Author Archive: Siam Legal International

Siam Legal is an international law firm with experienced lawyers, attorneys, and solicitors both in Thailand law and international law. This Thailand law firm offers comprehensive legal services in Thailand to both local and foreign clients for Litigation such as civil & criminal cases, labor disputes, commercial cases, divorce, adoption, extradition, fraud, and drug cases. Other legal expertise of the law firm varied in cases involving corporate law such as company registration & Thailand BOI, family law, property law, and private investigation. Follow us on Google+.

A Look Around ASEAN: Myanmar

| July 31, 2015 | ASEAN

Despite recent reports that Thai investment in Myanmar has stagnated,1 the oncoming integration of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015 can only mean a greater flow of Thai capital into Myanmar and stronger economic ties between the two neighbors. In Myanmar, foreign investment is governed by a legal regime consisting of the Foreign Investment […]

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Steps for Company Registration in Thailand

Under Thai laws, companies are classified as follows: Sole proprietorship; Partnership; and Limited Company. On one hand, sole proprietorship in Thailand is similar to sole business ownership common in United States. Thai Partnership, on the other hand, is just like any other partnership which may either be ordinary or limited. Lastly, a limited company in […]

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What is a Thailand Personal Injury Case?

Thailand personal injury case or simply wrongful act is defined as an act or omission committed by a person willfully or negligently which caused injury to the life, liberty, body, health, property or right of another person. It is also classified under law as ‘tort’ which is based on fault. The Civil and Commercial Code […]

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Eligibility and Rights of a Patent Holder in Thailand

Who are eligible to apply for a patent application in Thailand? The following classes of persons are eligible to apply: 1) Thai nationals; and 2) foreign nationals under the reciprocity rule. This rule allows foreign nationals of those countries who confer the same privilege to Thai nationals to file a patent application in Thailand. So […]

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Will a Thai prenuptial be recognized in Australia?

Prenuptial agreements in Australia are referred to by Australian legislation as “binding financial agreements” rather than prenuptials in Thai law. Financial agreements have been introduced into Australian law relatively recently comparative to other Australian family law legislation, through Part 90 of the Family Law Act in 2000. This sets out the various conditions under which […]

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After I Purchase Property in Thailand, Should I make a Thai Will?

If you purchase property in Thailand, including a condominium, long term lease or shares in a Thai registered corporation, you should be sure that your estate plan takes your new property into account. Thai law provides that the succession to your immovable property in Thailand is governed by Thai law, so if you own a […]

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Due Diligence Process for Thai Property

If you decide to invest in real property in Thailand, you will want to have all the information about the property you are interested in buying that you can. Researching your potential investment is sometimes called doing your due diligence. The due diligence process begins before you sign a contract or make any payment and […]

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US – Thai Treaty of Amity Company

The U.S. – Thailand Amity Treaty has promoted U.S. Thai trade relations since 1966.  The treaty requires the Thai government to give businesses owned and run by American investors national treatment.   This exempts American businesses from most of the regulations mandated by the Alien Business Law of 1972. For a company to be eligible for […]

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U.S. Citizen Adopting a Thai Child

Like the U.S., Thailand is a member of the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect to Intercountry Adoption so you must follow the convention process to adopt the child and bring him or her to the U.S. The convention process includes: Choosing an accredited adoption service provider; Applying to be found […]

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U.S. Firm Applying for a Trademark in Thailand

While your U.S. trademark may be recognized in Thailand, little if any protection is available. However, U.S. companies are eligible to register their trademarks in Thailand. To be eligible the business or its agent, which may be a local attorney, must have an address in Thailand. Although talks are underway, Thailand is not yet part […]

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