Category: ASEAN

A Look Around ASEAN: Myanmar

Despite recent reports that Thai investment in Myanmar has stagnated,1 the oncoming integration of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015 can only mean a greater flow of Thai capital into Myanmar and stronger economic ties between the two neighbors. In Myanmar, foreign investment is governed by a legal regime consisting of the Foreign Investment […]

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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 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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ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement

On 26 February 2009, the economic ministers of the ten ASEAN member States signed the ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement (the “ACIA”), which liberalized trade within ASEAN in the following fields: Agriculture Fishery Forestry Mining Manufacturing   Pursuant to the terms of the ACIA, ASEAN nationals are able to operate foreign majority-owned firms in Thailand by […]

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Property Lease in Thailand

Considerations for Lease Agreements in Thailand Given the substantial issues relating to foreigners owning a freehold interest in Thai land, a more viable option for people wanting to have a legal and long term interest in the property is done through lease agreements. There are however a number of pitfalls to be aware of, much […]

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ASEAN Economic Community: An Update on the Current Challenges Facing the Economic Integration

The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) has been the buzzword in the political and business arena for some time. With 2015 fast approaching, governments in all the ASEAN countries are rapidly assessing their progress in line with the AEC 2015 blueprint. Thailand is, by no means, any different. Regarded in the region as the center, in […]

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