In the wake of 2010’s political unrest and with upcoming national elections on the horizon, the climate for business and foreign direct investment in Thailand remains uncertain. The Report: Thailand 2011, published by the Oxford Business Group in cooperation with Thailand’s Board of Investment, states that political stability following the election will be a key factor in fostering a favorable investment environment in the months ahead. In addition to an overview of Thailand’s politics and economy, the publication also includes an introduction to Thailand’s legal framework, written by Tilleke & Gibbins.
At the press conference launching the publication, Tilleke & Gibbins Chairman & Chief Values Officer David Lyman said, “Foreign investors don’t want to experience unrest like in 2010. The ASEAN Economic Community will be implemented in 2015. Thailand should be strong to benefit from the AEC, [as well as] the foreign investors in the country.”