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Thailand renewables update: ALRO land – new Order and Applications

by Allen & Overy LLP on

Please find below our latest update about the legality of using ALRO land for the development of wind and other energy power projects in Thailand following issue of the recent NCPO Order. The Order requires existing projects...more

Lightening the Rules! Thailand Reduces Procedural Requirements for Company Work Rules to Encourage Foreign Investment

International employers with operations in Asia often must undergo the cumbersome task of drafting “work rules” (essentially, a handbook) and filing them with local labor authorities—as is the practice in Taiwan, Japan, and...more

Tax Incentives For Qualified Treasury Centres In Thailand

by Allen & Overy LLP on

In 2015, the Royal Decree on Tax Reduction (No. 586) B.E. 2558 (2015) was issued, pursuant to the Revenue Code, to provide exemption from and reduce certain types of taxation in relation to international headquarter...more

Thailand Has Joined The Madrid Protocol, Effective November 7, 2017

by Ladas & Parry LLP on

On August 7, 2017, Thailand acceded to the Madrid Protocol. The change will take effect on November 7, 2017, allowing...more

Second Circuit issues opinion in case on enforcement of arbitral awards annulled by foreign courts

by Hogan Lovells on

On July 20th, the Second Circuit issued its opinion in Thai-Lao Lignite (Thailand) v. Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, a significant case about the enforcement of arbitral awards annulled by foreign courts....more

Thailand Business Security Act 2017

by DLA Piper on

Welcome to the installment of DLA Piper Alerts on Thai laws. The continuing series seeks to provide an overview of laws of Thailand and legal updates on a targeted basis. The Business Security Act B.E. 2558 (2015) (the...more

Thailand: Ease of doing business

by DLA Piper on

According to the World Bank Report in relation to Ease of Doing Business attached herewith, Thailand is ranked at 46th among 190 countries for ease of doing business. As a result, the Head of National Council for Peace and...more

The New Competition Law in Thailand Approved

by Allen & Overy LLP on

On 18 April 2017, the Thai National Legislative Assembly (NLA) submitted the draft Trade Competition Act B.E. 2560 (2017), which it had approved on 24 March 2017 (the New Act), to the Secretariat to the Cabinet. The Prime...more

Top Ten International Anti-Corruption Developments for March 2017

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In order to provide an overview for busy in-house counsel and compliance professionals, we summarize below some of the most important international anti-corruption developments from the past month, with links to primary...more

Pharmaceuticals in South East Asia

by FPA Patent Attorneys on

1. Are methods of medical treatment patentable? 2. Is extension of patent term possible? 3. Is there a data exclusivity period?...more

PCT national phase – filing requirements

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Please see chart below for more information....more

Advancing Human Rights Claims Based on Global Supply Chain Activities: Recent Developments in California and Canada

by Littler on

Courts in California and Canada have emerged as testing grounds for advancing claims of forced labor in global supply chains.  The plaintiffs’ approach is to make companies more accountable to “soft law” norms like the UN...more

Part 1 - ASEAN Capital Markets: A Round-Up of Developments in 2016

by Reed Smith on

2016 was a somewhat muted year for the world’s capital markets and this story was mirrored across ASEAN. Spread across two client alerts we take a brief look at the capital markets of each of the ASEAN members, how they fared...more

South East Asia - Renewal Requirements

by FPA Patent Attorneys on

The patent terms in the jurisdictions listed are subject to payment of annual renewal fees, otherwise referred to as maintenance fees or annuities. The patent term in the jurisdictions listed below is 20 years from the...more

Serious Fraud Office Makes Big Splash with UK Bribery Act Resolution with Rolls Royce

by Michael Volkov on

After years of fits and starts, and promises and disappointments, the Serious Fraud Office and the UK Bribery Act made its initial splash on the anti-corruption enforcement landscape. Since 2011, companies have been...more

Ministry of Finance relaxes restrictions on foreign ownership of insurance companies operating in Thailand

by DLA Piper on

On 18 January 2017, the Ministry of Finance (MOF)’s notification was published in the government gazette, which liberalised the restrictions concerning the participation and ownership of foreign entities in the Thai insurance...more

2017 Asia Employment Law Forecast

by DLA Piper on

CAMBODIA - The Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training will require enterprises subject to the Law on Social Security Schemes for Persons De ned by the Provisions of the Labour Law to re-register their workers with...more

Rolls-Royce Global Enforcement Action: Part IV – What Does it all Mean?

by Thomas Fox on

Today I conclude my series on the Rolls-Royce global anti-corruption enforcement action by taking a look what it all means going forward. The resolution is more than simply the stunning fines and penalties of £671 million...more

New Sheriff In Town As Rolls-Royce Pays Record Penalty For Foreign Bribery And Corruption

On 17 January 2017, the UK Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”),[1] the US Department of Justice (“DOJ”),[2] and the Brazilian Ministério Público Federal (“MPF”) announced an $800 million global settlement with Rolls-Royce plc and...more

Rolls Royce Global Enforcement Action-Part III, the US DPA

by Thomas Fox on

Today I continue my exploration of the Rolls-Royce global corruption enforcement action by considering the company’s resolution in the US under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Before we dive into that, I first...more

Rolls-Royce Global Enforcement Action: Part I

by Thomas Fox on

When most people across the globe think of Rolls-Royce, one word comes to mind – excellence. Yet that image largely relates to Rolls-Royce Limited, the automobile manufacturer, which was founded in 1909. Just a few years...more

General Cable FCPA Enforcement Action – Part I: The Bribery Schemes

by Thomas Fox on

The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) continued their stunning run of 2016 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement actions right up to the end of the year with the announcement...more

New Competition Law in Thailand - Draft Approved by Cabinet

by Allen & Overy LLP on

On 11 October 2016, the Cabinet approved the draft Trade Competition Act B.E. ... (the New Act). As we reported in our e-Bulletin titled Ground-breaking Antitrust Reform in Thailand, published 30 May 2016, the New Act...more

2016: A Full Bouquet of Wine Fraud

The rapid growth of the international wine market has given rise to a simultaneous growth in wine fraud. The burgeoning demand, especially in China, has exposed all players—collectors, investors, vineyards, distributors, and...more

Dispute Resolution in Thailand: Litigation

by DLA Piper on

Every jurisdiction processes litigation in different ways. The civil legal system in Thailand mandates a series of procedural steps that will likely be unfamiliar to those accustomed to the courtrooms of foreign common and...more

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