At the start of a litigation, the judge will always ask the parties if they have attempted to resolve the dispute between themselves and the court will provide a formal mediation setting to discuss the matter.
Thailand also recognizes results from mediation so companies can skip the long drawn out process of traditional dispute resolution if they’re willing to abide by the outcomes of the mediation.
Thailand has 3 general arbitration centers, including the Thai , and is a member of UNCITRAL.
The three arbitration centers include:
Companies can also decide under contract to refer all arbitration disputes to other arbitration centers, including Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC) or Hong Kong International Arbitration Center (HKIAC).
Litigation is expensive and time consuming. While it may be prevented with sound advice, in some cases it is unavoidable. When it becomes necessary, it is important to manage the process in the most effective and efficient way as possible. Silk Legal assists on various fronts, from pre-assessment of liabilities and damages to representation in all court hearings and procedures.
There are yet other options that may be open to a grieved party. Other options include filing issues with the ombudsmen, or various regulatory bodies, such as the Consumer Protection Board.