The Legal Digest Review

TL:DR #10 Thailand’s Continued Sustainability Initiatives and the Role of Lawyers in Environment, Sustainability Governance (“ESG”) across Supply Chains
Small Firms’ ESG Matters Too Although there are the now normal set of polarised opinions on the causes and extent of climate change, it is perhaps not wild to suggest that when pressed most people will at least say they...
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TL:DR #9 Police Powers, Thailand and Global Policing Policies
Thailand and the world has witnessed a high-profile tragic case under which a senior police officer has been charged with alleged murder of a suspect in a drug investigation [1]. It must be noted that aside from the wrongful loss...
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TL:DR #8 Legal Compliance Focus and Automation Techniques, Thai Corporate Governance and the Risk-Compliance Trade-Off
Global Corporate Governance and Risk-Taking Issues Global business attention has been fixed on the tension between risk-taking and corporate governance stakeholder expectations which manifested themselves in relation to the activities of the aggressive investment group, Softbank [1]. The issues in...
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TL:DR #7 A Short International View on the Concept of a State providing Legal Immunity to Public Officials and Private Persons
Heading up the news this week, following a rejection of a Thai Government attempt to introduce new laws designed to make ‘frightening’ people through disseminating ‘false’ information a criminal offence [1], the current Thai Government has announced that it intends...
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TL:DR #6 How Human Irrationality to Risk Assessment Jeopardises Property Investment Outcome
Recent reports of high-value legal issues with substantial property developments [1] which affect multiple investors and stakeholders in Thailand, reflects some of the irrationality that humans apply to their decision making, the extent to which they rely upon the ‘pack’...
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TL:DR #5 Data Control – State versus Private Sector?
The attempt to control the internet by many states has often been presented under the veil of asserted necessity to ‘protect’ citizens against violations of their rights [1]. There are many examples of how individuals and companies can exploit an...
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TL:DR #4 Grab, Line Man [and/or Line Woman or Trans and Gender Non-Conforming] and Other Ride Hailing Services in Thailand – What Direction for Regulation?
Thailand’s Transport Ministry has reported the announcement of a Ministerial Regulation covering online ride-hailing services in the Royal Gazette [1], and therefore the rules have become enforceable, with further criteria and conditions to be announced and implemented by state agencies...
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TL:DR Cryptocurrencies cannot entirely escape the arm of the Law
Cryptocurrencies and the potential use of blockchain have caused much financial and social excitement, particularly because of the opportunity that such technologies have to potentially optimise the efficiencies of transferring and using the value for goods and services, and also...
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TL:DR #2 Human Trafficking – Thailand’s Approach, External Observations
The U.S. has recently released a report in which there are a series of criticisms of Thailand’s recent approach to human trafficking and a downgrade of Thailand’s status in a tier system from Tier 2 to the Tier 2 Watchlist...
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TL:DR #1 Corruption Allegations Highlight Need for Renewed Business Confidence
For legal reasons, which in themselves highlight the issue that freedoms of speech is restricted in a manner that prevents open analysis and criticism, it is not wise to discuss without the protection of a media outlet, the current Thailand...
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