Banking & Finance

We have a wide variety of banking-related experience, and routinely advise both on-shore and off-shore financial institutions in relation to both regulatory and transactional issues, including lending and structured finance, capital markets, corporate finance, exchange control issues and the taking …

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Visas & Work Permits

As many foreign business operators in Thailand can attest, work permit and visa issues are significant matters that, if not handled correctly, can place an entire business in jeopardy.  We have the necessary experience and expertise to ensure that expatriates …

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Investment Related Laws

Foreign investment in Thailand is regulated by a range of legislation, official policies and Thai participation requirements.  In particular, the Foreign Business Act of 1999 (FBA) provides that companies with 50% or more foreign ownership are not permitted to engage …

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Consumer Protection and Regulatory Compliance

We are at the forefront in this field, representing a growing body of clients in relation to issues arising under Thailand’s rapidly developing consumer protection and competition legislation.  We can assist not merely by advising once allegations or claims have …

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Environmental and Construction

Environmental and construction laws are becoming inextricably linked in Thailand, and we closely monitor environmental legal developments within Thailand and regularly advise clients on all compliance matters. Our experience in dealing with the legal ramifications of environmental issues has grown …

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Anti-Corruption Laws

Thailand has enacted a variety of laws dealing with corruption and ethical standards in the public sector.  The laws applicable to foreigners, foreign entities, or other corporate vehicles with a foreign shareholding include the Thai Penal Code, the regulations concerning …

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Corporate/M&A

We are particularly strong in the field of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions.  We represent numerous large multinational corporate clients, offering the full range of services from incorporation to compliance. The creation of joint ventures in Thailand to meet with …

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Employment & Labour

Our attorneys are well acquainted with the intricacies of Thai employment and labour law, as well as the practicalities of workplace relations and dealing with the Labour Court.  We have experience in such areas as non-compete agreements, trade secrets, severance, work …

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Hotels & Hospitality

We are the local counsel of choice for several large multinational hotel chains.  Our attorneys advise lenders, developers and owners and operators of hotel, resort and private residence club properties on virtually all aspects of their involvement in the hospitality …

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Insolvency & Restructuring

We are familiar with insolvency and debt restructuring matters and were at the forefront of the first bankruptcy reorganization cases in Thailand when introduced after the 1997 financial crisis.  We continue to act for a large number of creditors in …

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Intellectual Property

We act regularly in relation to registration, licensing and prosecution of trademark and patent rights and have broad experience in advising on technology transfer and franchising arrangements.  We are dedicated to maximizing the value and security of our clients’ intellectual …

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Information Technology

Information Technology is an ever-increasingly important part of our daily lives on both a personal and commercial level.  As Thailand’s authorities grapple with the complexities of new technology and its rapid adoption, out-pacing the ability of the legislature, specialist local …

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Dispute Resolution

We have a full time litigation and dispute resolution department with experience handling a variety of commercial disputes.  Members of the litigation department have successfully handled cases in Thailand’s Supreme Court, Appellate Courts, Civil Courts, Criminal Courts, Intellectual Property and …

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Property

We have substantial expertise and experience in real estate matters.  We have handled hundreds of transactions involving the sale, leasing and mortgaging of real property.  In property matters, we have represented a number of local and multinational corporations, and are …

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Taxation

Tax issues arise inseparably from other legal matters. Applying Thailand’s tax laws to the often complex transactions that we advise on requires specialist local expertise of the sort we can provide. For example, Thailand takes a very expansive view of …

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Telecommunications

The telecommunications industry in Thailand is subject to its own sector-specific regulations and has greatly evolved over the past few decades.  As in many other countries, the telecommunication industry in Thailand began with infrastructures provided solely by the government, through …

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