Moulis Legal presents on procurement liberalisation at Thai Government seminar
Anna Plotkin, Senior Associate, and Jane Drake-Brockman, Consultant to Moulis Legal, presented the findings of a six-month study on opportunities for government procurement liberalisation at the Amari Watergate Hotel in Bangkok on 7 August 2008. The high-level seminar was opened by Mr Suchart Thadatamrongvej, Deputy Minister of Finance. It was attended by representatives of the Department of International Trade Negotiation, the Ministry of Commerce, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Thai Chamber of Commerce, the Federation of Thai Industries, and the Thailand Development Research Institute, and was moderated by the Comptroller General’s Department. Moulis Legal’s participation, in association with colleague law firm Hunton & Williams, is part of a wider project sponsored by the Thai Ministry of Finance which is investigating the challenges and opportunities for government procurement liberalisation under international agreements. The final report prepared by Hunton & Williams and Moulis Legal, taking into account discussion and views presented at the seminar, will now be completed and presented to the Thai Government.