Sun Legal Sunbelt Update

Sun Legal Update: Long-Term Resident Visa Applications Open

Thailand’s Long-Term Resident Visa program launched last week, open for “wealthy” pensioners, professionals and highly-skilled professionals. Spouses and dependents of LTR visa holders also qualify...
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Sun Legal Update: Copyright Act Takes Effect

The long-awaited Copyright Act amendments have been approved and published in the Royal Gazette and became law on Aug. 23. The law readies Thailand to...
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Sun Legal Update: New BoI Categories, EEC Investment

The government announced plans to invest more than 2.2 trillion baht in the next five years in infrastructure in the Eastern Economic Corridor, a...
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Sun Legal Update: Small Biz Not Totally Exempted from PDPA After...

The Cabinet recently announced an exemption from the Personal Data Protection Act for small- and medium-sized enterprises, social and community enterprises, cooperatives and foundations....
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Sun Legal Update: Minimum Wage Hike Coming in Sept.

The government is preparing minimum-wage increases in each province, requesting each local government to submit proposed rates. The process is delayed until September because there...
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Sun Legal Update: Thailand’s 12-Hour Flip-Flop on Arresting Cannabis Sellers

In a rollercoaster ride of announcements last week, the Public Health  Ministry directed police to arrest anyone selling marijuana “without permission” before, hours later,...
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Sun Legal Update: Thailand’s Cannabis Market

The cannabis market in Thailand is expected to grow quickly after its decriminalization in June. The University of Thai Chamber of Commerce predicts that...
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Sun Legal Update: Opposition Rises to Foreigners Owning Land Under Long-Term...

The government is still considering whether to allow holders of the upcoming Long-Term Visa to own land for a house. Applications for the 10-year LTR...
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Sun Legal Update: Consumer Confidence Up, Same-Sex Marriage Moves Forward

The University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce reported that the Consumer Confidence Index rose from 40.2 in May to 41.6 in June, increasing...
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Sun Legal Update: Want to Rent Your Condo to Tourists? Read...

As Thailand reopens to tourism, more property owners are considering renting out their properties for short-term rentals. It is important to note that most condominium...
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Sun Legal Update: Long-Term Resident Visa Begins Sept. 1 – Do...

The government announced the launch of the Long-Term Resident Visa recently, stating applications will open on Sept. 1. After months of discussion and changes...
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Sun Legal Update: New Safety Rules Aim to Raise Thai Workplaces...

New, more-detailed requirements are being issued under the Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Act of 2011 after the previous ones were found to not...
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Sun Legal Update: Do You Qualify for PDPA Exemptions?

New draft laws supporting the Personal Data Protection Act, which went into effect June 1, have been published and include regulations covering rules and...
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Sun Legal Update: What You Need to Know About Cultivation, Use...

This coming Thursday’s delisting of cannabis and hemp from the list of controlled drugs has opened hemp up to cultivation and use in many...
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Sun Legal Update: Social Security Contributions Set for for Steep Cut

The government is again considering reducing the employer requirements for monthly contributions to the Social Security Fund. In January 2021, the government reduced the monthly...
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Sun Legal Update: Long-Term Visa Fees Halved

Long-Term Visa fees have been halved to 50,000 baht by the Cabinet. The LTR is a 10-year visa that targets four different groups of...
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Sun Legal Update: Courts Rule Contract Workers Can Be Considered Permanent...

Many employers hire workers on a fixed-term contract, as terminating permanent employees can be difficult and expensive. A fixed-term employment contract terminates automatically without the...
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Sun Legal Update: Only 8% of Firms Ready for June 1...

The Thailand Personal Data Protection Act is scheduled to go into effect on June 1, but the Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and...
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Sun Legal Update: Setting Up a Food-Related Business Can Be...

The Department of Industrial Works announced that more than 1,000 new factories, mostly in the food industry, have been established over the past six...
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Sun Legal Update: Pitfalls of Setting Up Thai Limited Companies

Since foreign-owned businesses are restricted from many activities, many foreigners set up a Thai limited company with 51% of shares held by Thai nationals...
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Sun Legal Update: Tax Breaks OK’d for Investors in Thai Startups

The Cabinet recently approved new tax incentives for investors in Thai startups when the funding is made directly or indirectly through venture capital, corporate...
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Sun Legal Update: Public Limited Companies Act Updated to Allow More...

The Senate has approved an amendment to the Public Limited Companies Act that will allow PLCs to use electronic means for communication. Currently, the law...
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Sun Legal Update: BoI Offers New Incentives for EEC Companies

The Cabinet approved a new regulation that will allow the Eastern Economic Corridor to offer even more incentives to investors looking to establish their...
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Sun Legal Update: Setting Up a Legal Club or Association

Many organizations in Thailand don’t have legal status, however, it is possible to create a legal entity to protect members of an organization, such...
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Sun Legal Update: Changes Coming to Thai Copyright Act

The government is again amending the Copyright Act with changes taking effect Aug. 23. The Copyright Act has undergone several amendments in the past 20...
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