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  • Buying a Condominium: Foreign Freehold Ownership

    April 15 2014

    The most easier and secure way for a foreign investor to purchase real estate property in Thailand is to purchase a condominium unit freehold because the legal requirements are as we will see below minimal.

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    Originally posted 2009-08-18 11:35:39.

    Buying a Condominium: Foreign Freehold Ownership

    Most Thai women admit to gambling: You have been Warned

    April 15 2014

    Bangkok Post today published an interesting story about a recent Abac survey about Thai women and gambling .More than 60% of the women questioned in the survey admitted to having placed bets on football, the pollster reported on Friday, just hours before the 2012 European football championship kicked off.

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    Originally posted 2012-06-08 23:38:23.

    Most Thai women admit to gambling: You have been Warned

    Buying a Property: The first time developers

    April 15 2014

    Should you purchase off plan?

    From experience, we know that most problems occur when buyers purchase property “off plan”. Whether or not the transaction has a favorable outcome will depend solely upon one single factor: Did the buyer purchase from a reliable developer or not? Truth be told, purchasing off plan is no more dangerous when purchasing offshore than in your home country, as long  as you are purchasing from a reliable developer who operates in the country where you are purchasing.

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    Originally posted 2009-08-10 06:01:41.

    Buying a Property: The first time developers

    Do Foreigners Own 50% of the Land in Pattaya?

    April 15 2014

    Another Pool of the Bangkok Post on a foreign land ownership related subject. This time the Bangkok Post is polling people to know whether they agree with the recent comments made by a property development managing director that over half the land in Pattaya is in foreign hands.

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    Originally posted 2012-03-29 20:44:22.

    Do Foreigners Own 50% of the Land in Pattaya?

    Thailand Vs Financial Action Task Force

    April 15 2014

    As I was pointing in another blog, Thai Authorities dislike news that generates a bad image for Thailand. Therefore you may be certain that Thai authorities will takes very quickly measures to formally comply with the Financial Task Action Force requirements in order to remove Thailand very quickly from the grey listed countries list.Now while the objectives of the FTAF will have been accomplished and Thailand will be back in the fold of compliant countries the fact is that the issue will not have solved itself and that all what have been accomplished will be that the mountain will have given birth to another mouse and this for two reasons.

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    Originally posted 2012-02-18 18:16:03.

    Thailand Vs Financial Action Task Force

    The Letter of the Foreign Community to Thai Somchai (Santa) Claus

    April 15 2014

    I wish you all a Happy Christmas and Best Wishes for 2010 and I hope that we will see many of you in Thailand next year. Now if Somchai (Santa) Claus was Thai what would be the wish list of the Foreign Community in Thailand?

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    Originally posted 2009-12-24 07:15:15.

    The Letter of the Foreign Community to Thai Somchai (Santa) Claus

    Investing in Thailand: Obtaining a Foreign Business License

    April 15 2014

    What is a Foreign Business License?

    As explained above, if you wish to invest into an activity, which is controlled under FBA List 2 or 3, and own more than 50% of the share equity of your business, then one of the options available to you is to apply for a foreign business license. If you obtain the license, you will then be allowed to exercise a business listed under list 2 or 3 in the form of a foreign majority company. Read more…

    Originally posted 2009-07-21 13:07:21.

    Investing in Thailand: Obtaining a Foreign Business License

    Understanding Thailand: Getting yourself out of trouble (2)?

    April 15 2014

    As I was saying in my previous post, it is a simple statistical matter that some of my readers will run into trouble of one sort or another when in Thailand. So can you count on your Embassy to help you if you are in deep trouble?

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    Originally posted 2009-12-04 03:13:01.

    Understanding Thailand: Getting yourself out of trouble (2)?

    Business Registration: Characterisitics of a Limited Company

    April 15 2014

    The Private Limited Company is the most common legal vehicle used by foreign investors in Thailand, it is therefore useful to review its main characteristics. Note that this post do not deal in an exhaustive manner with the matter of the characteristic of a Private Limited Company. There is a lot more to say. In this post we limited ourselves to the characteristics which are a matter of concern for foreign investors.

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    Originally posted 2009-10-19 02:22:16.

    Business Registration: Characterisitics of a Limited Company

    Dual Nationality: common Wealth of Dominica Fees about to Increase | Apply Now

    April 15 2014

    If you are considering a second citizenship and if you are interested by the offer of the Commonwealth of Dominica economical citizenship please be informed that the non refundable investment requirement is about to be increased steeply. Contact us at contact@renephilippe.com  to get started before the increase.

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    Originally posted 2012-07-20 18:02:38.

    Dual Nationality: common Wealth of Dominica Fees about to Increase | Apply Now