Corporate & Commercial

We provide basic, but essential, legal and company secretarial services to our domestic and foreign clients on a broad range of matters from setting up legal entities and drafting constitutional documents to the increase of capital and advising clients at board of directors’ and shareholders’ meetings. We also advise on more complex matters including shareholding restructuring, minority shareholders’ protection and directors liabilities.

Foreign Investment

We advise foreign clients on all relevant laws and regulations in relation to their investment strategy, as well as advising on appropriate investment structure including applying for a foreign business license or certificate or Board of Investment privileges.

Our services can be customized to match the clients’ specific requirements and circumstances. Moreover, as part of our one-stop service, our clients can tap into our local networks of selected commercial banks, financial advisers and audit/accounting firms for their business needs in Thailand.

Mergers & Acquisitions

The breadth and depth of our merger and acquisition expertise is unparalleled. In support of our clients’ acquisition, merger, disposal or divestment strategies, we advise on the structure and transactions, drafting and negotiating the commercial agreements and transaction documents, and conducting legal due diligence.

Our clients encompass a wide range of industries. Representative industries include real estate, hospitality, textile, cosmetic, food, agro-industry, insurance and digital agency.

Renewable Energy

We advise domestic and foreign clients on the transactional and regulatory aspects of renewable energy in relation to clients’ investment, transactions and projects in Thailand and abroad. Our representative matters in this area include advising a leading global renewable power provider on the Thai government’s 800 MW ground-mounted solar farm projects for agricultural cooperatives and advising a large Chinese renewable energy group on proposed investment in waste to energy projects.

Capital Market/Securities & Investment Funds

We advise publicly listed companies, their financial advisers and asset management companies on Thailand’s securities laws and investment funds regulations. Our track record includes advising clients and financial advisers on SEC rules and regulations relating to IPO and acquisition and disposal of assets, as well as advising foreign asset managers on Thai investment funds regulations.

Land/Property & Real Estate

We provide legal services on a broad range of property conveyancing of residential and commercial real estate transactions, including contract drafting, due diligence, negotiations, contract review, title insurance, the acquisition, disposal, lease and development of commercial properties for hotel, condominium or mixed-use property projects.

Representative matters include advising land owners on the acquisition and disposal of land, advising foreign developers on mixed-use projects in Bangkok and Phuket, and advising a leading global provider of outsourced workplace on commercial leases.

Our representative experiences in this area include:

> Acting as outside counsel to a well-known multinational serviced office company in providing legal advice, drafting of lease agreements and legal documents and assisting with registration of leases at land offices

> Acting for the reputable Hong Kong manufacturer in providing legal advice, drafting of legal documents and assisting with registration of leases at land offices in connection with land and infrastructure lease transactions

> Representing a buyer and advising, negotiating and preparing relevant documents for registration at a land office in connection with a land acquisition in Industrial Estate

> Representing lessors and lessees in connection with short-term and long-term land leases

> Representing sellers and buyers in connection with sales and purchases of condominium units

> Representing the beneficiary of usufruct agreement including advising and assisting at land office in connection with usufruct registration transaction

> Representing a global food and beverage company and venture capital firm to carry out legal due diligence relating to land acquisition and/or investment transactions

> Participating in Sansiri Global Agent Summit in 2018 as guest speaker on the topic of regulatory requirements for acquisition and lease properties in Thailand including relevant tax issues.

Regulatory & Licenses

We provide for our clients a range of advisory legal services in the area of regulatory compliance and license requirements.

We have extensive experience in obtaining on behalf of our clients diverse permits, licenses and certificates. This includes FDA license, BOI certificate, foreign business license and foreign business certificate, factory license, food storage license, accounting license and paperless customs.

Our representative experiences include :

> Providing legal advice/legal opinion on license and permit requirements

> Advising foreign wholly or majority owned companies to obtain foreign business licenses and foreign business certificates from Bureau of Foreign Business Administration, Ministry of Commerce

> Advising foreign wholly or majority owned companies and Thai companies to obtain the Board of Investment investment promotion for both tax and non-tax privileges for the following businesses: coil center, trade and investment support office, plastic manufacturing and scientific laboratory, as well as obtaining an amendment of significant particulars of BOI project

> Advising manufacturers to obtain factory licenses

> Advising importers on importation of consumer products into Thailand by obtaining import licenses and any relevant license and permit from Food and Drug Administrative, Ministry of Public Health including the amendment of FDA particulars

> Liaising with the FDA in relation to post-audit investigation of food products, including preparation of clarification letter to the FDA in response to the FDA’s investigation results

> Advising service providers in the restaurant and grocery store/department store businesses in Thailand to obtain restaurant licenses and food storage license including liquor licenses

Expatriate Services

For over a decade we have provided expatriate services of both inbound and outbound nature to our Thai and foreign clients. For our inbound services, we advise on applicable Thai laws and regulations in relation to immigration and work permit, including handling the process of obtaining a work permit and a long term visa for the expatriates and their dependents.

Our outbound services include applying for various types of visa and obtaining legalization documents from foreign embassies and consulates in Thailand for Thai nationals and foreigners living in Thailand to travel overseas for purposes of business, leisure or residence.

Employment & Labor

We provide a broad range of legal services to domestic and foreign clients on Thai labor and employment law matters. We are also experienced in contentious and non-contentious Thai employment matters.

On the non-contentious side, we have assisted clients in preparing and filing working regulations required under Thai labor law, conducting a review of staff handbooks/HR policies and employment contracts. Our firm works closely with clients to ensure that any termination or separation processes are smooth and thorough, with a view to minimizing disruption to their businesses.