Thailand

The First Thailand Personal Data Protection Act Has Been Passed

After numerous attempts over almost two decades (please see our series of client alerts below), the Thailand Personal Data Protection Act was finally approved...

Thailand Releases Draft Biodiversity Act

Thailand is one of the most biodiversity-rich countries in the world due to its large variety of ecosystems, landscapes, and habitats. This array of...

Common Reporting Standard: Potential Impacts on Financial Institutions in Thailand and Residents

Snapshot: The happeningsThailand has committed to new global regimes on exchanges of financial information among multiple jurisdictions by joining the Global Forum on Transparency...

Thailand: Cybersecurity Bill Revised and Reissued in November 2018

Following our updates on the Thai Cybersecurity Bill ("Cybersecurity Bill" or "Bill") in October 2018, the Bill was revised by experts from the National...

Thai National Legislative Assembly approved the draft amendment to the Labour Protection Act

On 13 December 2018, the National Legislative Assembly ("NLA") approved the draft amendment to the Labour Protection Act (“Draft”). The Draft will be submitted...

New Property Tax in Thailand

On 16 November 2018, the National Legislative Assembly ("NLA") passed the Land and Building Tax Act ("Act") after lengthy deliberation by the committees involved....

Asia Pacific Competition Quarterly Newsletter, November 2018 edition

Australia brings fourth criminal cartel prosecution and first gun-jumping case By Georgina Foster, Anita Thompson and Anthea BurtonIn June 2018, following a two-year investigation by...

Updates on the Thai Cybersecurity Bill, the Draft Amendment to the Electronic Transaction Act...

The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (“MDES”) has been quite active throughout 2018, having already passed several laws under the digital economy initiatives....

Thailand: Draft Corporate Governance for the Board of Directors of Insurance Companies

Background and Rationale Trust, honesty and responsibility to the insured and the public are the key pillars of the insurance industry. These pillars are generally...

The new Anti-Corruption Act: clearly defined to cover foreign juristic persons registered abroad

On 22 July 2018, the Act Supplementing the Constitution Relating to the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption came into effect, replacing the previous anti-corruption law from 1999. Among other things, the reason for implementing the new law is to enhance measures and mechanisms to prevent and suppress corruption and willful misconduct.

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