Author Archives: fdoppler

17
Sep
2019

Specialised Appeal Court in Thailand

In 2015, the Court of Appeal for Specialized Cases was authorized by the Establishment of the Court of Appeal for Specialized Cases Act B.E. 2558 to try and decide cases appealed from specialized courts. The adjudication process involves a forum of judges with specific knowledge and expertise in each area and will create uniformity in the appellate adjudication.

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10
Sep
2019

The Administrator of an Estate in Thailand

In previous posts, we have elaborated on the importance of preparing a will if you live in or own assets in Thailand.

One of the essential parts of such a will is the appointment of an administrator of the estate who has to manage all matters regarding the estate. The administrator can be appointed by will or by Court order under Section 1711 of the Thai Civil and Commercial Code (“CCC”). The administrator is required to be a person of sui juris, which means a person with the age of 20 years or older, not of unsound mind or not adjudged quasi-incompetent, and not adjudged bankrupt by the court.

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03
Sep
2019

Seminar on BOI promotion with a full house of Bangkok business professionals

FRANK Legal & Tax hosted a seminar on BOI Promotion for Tech Startups, attended by a full house of businesspeople working in the tech and digital sectors in Bangkok.

The event provided an opportunity to explore BOI promotion related to the tech industry in Thailand and gave insights into the various BOI categories that are relevant to IT, software development and tech business.

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27
Aug
2019

Hotel Amnesty in Thailand

Thailand’s hotel industry is one of the major economic sectors in the Kingdom, with more than 38 Million Tourists visiting Thailand in 2019. But still, a vast number of these accommodations is operated without licenses, or in violation of the law.

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16
Aug
2019

Exemptions from the Foreign Business Act

With the ministerial regulation by the Ministry of Commerce of June 25th, 2019, the following services provided by foreign-owned companies, to affiliated companies, are excluded from the obligation to obtain a Foreign Business License according to Schedule Three (21) of the Foreign Business Act.

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04
Aug
2019

House Registration Book (Tabien Baan)

The house registration book, “tabien baan”, is the official house or apartment address and resident registration booklet. The house registration book includes the personal information of the persons having their domicile or legal residence at the house or condominium unit in Thailand.

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28
Jul
2019

Trademarks in Thailand

Trademarks are used to identify a particular product or service. Often companies invest a significant amount of money in introducing and establishing a trademark. To protect this investment, it is essential to grant the exclusive use of this trademark for the investor.

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18
Jul
2019

Thailand 4.0 – BOI approves incentive scheme for “Smart City”

The Board of Investment (BOI) Thailand agreed to promote investment incentive schemes for “Smart City” to improve living standards. Smart City is an initiative for advanced IT systems and innovations; the incentives shall contribute to the promoted city’s development in six fields and enhance the people’s quality of life, especially in more remote areas. Smart City focuses on the improvement of:

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01
Jul
2019

Thailand Factory Act Amendments 2019

Amendments to Thailand’s Factory Act will greatly affect the entire industrial factory business throughout the country. On 30 April 2019, the Royal Thai Government Gazette declared an amendment to the Factory Act B.E. 2535 (1992) by The Factory Act (No. 2 and No. 3) B.E. 2562 (2019). Recently, The Factory Act (No. 3) passed the 180 days period and became effective on 1 May 2019. The Factory Act (No. 2) is not effective yet.

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