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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Arrested in Thailand: What to do?

| August 22, 2014 | Litigation

Thailand has a reputation for being a country where the laws are flexible. Some foreigners like to test this reputation by committing acts which they would never do in their home country. While Thailand is a wonderful place for a holiday, the country does have laws. When someone breaks those laws, they will be arrested. […]

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How to get Divorced in Thailand?

| August 15, 2014 | Divorce, Family Law

Marriage is difficult. For a marriage between an American and a Thai, the differences which brought excitement and freshness into the relationship may create a chasm which prevents the couple from forming a bond during their marriage. Most of the time, the couple has just grown apart. Other times, one party’s behavior destroys the marriage […]

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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

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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Rights of the Accused in Thailand

| July 25, 2014 | Litigation

At the time of the arrest, the accused has a right to be notified of the following rights. If the accused is represented by an attorney, the attorney will have the same rights as the accused (Thai Criminal Procedure Code Section 7). The accused has a right to an expeditious, continuous, and fair trial. The […]

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Work Conditions Agreement and Labor Disputes

| July 14, 2014 | Litigation

A work conditions agreement is an agreement between an employer and an employee or an employer or an employer’s association or union. An employer with 10 or more employees is required to establish a work conditions agreement at the place of employment. It must provide at least the minimum conditions as required by Thai law. […]

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Handy Tips and the Know-hows for Purchasing Property in Thailand

| February 10, 2014 | Condominium, Land, Property, Villa

Situated at the center of the Southeast Asian region with it’s tourist attracting slogan; Amazing Thailand, the country has been seeing a high increase of tourists visits over the years. According to 2013’s Global Destination Cities Index, Bangkok was listed as the number one tourist destination with roughly 15 million visitors.1 Seeing how attractive a […]

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Thai Permanent Residency Category: Employment

| January 31, 2014 | Immigration

Aside from marriage to a Thai national, employment in Thailand is likely to be the most common grounds for a foreigner to be granted permanent resident status. Therefore, this subject is worth addressing in some detail. As with all permanent residency applicants, a person applying on the grounds of employment must satisfy the generally applicable […]

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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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