Mike Doyle is a U.S. attorney and a senior partner who has practiced in Thailand since 1996. He is the author of the books Doyle’s Practical Guide to Thailand Business Law 5th Edition and the co-author and contributing editor of Doyle’s Practical Guide to Business Law in Asia 2nd Edition.
Mike has represented numberous private equity funds, multinational companies and entrepreneur entering into mergers/ acquisitions, negotiating joint ventures, in sectors such as consumer electronics, automotive, aerospace, publishing, logistics, jewelry, hospitality, and food and beverage.
In the aerospace sector, Mike has been active in advising aircraft maintenance, overhaul and repair (MRO) facilities in Thailand and participating on the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand Aerospace Committee.
Mike is fluent in spoken and written Thai language and has published over 70 articles in English language publications such as the Bangkok Post, the Nation, many other magazines and trade journals including Thai language publications such as Krungthep Turakit. He has also served as a guest lecturer at Thammasat University in Bangkok.
Mike received his bachelor's degree in political science, history and Russian language from Ouachita Baptist University and his J.D. at the University of Arkansas School of Law. Mike also served as a Judicial Clerk for the Hon. John Fogleman in the 2nd Circuit Court of Arkansas.
A representative client list is available upon request.
Recent Articles and Presentations :
Participated as panelist in virtual Hylands meeting on topic “Legal Issues for Chinese Companies selling to Thai Customers via an Ecommerce Platform” June 17, 2020.
Featured presenter to Rotary Club Bangkapi on the topic “Covid-19 and Thailand Business Law”, June 9, 2020.
Panelist on Terralex Global virtual meeting on the topic “Shifts in Global Supply Chains as a Result of Covid-19 and Delinking of China from Shift Supply Chains to South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam and the Use of Offshore Companies”, May 28, 2020.
Featured presenter to Rotary Club of Bangkok on the topic "Covid-19 and Thailand Business Law", May 14, 2020.
"Covid-19 and the Labor Law" Published on the American Chamber of Commerce website, April 2020.
Participated in Seminar at Kikkawa Law Offices, Osaka, Japan, on the topic "Employee Fraud and Exiting Thailand", February 6, 2020.
"No Minimum Invested Capital for U.S. Companies" TAB Magazine, December, 2019.
Doyle's Practical Guide to Thailand Business Law 5th Edition, November 2019.
Featured presenter to Rotary Club Bangkok South on the topic "Avoiding Legal Disasters in Thailand", Crowne Plaza Lumpini Hotel, October 25, 2019.
Featured presenter to Pattaya City Club on the topic “Avoiding Legal Catastrophes in Thailand”, Holiday Inn Pattaya, October 13, 2019.
Published book Doyle’s Practical Guide to Thailand Business Law 5th Edition, September 2019.
Participated in International Bar Association, Tax Committee Panel on “Entering and Exiting Asia- Tax Implications”, Seoul Korea, September 2019.
“Thai Government Reduces Fees for Company Registration and Simplifies Registration Procedures” TAB, Journal of the American Chamber of Commerce inn Thailand, April 2019.
“Debt Equity Swap Rules in Thailand” Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, SMBC Global (online) Information (published in Japanese), March 2019.
“My 20 Years in Thailand” Arkansas Lawyer Magazine, May 2017.
Presentation “Investing Effectively in Thailand” and “Understanding Investment Regimes in Developing Asia and Avoiding Pitfalls” given to Hylands Law Firm and Zhonglun Law Firm in Shanghai, PRC, April 2017.
“Changes to Aircraft Age-Based Requirements Would Promote Thailand’s Competiveness” TAB Magazine, May 2017.
Doyle’s Practical Guide to Business Law in Asia 2nd Edition, Carolina Academic Press, July 2016.