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  • Understanding Thailand: What is Thainess?

    April 15 2014

    I was checking my early posts and I realized that while I referred in several posts to the concept of Thainess, I never actually defined it.

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    Originally posted 2009-08-31 10:34:04.

    Understanding Thailand: What is Thainess?

    Work Permit:Working With No Work Permit|The Denunciation

    April 15 2014

    If you are working without a work permit the first thing you must understand is that you are at risk of a control either from the Labor Officer or the Immigration Officer.

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    Originally posted 2009-11-25 04:22:54.

    Work Permit:Working With No Work Permit|The Denunciation

    Doing Business inThailand: Understanding Thai Legal System

    April 15 2014

    Is Thai Legal System Different?

    If I had to qualify the Thai legal system, I would say that Thailand is a country ruled by Civil Law with a touch of Common Law. Civil law is one of the predominant system of law in the world. The other being common law, which is the legal system developed among Anglo-Saxons people.

    The main difference between the two systems is that civil law is laid down from abstract rules and judges must apply those rules to the various cases before them. Read more…

    Originally posted 2009-07-23 05:17:20.

    Doing Business inThailand: Understanding Thai Legal System

    Are Asian Women Smarter than Men?

    April 15 2014

    I just read an article in an Asian newspaper dealing with the current problem of the Chinese government in relation to Universities population. Women do better than men in entrance exams and the number of women that enter universities is higher than the number of men. In addition women do better than men and have superior results.

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    Originally posted 2012-03-11 16:45:49.

    Are Asian Women Smarter than Men?

    Thai Labor Protection: How to Terminate an Employee?

    April 15 2014

    Are employees in Thailand well protected by the law and is it easy to terminate an employee with or without cause?

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    Originally posted 2009-11-21 07:04:25.

    Thai Labor Protection: How to Terminate an Employee?

    Comparative Leasehold Table Updated 2012 : Myanmar leasehold duration extended

    April 15 2014

    It was time for me to update my table comparing leasehold duration in Asia first published in my book How to Safely Buy Real Estate in Thailand that is still available on Amazon and iBook (sold out in libraries) or on any good eBook site. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions in relation to this matter at contact@renephilippe.com

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    Originally posted 2012-09-09 17:37:26.

    Comparative Leasehold Table Updated 2012 : Myanmar leasehold duration extended

    Buying Property:Comparing Lease Duration Period in Asia

    April 15 2014

     

    In several of my previous posts I have commented on the too short lease period duration in Thailand by comparison to other Asian countries but I had to date to provide to my readers any basis for comparison which I have done now with a table comparing the lease duration period in 13 Asian countries including Thailand.

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    Originally posted 2009-10-02 03:14:08.

    Buying Property:Comparing Lease Duration Period in Asia

    Thai Private Limited Company: Preference Vs Ordinary Shares

    April 15 2014

    Preference Shares are opposed to ordinary shares. In Thailand, ordinary shares like in most countries entitle their holders to a share of ownership of the company including a voting right (1 vote per share) and a right to the company dividend or the company benefit of liquidation.

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    Originally posted 2009-11-24 03:04:41.

    Thai Private Limited Company: Preference Vs Ordinary Shares

    Thailand Bank: Opening a Bank Account

    April 15 2014

    May a foreign citizen open a bank account in Thailand?

    The answer is of course yes, or more accurately yes, but…

    As a matter of fact the issue of the opening of a bank account by a foreign non-resident is one of the most confusing issues for foreigners in Thailand because there is a huge discreptancy between the theory and the practice.

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    Originally posted 2009-08-02 05:24:27.

    Thailand Bank: Opening a Bank Account

    A Visa that Covers the Needs of Foreign Offshore Consultant

    April 15 2014

    This will be my last post on the matter of the content of Pattaya Times Drew Noyes letter to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Updating Laws Affecting Foreigners. Today I’m commenting on another issue that he forgot to deal with in his letter. Nowadays, more and more people are working as independent consultants from their home, or managing websites that brought them a regular income. In other words many businessmen don’t actually need an office set up or to have employees working for them anymore. All you need is knowledge, a notebook and an internet connection and you are in business.

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    Originally posted 2012-02-23 19:23:09.

    A Visa  that Covers the Needs of Foreign Offshore Consultant