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.

Agribusiness is 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.

Rice is Thailand’s most important crop, growing on half of the cultivated land. Thailand is a major exporter in the world rice market. Other agricultural commodities include fish and fishery products, tapioca, rubber, grain, and sugar. Exports of industrially processed foods such as canned tuna, pineapples, and frozen shrimp are of increasing importance.

Keynote speaker on international conferences in the agribusiness industries

Plant science congress: In 2018, the managing director of 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. His welcome message has been widely published to offer a global audience an exciting opportunity to meet with like-minded people and agribusiness industry peers.

Food, agriculture, horticulture, and aquaculture: In 2019, the law firm is 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”.

Agrifuture: 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. 

Professional services from the Bangkok investment law firm

PUGNATORIUS Ltd. supports and advises foreign companies to access the Thai agriculture markets. It 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: 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.

Contract farming: 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.

Smart farming: 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.

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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