Thidaporn (Thida) Sirithaporn is a PhD candidate at the Amsterdam Centre for Tax Law (ACTL) since 2012, conducting research within the scope of the ACTL research programme on Tax Sovereignty versus Globalisation led by Prof.Dr.Dennis Weber. Her research focuses on the influence of regional tax integration on national tax sovereignty with the core objective being to try and establish sound principles for a regional tax regulatory framework model within ASEAN by analysing the relationship between regional tax regulatory framework and its influence on national tax sovereignty drawing from the experiences of the EU which has most closely integrated. The significance therefore of the thesis will be to examine this dynamic and contribute to the extant literature relating to tax integration frameworks for regional trade blocs. It would also attempt to provide practical and reasoned proposals for relevant ASEAN authorities.
Thida obtained her LLB (first class honours) from
Chulalongkorn University, Thailand in 2003, she majored in
business law. After obtaining her bachelor degree, she obtained
her LLMs from both the University of Cambridge, UK (2005) and
the University of Virginia, USA (2006) focusing her studies on
business laws with an emphasis on competition laws.
In 2008, Thida was appointed as a permanent member of the law faculty at Chulalongkorn University and lectured in various courses, for example, Law on Business Organisations, Competition Law, International Trade Law etc. In 2009, she was appointed as the deputy director of the LLM (Finance and Tax Law) programme. In this capacity she had the opportunity to engage with professional and fellow academics in research projects for a number of Thai government departments including: the Ministry of Commerce - the initial project focused on the extent to which modification of Thai domestic trade laws and regulations would be necessitated to support existing and upcoming free trade negotiation/flow. A second project was an investigation of the extent to which Thai competition law regarding the process of filing the complaint needed amending through a case study of EU regulations; Minister of Industry - the project involved providing guidelines for drafting/amending the current law to promote outward foreign direct investment; National Broadcasting Telecommunication Commission - involved in drafting regulations pertaining to foreign ownership and control within the telecommunication sector.