Criminal Trespass Under the Thai Criminal Code of B.E. 2499 (1956)

| February 13, 2015 | Criminal Law, Litigation
Criminal Trespass Under the Thai Criminal Code of B.E. 2499 (1956)

Under the Criminal Code of B.E. 2499 (1956), trespass is defined as a criminal offense in which there are different manners that the offense can be committed. For example, under Section 362, trespass can be committed where a person enters into immovable property belonging to another in order to take possession of the property in […]

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Copyright Infringement in Thailand

| February 3, 2015 | Criminal Law, Litigation
Copyright Infringement in Thailand

In Thailand, copyright infringement is a criminal offense under the Copyright Act of B.E. 2537 (1994) that may be punished with a prison term if the offense was committed for commercial purposes. Therefore, as with all criminal offenses in general, it is important to allege, not only that the accused committed the deed, but also […]

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Father of the Child – Legitimization in Thailand

| January 30, 2015 | Family Law
Father of the Child – Legitimization in Thailand

What happens when you find out that you might be the father of a child? This scenario happens very often for visitors who come to Thailand. A visitor comes to Thailand on vacation for some fun and adventure. During his holiday, the visitor meets a local Thai girl. They spend a week having fun and […]

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Right of Rescission under Thai Law

Right of Rescission under Thai Law

Under Thai law, in what situations are you allowed to rescind contract? In other words, when are you allowed to terminate a legal agreement without being held to be in breach? The Civil and Commercial Code has certain rules regarding when you are allowed to exercise the right of rescission: First of all, you are […]

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Thai Employment Contracts

Thai Employment Contracts

An employment contract creates a relationship between an employer and his employee. Under the principle of Freedom of Contract, as long as both parties agree to the contract and it is not against the public order or good moral, Thailand will accept the validity of the contract. The contract can be written or verbal. The […]

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New Amendments on Suretyship Law in Thailand

New Amendments on Suretyship Law in Thailand

On November 13, 2014, important amendments to the Civil and Commercial Code, a foundational law of Thailand, were proclaimed in the Royal Thai Gazette. The amendments are aimed at protecting the rights of “indirect” debtors, such as guarantors and mortgagors. Legislative research revealed that creditors, largely financial institutions, are in a position that is too […]

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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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