Category: Company Law

Proposed Debt Collection Act

Proposed Debt Collection Act

Just mid last year, the National Legislative Assembly of Thailand voted to accept, in principle, the terms of the Debt Collection Act. Drawing inspiration from analogous laws in the United States and Australia, this new legislation will act as a consumer protection law protecting consumers from abusive practices on the part of debt collectors. The […]

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Legality of E-Signatures in Thailand

Legality of E-Signatures in Thailand

With the increasing spread of internet usage and electronic delivery of documents, the demand for clarity on the legality for electronic signatures in Thailand is growing. E-Signatures (electronic signatures) are markings, letters, numbers, or symbols that are created in electronic form that establish the signatory acceptance of the contents of the electronic document. The benefits […]

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New Seven-Year Plan at the BOI

New Seven-Year Plan at the BOI

The Board of Investment promotes certain investments to respond to current and future economic needs of Thailand. The Thai Board of Investment has recently approved a new seven year master plan. The new master plan is to promote inbound value added investments and Thai investment overseas. The new “Seven Year Investment Strategy will run from […]

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Proposed Foreign Business Act Amendments in Thailand

Proposed Foreign Business Act Amendments in Thailand

The headlines in Thai business news have been dominated recently by the new government’s proposals to reform the Foreign Business Act of 1999. However, rather than to liberalize business, the proposals are expected to make the law even stricter. This has caused much concern in the foreign business community whose members have voiced their opinions […]

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Mergers and Acquisitions of Company in Thailand

Mergers and Acquisitions of Company in Thailand

Mergers and acquisitions are becoming a routine occurrence in developing countries as companies use the process to expedite their growth or gather additional benefits. A recent high profile example was the merger between Burger King and Tim Horton where the smaller Canadian Tim Horton acquired the larger American Burger King in an attempt to qualify […]

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What to do to Properly Close Your Business in Thailand?

What to do to Properly Close Your Business in Thailand?

Starting and operating a business in Thailand is challenging for a foreign national. The process of getting a business up and running in Thailand is difficult in itself. The company formation process, establishing utilities, and hiring of employees all require completing the forms at government offices. It is also difficult hiring in a tight labor […]

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ASEAN Economic Community and Thai Labor

ASEAN Economic Community and Thai Labor

The ASEAN Economic Community is coming in 2015. Within the blueprint for the AEC, there is an article called “Free Flow of Labor.” The purpose of this article is to eliminate the barriers of skilled professional workers being employed within the countries of ASEAN. Through a series of negotiations for liberalization over several years, ASEAN […]

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The Corporate Veil Under Thai Law

The Corporate Veil Under Thai Law

Under Thai law, a company is considered to be a juristic person, meaning that it comes into existence as a result of law. The intention of a company is expressed through a natural person, namely a “Director.” The Director, once appointed by the majority of the shareholders, becomes the representative of the company and is […]

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Thai Permanent Residency Category: Investment

Thai Permanent Residency Category: Investment

There are several options open to foreigners in Thailand who wish to apply for permanent residency status. The first one is based on investment, which consists of two components: presenting proof of investment both before permanent residence is granted and after it is granted. Before the permanent resident status is granted, the applicant must have […]

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Rules and guidelines on how a foreign company may set up its own Representative Office in Thailand

Rules and guidelines on how a foreign company may set up its own Representative Office in Thailand

Previously, we discussed the main characteristics and features of the Representative Office according to Thai law, including its main purpose and the activities in which it is allowed to conduct. In this article, we will address the rules and guidelines regarding how a foreign company may set up its own Representative Office in Thailand. Generally […]

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