Thai Copyright Law: Fact or Fiction?

Thai Copyright Law: Fact or Fiction?

When people think about copyright, most people do not think of Thailand. With illegal DVDs, fake luxury purses, and counterfeit male enhancement pills lining the streets of Bangkok, it is easy to understand why there is a misunderstanding as to copyright law in Thai. But there is a copyright law in Thailand with selective enforcement. […]

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Reference Guide for Corporate Buyers of Land in Thailand

| December 26, 2014 | Land, Property
Reference Guide for Corporate Buyers of Land in Thailand

The requirements and legal procedures involved in buying land in Thailand as a company (particularly with foreign shareholders) is quite complex. Siam Legal has therefore compiled this reference guide to help its corporate clients prepare the necessary documents and evidence required in order to avoid needless mistakes and costly delays when appearing before the Land […]

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Property Purchase in Thailand: Why Due Diligence

| December 19, 2014 | Condominium, Land, Property
Property Purchase in Thailand: Why Due Diligence

There are many foreign investments which involve the purchase of real estate. Whether for business reasons, an investment visa, or a residence, the purchaser of the property must apply Due Diligence to the purchase of the property. A quick and smooth transactions sometimes causes the purchaser to overlook issues that will affect the ability of […]

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Rights and Duties of a Parent and Child in Thailand

Rights and Duties of a Parent and Child in Thailand

The Thai Family Code spells out the rights and duties of a parent and a child in their relationship. Under Thai law, a child born of a marriage or within 310 days of the termination of a marriage is presumed to be the child of the married couple. If the child is born outside of […]

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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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Marriage Between a Thai and a Westerner

| November 28, 2014 | Family Law, Marriage
Marriage Between a Thai and a Westerner

What are the conflict of law issues when dealing with the marriage between a Thai national and a foreigner? When there is a dispute between the laws of multiple countries, Thailand looks at its conflict of law rules. Which court has jurisdiction over the case? Which country’s laws are used to decide the issue? Will […]

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Inheritance Tax in Thailand

| November 12, 2014 | Property
Inheritance Tax in Thailand

On September 12, 2014, the new Prime Minister of Thailand, Prayuth Chanocha delivered his government’s policy statement to the National Legislative Assembly, which declared a new economic policy that shall instate an inheritance and property tax for Thailand within one year. A draft law for the new inheritance tax in Thailand has already been drafted […]

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Ownership of Property through a Thai Spouse

| November 5, 2014 | Property
Ownership of Property through a Thai Spouse

There are many foreign nationals in Thailand who are married to a Thai spouse. The foreign national has obtained a long term visa and wants to purchase property in Thailand. Many foreign nationals who want to own property have purchased property through their Thai spouse. Foreign nationals believe that since the property is purchased during […]

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Prenuptial agreement with clause that restricts certain behavior of the spouses during marriage

Prenuptial agreement with clause that restricts certain behavior of the spouses during marriage

Prenuptial agreements are normally meant for couples to agree on how to divide marital or separate property in the event of divorce. However, an interesting legal issue is whether a prenuptial agreement is allowed to have a clause that only restricts certain behavior of the spouses during marriage; for example, is a prenuptial agreement allowed […]

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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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