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General Principles of Thai Private Law


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Alessandro Stasi
    Pages 1-69
  3. Alessandro Stasi
    Pages 71-130
  4. Alessandro Stasi
    Pages 131-182
  5. Alessandro Stasi
    Pages 183-219
  6. Alessandro Stasi
    Pages 221-253
  7. Alessandro Stasi
    Pages 255-283
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 285-289

About this book


This book offers a general framework for understanding the main concepts, rules, and institutions of the Thai legal system. It details the history of the civil and commercial code and provides readers with valuable information about the main principles that regulate relations between private individuals. Written in a clear and easy-to-understand style, it first presents the general principles of law and then addresses more specific aspects.  It not only defines private law, but also explores how it works, and why it works the way it does. Topics covered include general rules of law, the law of obligations and contracts, the management of affairs without mandate and unjustified benefits, the law of property, family law and the law of inheritance.


Private law in Thailand Thai law of obligations Thai law of contract Thai tort law Civil and Commercial Code of Thailand

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Mahidol University International CollegeNakhon PathomThailand

About the authors

Alessandro Stasi is an Italian academic and lawyer. He read law at the University of Naples Federico II, Italy, and took his First State Exam in 2006. He then moved to France and graduated from the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis where he obtained a master’s degree and two doctorates in comparative business law. Alessandro Stasi was MBA Director at the Asian University, Thailand, and also taught law at the Ramkhamhaeng University, Thailand. He is currently a Lecturer in law at the Mahidol University International College, Thailand. In addition to being the author of several books (most recently Elements of Thai Civil Law and Principles of Thai Business Law), he also writes academic articles in leading international journals and provides advice to private clients, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations.

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