What exactly is a ‘Power of Attorney’? Wikipedia defines one as:


“A written authorisation to represent or act on another’s behalf in private affairs, business, or some other legal matter. The person authorising the other to act is the principal, grantor, or donor (of the power), and the one authorised to act is the agent, donee, or attorney or, in some common law jurisdictions, the attorney-in-fact.”


The two usual forms of POAs are the General Power of Attorney (GPA) and the Special Power of Attorney (SPA). As their names suggest, a GPA allows for broader and more durable authority, while an SPA is one which is limited in scope and duration.


The law requires both Principal and Agent to be legally capacitated, and able to either give or execute the powers enumerated in the POA. It must also conform with all other formal and substantial requisites of law for it be considered valid and enforceable, among which is the notarization of the instrument after it is signed by both parties.


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From time to time you may find it necessary, or at the very least, convenient, to assign a person or agent to handle certain matters on your behalf in Thailand. FiSCHER & CO can facilitate this process by drafting a Power of Attorney agreement tailored to meet your specific requirements. Our foreign and Thai lawyers can likewise provide consultation to the Principal and the Agent prior to the drafting and notarization of the instrument.

We understand the specific terminology and structuring required for a Power of Attorney so that it will be recognised and accepted by each of the various Thai government agencies, Thai banks, or other businesses.