Jun 09 2020


12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

COVID-19 and Thailand Business Law

Speaker: Michael Doyle, Partner at Seri Manop & Doyle


Mike Doyle is a U.S. attorney and a senior partner who has practiced in Thailand since 1996. He is the author of the books Doyle’s Practical Guide to Thailand Business Law 5th Edition and the co-author of Doyle’s Practical Guide to Business Law in Asia 2nd Edition.

Mike has represented hundreds of foreign investors in Thailand in establishing subsidiaries, negotiating joint ventures, providing representatives in disputes, and providing advice concerning tax and finance.

Mike has published over 70 articles in English language publications such as the Bangkok Post, the Nation, many other magazines and trade journals including Thai language publications such as Krungthep Turakit. He has also served as a guest lecturer at Thammasat University in Bangkok.

Recent Articles and Presentations

Panelist on Terralex Global meeting on the topic “Shifts in Global Supply Chains as a Result of Covid-19 and Delinking of China from Shift Supply Chains to South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam and the Use of Offshore Companies”, May 28, 2020.

Featured presenter to Rotary Club of Bangkok on the topic “Covid-19 and Thailand Business Law”, May 14, 2020.

“Covid-19 and the Labor Law” Published on the American Chamber of Commerce website, April 2020.

Participated in Seminar at Kikkawa Law Offices, Osaka, Japan, on the topic “Employee Fraud and Exiting Thailand”, February 6, 2020.

“No Minimum Investment Capital for U.S. Companies” TAB Magazine, December 2019.

Featured presenter to Rotary Club Bangkok South on the topic “Avoiding Legal Disasters in Thailand”, Crowne Plaza Lumpini Hotel, October 25, 2019.

Featured presenter to Pattaya City Club on the topic “Avoiding Legal Catastrophes in Thailand”, Holiday Inn Pattaya, October 13, 2019.

Published book Doyle’s Practical Guide to Thailand Business Law 5th Edition, September 2019.

Participated in the International Bar Association, Tax Committee Panel on “Entering and Exiting Asia- Tax Implications”, Seoul Korea, September 2019.

“Thai Government Reduces Fees for Company Registration and Simplifies Registration Procedures” TAB, Journal of the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand, April 2019.

“Debt Equity Swap Rules in Thailand” Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, SMBC Global (online) Information (published in Japanese), March 2019.

My 20 Years in Thailand” Arkansas Lawyer Magazine, May 2017.

Presentation “Investing Effectively in Thailand” and “Understanding Investment Regimes in Developing Asia and Avoiding Pitfalls” given to Hylands Law Firm and Zhonglun Law Firm in Shanghai, PRC, April 2017.

Changes to Aircraft Age-Based Requirements Would Promote Thailand’s Competitiveness” TAB Magazine, May 2017.

Doyle’s Practical Guide to Business Law in Asia 2nd Edition, Carolina Academic Press, July 2016.

Doyle’s Practical Guide to Thailand Business Law 4th Edition, November 2015.


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