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CHINA LABOR LAW COMPLIANCE & HRM STRATEGIES, 23-24 February 2009, Shanghai, China. Organized by The Asia Business Forum.
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Product Liability Law & Prevention Strategies 26-27 February 2009, Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok. Organized by Asia Business Forum.
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Law Roundup – Significant Changes to
Thai Laws in 2008

Mutual fund companies, excluding property funds, are required to disclose their investment portfolios on a monthly basis, instead of bi-yearly as formerly. This new regulation by the Stock Exchange Commission was intended to make current information available for investors wishing to invest in mutual funds in volatile on

Buying a Condominium in Thailand : By way of background, the law governing condominiums was enacted as Condominium Act, B.E. 2522 (1979).  This law was liberalized to allow foreign investment in condominiums by Condominium Act (No. 2), B.E. 2534 (1991) on
The Liability for Damages Caused by Unsafe Goods Act B.E. 2551 : The Liability for Damages Caused by Unsafe Goods Act B.E. 2551 (the “Product Liability Law”), which will be effective for products sold on or after 20 February 2009, holds “entrepreneurs” jointly liable to “damaged parties” for damages caused by unsafe goods sold to on
2008 Amendments to the Condominium Act : On July 4, 2008, for the first time since 1999, the Condominium Act of 1979 was amended  (the “2008 Condominium Act Amendments”).  The purpose of these amendments was to provide additional protection to buyers of condominium units and to make the existing protections more on
Thailand Alien Working Act 2008 : The Alien Working Act, B.E. 2551, which came into force on 23 February 2008, repealed and replaced the Alien Working Act, B.E. 2521, as amended. The Act regulates work by aliens, requiring work to be done with a work permit, except for extraordinary circumstances, and sets forth penalties for violations of the Act….continue Alien Working Act on
Thailand Labor Protection Act (No. 2) 2008 : The Labor Protection Act B.E. 2551 was enforced on 28 May 2008 and provides additional protection to employees, including the requirement for employers to pay interest to employees for late payment wages, and restricting female employees and pregnant employees from certain types of work… continue Labor Protection Act on
Thailand Money Laundering Control Act (No. 2) 2008 : The Money Laundering Control Act (No. 2) B.E. 2551 became effective on 2 March 2008, amending the Money Laundering Control Act B.E. 2542. The amendment added the organization of illegal gambling to the list of predicate offenses according to certain conditions, set forth the duties of related offices, and defined the establishment of the Money Laundering Control Fund to fund money laundering investigations and prosecutions …continue Money Laundering Control Act on
Thailand Extradition Act 2008 : The Extradition Act, B.E. 2551, which came into force on 10 August 2008, repealed and replaced the Extradition Act, B.E. 2472 and applies to all extraditions, subject to the provisions of any extradition treaty between government of Thailand and either the government of any other country or any international agency. The Act defines extraditable offenses and specifies conditions for granting extradition by the government of Thailand….continue Thailand Extradition on
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Current Law Journal Articles
Thailand Law Journal: Selected Article

Protection of Traditional Knowledge in the Face of Globalisation: Balancing Mechanism between the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)

The author explains the background of legal efforts to protect traditional knowledge. The article discusses international agreements, treaties, and conventions as well as Thailand laws and legislation protecting traditional knowledge. Professor Jakkrit Kuanpoth also describes the importance of protecting traditional knowledge in developing countries and makes recommendations for enhancing legal protection of traditional knowledge.
Thailand Law Journal: Selected Article

Thai Telecommunications Regulations In Thailand

The article, presented at the 2007 ALIN International Academic Conference at Chulalongkorn University, analyzes the regulation of the telecommunications industry in Thailand. The article contrasts the evolution of telecommunications regulation in the US and the EU with regulation in Thailand. The article argues that asymmetric regulations (regulations applicable to powerful incumbent competitors rather than applicable generally) are not necessary for the Thai telecommunications industry in order for that industry to achieve a high level of competition on a level playing field and argues further for a “light-handed approach” by the National Telecommunication Commission.

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Mrs. Soranun or Booppa Pasugree vs. Mrs. Warisa Nokkoonthong or Suthisat

The plaintiff entered into an Agreement for purchase of house and land with the defendant and made a deposit of 250,000 baht. However, the defendant was unable to transfer ownership rights of the house and land to the plaintiff as stipulated in the Agreement because the defendant had sold the land to another person. The defendant offered sale of a new home to the plaintiff and agreed to credit the deposit to the sales price of the new home. The plaintiff agreed to purchase, but was again unable to transfer ownership of land.


Mr. Don Pattanagitjumloon as First Estate Administrator of Mrs. Somchai Wilaiwan, Mrs. Rattana Wiwattananggoon as Second Estate Administrator of Mrs. Somchai Wilaiwan vs. Sahawanit Construction Company Limited et al.

The plaintiff, as first estate administrator of the decedent’s estate and creditor, entered into the Acceptance of Debt Agreement with the defendant (debtor) while the second plaintiff, who was another estate administrator, acknowledged and consented to the action, but did not sign as the second estate administrator. The defendant argued the Agreement was not valid due to not having the signatures of both joint estate administrators. However, according to Thai law, the Agreement does not require the signing of the creditor as party to the Acceptance of Debt Agreement to be valid.


Mr. Chan Sarasuk vs. Mr. Tasanai Jindaonit

In determining entitlement to servitude of land according to section 1401 of the Civil and Commercial Code, rights to servitude of such land at expiry of the statute of limitations of 10 years shall be enforced based on Title III, Book IV, although taking into consideration extenuating circumstances. In this case, even though the plaintiff had used the disputed access way of the defendant for over 10 years, the disputed land does not provide the plaintiff a legal servitude right. 


Mrs. Somjit Muangngam vs. Mrs. Urai Sungkagoon

The plaintiff filed a lawsuit claiming that the defendant constructed a bamboo fence which encroached, by 7 square wah, on the northern part of the plaintiff’s Thailand property, based on a map. In comparing the map as stated to the map from the plaintiff’s prior legal proceeding, it can be seen that the disputed land referred to in this case was a part of the land under contention in the former legal proceeding. 

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