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For over 40 years, the team at Baker McKenzie, Bangkok has assisted foreign individuals and international companies who are seeking investment opportunities in Thailand.

Doing Business in Thailand is your personal guide to the key aspects of Thai law that significantly affect the way business is conducted in Thailand.

This edition covers a wide array of topics, including regulations and incentives regarding foreign investment, forms of business organizations available to foreign investors, and other regulations investors should be familiar with when planning a business venture in Thailand.

This guidebook features:

  • Thailand: An overview
  • The legal system
  • Foreign investment
  • Investment incentives
  • Forms of business organization
  • Data privacy
  • Dispute resolution
  • Financial services and fintech
  • Healthcare
  • Importing, exporting, and trade remedies
  • Insurance and insurtech
  • Intellectual property
  • Labor laws
  • Product liability
  • Real estate, hotel, resort and property development
  • Securities law and regulations
  • Taking security and enforcement in Thailand
  • Taxation
  • Technology
  • Trade competition law

For more information, please contact our Bangkok office.

 

 

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Peerapan Tungsuwan is a corporate and M&A partner in Bangkok office with specialties in highly regulated industries, including the healthcare industry. She is currently Chair of the AEC Healthcare Harmonization Sub-committee of Baker McKenzie's Asia Pacific Healthcare Industry Group, of which she was head from 2007-2013. Within the Bangkok office, she heads the Healthcare Industry and Natural Resources Groups and co-leads the Mergers & Acquisitions practice group and Japan Advisory Group.

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Wynn joined Baker McKenzie in 1995 and is currently the Managing Partner of the Bangkok Office. He is active in the Dispute Resolution, Construction, Tax & Customs, Compliance & Anti-Corruption, and Insolvency & Debt Restructuring practice groups and has served as lead counsel in many of the most significant cases and transactions in the region.

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Dhiraphol Suwanprateep is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Bangkok office, where he is head of the IT/Communications Practice Group and co-head of the Intellectual Property Practice Group. Mr. Suwanprateep advises clients on government initiatives, particularly Thailand's Digital Economy Initiative which promotes the local ITC sector through strategies aimed at developing related infrastructure, accelerating innovation, and transforming the country's economy into one that is based on digital technologies. His work also involves advising on the amended Computer Crime Act which increases penalties for cyber crimes. He is also a regular commentator and contributor to local, regional and global media on the government's proposed initiatives and frequently participates in local community engagements throughout the country. Dhiraphol joined Baker McKenzie in 1987 and became a partner in 1992.

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Pattaraphan Paiboon is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Bangkok office.

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Aue-angkul Santirongyuth is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Bangkok office.

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Dharin Nantananate is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Bangkok office.

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Kitipong Urapeepatanapong, chairman of the Firm’s Bangkok office, is the head of the Financial Services Division and the local Tax Practice Group. He began his career as a general commercial and tax lawyer more than 30 years ago, and is now a recognized author of noted books on mergers and acquisitions, tax planning and corporate governance in Thailand. His standing in the Thai legal community is illustrated by his appointment as a key external adviser on amendments to Thailand’s bankruptcy regime.

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Nopporn Charoenkitraj is a partner at Baker McKenzie's Bangkok office.

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Jirapas Amonpiticharoen is an associate for Baker McKenzie's Bangkok office.

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Suriyong Tungsuwan joined Baker McKenzie in 1982 and became a partner in 1993. He is active in the areas of corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and property development, labour, employment, executive transfers, and trade regulations and customs.

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Nam-Ake Lekfuangfu is a partner of the Labour and Employment practice group in Bangkok. Over 10 years of experience, his extensive legal expertise, combined with insights on industrial knowledge and practices have contributed to him being named a “Next Generation Lawyer for Labour and Employment” in Thailand by Asia Pacific Legal 500 in 2019. Mr. Lekfuangfu was lead lawyer for a wide range of employment matters involving high profile clients. He assists clients on employment and immigration work, ranging from day-to-day advice to complex matters, such as advising on employment trends impacting employers globally, including global mobility, the use of a modern workforce, and addressing the gender pay gap.

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Theeranit joined Baker McKenzie in 2013 and is active in the Corporate and M&A and Labour and Employment practice groups. He focuses on labour law and trade regulations. Theeranit has advised and assisted various multinational companies on a wide range of issues that concern labour and commercial and trade laws.

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Khunawut Tongkak is an associate for Baker McKenzie's Bangkok office.

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Sarun Poonyabavornchai is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Bangkok office.

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Say Sujintaya is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Bangkok office and the regional chair of the Firm's Intellectual Property Group in Asia Pacific. She also heads the Intellectual Property and Media and Entertainment teams in Bangkok and was responsible for establishing the Intellectual Property practice of the Firm's Yangon office.

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Radeemada Mungkarndee is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Bangkok office.

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Gumpanat Mahipant is a patent consultant based in Baker McKenzie's Bangkok office.

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Kritiyanee Buranatrevedhya is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Bangkok office.

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Jenjira Yanprasart is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Bangkok office.

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Nont Horayangura is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Bangkok office, where he is a member of the Intellectual Property and IT/Communications practice groups. He advises numerous foreign investors in Thailand on compliance with relevant antitrust and competition law, as well as consumer protection and advertising law.

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Pornapa Luengwattanakit currently leads Baker McKenzie’s Corporate & Commercial, Tax, as well as the International Trade, Compliance & Customs practice groups in Thailand. She practices mainly in the areas of corporate restructuring, major projects, mergers and acquisitions and trade competition. Pornapa joined Baker McKenzie in 1982 and became a partner in 1989.

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Panya Sittisakonsin is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Bangkok office.

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Keerati Saneewong Na Ayudthaya is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Bangkok office.

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Ampika Kumar is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Corporate and Commercial and Insurance practice groups. She joined the Firm in February 2002.