Defamation in Thailand: An Overview

Defamation in Thailand: An Overview Defamation under the Criminal Code In Thailand, defamation is a criminal offense which is addressed under sections 326 -333 of Thailand’s’ Criminal Code (the “Code”). Under the Code, a distinction is drawn between two types of defamation, these are as follows: Slander/ Ordinary Defamation – This crime is covered under section 326 of the Code, where it provides that “whoever, imputes1 anything to the other person before a third person in a manner likely to impair the reputation of such other person or to expose such other person to be hated or scorned, is said to commit defamation”. This type of defamation is less serious than libel and basically covers situations where a person verbally damages/undermines another person’s reputation in front of another person (3rd person). Libel –This crime is addressed under section 328 of […]

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Tips for Employers Regarding Employment Contracts in Thailand

When an employer is going to hire a new employee on a fixed term basis then there are several key things which it should be careful of in the contract to ensure that it is legally protected. This article shall provide employers with some tips on how to ensure a fixed term agreement is not interpreted as an ongoing employment agreement and as well as advice on how to ensure that employee allowances are not considered as wages when calculating severance pay under the Labour Protection Act (LPA). Tips to help ensure that a fixed term contract is not interpreted as an ongoing employment contract If an employer wishes to employ an employee on a fixed term basis rather than an ongoing basis then it should be careful of the following matters to ensure that the employment relationship is interpreted […]

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DLO Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Activity for 2020

On Saturday, December 19, 2020, executive directors & staff of DLO participated in a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity at Kung Krabaen Bay Royal Development Study Center located in Chantaburi province. The aim of this activity was to benefit nature and learn about maintaining balance in the ecosystem. DLO’s staff initially attended a lecture given by the Study Centre and then observed a demonstration of a fish habitat and a crab bank. Thereafter, DLO staff constructed a fish house/habitat by themselves. Following this, DLO’s staff walked around the facility to better understand the philosophy of sufficiency economy.

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DLO Joins Association of European Lawyers (AEA)

Dharmniti Law Office is pleased to announce that in December 2020 it has joined the Association of European Lawyers (AEA) which is a professional network of lawyers spread throughout Europe and the world. The AEA was established in 2004 and now covers approximately 405 firms/ law offices with a total of around 3,000 lawyers. DLO believes that by joining the AEA it will better enable it to support its clients as it can provide suitable contact referrals to lawyers throughout the world. DLO looks forward to working with other AEA member firms and attending the future annual conferences.

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DLO Attends AMCHAM’s 13th Governors’ Table

On November 12, AMCHAM held its thirteenth Governors’ Table at the Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park. The event was hosted by Rachel Davidson of Hilton & Doubletree Sukhumvit and Greg Wong of Agoda. Special guest, Boonchai Opas-iam-likit, U.S. Chairman of CP Group, also joined the event. Ryan Crowley, DLO’s foreign services manager and executive director attended the event. A great time was had by all participants which included the first AMCHAM Academy cohort.

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Executive Directors & Staff of DLO attended a training course on the subject of “Experience and suggestions in legal work”, given by Mr. Poramet Intarachoomnoom the Inspector General of the Office of The Attorney General.

On Saturday, September 19, 2020, the Executive Directors and lawyers of DLO attended a training course on the subject of “experiences and suggestions on legal work”, which was given by Mr. Poramet Intarachoomnoom, the Inspector General of the Office of The Attorney General. During the presentation, Mr. Intarachoomnoom shared over 40 years of his career experiences as an attorney and public prosecutor to DLO’s lawyers & executive directors with respect to the legal profession in order to improve the quality and efficiency of legal work, services and education.

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Defamation in Thailand: An Overview

Defamation in Thailand: An Overview Defamation under the Criminal Code In Thailand, defamation is a criminal offense which is addressed under sections 326 -333 of Thailand’s’ Criminal Code (the “Code”). Under the Code, a distinction is drawn between two types of defamation, these are as follows: Slander/ Ordinary Defamation – This crime is covered under section 326 of the Code, where it provides that “whoever, imputes1 anything to the other person before a third person in a manner likely to impair the reputation of such other person or to expose such other person to be hated or scorned, is said to commit defamation”. This type of defamation is less serious than libel and basically covers situations where a person verbally damages/undermines another person’s reputation in front of another person (3rd person). Libel –This crime is addressed under section 328 of […]

