Our Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) practice was specifically set up to help clients invest in Thailand. We specialize in the forms of business entities available under Thai law: public company, private company, foreign fully/majority-owned company, foreign minority-owned company with a ‘full-control’ mechanism, representative office, branch office, regional office, and regional operating headquarters (ROH).
We have a team of expatriate and Thai lawyers well versed in working across industries and navigating the regulations associated with FDI frameworks. They work in close collaboration with the specialists in our Corporate and Commercial practice groups so as to ensure that our clients’ investments match with their business objectives and investment needs.
Our lawyers can prepare joint venture/shareholder agreements and associated documents, and provide advice as to the best shareholding structure for a foreign company to be able to conduct business in Thailand. We provide recommendations on how to take advantage of incentives under the Investment Promotion Act, and prepare applications for Board of Investment (BOI) working privileges for foreign experts and skilled workers.
We can also advise foreign investors on how to acquire land or take on a long-term lease, establish factories, acquire the relevant permits and licenses, and realize incentives from the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT), which develops and runs industrial estates in Thailand.