Summary of Thai Labour Law – Labour Protection Act (1998)

When managing a business in Thailand with employees, senior management should pay attention to the Labour Protection Act (1998) (“LPA”) and its related Ministerial Regulations given the broad impact it has coupled with the legal penalties which can be imposed on them should they breach this law. This article addresses several of the most important aspects of this Act and its Regulations. Work Rules When Required: Employers with ten or more staff must have the work rules prepared in Thai language with a copy to be held at the place of business operations or the employer’s office. If the Employer has announced the application of Work Rules in accordance with the LPA, even if later the number of employees reduces to be less than ten persons, the Employer must still continue to comply.   Amending the Work Rules: If there […]

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Things to Consider Before Signing a Contract for the Sale and Purchase of Goods in Thailand

Things to Consider Before Signing a Contract for the Sale and Purchase of Goods in Thailand Before signing a contract for the sale and purchase of goods in Thailand there are several key issues which the parties should consider to ensure that their rights are adequately safeguarded. In this article we shall examine a range of important issues and shall provide practical tips to help protect the legal rights of the Buyer and Seller & to minimize their respective liability. Transfer of Ownership: Arguably one of the most important issues which a Buyer or a Seller of a product/good should consider is when transfer of legal ownership of the goods/products occurs. According to the Civil & Commercial Code of Thailand (hereinafter referred to as the ‘CCC’ or the ‘Code’) ownership of property sold is transferred to the Buyer from the […]

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Issues to Consider when a Private Company Applies for a Foreign Business License under List 3 of the Foreign Business Act (1999)

Issues to Consider when a Private Company Applies for a Foreign Business License under List 3 of the Foreign Business Act (1999) If an investor is considering having a private company in Thailand sell goods and services as listed under List 3 of the Foreign Business Act (FBA) and they desire for the Company to be majority foreign owned, then unless they obtain legal permission to do so through such legal means as the granting of BOI promotion privileges or protection under the Thai-US Treaty of Amity then they shall need to have the company apply for and obtain a Foreign Business License (FBL) from the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) in order to be permitted to carry out such activities. This article details the main parts which make up a FBL application as well as key challenges faced when applying […]

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Dealing with nuisances/ disturbances in your local area using the local District Office & Administrative Law

It could be your noisy neighbor, a newly opened pub or club, an entertainment site in your alley/soi, or a dusty construction site near your home that causes you annoyance during the day or night. To address such commonplace problems Thailand’s administrative law and the local District Office can provide a practical avenue to effectively remedy such annoyances. Administrative Law is one of the most useful and practical mechanisms to lessen or resolve an annoyance/nuisance such as noise pollution around your place of residence given that it can provide members of the community with a quick and effective legal response at no cost to the injured person; hence it is quite different from civil or criminal law in that regard. Most people are familiar with Administrative Law in the sense that it can provide a legal mechanism to protect the […]

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Dharmniti Law Office welcomes Mr Abhisit Vejjajiva and the Russian investor group

17 December 2019, Mr.Paisal Phuechmongkol, Mr.Phichai Phuechmongkol and Mr.Kittirut Lurcha, Senior Partner and lawyer of Dharmniti Law Office jointly welcome and have a meeting with Mr. Abhisit Vejjajiva, former Prime Minister of Thailand and group of Russian investors in high-tech industry to  co-operate on trade and investment between group of investors of both  countries. The atmosphere of the meeting was full of joy and friendship. Both parties  shared their opinions on situation of  security and geo-politics of ASEAN region including friendship relation of Thai and Russia which have last for a long time. Both sides also discussed about new projects in trade and investment for further cooperation in the near future.

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DLO’s CSR Activity at Thummanurak Foundation on Saturday 14 December 2019

On Saturday December 14, 2019, staff and management from Dharmniti Law Office visited the Thummanurak Foundation located in Karnchanaburi Province. During the visit staff DLO donated money, sporting equipment, clothing and stationary for needy children supported by the Foundation. DLO is proud to be involved in supporting this Foundation and looks forward to future visits and helping those in need.

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Summary of Thai Labour Law – Labour Protection Act (1998)

When managing a business in Thailand with employees, senior management should pay attention to the Labour Protection Act (1998) (“LPA”) and its related Ministerial Regulations given the broad impact it has coupled with the legal penalties which can be imposed on them should they breach this law. This article addresses several of the most important aspects of this Act and its Regulations. Work Rules When Required: Employers with ten or more staff must have the work rules prepared in Thai language with a copy to be held at the place of business operations or the employer’s office. If the Employer has announced the application of Work Rules in accordance with the LPA, even if later the number of employees reduces to be less than ten persons, the Employer must still continue to comply.   Amending the Work Rules: If there […]

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Things to Consider Before Signing a Contract for the Sale and Purchase of Goods in Thailand

