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August 14, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

฿400 – ฿800

Dear Colleagues and Friends:

CanCham Thailand and DFDL is partner up to organized Breakfast talk under the topic of “CHOOSING YOUR ASEAN INVESTMENT OR EXPANSION DESTINATION (S) – HOW DOES THAILAND COMPARE WITH OTHER COUNTRIES” The event is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 from 08:30 – 11:00 AM at Ballroom 1, 8th floor, So Sofitel Bangkok.

Some of the key topics to be featured in this seminar include:

  • What are the minimum capital requirements for foreign investors in each of the focus jurisdictions?
  • Is 100% foreign ownership allowed? If not, what are the limitations or alternatives?
  • Can a foreign investor buy, own or lease real estate?
  • Are there any restrictions or requirements for hiring foreign or local employees?
  • What incentives are offered to entice companies with manufacturing operations, certain service providers, or other types of business investment projects?
  • How do costs, overhead, and other expenses compare across the region? This should be an informative session full of practical commercial advice as well as useful legal and tax guidance.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Time: 08:30 – 11:00
Venue: Ballroom1, 8th Floor, SO Sofitel Bangkok
Entry Fee:
● THB 400 for members of CanCham Thailand
● THB 800 for non-members
Entry fee includes a light breakfast with coffee or tea.

Event Program

08:30   Registration
09:00   Seminar
10:15    Q&A
10:45   Closing and Networking

Keynote speakers

Jack Sheehan
Partner & Head of the Regional Tax Practice Group

Jack is a Partner and the Head of the Regional Tax Practice. He specializes in providing advice on structuring inbound and outbound investments in Asia, international tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, and general tax advisory. Jack also assists in advocacy for tax policy at a Government level in South East Asia. Jack was nominated as Asia Tax Leader 2018 by International Tax Review. Jack holds a Postgraduate Degree in Tax Law from the Law School at the University of Oxford and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Jack is featured regularly as a speaker and writer on tax law in Asia. Jack has spoken at number of leading Universities including the Law School at Queen Mary’s University London, the Law School at Chulalongkorn University Thailand, Energy Law School at Dundee University UK, and leading tax bodies such as the International Fiscal Association (IFA) and the International Bureau for Fiscal Documentation (IBFD).


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

Jonathan has over 20 years of experience in the Asia-Pacific, specializing in cross-border corporate and personal investment and tax planning with a particular focus on US, Thailand and Japanese investments. He typically advises international businesses, high net worth individuals, trustees, insurers and other financial institutions. Jonathan has supported numerous individual clients with US tax amnesty and Streamline filings and is a recognized expert in Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), while also providing several well-known multinational corporate clients with international investment planning and structuring. He is a licensed California attorney and has been a licensed USCPA (Hawaii) for more than 20 years. He is a frequent lecturer at several universities and speaker at seminars globally.


Patipan Kongviriyagit
Senior Tax Manager

Patipan is based in DFDL Bangkok office and serves as a Senior Tax Manager. He took his Bachelor’s Degree of Laws from Ramkhamhaeng University and in 2012 Patipan acquired his Master’s Degree in Tax and Finance Law from Chulalongkorn University.


August 14, 2019
8:00 am - 11:00 am
฿400 – ฿800
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SO Sofitel Bangkok
2 N Sathon Rd, Khwaeng Bang Rak, Khet Bang Rak
Bangkok, Bangkok 10500 Thailand
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02 624 0000


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