11 MAY - Legal, tax and statutory obligations of Directors in Thailand Prior to May Sundowners

  • Wednesday, May 11, 2016
  • 16:00 - 18:00
  • The Sathorn Room, 21st Floor, Crowne Plaza Bangkok


  • Free for AustCham members and non-members

A Director’s role within his or her organisation is constantly evolving and it is important for directors to understand the very latest legal and regulatory environment in which they operate and the impact of recent changes.

Following the very popular seminar in May, AustCham, Amcham and BCCT are joining to run this insightful seminar for a second time, hosted by Partners at Grant Thornton and Watson Farley & Williams.

This afternoon session is intended for Directors, those who are thinking of become a Director, in-house legal counsel and compliance officers or even finance professionals who would like to have an update of the latest legal and statutory requirements for Directors. 


Melea Cruz – Partner, Grant Thornton

Melea Cruz is a Tax Partner at Grant Thornton Thailand. Her expertise is in international taxation, transfer pricing, tax compliance, tax assessments, tax advocacy and expatriate tax services. She has over 10 years of experience providing tax consulting services to clients in various industries including manufacturing, real estate, consumer services, and automotive. She has also been a member of the Philippines Bar since 1997.

Alan Polivnick – Partner, Watson Farley & Williams


Alan is a partner in the Dispute Resolution Group of Watson Farley & Williams (Thailand). He focuses on cross-border arbitration, dispute resolution, insurance and corporate matters. Alan regularly advises MNCs, international organisations, foreign shareholders and Thai companies on their operations in Thailand including contract negotiations, commercial and coverage disputes and regulatory issues. He also advises on employment law issues, including restructuring, redundancies, relocation, outsourcing and the use of foreign labour and representing employees in Thai labour law proceedings. He is ranked Band 1 in Insurance by Chambers Asia Pacific 2016. He is also considered a leading lawyer in transport by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2013 - 2015. Alan is qualified to practise in England and Wales and Australia.

Event Details 

Date: Wednesday 11 May 2016

Time: 16.00 - 18.00 (Registration at 15.30)

Cost: Free. Registration required in advance.

Venue: The Sathorn Room, 21st Floor, Crowne Plaza Bangkok 

All attendees are invited to attend May Sundowners at member prices at the conclusion of this seminar.

We request that you register your attendance by no later than COB Tuesday 10 May.