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EU Deforestation Regulation

Relevant local laws in Thailand

Under the European Union’s new Regulation on Deforestation-free products, any operator or trader who places relevant products which were made from seven specific commodities (cattle, wood, cocoa, soy, palm oil, coffee or rubber) on the EU market, or exports from it, must conduct due diligence to ensure that (i) the relevant commodities and products are “deforestation-free” and (ii) have been produced in accordance with the relevant legislation of the country of production. As Thailand is a major producer of some of those commodities, local law compliance in the production of those commodities in Thailand constitutes an important part of the due diligence requirements under the Regulation, even though the Regulation itself is EU law. This newsletter highlights some of the...To read the full article, please see the PDF file

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He advises on a wide range of merger-and-acquisition transactions, joint ventures, foreign direct investments, general corporate, international corporate finance, and restructurings. His expertise is advising, structuring and leading complex transactions both within and outside of Thailand. He regularly represents, among others, Japanese, Thai and international investors, international investment banks, international private equity investors, hedge funds and international corporations and financial institutions. His main areas of practice include public and private mergers and acquisitions (takeover rules), legal due diligence, joint ventures, fund raising, listings, block trades, stock exchange and securities exchange related laws, restructuring of shareholdings and general corporate advice. His additional areas of practice also cover banking and finance, renewable energy in Japan and Thailand, exchange control law, labor law, and debt restructurings. Before setting up the Bangkok office of Nishimura & Asahi in 2013, he worked with Linklaters for almost a decade. He is also a registered arbitrator of the Thai Arbitration Institute (TAI) with the areas of expertise in corporate M&A, joint venture, banking and finance, capital markets, debt restructurings and energy.

長岡 隼平

Based on his experience at Denmark’s national human rights institution, and hands-on practice in Southeast Asia as a commercial lawyer dealing with supply chain legal issues, Jumpei can provide practical advice on human rights due diligence in relation to not only your own operations but also to the entire value chain for your products or services, in accordance with applicable international standards.
Drawing from his time at civil society organizations in both Japan and the U.S, as well as international human rights research at Columbia, Jumpei can support your journey toward respecting the full range of internationally recognized human rights throughout the value chain, and to promoting meaningful engagement with relevant stakeholders.