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Tips for Employers Regarding Employment Contracts in Thailand

When an employer is going to hire a new employee on a fixed term basis then there are several key things which it should be careful of in the contract to ensure that it is legally protected. This article shall provide employers with some tips on how to ensure a fixed term agreement is not interpreted as an ongoing employment agreement and as well as advice on how to ensure that employee allowances are not considered as wages when calculating severance pay under the Labour Protection Act (LPA). Tips to help ensure that a fixed term contract is not interpreted as an ongoing employment contract If an employer wishes to employ an employee on a fixed term basis rather than an ongoing basis then it should be careful of the following matters to ensure that the employment relationship is interpreted […]

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Overview of Contracts under the Civil & Commercial Code of Thailand

In this article we shall examine several key aspects of contracts as provided under the Thai Civil & Commercial Code (the Code or CCC). We shall cover various issues such as offer and acceptance, the effect of contract, earnest and rescission of contract. Offer & Acceptance of a Contract under the CCC To begin with, we shall begin with key principles relating to the offer and acceptance of a contract. The CCC provides that if a party makes an offer to make a contract in which a set period for acceptance is specified, then the offeror cannot withdraw their offer within such period. Furthermore, if a party (offeror) makes an offer to contract with another party at a distance (i.e. not face to face and not over the phone) and such offer does not specify a period for acceptance by […]

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Money Loans in Thailand and Key Issues for the Parties to Consider

If you plan to be a borrower or lender of money in Thailand then there are several key matters which you should be aware of before the loan is made. This legal article shall discuss various key issues which the parties should be mindful of including interest, repayment of the loan & legal requirements for enforcement of a loan.   The Civil & Commercial Code of Thailand – Loan for Consumption A loan of money falls under the classification of ‘loan for consumption’ under the Civil & Commercial Code of Thailand (CCC). This is where a “lender transfers to the borrower the ownership of a certain quantity of property which is consumed by the user and the borrower agrees to return property of the same kind quality and quantity”.   It is worth noting that a loan contract is only […]

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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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DLO Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Activity for 2020

On Saturday, December 19, 2020, executive directors & staff of DLO participated in a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity at Kung Krabaen Bay Royal Development Study Center located in Chantaburi province. The aim of this activity was to benefit nature and learn about maintaining balance in the ecosystem. DLO’s staff initially attended a lecture given by the Study Centre and then observed a demonstration of a fish habitat and a crab bank. Thereafter, DLO staff constructed a fish house/habitat by themselves. Following this, DLO’s staff walked around the facility to better understand the philosophy of sufficiency economy.

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DLO Joins Association of European Lawyers (AEA)

Dharmniti Law Office is pleased to announce that in December 2020 it has joined the Association of European Lawyers (AEA) which is a professional network of lawyers spread throughout Europe and the world. The AEA was established in 2004 and now covers approximately 405 firms/ law offices with a total of around 3,000 lawyers. DLO believes that by joining the AEA it will better enable it to support its clients as it can provide suitable contact referrals to lawyers throughout the world. DLO looks forward to working with other AEA member firms and attending the future annual conferences.

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DLO Attends AMCHAM’s 13th Governors’ Table

On November 12, AMCHAM held its thirteenth Governors’ Table at the Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park. The event was hosted by Rachel Davidson of Hilton & Doubletree Sukhumvit and Greg Wong of Agoda. Special guest, Boonchai Opas-iam-likit, U.S. Chairman of CP Group, also joined the event. Ryan Crowley, DLO’s foreign services manager and executive director attended the event. A great time was had by all participants which included the first AMCHAM Academy cohort.

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Executive Directors & Staff of DLO attended a training course on the subject of “Experience and suggestions in legal work”, given by Mr. Poramet Intarachoomnoom the Inspector General of the Office of The Attorney General.

On Saturday, September 19, 2020, the Executive Directors and lawyers of DLO attended a training course on the subject of “experiences and suggestions on legal work”, which was given by Mr. Poramet Intarachoomnoom, the Inspector General of the Office of The Attorney General. During the presentation, Mr. Intarachoomnoom shared over 40 years of his career experiences as an attorney and public prosecutor to DLO’s lawyers & executive directors with respect to the legal profession in order to improve the quality and efficiency of legal work, services and education.

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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

DLO’S Tax Newsletter

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