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Lao Investment Seminar For Thai Companies

Category: Real estate, Posted:17 Jul 2011 | 06:00 am

Leading tax and legal experts on Laos PDR , DFDL Mekong will be holding a seminar on cross border investment including hotel development and management on August 5th.
Topics will include:
Investment Opportunities for Thai Investors:
-General overview of the Lao economy
-Opportunities for Thai investors: what sectors are attractive to Thai investors?
-Are there any restrictions for Thai Investors?
-What sectors have Thai companies invested in?

New Investment Law- some salient features:
-What does the new investment law offer for Thai investors?
-Areas open to Thai investment
-What legal structures are available: 100% foreign owned companies, joint venture
agreements (JV), representative offices, branches
-What investment terms are available?
-What land concessions / lease terms are available for Thai companies?
-How to structure an investment in Lao PDR: minimum investment requirements,
financing, types of shares

Tax in the Lao PDR
-What tax incentives are available for Thai investors?
-Entry Strategies: What holding company options are available to structure an
investment into the Lao PDR? What is a tax efficient structure for Thai investors?
-What does the Double Tax Agreement (DTA) between Thailand and Lao PDR offer
Thai companies?
-Free Trade Agreement (FTA) / Bi lateral trade agreements with Thai and Lao PDR
-Exit Strategies: What are the tax implications for Thai companies selling or
transferring an investment in Lao PDR? Sale of shares or asset sale?

Banking / foreign exchange Transactions:
-Repatriation of income: what foreign exchange restrictions exist for Thai investors?
-What currencies are available for foreign companies (THB, USD, LAK)
-Thai and international banks operating in the Lao PDR
Venue will be the Dusit Thani Bangkok and timing from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Cost is THB2,000.
For details email – [email protected]

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