There any many law firms in Thailand however we at Siam Legal have the best reputation under the expatriate community. We specialize in Immigration, Civil, Criminal and Family law. We are also a member of the British and American Chamber of Commerce and we are the largest legal services network in Thailand with offices in all the major cities in Thailand.
Marital rape in Thailand had been legal for many years and begged the question as to what the status of women are in Thai society. The new laws which had been passed only a few years ago is interesting. Not to long ago it was legal to rape your wife without any issues with the law. This was simply because Thai law was very specific with regards to the rape laws. It stated by definition that – a rapist is a person who rapes a woman who is not his wife.
There has been much talk over the years of amending certain laws with regards to transsexuals in Thailand. Even though not much has come of it one interesting matter stands out highlighted in the Bangkok Post. The current legal status of transsexuals in Thailand or Katoeys has been debated for some time. I find it rather interesting as the US government are now also debating the issue with regards to the status of transsexuals in America.
Drug laws in Thailand are strict and enforced by Thai police. If you ever thought that being found with some ‘weed’ is not bad – well it will get you a stiff sentence, deportation and possible blacklisting. Drugs laws are tough in Asia. If you have even taken a flight to Malaysia before you land they will warn you that drugs can get you the death penalty.
Starting a business in Thailand usually requires a law firm who understands corporate law in Thailand. You need to understand how to register a Thai company and what the options are. The reason being that you are not allowed as a foreigner to own your company 100%. Registering a company in Thailand can take the form of many types of businesses. You could either register a Limited Company, Partnership or a representative office.