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Choosing Your ASEAN Investment or Expansion Destination(s): How Does Thailand Compare with Other Countries? | 14 August 2019 | Bangkok

Jack Sheehan and Jonathan Blaine Discuss ASEAN Investment Opportunities

On 14 August 2019, DFDL in collaboration with the Canadian – Thai Chamber of Commerce organized a breakfast seminar on ‘Choosing Your ASEAN Investment or Expansion Destination(s): How Does Thailand Compare with Other Countries?’ The event, held in Bangkok, brought together a room filled of business enthusiasts seeking new investment opportunities within the ASEAN region. Jack Sheehan (Partner; Head of Regional Tax Practice) and Jonathan Blaine (Tax Director; Head of Compliance and Investigations Practice) shared with the audience a geo-economic overview of Cambodia, the Lao PDR, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand. They discussed and analyzed the various tax and investment incentives offered by ASEAN countries along with outlining the opportunities, challenges and pitfalls when investing in each of these countries. They went deeper by explaining different possible scenarios by using interesting case studies. The event concluded with a lively and engaging Q&A session. The well attended event was enjoyed by all in attendance and had very favorable feedback.

DFDL cordially invites you to its upcoming seminar on Choosing Your ASEAN Investment or Expansion Destinations on Wednesday 14th August 2019 at the So Sofitel Hotel in Bangkok.  

At this event, our expert speakers, Jack Sheehan, Jonathan Blaine and Patipan Kongviriyagit will examine and discuss the variety and scope of available tax and investment incentives offered by ASEAN countries, including Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar and how these compare to those on offer in Thailand.

Among others, some of the key topics that will be featured in this seminar include:

  • What are the minimum capital requirements for foreign investors in the respective jurisdictions?
  • Is 100% foreign ownership allowed?
  • Can a foreign investor buy real estate? 
  • Are there any restrictions on hiring foreign employees?
  • What incentives are offered to manufacturing operations, service providers and other types of enterprise?
  • How do employee costs, overheads and other expenses compare to Thailand?

We are looking forward to seeing you at this event.

Date: Wednesday 14 August 2019

Venue: Ballroom 1, 8th Floor
So Sofitel Hotel, Bangkok
No.2 north Sathon Rd, Kwang Bang Rak, Khet Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500

Time: 8:30 am – 11:00 am
(Registration starts at 8:30 am)

Fees: Free by invitation

Register now:


Jack Sheehan
DFDL Partner, Head of the Regional Tax Practice Group

Jonathan Blaine
DFDL Thailand Tax Director; Head of Regional Compliance & Investigations

Patipan Kongviriyagit
DFDL Thailand Senior Tax Manager