Trade Disputes in Thailand

Trade disputes can have significant economic and diplomatic implications. Negotiation is a good option for most trade disputes, but other dispute resolution proceedings also exist. Thailand has established trade remedy laws that can be used to resolve trade disputes with trading partners. However, these proceedings can be lengthy and costly. Arbitration As a member of […]

Labor Disputes in Thailand

Labor disputes are an inevitable aspect of employment relationships. In order to ensure that the rights and responsibilities of workers are protected, both employers and employees must adhere to Thailand’s laws. Providing access to the appropriate resources and expertise is key for both parties. Failure to comply with Thai law can have serious consequences and […]

Criminal and Civil Cases in Thailand

The Kingdom of Thailand has a civil law system with some influences from the codified systems of continental Europe. Its courts are inquisitorial and lack a trial by jury. Suspects can be held without official charges for up to 48 hours and bail is not normally granted. If you find yourself detained in Thailand it […]

Child Legitimation in Thailand

Child Legitimation is a legal process to recognize the father of a child born outside of marriage. This process allows the father custody rights and a duty to support his child. Child legitimation is a complex issue that should be addressed with the guidance of a professional lawyer specializing in Thai family law. There are […]

Child Support in Thailand

Child support is a legal obligation that ensures children are provided with the financial resources they need to thrive after parents separate or divorce. It is set by written mutual agreement or court order and should cover living expenses like food, shelter, medicine, and education. The law also allows for modifications based on changes in […]

Filing of Divorce in Thailand

Divorce in Thailand is an intricate process. It is important to consult a lawyer for professional assessment before filing for divorce. If both parties agree to end their marriage, an administrative divorce at the district office (Khet in Bangkok; Amphoe in provinces) can be registered. This will take much less time, cost and physical court […]

US-Thai Treaty of Amity

The US-Thai Treaty of Amity grants American citizens protections not available to nationals of other nations. Most significantly, companies with American majority ownership are granted “National Treatment.” This means that they receive the same benefits as Thai companies. It also protects them from punishments under Thailand’s Customs Department’s arbitrary value-adding system. Business visas Business visas […]

Thai Will and Succession

The process of inheriting assets in Thailand can be lengthy and complicated. A Thai Will can simplify the process and ensure that your estate is distributed according to your wishes. In the absence of a legal will, property is divided among statutory heirs (survivor spouse, children, parents, full and half siblings, grandparents and aunts and […]