Before setting up business in Thailand, foreign investors should be aware that there are certain types of business activities restricted to Thai business operators only. Notwithstanding the foregoing, foreign business operators can still operate some of the restricted business activities if the relevant permission is obtained, or if an exemption applies. Despite the mentioned restriction, the Thai Government also supports and promotes foreign direct investment. There are extensive lists of promoted business activities whereby the promoted business operators may enjoy both tax and non-tax privileges and obtain relaxation from obtaining permission to operate the restricted business activities at the same time. In addition, investors may enjoy more privileges if the business operation is in certain specific zones, e.g. EEC, industrial estate areas, and certain provinces of Thailand.
This workshop will focus on the restricted and promoted business activities, privileges granted to investors, common types of business entities, how to maintain foreign control, and introduction to property law.
- Foreign Business Act (FBA)
- Definition of Foreigner
- Restricted Business Activities/ Negative Lists
- Capital Requirement
- FBL Approval
- General Criteria for FBL approval
- FBL Exceptions
- Major Investment Authorities
- The Board of Investment of Thailand (BOI)
- Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT)
- Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) Committee
- Key Incentives and Privileges
- Promoted Activities
- Types of Business Entities and Scope of Activities
- Private Limited Company
- Branch Office
- Maintaining Foreign Control under Thai JV company
- Thai Majority Ownership
- Protection for Minority Shareholder(s)
- Shareholding Structure
- Concerned issues in Shareholders’ agreement and JV Agreement
- Land Ownership
Who Should Attend
Any foreign investors planning or are currently doing business in Thailand. Participants will gain basic legal knowledge related to investment laws in Thailand.
Partner, ZICOlaw (Thailand) Limited, Bangkok
Archaree is Partner in ZICOlaw (Thailand) Limited. Her practice focuses on corporate matters, employment, competition and antitrust, banking and finance. She has assisted both Thai and foreign clients from various sectors in setting up their business operations in Thailand, involving in numerous cross-border M&As. She also regularly advises her clients on foreign investment, suitable corporate structures as well as specific regulations applicable to the client's business operations.
For banking and finance, she provides professional advice and opinions, drafts and reviews agreements for cross-border banking facilities. She also possesses the experience in advising Thai and foreign clients on securities and derivatives laws and regulations. For employment, she advises on employment matters including termination of employment, change of employers, early retirement as well as reviewing and revising related agreements and legal documents.
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Ref No: SB190667
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