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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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17
Jun
2019

Seminar on BOI Promotion for Tech Startups, Bangkok, 21 August 2019

Starting a Business in Thailand is much easier when the Board of Investment (BOI) promotes you. Our next event will provide an opportunity to explore the BOI promotions related to the tech industry in Thailand. Our experienced Lawyers will be starting with a big-picture view of foreign business licensing in Thailand, which will be followed by insights into the various BOI categories that are relevant to IT, software development and tech business. In addition, our Managing Partner, Fabian Doppler will briefly discuss the legal process for start-ups in Thailand.

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11
Jun
2019

FRANK Legal & Tax Join Thai – Italian Chamber of Commerce (TICC)

In line with our ongoing strategy to extend our connection with Thailand’s business community, we are pleased to announce that we have joined TICC. This organisation is committed to the Italian economy and is a well-known network for business promoting the development of commercial activities as well as industrial and cultural collaboration between organizations and entrepreneurs both Thai and Italian.

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06
Jun
2019

Short term villa rentals – what is legally required?

With 38.27 million tourists visiting Thailand in 2018, generating a total income of 64.5 Billion USD, tourism is one of the major economic sectors in Thailand. Because of the high number of visitors, short term rentals for villas, condominiums or houses are highly requested. But lessors should take care to fulfill the requirements of the Thai government for this kind of rentals.

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20
May
2019

Update on Thai Labor Law Protection Act

A new amendment for the Labor Law Protection has been announced in the Government Gazette on 5 April 2562 and the Act will come into force 30 days after its publication in the Gazette.

The amendments introduce additional rights for employees, such as:

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15
May
2019

New tax amnesty regulation on 25 March 2019

A newly enacted law, The Act for Exemption on Penalties, Surcharges, and Criminal Offenses and Support of Operations Under the Revenue Code BE 2562 (the “Tax Amnesty 2019”) will provide a good opportunity for a small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that are subject to corporate income tax (CIT), provided that they are a company or juristic partnership and they meet the following requirements:

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24
Apr
2019

FRANK Legal & Tax will be relocating to 208 Wireless Road on 2nd May, 2019

We are excited to announce that we are moving to new premises at 208 Wireless Road on 2nd May, 2019. We have been at our current location since 2013 and have now outgrown our current facilities. The time has come to move and we are pleased that we could secure new offices at the exclusive 208 Wireless Road building, which is centrally located and nearby our current location. Our full address will be Unit 1104, 208 Wireless Rd, Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330.

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09
Apr
2019

Amusement Parks: a Guide to Regulation in Thailand

With tourism playing a significant role in Thailand and increasing demand to diversify tourist entertainment offerings, amusement parks are booming. When setting up such a park, even if it is part of a mall or a hotel, many different areas of Thai law need to be taken into account. The most important regulations are detailed as follows:

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31
Mar
2019

Liquidation of a Thai company

At the end of a life cycle of a private limited liability company in Thailand it is necessary to liquidate and dissolve the company by resolution of its shareholders. The procedure, has to follow the rules of the Sections 1247 – 1273 of the Civil and Commercial Code of Thailand (CCC). To proceed with the dissolution and liquidation of the company under the provisions of the CCC, the shareholders are required to do the following:

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