Notary Public

21 June 2022

Notary Public in Thailand A Notary Public is an official that has the power to sign and certify the authenticity of documents and witness statements of people that are given under oath and are legally binding. Notarization of documents is a very important service as most government offices, and many business contracts, may require notarization. In Thailand there are no Notary Public, instead some lawyers are given the authority to provide notary services in the country. Here is Thailand it is the Lawyers Council that controls the practice of Notary services in the country. As such a lawyer must undergo special training and pass a professional exam to be registered as a Notarial Services Attorney. Notary services that we offer at our Firm: Certification of Documents and verification of authenticity of documents as well Administrating Oaths and Affirmations that are legally binding Be a witness to the signing of documents Our firm can help you with all your needs in this area and we are fully certified and approved by the legal council of Thailand to do so. Contact us today and we can discuss your needs and how we may be best of service for you.  

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Real Estate and Property Purchase

17 May 2022

Foreign Land Property Ownership Thailand The bad news is that foreigners are prohibited from owning land in Thailand (as per under the Land Code Act) therefore making it impossible for foreigners to obtain outright sole ownership over land and house in Thailand. If Married you do own 1/2 of everything in the marriage technically, however if your spouse should pass away you still have no right to keep the house and land and have one year to dispose of it (an exception is if you have children in Thailand, the land and house can pass to them if they have Thai nationality). Our Firm has a legally solutions to secure your benefit and prevent difficulties regarding to this matter such as, “Usufruct registration”, Juristic person formation with Mortgage endorsement or Property leasing registration with the Land Department etc. One option is a foreigner can own a house but NOT the land, this is a complicated issue and NEEDS a lawyer to help you to protect your interests, if this is something you may consider contact us in the form below and we can talk to you about the options face to face. The Good news is foreigners are allowed to own a unit in a condominium under the Condominium Act. HOWEVER there is a limit on foreign ownership in the building and not more than 49% of the units in the project can be foreign owned. So this needs to be checked before purchase to make sure you will not have any problems. In addition foreigners must qualify for ownership under section 19 of the condominium act, this means that the foreigner must have brought into Thailand foreign currency at least equal to the total purchase value of the condo and having exchanged this amount into Thai baht. The bank inside Thailand will supply documents to prove the remittance and exchange of that foreign currency. After that the proof must be submitted to the Land Department in order to register foreign ownership.  As you can see there are a lot of steps and things that need to be taken care of so it is highly advisable to have a lawyer to help you to prevent difficulties.Moreover, with a highly professionalism and experience of legal team, our Firm is able to assist the foreigner who is residing abroad to purchase condominium in Thailand without any single visit in to Thai country! We will represent you in full process that needs to be done; you only wait for us to send an official condominium title deed with your name as an owner back to you in your country.

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Will and Estate

16 May 2022

Will and Estate Planning It is very important as a foreigner living in Thailand to have you have a Last Will & Testament prepared in both your home country and in Thailand. The reason for this is, should you pass away here in Thailand and your will is located in your home country it can be very difficult and stressful for your family, the normal thing to happen in Thailand when a person dies here is that the government officer will request a copy of the Will. Having a Will here that complies with Thai Law can make everything for your family easier. We provide the legal services for drafting of a Thai Will, and we have done so for many of our clients to help them protect their assets and to make sure that those assets go to the right places. the document will outline all of your assets like bank accounts, property, any vehicle and all of your personal items. Your Will should always be kept in a safe place, a bank deposit box is common (but access can be problematic if only your name is on the box), or with your lawyer. We enjoy long term relations with all our clients and we are happy to keep the copy of you will safe and accessible to the people you choose at the time of your passing.

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Legal Documents

Contracts and legal Forms

9 May 2022

Legal Forms Businesses NEED a variety of legal forms to protect their interest. To make sure these forms can hold up in a court and also include everything that is required for you it is best to have each for properly made by a competent lawyer who understands your needs. Over the last several years we have created many hundreds of forms for our clients and we would be very happy to meet with you to discuss your needs as well. Types of contracts you may require The following are a sample of common Thailand contracts entered into by Thai and non-Thai nationals (foreigners): Partnership agreement Distribution agreement Sale and purchase of property Real estate Shareholder agreements Trust agreements Employment Hotel and property management Construction Loan Guarantees Joint ventures Licensing and distribution Leases Subcontract or services Contact us today to see how we can help you.

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Employment contract

Employment Contracts

6 May 2022

The employment contract The rights of people working in Thailand and the obligations of the employers are described in the Labor Protection Act of 1998, the Acts cover Thai and foreign employees working for companies doing business in Thailand. There are various penalties, both civil and criminal, for employers that fail to adhere to the rules. This contract initiates certain rights and obligations for both parties. The employee has a duty to render service. The employer has a duty to pay remuneration for such service. Under Thai law, the remuneration can only be in the form of money or valuable items and has to be paid in a fixed period (daily, weekly, monthly, or at the time of service). To make sure that the contracts you use are in compliance with Thai labor legislation it is best to have them drawn up for you by a lawyer. We specialize in Business Law and can make sure the documents you need will meet all the requirements of Thai Law. Contact us today for help with your business needs here in Thailand.

