Chanon Sriphiphattanakun

Chanon Sriphiphattanakun is an associate in the Dispute Resolution Practice Group in the Bangkok office of Baker McKenzie.

In brief After more than half a century, Thailand is now proceeding to de-legislate criminal offenses related to the issuance of checks. The first Thai legislation prescribing criminal offenses arising from check issuance came into effect on 13 October 1954, making Thailand one of the few countries that impose criminal liability on the dishonest use of checks. While the 1954 law significantly deterred the public from using bad checks to commit fraud and other illegal…