Thailand Law Blog
Under Thai law, a divorce can be affected by mutual consent or by the judgment of the Court. Divorces made by mutual consent must be in writing and certified by the signatures of at least two witnesses. The divorce statement must contain the terms of the divorce and file at the place where the marriage is registered. The couple must bring the signed divorce agreement, original marriage certificate, and government identification documents to the Amphur when filing the divorce.
If the divorce is through the court system, there must be grounds for the divorce action. The parties can file a petition for divorce and the petition must allege one of the grounds for divorce stated in Grounds for Divorce Section 1516 of the Thai Civil and Commercial Code.
Foreign investors in Thailand, who will be investing a majority of the capital in a business venture, have the option of applying for a Foreign Business License if the intended business is restricted under the Foreign Business Act of 1999. However, in order for the application to be approved, an important requirement is that the […]
The unprecedented and alarming imbalance between the Thai baht and foreign currencies forced the Ministry of Finance and the Bank of Thailand to ease the rules on capital outflows. This was to reduce the pressure on the Thai baht and the adaptive regulations were to become effective in November last year. The easing of the […]
In a recent foreign press conference, Deputy Secretary-General Kobsak Pootrakool and Secretary of Thailand’s Council of Economic Ministers said that the kingdom’s economic growth in the next five years would be based on and derived from its present and substantial infrastructure investment. He pointed to present global economic recurring downtrends and geopolitical and commercial unrests […]
The Civil and Commercial Code of Thailand provides for the formation of partnerships as is found in the laws of other countries. However, partnerships are normally not formed by foreign investors due to particular difficulties that arise due to the Foreign Business Act of 1999. Generally speaking, the formation of a limited company is more […]
The Law at Present Article 301 of the current Criminal Code outlaws all abortions except when the pregnancy endangers the woman’s physical or mental health, she is less than 15 years old or a victim of rape, or when the unborn child is proven to possess serious deformities or disabilities. It imposes maximum imprisonment of […]
Under the Revenue Code of Thailand, what are the corporate income tax and other tax implications arising after a merger and acquisition? The basic principle under Thai law is that after a merger, the amalgamated company inherits the rights and liabilities of the former companies.1 This principle is particularly relevant in terms of tax liability. […]
A foreigner who desires to make Thailand his or her home, but who may not be married to a Thai spouse or have a job offer from a Thai company, might consider starting a business enterprise in order to stay in the country. The idea is particularly attractive because, with a company in Thailand, one […]
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 […]