Legal

Business-focused advice that helps you reach your potential.

Businesses, and the regulations that govern them, are evolving at an ever-increasing pace. Management teams are under pressure to keep up. Our legal services in Thailand will help facilitate your day-to-day business and enhance your special projects without slowing you down. Whether you need to set up a company, register a trademark in Thailand, or need any of a number of legal services, our international team brings both a local and global perspective with a hands-on approach. We work as one with Mazars’ tax, accounting, and advisory professionals to ensure we offer you a complete solution that focuses on helping you achieve your business ambitions.

Our approach

We work closely with businesses to support their day-to-day legal requirements and provide expert legal advice and legal assistance. With a presence across multiple jurisdictions, we bring broad and integrated support across corporate and commercial law, deals, restructuring, employment law, global compliance, advice on the new PDPA for companies in Thailand, dispute resolution, competition law, and as a Thai labour law consultancy. Working together as one team, Mazars provides legal advice and guidance that is the result of a collaborative and pragmatic approach. Our legal consultant teams are encouraged to take an entrepreneurial and agile approach to working with clients, which enables them to develop a deeper understanding of your needs, make smarter decisions, and help you to unlock value in your business.

Mazars takes care of full legal, administrative, and company secretarial services in Thailand for a large number of clients.

Mazars maintains very good internal communication with other internal business groups that are often handling associated work for the client to ensure that the most comprehensive view is taken of the client’s affairs. Principal areas of service are:

Corporate & commercial

Mazars Thailand provides a comprehensive range of corporate and commercial legal services. We can assist with the incorporation, maintenance and/or dissolution of a variety of legal entities in Thailand, including: representative offices, branch offices, partnerships, joint ventures and limited companies. Our legal team is available to advise and assist with corporate restructuring (such as capital increases or decreases), the conversion of private companies into public companies, and with mergers and acquisitions. Where Foreign Business Law or any other law requires various permits and licenses before you commence operations in Thailand, we are available to guide you through all application processes.

Company secretarial services

Mazars assumes the role of company secretary on behalf of clients, arranging and filing the various legal documents required under Thai law such as notices, minutes, shareholder lists, etc, filing applications for change of registered capital, directors, authorities, and for amendments to the company structure for both private and public companies.

Contract

We assist clients in drafting and formalising a broad variety of commercial agreements, in both Thai and English. Areas covered include setting up a company in Thailand, sale and purchase transactions, joint ventures, franchising, licensing, royalties, real estate, employment, property management, construction, loans, guarantees, distributorships, etc.

Investment

Our legal team can guide and advise you on Thailand’s various investment laws and can assist you to negotiate and apply for the maximum tax incentives that may be available through the Thailand Board of Investment (BOI). After a successful application for BOI-promoted status, we can ensure that your project remains BOI-compliant.

Mergers & acquisitions

Mazars Thailand has extensive experience in providing legal support for mergers and acquisitions, including due diligence review, advice on transaction and business structures, and the drafting of related documentation.

Intellectual property

We can help clients to apply for the registration of trademarks, copyrights, patents and trade secrets in Thailand. We provide legal advice regarding Thailand’s intellectual property law, advise and act as your representative, and cooperate with our affiliates and/or international associated agents to acquire the international registration certification required in other countries.

Employment

Our team can act as employment labour consultants in Thailand, advising clients on numerous aspects of Thai labour law, including labour protection, social security, workmen’s compensation, and provident funds. We also assist clients with the resolution of labour disputes and with the drafting of employment agreements and work rules and regulations.

Expatriate service

The laws and regulations governing the employment of expatriates in Thailand are strict and can be subject to frequent change. Mazars Thailand provides comprehensive visa and work permit application and renewal services for expatriates and their dependants.

Litigation

Litigation work is a complicated process, but we understand the complexities of legal issues in Thailand. We can advise and solve legal problems concerning business practices with practical legal solutions. Our litigation lawyers in Thailand handle lawsuits for business dispute resolution, labour, civil and criminal issues, and are available to advise and assist our clients in court.

Work permit and visa services

Mazars has a team of immigration experts who specialize in providing complete services covering immigration regulations and legal requirements, including advice on staying and working in Thailand.

Visas and work permits: We can help you with obtaining, renewing, amending, and cancelling work permits. We can assist clients and their families with extending visas, re-entry permits, and work permits, as well as reporting any changes to immigration authorities, such as transferring visas, correcting visa entry stamps, and giving 90-days’ notice of being in Thailand.

Additional services: We can help you with obtaining permanent residence, retirement visas, certifying documents with the authorities, and obtaining a driving licence.

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Legal brochure
Legal brochure