Thailand Legal Basics

Tilleke & Gibbins

October 1, 2019

Thailand Legal Basics, a valuable primer for foreign investors, explores all aspects of living and doing business in Thailand. Written by specialists at Tilleke & Gibbins in Bangkok, it is the only comprehensive English-language guide to the Thai legal system with a focus on the concerns of foreign business and investment.

The book begins with an overview of investing in Thailand, covering subjects that range from the Foreign Business Act, franchising, and land ownership to commercial transactions, corporate conduct, taxation, restructuring, and ceasing operations. It then outlines matters relevant to living in Thailand, such as immigration and visas, property ownership, defamation, the country’s political system, and insurance, and proceeds to discuss issues related to working in Thailand, including labor law, benefits and social security, termination and dismissal, labor disputes, and employment of foreigners. In the penultimate chapter, the book provides a summary of protecting intellectual property in Thailand, delving into trademarks, patents, copyrights, and trade secrets, and in the final chapter, a comprehensive overview of litigating in Thailand is provided, which details civil, criminal, and foreign proceedings.

Thailand Legal Basics  provides an ideal starting point for research into the Thai legal system. The full book is available below as a PDF.