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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.

ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) considerations are growing in importance for companies and businesses globally, so much so that we have now arrived at the point where ESG has become one of the key priorities in boardrooms everywhere. Regulations are emerging, the pressure from stakeholders is increasing, and consumers are becoming more conscious of ESG issues, which is influencing their purchasing decisions as noted recently by the Head of Marketing at a Thai consumer goods company, “Consumers increasingly want to purchase products from organizations that are good at achieving their ESG goals

The Office of the Trade Competition Commission (OTCC) has recently opened a public hearing on the draft new unfair trade practice (section 57) guideline which will replace the current guideline once it becomes effective. The draft new guideline revises certain defined terms and provides more details on acts that may constitute an offense under section 57 of the Competition Act.

Draft guideline on unfair trade practices for food delivery platform operators
OTCC announced amendments to the Unfair Guideline for Franchise

OTCC has completed a public consultation on its draft guidelines on unfair trade practices for food delivery platform operators. Further amendments to the OTCC’s guidance for franchise businesses clarify details of “fair practice” if a franchisor wishes to open another franchise outlet in the same locality as existing franchisees.

This update was published on 16 October 2020 as part of our quarterly newsletter, Asia Pacific Competition Highlights. Click here to access the full report, which covers the most notable antitrust developments across 11 Asia Pacific jurisdictions.

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The Trade Competition Commission has imposed fines in three competition cases passed to it by the previous Commission under the Department of Internal Trade, the Ministry of Commerce. The fines, totaling slightly over a staggering Baht 12 million, marked the Commission’s first enforcement action after its establishment as an independent…

Background and Rationale Trust, honesty and responsibility to the insured and the public are the key pillars of the insurance industry. These pillars are generally reinforced through the maintenance of good corporate governance. With an aim to promote and ensure corporate governance, the Office of Insurance Commission (the “OIC”) published…