Welcome to SCL Nishimura C&P Co., Ltd.
SCL Nishimura C & P Co., Ltd. is an independent and commercial law firm with an office in Hua Hin, Thailand with its head office in Bangkok.
The focus of our practice is real estate and corporate law in Hua Hin and surrounding areas of Prachuab Kirikhan and Petchaburi.
We pride ourselves on our reputation, professionalism, integrity, honesty and our down to earth approach. We are fully committed to the needs and aspirations of our clients. Our fully qualified and experienced Thai lawyers are all conversant in English. Our client base consists not only of domestic clients but also international clients from all over the world who greatly value the prompt and efficient services we provide.
Purchasing your dream home in Thailand can sometimes prove to be daunting and complex. However, our forward thinking team of lawyers can advise and help you to make a successful and safe property transaction. We assist clients every day to choose the correct method and structure to own their desired property. We want to ensure that our clients are safe in the knowledge they have secure and proper title to the property they have purchased.
Allow us to establish or expand your business in Thailand. We have assisted many individuals to reach their business goals, consistently and professionally advising them on how to build the best possible corporate structure.
We believe that we are unique amongst law firms in that we have one simple goal – to meet our clients’ legal needs in a fast and efficient manner
What We Do For You
Our experienced team of lawyers provide the full range of services in connection with a purchase or sale of land, house or condominium either by an individual or company which extends to the full range and scale of real estate matters, including assisting clients in acquisition, disposal, lease, usufruct, right of servitude, mortgage and development planning for private and commercial properties. We have many Clients, both domestic and international, who value our expertise and professionalism.
The services we provide include:
Due Diligence: This should be conducted at the outset of any purchase and prior to signing of agreements to ensure that a Seller has correct and legal title to transfer the property.
Acquisition and Disposal: Buying and selling residential and commercial property in Thailand, and providing advice in respect thereof.
Real Estate Leasing: We provide advice and leasing agreements on all aspects of residential and commercial leasing.
Registration and Transfer: We will attend at the Land Office to ensure correct transfer and registration of property.
Development Planning: Providing advice on planning a new development or project, including land acquisition and structuring of the development or project.
Usufruct, mortgage, right of servitude: We will provide advice on any such aspect if required and proceed to registration at the Land Office.
As part of our overall service we provide sound, practical and up to date legal advice on all relevant and important legal matters. We also work closely with our local government contacts to ensure that we get the job done in a safe and secure manner.
Administration of Estates
Upon death, an application by way of a Motion should be made to the Court to either appoint an Administrator if the estate is intestate or appoint the Administrator named in the Will of the deceased.
Our dedicated team of lawyers can assist in advising on the documents required to be submitted to the Court, submit the application and accompanying papers to the Court, and then attend with you at Court on the appointed Court date.
Following the granting of the Order for Administration by the Court we can continue to provide invaluable assistance to the Administrator to enable the terms of the Will to be carried out in accordance with the wishes of the deceased.
Visa & Work Permit
We assist clients in applying for visas and work permits.
A pre-nuptial agreement protects the assets of individual spouses on separation/divorce and should be registered at the same time as the marriage.
We can provide sound and practical advice on the structuring of pre-nuptial agreements dependent on individual requirements.
If required, one of our Thai lawyers can accompany you to lodge the pre-nuptial agreement on the date of registration of the marriage to ensure that the agreement is accepted and properly recorded.
Companies and Transfer of Shares
We can provide expert advice on the forming of Thai companies, transfer of company shares and directorships pursuant to the relevant rules and regulations prevailing.
As part of our overall process on transfer of shares in a company, we will conduct due diligence on the company and any property owned by the company to ensure that the company has all paperwork and documents as required by the Civil and Commercial Code of Thailand, all company assets are properly recorded in the balance sheet and all company taxes have been paid.
Formation of Juristic Person
The formation of a Juristic Person is a complex, lengthy and drawn out procedure requiring the knowledge and expertise of professionals who understand all the legal requirements.
Our experienced team of lawyers are able to advise on every aspect and assist in forming a Juristic Person.
Estate Planning & Wills
Proper estate planning is not just important in your home country, but also in Thailand. From the cradle onwards we are encouraged to plan ahead, and it makes sense, to ensure that the assets you have worked hard for during your life time are to be inherited by those you think are deserving of them and not distributed under the Intestacy Rules.
If assets are purchased in joint names in Thailand, then the share of each owner does not automatically pass to the survivor/s. For example, if you die in Thailand without a Will, then your spouse is automatically entitled to only half of the marital property and the highest ranked statutory heirs – relatives of the deceased are eligible to inherit from you the remaining half of the estate equally.
Although the Court in Thailand can be asked to prove a Will drawn up outside of Thailand, there is no guarantee that this document will be approved by the Court, if the Court perhaps considers it contrary to Thai policy.
It is therefore important for a Will to be correctly and legally drawn up to safe guard your interests and investments in Thailand. Our experienced team of lawyers can give sound advice on the structuring of your Will dependent on individual requirements.
Ms Amita Kullaphan, who is one of our Thai lawyers, is also a qualified Notary Public. She is able to undertake all notarial services.
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wise & effective legal advice
As Australian expats new to Thailand, it was important for us to engage legal advisers who understood both our needs as well as being equipped with the knowledge of the Thai legal system. To this end, we have been happy with the experience provided by Chavalit and Partners.
James McKaughan and Andrew Rowley-Bates – Australia
We were very pleased with your services and the help you offered us when we purchased the house in Samroiyod. The cooperation, explanations we received from your company were great, clear and perfect. We will really recommend your services to other people. No doubt about it. Thank you.