Things to Consider Before Signing a Contract for the Sale and Purchase of Goods in Thailand Before signing a contract for the sale and purchase of goods in Thailand there are several key issues which the parties should consider to ensure that their rights are adequately safeguarded. In this article we shall examine a range of important issues and shall provide practical tips to help protect the legal rights of the Buyer and Seller & to minimize their respective liability. Transfer of Ownership: Arguably one of the most important issues which a Buyer or a Seller of a product/good should consider is when transfer of legal ownership of the goods/products occurs. According to the Civil & Commercial Code of Thailand (hereinafter referred to as the ‘CCC’ or the ‘Code’) ownership of property sold is transferred to the Buyer from the […]

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Issues to Consider when a Private Company Applies for a Foreign Business License under List 3 of the Foreign Business Act (1999)

Issues to Consider when a Private Company Applies for a Foreign Business License under List 3 of the Foreign Business Act (1999) If an investor is considering having a private company in Thailand sell goods and services as listed under List 3 of the Foreign Business Act (FBA) and they desire for the Company to be majority foreign owned, then unless they obtain legal permission to do so through such legal means as the granting of BOI promotion privileges or protection under the Thai-US Treaty of Amity then they shall need to have the company apply for and obtain a Foreign Business License (FBL) from the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) in order to be permitted to carry out such activities. This article details the main parts which make up a FBL application as well as key challenges faced when applying […]

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Dealing with nuisances/ disturbances in your local area using the local District Office & Administrative Law

It could be your noisy neighbor, a newly opened pub or club, an entertainment site in your alley/soi, or a dusty construction site near your home that causes you annoyance during the day or night. To address such commonplace problems Thailand’s administrative law and the local District Office can provide a practical avenue to effectively remedy such annoyances. Administrative Law is one of the most useful and practical mechanisms to lessen or resolve an annoyance/nuisance such as noise pollution around your place of residence given that it can provide members of the community with a quick and effective legal response at no cost to the injured person; hence it is quite different from civil or criminal law in that regard. Most people are familiar with Administrative Law in the sense that it can provide a legal mechanism to protect the […]

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DLO Attends AMCHAM Monthly Luncheon – 22 August 2018

AMCHAM Monthly Luncheon to hear an address given by Thailand’s Minister of Industry

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Table on Changes & Updates in the Copyright Act B.E. 2558 (2015)

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Visit from Prae Legal Member for Cambodia

Leap Kang (Partner) and Mao Samvutheary (Partner) of HML Law Firm in Phnom Penh Cambodia visited DLO’s offices

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Dharmniti Law Office welcomes Mr Abhisit Vejjajiva and the Russian investor group

17 December 2019, Mr.Paisal Phuechmongkol, Mr.Phichai Phuechmongkol and Mr.Kittirut Lurcha, Senior Partner and lawyer of Dharmniti Law Office jointly welcome and have a meeting with Mr. Abhisit Vejjajiva, former Prime Minister of Thailand and group of Russian investors in high-tech industry to  co-operate on trade and investment between group of investors of both  countries. The atmosphere of the meeting was full of joy and friendship. Both parties  shared their opinions on situation of  security and geo-politics of ASEAN region including friendship relation of Thai and Russia which have last for a long time. Both sides also discussed about new projects in trade and investment for further cooperation in the near future.

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DLO’s CSR Activity at Thummanurak Foundation on Saturday 14 December 2019

On Saturday December 14, 2019, staff and management from Dharmniti Law Office visited the Thummanurak Foundation located in Karnchanaburi Province. During the visit staff DLO donated money, sporting equipment, clothing and stationary for needy children supported by the Foundation. DLO is proud to be involved in supporting this Foundation and looks forward to future visits and helping those in need.

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Dharmniti Law Office Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Activity at Ban Thep Phana Dharmniti Aupatham School

Several staff from Dharmniti Law Office in association with staff from the Dharmniti Group travelled to Ban Thep Phana

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DLO Representatives Attend Forbes Marshall Branch Office Grand Opening

Mr. Ryan Crowley (Executive Director) and Khun Jittima Sotthibandhu & K. Jen Chalapun had the pleasure to attend the grand opening of  Forbes Marshall

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Bill amending personal income tax rate

Cabinet approves a new personal income tax rate which decreases revenue by 27,000 million Baht.

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Tax Law Updates (March)

 Exemption on income  tax, VAT , specific business tax and stamp duty for income donated to support sporting  activities

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Tax Law Updates (February)

Exemptions on income tax for supporting educational institutions

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Thai BOI board expand investment promotion to cover 6 new industries

Mr. Aphsit Vejjajiva,Prime Minister,chairman of the Board of Investment (BOI) today announced the resolutions to promote 6 new  industries with the special measures .

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Newsletter JULY 2019

DLO’S Tax Newsletter

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Newsletter JUNE 2019

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Newsletter JANUARY 2019

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Newsletter DECEMBER 2018

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