Thailand – SEC Merger, Takeovers Updates

Thailand – SEC Merger, Takeovers Updates

On 18 March 2022, Thai SEC updated securities/derivatives merger/takeovers/acquistion rules.

  • Thai SEC updated criteria for securities and derivatives operator mergers/takeovers/acquisitions.
  • Follows Thai SEC August 2020, issued rules on mergers, takeovers, and acquisitions.


  • Securities/derivatives business operators can apply for a license or pre-registration request to enable merged firms' continued operations once incorporation is complete.
  • Will enable companies resulting from mergers to conduct business and automatically transfer customers over, also enables investors to use services and make transactions.
  • Announced in Government Gazette on 11 February 2022, applies to all mergers types.


  • Applications can be submitted from 17 March 2022.