Doing Business in Thailand: AMCHAM Legal Forum

PHUKET: AMCHAM will hold a forum titled ‘Doing Business in Thailand – 3 Things You Should Know’, on Thursday, November 29, at Royal Phuket Marina.

Three top international lawyers will be on hand to talk about how to do business without Thai nominees, enforcing contracts through arbitration, and the increasing focus on criminal corrupt practices and anti-corruption laws.

The event is open to the public, and is free of charge.

The American Chamber of Commerce Legal Committee is heading up the event in conjunction with AMCHAM’s Greater Phuket Chapter. Anyone doing business on the island, and others simply wishing to be up to date on current legislation impacting nearly everyone, should attend.

The speakers are:

Douglas Mancill. A partner in Price Sanond, and resident in Thailand for 14 years. Qualified in California, he practiced law in that state for 13 years before his secondment to Thailand. He has been chair of AMCHAM Thailand’s Legal Committee for the past five years.

Michael Ramirez. A senior consultant in Tilleke & Gibbins Dispute Resolution Group, where he assists clients in a wide range of domestic and international disputes. In addition to representing clients in commercial litigation, He and his team of litigators represent major international businesses and their principals in white-collar crime disputes. The work includes corporate investigations, pre- and post-charge inquiries, and subsequent litigation. Michael also serves as an adviser on the strategic aspects of claims management in international litigation cases; cross-jurisdictional disputes; and compliance with international anti-corruption laws, including the American Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

Olaf Duensing. Licensed to practice law in Germany and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb). Working in Thailand for 11 years as a legal consultant, Olaf lectured at the summer law program of the Golden Gate University, San Francisco, in Bangkok in 2004 and 2007. In 2010, he co-founded the legal advisory and services firm Duensing Kippen Ltd, whose core practice specializations include domestic and international corporate/commercial real estate and construction matters, as well as domestic litigation and international arbitration proceedings.

Registration at the RPM Conference Room (near Les Anges) starts at 4pm. The program begins at 4:30pm and will wrap up by 6pm. A networking reception follows, sponsored by Royal Phuket Marina.

To register for the event, contact Sheree Tanpensuk by email,, or telephone her on 02-254 1041, ext 212.

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