Tighter Regulatory Grip on Unfair Trade Practices in Thailand

Business operators in Thailand are afforded the protection against unfair trade practices under the Trade Competition Act 2017 (“Act”), with the exception of a few categories of operations and businesses prescribed under the Act. The Act, which is aimed at promoting trade competition, imposes a general prohibition on certain unfair trade practices and behaviours damaging […]

Pisut Rakwong, MCIArbManaging Partner, Pisut & Partners

COVID 19 Update – Thailand to allow companies to hold shareholders and board meetings through electronic mode

On 19 April 2020, the Thai Government published in the Royal Gazette a new Emergency Decree on Teleconferences through Electronic Devices B.E. 2563 (2020) (“2020 Emergency Decree”). The 2020 Emergency Decree superseded the Announcement of the Head of the National Council for Peace and Order No. 74/2557 issued on 27 June 2014, which governed electronic […]

Pisut Rakwong, MCIArbManaging Partner, Pisut & Partners

Thai Merger Control – Roadblock to Tesco’s Multibillion-Dollar Deal?

On 9 March 2020, Tesco Plc (“Tesco”) announced the sale of its operations in Thailand and Malaysia to four entities under Charoen Pokphand Group, for US$10.6 billion. The announcement came three months after Tesco first announced a strategic review of its Asian operations. Central Group and TCC Group were reportedly shortlisted for the deal. When […]

Pisut Rakwong, MCIArbManaging Partner, Pisut & Partners

Pisut & Partners has welcomed Douglas Mancill as an Of Counsel

25 March 2020, Bangkok – Pisut & Partners is delighted to announce the appointment of Douglas Mancill as Of Counsel. Douglas has represented and advised companies and individuals on a wide range of commercial law issues. He brings with him over 20 years represented U.S., European and Japanese companies with operations and subsidiaries. including the representation of: IBM in the […]

Pisut Rakwong, MCIArbManaging Partner, Pisut & Partners

Loophole from Unlawful Shareholders’ Resolution

Regarding the adoption of company resolutions by unlawful means, the law that Thailand currently has in place is still not able to protect shareholders in a timely manner. Specifically, temporary preliminary injunctions or temporary emergency injunctions to halt enforcement of such company resolutions before the matter is actually considered by a court have little chance […]

Pisut Rakwong, MCIArbManaging Partner, Pisut & Partners

New Electronic Meeting Law

The government of Thailand recently announced an Emergency Decree on Electronic Media Conference, B.E. 2563 (2020) (the “Emergency Decree”) which came into effect on 18 April 2020. The Emergency Decree establishes laws relating to meetings held over electronic media and sets out requirements for governmental and public organizations to follow during these meetings. It also establishes […]

Andreas C. RichterSenior Partner, Blumenthal Richter & Sumet

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update for Employers in Thailand

Businesses in Thailand continue to struggle with Coronavirus (“COVID-19”). As a result, employers keep reaching out to us with questions on their rights and obligations under Thailand’s labor law to make informed decisions on measures they can take to protect their business and provide support to their employees. We have, therefore, prepared this overview to […]

John FormichellaPartner, Blumenthal Richter & Sumet

New Regulation on Unfair Practices in Franchise Businesses

New Regulation on Unfair Practices in Franchise Businesses In order to prevent franchisees from being unfairly treated by franchisors and to promote freedom to compete, fairness and transparency, the Office of Trade Competition Commission (“OTCC”) recently issued a notification setting out the guidelines for unfair trade practices in franchise businesses pursuant to the Trade Competition […]

Pisut Rakwong, MCIArbManaging Partner, Pisut & Partners

Cybersecurity Law in Thailand

Thailand has rapidly grown its digital economy, and has made a concerted push towards technological innovation. As technology has evolved within the country, however, so has the threat of cybersecurity issues. In order to tackle this looming threat, the government of Thailand released the Cybersecurity Act B.E. 2562 (2019) (“Cybersecurity Act”), which was published in […]

John FormichellaPartner, Blumenthal Richter & Sumet

Administration Outsourcing joins IR as the exclusive Business Advisory Services Member in Thailand

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Peter Upperton of Administration Outsourcing. Peter has joined IR as our exclusive Business Advisory Services Member in Thailand. Effective & competent manager, with extensive experience in a wide range of industries in England, Kenya, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand & Hong Kong. […]

Peter UppertonDirector, Administration Outsourcing

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25,000 SMEs to expand, grow in Thailand; new cross border arragement to help India’s small businesses

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