With increasing scrutiny from regulators, the media and the public, environmental compliance is now more critical than ever. Thailand’s regulatory landscape has changed dramatically in recent years, and many businesses are struggling to keep up. Practical advice on general environmental measures, existing and pending legislation and potential liabilities can mean the difference between surviving and thriving.
We provide an innovative, solutions-oriented approach for public and private sector clients in diverse industries, including energy, mining, financial services, waste, transport, manufacturing and retail. Our close working relationship with various governmental environmental agencies, including the National Environment Board, the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Environment, and the Ministry of Industry enables us to provide clients with cutting-edge advice on issues affecting their businesses. We assist with:
- Regulatory – Providing legal and practical advice regarding environmental requirements under specific laws and government concessions; advising on permits, licenses and corporate structures required for the implementation of CDM projects in Thailand; advising on the Kyoto Protocol and the potential for obtaining certified emission reductions (CERs), the application process and all other relevant issues
- Documentation – Providing legal opinions regarding government contracts, concession agreements, bidding documents, and related legal and environmental issues; preparing the sale and purchase of CER contracts, as well as negotiating the same; preparing and reviewing investment agreements with respect to CDM projects; preparing and reviewing joint venture agreements and arrangements with respect to CDM underlying projects
- Due diligence – Conducting due diligence with respect to environmental compliance in various industries; providing legal and environmental surveys on various business operations