Work Conditions Agreement and Labor Disputes

| July 14, 2014 | Litigation
Work Conditions Agreement and Labor Disputes

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

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
Thai Permanent Residency Category: Employment

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

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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Thailand Permanent Residency: An Overview

| January 10, 2014 | Immigration
Thailand Permanent Residency: An Overview

Section 40 of the Immigration Act of 1979 allows foreigners who have been granted non-immigrant visas to apply for permanent residency in Thailand. Generally, the factors taken into account in granting permanent residency to a foreigner are his or her income, property, knowledge, professional skills, and family status in relationship to any Thai nationals. Furthermore, […]

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Validity of Marriage Under Thai Family Law

| December 20, 2013 | Divorce, Family Law, Marriage
Validity of Marriage Under Thai Family Law

According to Section 1495 of the Thai Civil and Commercial Code, any marriage that violates the conditions of marriage causes a marriage to be invalid. However, the Code provides that only a court judgment may determine a marriage to be invalid. Sections 1496, 1497. Therefore, an important issue that must be addressed concerns legal standing. […]

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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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Kert Stavorn’s Presentation to UN Employees Retiring in Thailand

Kert Stavorn’s Presentation to UN Employees Retiring in Thailand

Siam Legal’s managing partner, Kert Stavorn, was invited to speak to a group of United Nations employees Tuesday regarding legal considerations for foreigners retiring in Thailand. He spoke for over one hour concentrating his presentation on the following issues: retirement visas, owning property in Thailand, fund remittance and taxes, estate planning, and investing. On the […]

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The Thailand Real Estate Investment and Property Law Forum 2013

The Thailand Real Estate Investment and Property Law Forum 2013

Asia Business Connect held the “Thailand Real Estate Investment and Property Law Forum 2013″ conference at the Bangkok Convention Center last September 19th to September 20th. Mr. Kert Stavorn, a partner at Siam Legal International, gave a presentation regarding “Contract Strategies and Legal Concerns in Sales/Property Contracts for the Real Estate Business” and also sat […]

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Guide to the Representative Office in Thailand

Guide to the Representative Office in Thailand

The Representative Office is an important form of business organization in Thailand since it helps to facilitate the import and export of goods by foreign companies. A Representative Office is characterized by the following features: It does not receive any revenue from providing services It cannot receive purchase orders or make sales or negotiate business […]

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