Franchising is an increasingly popular business model in Thailand, with over 400 franchisors and 10,000 franchisees currently operating in the Kingdom. Despite this popularity, there are no specific laws governing this sector in Thailand. But as a result of publicized disputes regarding contract breaches and a range of trademark and intellectual property violations, a draft franchise law has been in circulation in recent years.
To discuss the various legal issues raised by franchising, Dataconsult’s next Thailand Corporate Finance Forum meeting will feature a presentation by Alan Adcock, partner and deputy director in the intellectual property team at Tilleke & Gibbins. Alan will be speaking on “Franchising and Licensing in Thailand: The Critical Tax and Legal Issues and Pitfalls.” In particular, he will focus on:
- A comparative look at franchising and licensing and which is “better.”
- An overview of franchising laws and regulations in Thailand and elsewhere in ASEAN.
- The 10 pitfalls and mistakes made in franchising relationships in the ASEAN region, and how to avoid them.
The forum will be attended by chief financial officers, finance directors, treasury directors, senior management, and member companies involved in a wide range of business and industrial sectors. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m to 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 24, 2013, at the Bangkok Club in Sathorn City Tower. For more information or to confirm your participation, please contact [email protected].