Legal advice and transaction support for foreign investments in Thailand’s agribusinesses

PUGNATORIUS Ltd. is the Bangkok-based specialist provider of transactional legal and tax advice on foreign investments in Thailand’s manufacturing and service industries as well as property developments and acquisitions. The law firm has a particular interest, know-how, and experience with respect to agriculture, including livestock investments and fishery ventures.

The Bangkok advisor supports and assists foreign companies to access the Thai agriculture markets. Agribusiness is understood as the business of agricultural production. It includes agrichemicals, breeding, crop production (farming and contract farming), distribution, farm machinery, processing, and seed supply. Thailand’s agriculture is in a transition phase. This offers attractive investment opportunities for foreign companies. PIUGNATORIIS Ltd. offers professional assistance, advice, and transaction support for foreign plantation projects and specialized agribusiness ventures. This includes investment structures in compliance with Thailand’s foreigner legislation, agribusiness licensing, commercial agreements, etc.

Agribusiness, contract farming, smart farming: The law firm advises and assists Thai farms and agribusinesses to negotiate commercial solutions with foreign investors in the agriculture sector. This includes complex structured investments, contract farming schemes, etc. The professional advice covers the transition of existing contract farming arrangements under Thailand’s new Contract Farming Act and its legal and business implications for the stakeholders. PUGNATORIUS Ltd. advises on legal aspects of smart agriculture, the adoption of Internet of Things solutions for agriculture and is familiar with IoT use cases in agriculture, end-to-end farm management systems, precision agriculture, and precision farming.

Keynote presentations and chairman positions: In 2018, PUGNATORIUS Ltd. had been the chairman of the organizing committee and keynote speaker on the World Congress on Agriculture, Plant Science, and Genomics in Bangkok. The law firm’s welcome message has been widely published to offer a global audience an exciting opportunity to meet with like-minded people and agribusiness industry peers. In 2019, the law firm acted as the Thai coordinator and organizing committee member (OCM) of the “2nd International Conference on Food, Agriculture, Horticulture, and Aquaculture” on November 4-5, 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. The event is organized in cooperation with the U.K. Tropical Agriculture Association. The law firm’s keynote presentation has the topic “Foreign investments in Thailand’s superfood – Agribusiness requirements, challenges, solutions”. The law firm has been a panelist on the 2019 Agrifuture Conference in Bangkok with the topic: “Vertical Farming -The Future of Asia’s Food Security”. The conference has been supported by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture. 

Each case is different. Telephone inquiries and ad-hoc email requests on Thailand’s legal and regulatory framework without details and documentation are not accepted by the law firm. Individual support and professional advice are available under a paid consultancy agreement only. 


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