On July 7, Tilleke & Gibbins’ administrative law group, in conjunction with the Thammasat University Faculty of Law, delivered the first webinar of a two-part Thai-language series on business interruptions caused by COVID-19. This first session focused on government liability and damage claims caused by related emergency decrees.
The webinar began with an introduction by Suruswadee Jaimsuwan, counsel in Tilleke & Gibbins’ dispute resolution department, before Dr. Munin Pongsapan, dean of the Thammasat University’s Faculty of Law, welcomed attendees and addressed the main topic of the webinar. Thawat Damsa-ard, partner and chief litigator in Tilleke & Gibbins’ dispute resolution group, then gave an overview of administrative law and court prosecution procedures in Thailand.
Dutsadee Dutsadeepanich, associate at Tilleke & Gibbins, then gave a presentation that addressed the regulatory measures related to managing the COVID-19 outbreak, discussed government liability for failure to manage the COVID-19 outbreak by reference to the emergency decree and other related legislation, and explained the process of prosecution for a wrongful act by officials—which falls under the jurisdiction of the Administrative Court. Speakers also provided an overview of public law, the Constitutional Court, and the prosecution of issues related to constitutional legitimacy and emergency decrees.
A full video recording of the session (in Thai) is available on the Tilleke & Gibbins YouTube channel.