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  • Long Term Lease Agreement between Spouses

    April 15 2014

    There has been quite a buzz in various forums about the problem of the cancellation of long term agreements made between spouses in Thailand. Indeed many foreigners who married a Thai wife in Thailand will at some point in time purchase a piece of land in the name of the wife and build a house on it for retirement or vacation purpose. And they will for security purpose register a 30 years lease agreement with the Land Department.

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    Buying a Business In Thailand – The Due Diligence

    April 15 2014

    This post is the second post of a series dedicated to the issues to take into consideration when buying a business. Today we will discuss the matter of due diligence.

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    Thailand: Hua Hin: Guest House for Sale

    April 15 2014

    One of our clients is looking for a partner for an investment into a guest house project in Hua Hin Thailand. The Guest House is being renovated now and will open on the 09th of December. One of the actual partners wants to sell his shares because he is leaving Thailand. Do not hesitate to contact me at contact@renephilippe.com

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    2012 Global Cities Index and Emerging Cities: What is Bangkok Ranking?

    April 15 2014

    AT Kearney has once again published its Global Cities Index (GCI), a joint study performed by A.T. Kearney and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the big question is how did Thailand and especially Bangkok did in this year ranking

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    Thailand Visas: The Resident Permit

    April 15 2014

    Many foreign investors living in Thailand call themselves “permanent resident” which is actually incorrect. A permanent resident of Thailand is a foreign national that has applied and obtained a Resident Permit (or Certicate of Residence) pursuant to Chapter 5 Section 40 to 52 of the Immigration Act. What are the benefits of this status and how to obtain it?

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    Buying a Condominium: Buying with an offshore company

    April 15 2014

    Should you buy your condominium unit in person or should you register an offshore company to purchase it on your behalf? Both options are available with their advantages and drawbacks.

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    Immigration : Suvarnabhumi Vs Los Angeles International

    April 15 2014

    Many foreign tourists are complaining of the queues and delays at the Immigration at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport. I will not deny them the queues do exist but I don’t think the situation is as bad as some would like to lead us to believe.

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    Buying Land: The Thai spouse right to own land freehold

    April 15 2014

    May the Thai spouse of a foreigner own land or not?

    During his latest nationwide inspection tour of 30 provinces, Anuwat Meteewiboonwut, the director-general of the Thai Land Department let an old monster lose again. In substance is said that foreigners that the titled deed of Thais spouses that are purchasing land on behalf of their foreign spouses could be revoked if the land department was to find out.

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    How to Set up a Company with Thai shareholders that may be Deemed Nominees (1)

    April 15 2014

     

    In a series of three posts we will show you how are set up Thai companies with shareholders that may be deemed nominees. In this post we will discuss the most basic structure that is to say a Thai where the Thai Shareholder is involved at the level of the operating company.

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    Buy a Condominium and Get a Free Second Citizenship

    April 15 2014

    Yes your read well, there is one country (a nice one in addition) were buying a real estate assets earn you the right to apply and obtain the citizenship within 6 months of the purchase (actually you apply before to complete the purchase and transfer upon acceptation of the citizenship). While in Thailand foreign investors that are purchasing a condominium only barely qualify for a one year investor visa (which visa option will be available only for as long as you do not resale your condominium) a country like St Kitts and Nevis offers to investors who invest in local real estate the possibility to obtain within 6 months the citizenship. contact us for more information  corporate@offshorepremium.com 

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