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Business law in Thailand

Legal Framework

Independence of Justice
When under civilian rule, judiciary is generally regarded as independent though it is subject to corruption and heavy backlog of cases.
Equal Treatment of Nationals and Foreigners
Foreign nationals can normally expect impartial trial from the country’s judicial system.
The Language of Justice
Thai is the judicial language used in Thailand, though English is widely used.
Recourse to an Interpreter
It is possible to have access to a translator.
Sources of the Law and Legal Similarities
The laws of Thailand are based on civil law, but have been influenced by common law. The Constitution is the supreme law of Thailand which prevails over other laws passed by parliament. The country is currently ruled by a military-led government that seized power through a coup d’état in May 2014. On 22 July 2014, an interim constitution was enacted. A final draft of the new Constitution was passed by referendum on 7 August 2016.
Checking National Laws Online
The Thai law Forum
Consult the Library of Congress

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