The History and Current Status of Arbitration in Thailand
Article from: TDM 4 (2006), in Resolving International Business Disputes by ADR in Asia
To understand the current status and recent development of arbitration in Thailand, it is helpful to understand a little about its history. Although arbitration was little used in Thailand prior to the enactment of the first Thai Arbitration Act of 1987, it does have a 200 year-old history in the Kingdom. Arbitration made its first appearance in the Three Great Seals Laws at the beginning of the 19th century in the reign of Rama I. In 1923, Siam (as it then was) was party to the Geneva Convention. The Civil Procedure Code of 1934 did encompass arbitration. Thailand was one of the ...