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short or abbreviation of 'Department of Business Development' of the Ministry of Commerce responsible among others for the registration and administration of companies and partnerships in Thailand
Author - Thailand Lawyer Online
De Cujus

civil law term in relation to inheritance and sussession laws of the deceased as the testator 

Del credere

Italian for believe or trust. Legal term for an arrangement in which an agent takes possession and agrees to sell goods for another and who guarantees that a buyer is trustworthy and, in case the buyer defaults, compensates the principal.


the legal procedure that formally terminates marriage, in Thailand the legal dissolution of a marriage is governed by sections 1501 and following sections of the chapter 'termination of marriage' (civil code)

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means that you have previously been married and that marriage has been legally dissolved by a court or other competent authority

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under thai law the domicile of a natural person is the place where he has his principal residence. Also one's legal residence or the place where a person has his permanent principal home (section 37 civil and commercial code).

Due diligence
preparation and investigation with a certain standard of care and caution into a real property, person or business before involving in an investment or entering into a contract with another party.
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