How to Open a Bank Account in Thailand?

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How hard is it to open a bank account in Thailand. Until a few years ago, this process used to be simple and did not take much time and effort. Times have changed definitely for the worse. This process, once simple and easy, is now hard and complicated.This change is the result of increase of regulation affecting the banking sector. Emerging issues are cross-border banking and serving of non resident… Read More »How to Open a Bank Account in Thailand?

Moving to Thailand – Expats and Their Retirement Visa

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Not yet a very long ago even a short trip to Asia seemed to be a herculean task. The flights were expensive, contacting and finding an accommodation non-transparent and you had no idea where to begin planning. Everything changed. Visiting Thailand or Asia in general is so convenient, that it’s obvious to retire in an Asian country.  There are various reasons to retire in Thailand: Maybe you have found a… Read More »Moving to Thailand – Expats and Their Retirement Visa

The Applicability of the Vienna Convention

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On the 28th of Mai 2019 the Federal Court of Switzerland made a decision in the field of international law. Subject of the ruling was, if the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG; the Vienna Convention) was applicable to purchase contracts between a public institute domiciled in Bale (Switzerland, hereinafter “the complainant”) and a Slovenian company (hereinafter “the opponent 1”) and its Swiss subsidiary (hereinafter… Read More »The Applicability of the Vienna Convention

Forum Running – Dispute of Competence

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In civil procedure law exists the principle that parallel ongoing proceedings must be avoided. For this purpose, civil procedure law awards a barrier effect towards a proceeding, that has been filed later elsewhere, but concerns the same matter. This will avoid two different rulings for the same matter. If a party is threatened by proceedings the party in question could be tempted to file a case in front of a… Read More »Forum Running – Dispute of Competence

Icc Statistics of the Year 2018, 4th of August 2019

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This June the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) published the statistics of the year 2018. With 842 trials in 2018 the arbitral court set a new record in the number of registered new cases. Concerning the geographical origins, the filings in the year 2018 came from 135 countries with a total of 2’282 parties worldwide. Noticeable was the increase of 25% of the number of parties coming from Central and… Read More »Icc Statistics of the Year 2018, 4th of August 2019

How to accept bitcoin as merchant with BTCpayserver

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We at LAWGATE are constantly looking for increasing the customer experience and striving to achieve a high level of confidentiality of customer data. This also includes the payment process. By design, this is not possible with credit cards as they do not run without a third party and that is why we looked into how to accept Bitcoin. While ok for standard use cases, customers might be less eager to… Read More »How to accept bitcoin as merchant with BTCpayserver