Legal Committee: The Foreign Business Act (FBA) and More
Join the AMCHAM Legal Committee for a look at some of the less commonly understood aspects of the Foreign Business Act (FBA) and lesser known Thai laws that restrict foreign investment in Thailand, and can create serious traps for the unwary.
Piyawannee Watanasakolpunt is a senior associate at Chandler MHM Limited (CMHM), specializing in corporate, commercial, hospitality and real estate law. She has advised foreign companies on establishing a local presence in Thailand, including advice on the Thai Foreign Business Act, nominee risks, available corporate structures and application of bilateral treaties including the United States-Thailand Amity Treaty.
Wayu Suthisarnsindtorn is a Partner of Pisut & Partners. Wayu is widely experienced in advising on all company law matters, including acquisitions and disposals of businesses and companies, investments by majority and minority shareholders, as well as senior management. He also advises on corporate governance and compliance matters, including directors? statutory and fiduciary duties, investment promotion (BOI), factories, warehouses, industrial estates, zoning, environmental and chemical regulations, real estate, labour, transport, hospitality and exchange control issues.