Region: Thailand

Baker McKenzie promotes across Europe and Asia

Baker McKenzie has promoted five competition lawyers across its offices in Brussels, Düsseldorf, London, Zurich and Bangkok.

04 July 2023

Thai government looks at new platform economy regulations

The government in Thailand is considering new rules regulating the platform economy, which may eventually replace an upcoming law forcing various platforms to notify their activities.

23 June 2023


Featured in GCR 100 2023

The Trade Competition Commission of Thailand continues to make strides, providing a steady flow of mostly confidential work to a handful of local antitrust experts.

12 December 2022

Thai regulator pushes for jurisdiction to block major telecoms deal

Thailand’s telecommunications regulator is reportedly looking to assert its power to block a proposed merger between two of the three largest domestic mobile telecom providers, despite a regulation that says businesses need not seek its approval for such deals.

10 June 2022

Tesco secures conditional approval for sale of Thai business

Thailand’s competition watchdog has confirmed a rare conditional merger approval for the sale of Tesco’s local supermarket operations, subject to the buyer promising not to enter into another brick and mortar retail merger for three years.

09 November 2020

ASEAN agencies experiencing increased activity

Senior officials at competition authorities in Thailand and Myanmar have said that their agencies are fielding an increasing number of competition complaints.

03 September 2020

Thailand probes food delivery sector

Thailand’s competition watchdog has accelerated an investigation into the food delivery sector after finding evidence that some providers were imposing anticompetitive terms on restaurants.

19 May 2020

Competition inquisition: The Asia-Pacific Tipline for 18 October 2019

The theme of this week’s Tipline has to be all the new inquiries and investigations around the Asia-Pacific region. Two competition authorities have decided to take a closer look at the food industry, while some other watchdogs are examining more targeted issues.

17 October 2019

Interview with Thailand's vice chair of competition enforcement

Krisda Piampongsant, the vice chair at Thailand’s Trade Competition Commission, spoke at GCR Live Singapore in March about a variety of issues. We caught up with him to find out how they are going six months later.

11 October 2019

Thai energy deal closes after earlier block

Global Power Synergy Company is finally closing its acquisition of Glow Energy from French electric company Engie after Thailand’s energy regulator approved a required divestiture sale.

22 March 2019

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