LEGAL & TAXATION

Objectives: To discuss and report on recent changes or planned changes in Thai law, accounting and taxation, by way of a monthly report to the BCCT Board. In appropriate cases, to write articles for the BCCT website or to convene events on these, or to join with similar groups in other leading chambers for such purposes or to make representations to government departments (as approved by the BCCT Board) 

Activities in 2023: 

28/3 - BCCT Evening Annual Taxation and Accounting Forum
20/4 - BCCT Pre-T3 Briefing: Recent Developments in Intellectual Property Law 
25/4 - BCCT Site Visit to Tilleke & Gibbins Counterfeit Museum 
23/5 - BCCT Evening Panel Discussion on Employment Law
7/9 - BCCT Evening Panel Discussion: Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation 

Events Planned in 2024:

May Harassment and discrimination in the workplace
June Taxation panel event
July Employment law panel event
August Visit to Thailand Arbitration Centre
September Wills, estate planning and inheritance tax: United Kingdom and Thailand aspects
October Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual property protection
November Long Term Resident LTR visas and the alternatives
[?] Transfer pricing
[?] Environmental law and the Climate Change Bill

Group Members

Member's Name   Organization
Mr. Stephen Frost ChairWissen & Co Limited (Lawyers)
Mr Andrew Wynne Price Sanond Limited
Mr. Gareth Hughes RSM (Thailand) Limited
Ms. Noel Ashpole BDO Thailand
Mr. Theeradej Tansuwanrat PKF in Thailand
Mr. Jirapong Sriwat SCL Nishimura & Asahi Limited
Mr. Jonathan Stuart-Smith Mazars (Thailand) Ltd.
Mr. Robert Tang DLA Piper (Thailand) Limited
Ms. Tatiana Bespalova KPMG in Thailand
Mr. Picharn Sukparangsee Bangkok Global Law Offices Limited
Dr. Sutharm Valaisathien ILCT Ltd.
Mr Tanva Mahitivanichcha Grant Thornton
Mr. Peter Burke Axis Consultants (Thailand) Limited
Mr. Alan Lonie Asia Account & Service Co., Ltd
Mr. John Casella Administration Outsourcing Co., Ltd.
Mr. Steven Burkill Watson Farley & Williams (Thailand) Limited
Mr. Wichien Harnpraween Wissen & Co Limited (Lawyers)
Ms. Pinyapa Somphong TWLS Company Limited
Mr. Pardorn Suchiva RSM (Thailand) Limited
Mr. Paul Westover Tilleke & Gibbins International Ltd
Mr. Apiwatt Kongsoowan Domnern Somgiat & Boonma Law Office Ltd
Ms. Sirirasi Gobpradit Baker & McKenzie Ltd.
Mr. Ishan Shah BDO Thailand