Thailand - Quarterly Alert October–December 2018.

Legal News & Analysis - Asia Pacific - Thailand

14 January, 201`9


As our team at Baker McKenzie Thailand endeavors to ensure that you remain updated on issues related to Thailand's legal matters, we are pleased to share with you our Quarterly Collection of all our published Client Alerts and Newsletters from October–December 2018.

In this issue:


Corporate M&A


  • CAAT Seeks Feedback from Aircraft Operators on Definition of "Other Juristic Persons" under Air Navigation Act B.E. 2497 (1954)




  • Major Changes Definitely Coming to the Labour Protection Act
  • NLA Approves Draft Amendment to LPA 


Financial Services


  • Relaxation of Requirements for Outsourcing Activity




  • Proposed amendment to the Narcotics Act allowing the use of cannabis for medical purposes 




  • Insurance Revolution #9: Insurtech Mergers and Acquisitions 


Intellectual Property


  • Cut It Off and Carry On: Multi-Class Trademark Applications in Thailand
  • The Copyright Act (No. 4) B.E. 2561 (2018)
  • Thailand: Proposed Addition to Drug Act - Move Towards Patent Linkage Concept




  • Proposed Legislations on Cancellation of ROH, IHQ, and ITC Schemes and Introduction of IBC Scheme
  • New Property Tax in Thailand


Technology, Media and Telecoms


  • Updates on the Thai Cybersecurity Bill, the Draft Amendment to the Electronic Transaction Act and the Digital ID Bill 
  • Thailand: New NBTC Broadcasting Merger Notification Relaxes Merger and Acquisition Requirements for Broadcasting Industry
  • Thailand: Cybersecurity Bill Revised and Reissued in November 2018


Trade and Commerce


  • Updated regulation on the appointment of corporate inspectors 
  • One Person Company Bill – released for public hearings 
  • Latest Ministerial Regulations Clarify Security and License Requirements for Direct Sales and Direct Marketing Businesses 
  • Cancellation of Investment Promotion Scheme for IHQ and ITC
  • Recent release of subordinated legislation under Thai Competition Act 2017 anticipated to significantly enhance enforceability
  • Cabinet Postpones Dual-Use Items Regulation until 1 January 2020 


Firm Publications


  • Global Transactions Forecast 2019
  • A Changing World: New trends in emerging market infrastructure finance 


Firm Updates


  • Chambers Asia Pacific 2019
  • IFLR1000 Rankings 2019
  • ALB Top 50 International Law Firms
  • Thailand's Top 100 Lawyers


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