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Doing Business in Thailand under the Form of a Fully Foreign Owned Investment

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The first question that a foreign businessman who wants to invest in Thailand must ask is: Is the business activity in I want to invest in open to foreigners? Principles Applicable to Foreign Investment in Thailand It is the Foreign Business Act (“FBA”) that determines whether an activity is open to foreign investment or not. […]

Investing in China | Legal Issues |Catalogue of Industries in Which Foreign Investment is prohibited in China

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In this post we will discuss the business activities and sectors which are prohibited to foreign investor in China. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any question in relation to this matter at corporate@offshorepremium.com The Chinese government issued what is called the Foreign Investment Catalogue which first version dated from 1995.  Since […]

Thailand | Service Fees for Investment in Thailand

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 Please find hereinafter our services fees for investment support in Thailand including company incorporation, licensing, BOI, Foreign Business License, US Amity treaty, Work Permit, One year Visa, Land or Condominium Sale and Purchase, Due Diligence and so on. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need more information about starting a Business in Thailand […]

Invest in Myanmar: Hotel Sectors (2)

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I received numerous enquiries from investors interested to purchase or rent a hotel in Myanmar. It is true that investing in the hotel sector in Myanmar is one of the best investment you can do right now because there are not enough hotel rooms in this country and this sector is booming with occupancy rates […]

Why the Financial Action Task Force does blacklist Thailand?

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If you are following the actuality you may have heard that the Financial Action Task Force has fingered pointed Thailand as one of the 15 countries with strategic AML (anti money laundering /CFT (Combating financing terrorism) deficiencies that have not made sufficient progress in addressing the deficiencies. Why then is Thailand deficient? Thailand deficiencies come […]

Myanmar Update: Status of Economical Sanctions?

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What is the status of economical sanctions that were taken by the US and the EU against this country now that Myanmar is moving towards more freedom. The EU’s has recently suspended its  economical sanctions  towards Myanmar which move will allow all economic and related activities between the EU and Myanmar, except arms sales, to […]

Investing in Myanmar | Tax Issues | Withholding Taxes on Payment to Non Residents and Double Tax Treaties

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In this post we will continue to discuss Myanmar Tax issues being specified that we will deal with the issues of withholding taxes rates applicable on payment sourced from Myanmar to foreign nonresident and the current double tax treaty network of Myanmar.  Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions in relation […]

Representative Office in China

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How to Set Up a Representative Office in China? The advantages of setting up a RO for a presence in China are as follows:  Ease of Incorporation (simple and easier than a WFOE)  No minimal Capital requirement (less costly) Can hire a limited number of foreign employees in addition of the RO Manager. The disadvantages […]

Investing in Thailand: Incorporating a Company with Thai Shareholders that may be deemed Nominees (1)

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One of the problem most foreign investors (but US Investors) are facing in Thailand is that the sectors of activities in which most of them are interested to invest are still restricted to foreign investment. A foreign investor who wants to start a consulting company or a restaurant or a bar or a franchise business […]