We know Thai employment and labor law. We know the practicalities of Thai workplace relations. We understand Thai law on mandatory statutory severance, work rules and the generous protections afforded to employees under Thai labor law. We are current on Thai Supreme Court decisions on labor law matters. Through our relationship with JTJB [www.jtjb.co.th], we regularly handle labor disputes in the Thai Labor Protection Office and litigate in Thailand’s specialized labor courts
We advise clients in all aspects of employment law, including employment contracts and compensation. We advise on tax issues arising out of employment and tricky “independent contractor” relationships. We handle investigations and compliance audits. We understand the importance that multinational companies place on trade secret protection, anti-corruption compliance and anti-competition restrictions. We are the “go to” firm for international companies with operations and subsidiaries in Thailand.
- Conducting Corruption Compliance Interviews Abroad – ThailandForeign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) investigations typically involve third parties or subsidiaries located outside the US since most FCPA violations arise out of the activities of foreign third parties or foreign subsidiaries. But most guides on how to conduct FCPA investigations and interviews seem to ignore this rather obvious fact. It has not however escaped the attention of ...Read more
- High Level Overview of Steps Required to Register a Private Limited Company in ThailandThe steps required to establish a private limited company in Thailand are: Reservation of Name The first step involved in establishing a Thai company is to file via online an application to register the company’s proposed name(s) with the Registrar (the Registrar) of the Partnerships and Companies Registration Office, Department of Business Development (DBD), Ministry of Commerce. Within ...Read more
- Top 12 Things to Keep in Mind When Planning on Doing Business in ThailandThe top 12 things to keep in mind when planning to do business in Thailand: 1. Foreign Ownership of Companies and Land: This is often a surprise for business people and lawyers operating in more open economies, but foreigners are prohibited from owning land (absent narrow exceptions) and foreign majority owned businesses are prohibited from engaging in a ...Read more