Agnes Gillain - Samroiyod, Prachuab Kirikhan, Thailand
I have used the services of Chavalit and partners for many years now in selling and purchasing property and I always found them to offer a prompt, reliable and exceptional service.
G. W. Broertjes - Hua Hin
Jane has been extremely helpful with her professional assistance and her personal advice. She has aided us in full compliance to our individual requirements through complicated sales and purchase contracts for our property in Thailand. Thai laws and regulation were unknown to us and we would have been lost without her vast knowledge and experience.
We have given her and her partners our full trust and have been rewarded with fast and best results.
Juergen V. Raesfeld – Hong Kong
Chavalit and Partners is a law firm I can personally highly recommend. Not only did the Management and staff give me great support when I originally bought a property in Hua Hin 10 years ago but throughout the years until this very moment when asking for assistance and advice my issues are treated in a professional and competent manner. It’s more than customer friendly – it’s very personal and I feel safe.
Rene Zuercher – Hong Kong
Jane Haddow and her colleagues at Chavalit and Partners assisted us with our real estate purchases. They are very professional and knowledgeable. They always respond promptly to our queries and kept us informed at every step. They do excellent work and we would certainly recommend them.
Piet and Anne Marie Bekaert - Belgium
Chavalit and Partners have acted for us in forming a company, purchase of a house and the eventual sale of the property in Hua Hin. As expats we were looking for sound legal advice to protect our interests. We were given thorough and clear explanations throughout which resulted in seamless transactions to our complete satisfaction. We would have no hesitation in recommending the excellent services of Chavalit and Partners.
Denise and David Cumberland - Malaysia
My wife, Chutima, and I had been looking to buy a home in Hua Hin last year, and by the time we had found one, the COVID pandemic was in full swing. This meant that we would have to do everything entailed in the purchase from half a world away. We decided we needed legal assistance on the ground in Hua Hin to protect our interests and, based on recommendations, chose Jane Haddow at Chavalit and Partners. It was an excellent decision. Jane and Khun Jutinun were extremely helpful throughout the process, explaining to us the ins and outs of Thai real estate transactions, preparing reservation agreement and multiple drafts of the Purchase Share Agreement until it met both our requirements and those of the seller. They walked us through all the steps of the closing and when some disagreements arose about some of them, they were able to resolve them satisfactorily, especially due to the care with which they had crafted the actual Purchase Share Agreement. They replied promptly and comprehensively to all our questions. With their assistance, the process went more smoothly than could be anticipated. We cannot recommend them highly enough and will certainly engage them in the future should we need legal assistance.
Fred Hoffmann - Massachusetts, USA
SCL Nishimura provided excellent service for a legal problem I had no way of personally extracting myself from. One which would have left me as an illegal worker in Thailand despite fulfilling every requirement. They were able to lean on the correct people and make them show the way forward, even though they had been uncooperative before. I would have had to leave Thailand in the middle of the Covid Pandemic if it hadn't been for them.
Alan - Hua Hin
I was looking for legal support for selling my pool villa in Hua Hin as it lost its purpose with the travel ban and the decreasing lease market due to COVID-19. Very important to work with trustworthy legal support as the sale needed to be done from Europe through POA without any possibility for me for travel to Hua Hin which was rather stressful. I am very happy to have contacted SCL for the sale. My many questions were always addressed very swiftly, patiently and professionally. SCL took care of all proceedings with realtor, buyer’s lawyer and land office. As a result, the sale went very fast and smoothly. Even the credit to my euro account in Europe was fully processed by SCL. Thank you very much to the whole team!
Koen - Belgium
I have purchased 2 properties through SCL NISHIMURA C&P COMPANY LIMITED and have also sold one property through them. I was delighted with the efficiency of the company and reassured by their professionalism in all matters regarding sale & purchase. They removed any stress from the transactions by acting as my Power of Attorney so even though I was unable to be physically present, all paperwork and registration went through smoothly.
I would certainly recommend SCL Nishimura C&P Ltd and the wonderful Jane Haddow and her team who worked in a very professional manner to complete on the sale of our Villa during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Mark Vaughn - Chester, UK
We have been dealing with Nishimura C&P Company (ex Chavalit and partners) since 2008 when we bought a property in Hua Hin. We sold it in 2021. During all that time when we had the property, we truly appreciated, the professionalism at all levels, the reactivity to resolve any issues in a short space of time, the diplomacy with all the interferents. We thank them so much for their excellent work, kindness and concerns.
I and my wife have been living in Hua Hin for more than 15 years. At three different occasions we have worked close together with SCL: selling & buying homes and making wills. We have got highly professional legal support and advices. We give them our absolute best recommendations.
Ulf Sjunnesson - Sea Breeze Villas, Hua Hin
Très bon service juridique encore merci pour vôtre efficacité lors de l acquisition de ma maison à Huahin.
Didier Melet - France
We would like to express our sincere appreciation for the legal services that your Law Firm provided to us in conjunction with our real estate purchases and sales contracts.
Your guidance and expertise were invaluable in completing our real estate transactions successfully when we either purchased or sold a home. You even helped us recover a down payment that we made on a Condo which were forced to cancel due to us moving back to the USA.
We could not be more satisfied and are very fortunate to have been introduced to you and your Law Firm by our Real Estate Broker. We found someone that we could trust and rely upon getting the best service.
You may use our name anytime a prospective client would like to inquiry about your services and professionalism.
Nawaporn and Urs Kaelin - Hua Hin