April 28, 2011

Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards in Thailand

Bangkok Post, Corporate Counsellor Column

In today’s increasingly global business environment, parties drafting contracts are routinely presented with options on how they wish to resolve business disputes under contract. This choice almost always includes arbitration of disputes, often in jurisdictions outside of Thailand. However, where asset recovery or enforcement is sought within Thailand under a foreign arbitral award, Thai laws and procedures govern parties’ rights and obligations. This article provides a general overview of the enforcement of all arbitral awards in Thailand, with a focus on those originating abroad.

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