Baker McKenzie Thailand provided pro bono advice to the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) and the Doping Control Agency of Thailand (DCAT) on their efforts to align the Doping Control in Sport Act, B.E. 2555 (2012) with the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code. The alignment was a success, which led to the removal of Thailand from the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA’s) non-compliant list.
The Firm advised on the applicable laws (including the requirements under the World Anti-Doping Code), and provided assistance in clarifying and explaining the proposed amendments to the Doping Control in Sport Act, B.E. 2555 (2012) to WADA.
In recognition of their contribution, Baker McKenzie Thailand was presented a plaque of appreciation from Minister of Tourism and Sports Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn and Permanent Secretary of Ministry Of Tourism and Sports Chote Trachu. The ceremony, held 9 May 2022, was attended by SAT Governor Dr. Kongsak Yodmanee and DCAT Director Dr. Meechai Inwood.Baker McKenzie Thailand was represented at the event by Partner and Head of Healthcare & Life Sciences and Sustainability Group Peerapan Tungsuwan and her team, comprised of Partner and Co-head of Investigations, Compliance & Ethics Yuthana Sivaraks, Financial Services Partner Wittaya Luengsukcharoen, and Senior Associate from the Investigations, Compliance & Ethics group in Bangkok, Praween Chantanakomes.