Thailand, in contrast to other jurisdictions, imposes serious criminal penalties for intentionally damaging the reputation of others, and not merely civil liability. When damage to reputation is committed through the use of a computer system, which is often the case in the present day, such an act can lead to even further penalties under the law. Unfortunately, in Thailand, defamation charges, despite the serious consequences they carry, may be used as an offensive tool by business competitors almost no differently than how it may be used by private individuals with personal grudges. Therefore, the possibility of damaging anyone’s reputation is a matter that should be carefully reviewed along with all other legal compliance matters that normally concern most business organizations. Silk Legal, with its breadth of knowledge and experience in this field, is particularly able to serve as a trusted legal advisor to media outlets and other publishers, whereby we can assist in screening publications for any possible violations of defamation laws. Furthermore, Silk Legal also advises its clients as to extent of free expression under the law, as well as possible defenses to any charges of defamation that may be filed by either the government or business competitors.
At Silk Legal, we understand the value that organizations and individuals alike place on their reputation. Reputation forms an element of a business enterprise’s goodwill, which, although intangible, is nevertheless an asset which is capable of being appraised in terms of monetary value. Silk Legal is well-positioned to offer services to both our organizational clients and individuals whose reputation is a matter of public concern. Our services also include monitoring of media sources to review for possible damage to a clients’ reputation, as well as filing legal claims in a court-of-law to seek redress for any such damages.