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Family Law

30 April 2022

Family Law Family law is a very big area of law, most of us think about divorce when think about family law. However it is far more than that. Also in this area of law we deal with “Will and Estate Planning”, “Spouse’s Visa Application“, “Prenuptial Agreement Drafting and Marriage Registration”, “Child Legitimization” and any other legal service that impacts the family. We understand that family law is about Families, and that this is a very important part of peoples lives. We will always insure you have the best representation in these areas because for us, family is the most important thing. For all of your family legal concerns please contact us with the form below.  

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Litigation in Thailand

Legal Representation

28 April 2022

Litigation in Thailand If you need to go to court in Thailand there are a few things you should know. First is Thailand does not have a jury system, It is the judge or judges who shall render the decision in the case. Also only Thai lawyers can represent a client in court (foreign lawyers can give advice but not conduct a case in court). Lastly is that Thai Language is used in all documents and proceedings, it is not a bilingual place, so having a Good Thai Lawyer who also speaks English is very important for a foreigner dealing with the courts. Thai Court Process The process can be complicated and does take time. If you feel you have a situation that needs to be brought to the court or you yourself are being charged here in Thailand then contact us and we can advice and also represent you here in Thailand. We have some great litigation lawyers and we speak English. Contact us today with the form below and we will get back to you as soon as we can.    

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Company Registration in Thailand

27 April 2022

Setting up a Business in Thailand Company registration in Thailand can be a little confusing and complicated, it is important to protect the foreign interest when setting up the company, to insure this it is advised to consult with a knowledgeable and experienced law firm to assist you and make sure you are protected and have control of your company. Before discussing with a lawyer you should think about and have the answer to the following questions: What are the main business activities and objectives of the company? What is the company name you what? Is there a foreign parent company with shareholding requirements? Will you need need to sponsor visas and work permits for foreign personnel? What kind of premises does the company require? Things to keep in mind You will need 3 shareholders to open a company. You will need 2 million Baht Capitalization for 1 work permit (unless married then the requirement is 1 million) You will need 4 Thai employees for 1 foreigner work permit (again unless married then only 2 is required) “Registering under a Treaty of Amity or Foreign Business license is also an alternative wise option for foreign investor who would like the company to be owned 100% by foreign or foreigner holding a majority of share. There will be no headache finding Thai partner –shareholder or any future trustworthy issue. You will have a fully power to control your business!”    If all the above sounds good then feel free to contact us and we can assist you in your needs for starting and running your business here in Thailand.  

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THAILAND BOARD OF INVESTMENT

21 March 2022

THAILAND BOARD OF INVESTMENT (BOI) ADVISORY SERVICES The Thai BOI works primarily with the following 8 sectors, If your business falls into one of these areas you may qualify to have a BOI company in Thailand and gain many benefits: Nowadays Thailand Board of Investment offers promotional privileges in 8 key sectors : (1) Agriculture and agricultural products (2) Minerals, ceramics and basic metals (3) Light industry (4) Metal products, machinery and transport equipment (5) Electronic Industry and the electrical appliances (6) Chemicals, paper and plastics (7) Services and public utilities (8) Technology and Innovation Development WHY would you want to open a BOI company in Thailand? One of the most attractive aspects of having a BOI company is the 100% foreign ownership that is possible… so there is no need to follow the quota of 51% Thai and 49% Foreigner that is the normal shareholding structure of a limited company. Also there are many tax incentives as well. HOW To do it? You must realize that the preparation of the application and presentations at the Thailand Board of Investment are highly complex proceedings, and take about 3 months to complete before the BOI certificate is issued. We highly recommend having legal assistance and advice for the process. Our law firm can assist you in setting up a BOI company in Thailand and obtain the incentives you need to help lead your business to success. The ways we can help are: -Studying the eligibility of the business plan under BOI -Preparing the application and liaising with the BOI officer to amend the application if needed -Submitting the application and presentation of the business plan to BOI -Receiving the BOI certificate -Assistance on Work Permit and Visa of Foreign employees -Compliance and reporting to BOI after obtaining the certificate CONTACT US TODAY to start your journey to success with a Thai BOI company.

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Non-B Business Visa for Thailand

20 March 2022

Business Visa for Thailand Foreigners who wish to come to Thailand to work or opening a business are required to hold a Thai Non-Immigrant B (Business Visa). This Visa will be given as a 3 month Visa (multiple entry visas are possible and good for a year, however you are only allowed inside the country for 3 months at a time without a visa extension) and can be extended for 1 year at a local Immigration Offices inside Thailand. If you wish to work in Thailand, with a job or even in your own company that you wish to open, in both cases you will need a Non-B visa combined with a valid work permit. (as a Side Note: If you have a family you can get a work permit with your Non-O visa). Thailand is a very good place to start a business and also to work for a foreigner, as your salary will be much higher then a locals (even if it is less than back home you will be able to live very well here).   A couple important things to note about your Visa; FIRST is that after you have your visa extension you will need to apply for a re-entry permit if you wish to leave the country, failing to do so will cancel your extension and it will be needed to do again, also if you only have a single entry visa you will need a new visa before coming back to Thailand. We can assit you with this procedure as well. Second is that after you have your 1 year extension here in Thailand you are required to notify the immigration office every 90 days of your address, we know this takes time and as a client of ours we can also assist with this process.        

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