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Legal Spotlight

NARIT & Associates cordially invites you to LEGAL SPOTLIGHT on:


A practical course will talk you through Thailand’s Personal Data Protection Act, B.E. 2562 (2019) (the “PDPA”). While the PDPA was enacted back in 2019, as recently as mid-2022, four more pieces of subordinate legislation under the PDPA are just enacted. Certain pieces of subordinate legislation under the PDPA have not been enacted yet. Although most (if not all) large conglomerates have already complied with the PDPA, many other businesses have not complied with the PDPA. Many PDPA questions have not been precisely answered.

We would like to invite you to this in-house mini seminar, even if your organization has already complied with the PDPA because this in-house mini seminar may offer you a different perspective. While our main clientele is MNCs, we believe this course should be useful and informative to both local businesses and MNCs alike.

In this in-house mini seminar, you will learn these crucial topics:

•   Short Overview of the  Personal Data Protection Act, B.E. 2562 (2019)
•   What is the Personal Data under the PDPA?
•   Who are exempt from the PDPA?

•   Who is the Data Subject/Owner? Who is the Data Controller? 
•   Legal Bases for Processing the Personal Data
    (i.e. Contractual Performance, Legal Obligation, Legitimate Interest
    and Consent)
•   Myths About PDPA (Misunderstanding About PDPA)
•   How Facebook cracks European Union’s General Data Protection
    Regulation (the “GDPR”) in Europe and what corporate Thailand can learn
    from Facebook’s successful strategy.

Event Details:

Topic: How to Crack Thailand's PDPA
(Presentation will be in English)
Speaker: Narit Direkwattanachai

Monday, July 25, 2022

Please select one of the following sessions:
Session 1: 10:00 - 11:30 am
Session 2: 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Session 3: 3:30 - 5:00 pm

Venue:   NARIT & Associates’ Office
65/101 Chamnan Penjati Business Center, 11th Floor, Rama 9 Road, Huay Khwang, Huay Khwang, Bangkapi, Bangkok 10310 (nearest MRT Station: Rama 9 exit 3) .
Cost:   Free of charge (Complimentary)
Food: Snack and drink will be provided.
Booking: Due to limited space, only 1 participant per company/organization. Additional session will be made available if more demand.

If you are interested in joining this seminar, please email us at enquiry@naritlaw.com or directly call to 02 248 2875 to book your seat.

About Speaker:

Narit Direkwattanachai, the founder and principal of NARIT & Associates, is an attorney specializing in corporate & commercial, tax and commercial disputes. Narit regularly serves clients on sales/acquisitions of local companies, investment/divestment, international sales, distributorship, franchise, cross border tax planning, transfer pricing, remittance of profit, shareholders/partners disputes and other commercial disputes.

His clients list includes publicly held companies (or their Thai subsidiaries) listed in NYSE, Frankfurt Stock Exchange, Tokyo Stock Exchange, Singapore Exchange, and Stock Exchange of Thailand, Thai subsidiaries of multinational corporations, Thai owned companies and foreign investors.

Narit holds a bachelor of laws degree with first class honors from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. He won a British Chevening Cambridge Scholarship to read law at Wolfson College, the University of Cambridge, England where he graduated with a master of law degree. He pursued and received an MBA degree in finance from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, the United States of America, on the Georgia Rotary Student Program Scholarship. His understanding of finance and his familiarity with financial statements help him enormously when he advises clients on mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, valuation issues i.e. a market rate in the eyes of a revenue official) and shareholders/partners disputes.

Narit commenced his legal career at Baker & McKenzie, Bangkok office. He also worked at Baker & McKenzie, Sydney office, Australia and the Investment Banking Group − Telecom, Media and Technology at DBS Bank, Singapore. Narit served on the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand (JFCCT) Property Committee (2009-2011), served on the Thai Contractors Association, Subcommittee on Complaints, Laws, Regulations and Contracts (2009) and served on the East Asia Trade Dispute Settlement Advisory Committee, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), China (2014) (as Advisory Member). Narit serves on the Thai Commercial Arbitration Committee, Board of Trade of Thailand and University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (2015-2016).

Narit's February 2020 interview on Thailand's property tax was featured in NYC-based Mansion Global (www.mansionglobal.com). Narit authored, two books in English, What Every Executive Needs to Know about Thailand Tax and Legal Guide to Doing Business in Thailand. His legal/tax articles in English have been published in the Property Report Magazine, Advance - the Australian-Thai Chamber of Commerce Magazine, Swiss-Thai Chamber of Commerce E-Newsletter and Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce's Legal Updates. 

Narit is regularly invited to speak at various events including EU Administrative Meeting at the Delegation of the European Union in Thailand, East Asia Business Forum in Mainland China held by China Council for Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT)/China Chamber of International Commerce, Singapore-Malay Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s Business Mission to Bangkok, Data Consult’s CEO Breakfast in Bangkok, Malaysia-based Truevenus’s 5th Annual Modular & Precast Construction in Bangkok and Petroleum Institute of Thailand.

Narit is also a licensed business collateral (floating charge) enforcer.

  Legal Guide to Doing Business in Thailand What Every Executive Needs to Know about Thailand Tax

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