Legal advice

We advise on the laws and taxation of Thailand and Germany and have at our disposal a close business connection to Swiss and Austrian legal professionals and tax advisors. Our core competencies cover corporate and investment laws, real estate acquisitions and developments as well as domestic and cross-border tax planning of foreign direct investments in Thailand and ASEAN.

Although Thailand’s civil-law legislation has been derived from Germany, its business practice and legal industry have moved very far from this. To advise on Thai laws and regulations with the knowledge background of the German source and origin gives the client a significant added-value. Letters, emails and expert opinions in the mother language does not only simplifies communication and creates a basis of mutual trust.

Thailand’s corporate laws offer the choice to set-up a corporation (Company Limited or Public Company Limited) or a partnership (General Partnership or Limited Partnership). Also, a sole entrepreneurship is possible as well as the registration of a branch of a foreign company. For a Foreign Direct Investment, the variety is limited and typically restricted to either a Co., Ltd. or a foreign branch in the form of a representative office.

We advise on a tailor-made corporate structure on foreign investments, license requirements and the protection mechanism to safeguard the Thai investment. The firm has specific knowledge and experiences on investment promotion applications at the BOI (Board of Investment) and can assure a swift and streamlined procedure.

Real estate ventures offer huge business opportunities in Thailand. The development of hotel, resort and condominium developments, as well as commercial and mixed-use projects, can be accompanied to cover business, legal and tax plannings aspects.

With the only German tax advisor (“Steuerberater”) working in Thailand, the firm is excellently positioned to advise on the tax structuring of international investment projects. The scope of expertise covers, above all, double taxation treaties, transfer pricing rules, Anti-BEPS (Base Erosion and Profit Shifting) regulations and withholding tax obligations.

What distinguishes us from other counsel is the holistic approach to business, legal and tax aspects, which results in comprehensive and sustainable solutions. The focus is on advanced and protected investment structures, not on short-sighted compromises in the legal grey area of the laws.