Thailand Latest Updates Thailand: Ten year visa extensionDue to the rapidly increasing number of foreign senior-citizens seeking Thailand as a retirement destination, Thailand’s Cabinet recently approved the ten-year retirement visa extension ... Thailand: Amendment to BOI Act to create new BOI benefitsThe Thai government has recently been promoting “Thailand 4.0”, which refers to creative and innovative industries ... as a master plan to pull Thailand out of the middle-income trap and toward becoming a high-income country ... 20-Year IP Roadmap for Thailand 4.0On 26th January 2017, the Department of Intellectual Property (“DIP”) finally released the 20-Year IP Roadmap to reform the Thai intellectual property system to be in line with the strategy of driving the country to “Thailand 4.0”, which focuses on an economy based on innovation and intelligence ... Thailand Articles and Reports Finance Special Report 2008Off the back of an extraordinary year of growth, modest economic expectations in the year to come are the current trend. Asian-Counsel provides a regional overview in addition to special features on Islamic finance in Japan, recent developments in Malaysian securities law and regulations and Islamic banking and finance regulations in the United Arab Emirates. A SEA of change?In this month’s cover feature, we look at trends in the role and composition of in-house teams across South-East Asia (SEA). In addition, Dr Le Net and Chau Huy Quang of AGZI LCT Law Firm provide an overview of opportunities for PPP and infrastructure development and M&A in Vietnam. Restructuring & Insolvency Special ReportIn this month’s cover feature, we take a look at the reasons why in-house counsel need to stay alert to restructuring and insolvency trends, and talk to experts from around the region about the practical considerations which should be taken into account when advising clients in the current climate. Capital Raising Special ReportOur latest edition of Asian-Counsel takes a look at the various happenings in the region’s capital markets sector. Whilst change is abreast with money flows shifting directions and new industries gaining momentum, we uncover why Hong Kong and Singapore regulators are still setting the pace. Leading law firms also reveal the latest capital markets trends in Malaysia, India, Japan, Thailand and South Korea. Employment Special ReportOrganisations in Asia, as with elsewhere in the world, cannot function effectively without a well-organised and responsive workforce. Labour disturbances can, therefore, quickly throw a company’s operations into turmoil. In our Special Report on Employment this month, we hear why it is imperative for organisations to prepare for potential employment disputes at the earliest possible moment, and how companies in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan and Thailand can keep their internal engines running smoothly. Energy And Natural Resources Special ReportAsia’s economic growth has relied heavily on power generated from fossil fuels. But environmental concerns, political volatility in oil producing nations and finite resources mean the race is on to find alternative ways of meeting huge energy demand. In our Special Report on Energy and Natural Resources find out how the region is increasingly investing in overseas power projects and technologies as it strives to diversify its energy mix. Meanwhile, senior industry lawyers tell us how high-profile offshore energy disasters have shaped insurance legislation and how Indonesia plans to exploit its geothermal resources to generate electricity.
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