2023 Academy

A-Z Practical Information

Airport Transfers

Please ensure that you have provided your arrival and departure flight times prior to the event in order that transfers can be arranged. Participants will be grouped according to flight times for transfers.

Upon arrival at Chiang Mai airport, you will be met by your driver at the international gate holding a sign with the Multilaw logo and your name. In the event you cannot find the driver, please contact either Ned on Tel No: +66-8-29022888 Email: [email protected].

Please note that the Veranda High Resort desk at the airport is not included in these pre-arranged transfers and if you choose to use their transfer service you will be charged by the hotel.

Check-in/Check-out Times


Check in is from 2.00pm on Sunday 30 July


All participants must check out by 12.00pm on Saturday 5 August.

If you require a late check-out you must request this on arrival (extra charges will apply).

Dress Code

Smart casual dress is suitable to all sessions, dinners (Sunday to Thursday) However, smart attire (i.e. jacket and tie for men and smart outfit for women) is essential for the Friday evening dinner. In August, the weather in Chiang Mai can be variable and so a jacket is recommended for evenings.

For taking part in the Thursday afternoon pro bono activity please bring with you some old clothing suitable for handcrafts jobs.


220 volts (50 cycles) is the standard electrical current and a 3-pinned adapter may be required.


Multilaw is committed to providing services of the highest quality and to providing its members with the opportunity to improve their professional skills and service to clients, highlight their practices and interact with other members. We would like your feedback as to how successful the 2023 Academy was in satisfying these objectives.

Please take a few minutes to answer the questionnaire about the 2023 Academy and return it to Olivia Tofts before leaving the meeting room at the end of the sessions on Friday. The questionnaire covers each topic from the week and previous participants have found that it is helpful to complete the relevant part as they go along, rather than remember everything they wanted to say on the Friday.

Getting There

All participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to Chiang Mai, however an airport transfer will be arranged for everyone upon arrival and departure (please see Airport Transfers) and we will let participants know if they are arriving on the same flight as other participants. Chiang Mai’s airport is approximately 30 minutes by taxi to Veranda High Resort.


The standard of hygiene is generally satisfactory, but you should not drink the tap water (though it can be used for brushing teeth). You should be careful with the food from food stalls or in simple restaurants. Eat only things that have been thoroughly cooked and are served really hot.

Chiang Mai and Bangkok are malaria-free, but if you plan to do trekking tours in the hills, you should take a prophylactic drug. If you are travelling further afield then vaccinations against tetanus and hepatitis are also advisable.

Leisure Activities

Please note that the Academy programme is a week-long working schedule and there will not be time for sightseeing or other leisure activities outside of the advertised social functions during the week therefore it is advised that if you wish to tour the location should extend your stay after the programme finishes at your own cost.

Meals and Dietary Requirements

If you have any special dietary needs but have not informed us previously, please notify Olivia Tofts as soon as possible. There is no formal seating plan for lunches or dinners.

Temperature and Clothing

The south-west monsoon usually arrives from India at the end of May and lasts until November, with rainfall generally being heaviest in September. The rainy season however does not mean drizzle for days on end. The normal pattern over recent years has been clear mornings (with better-than-dry- season visibility and mountain views), clouds in the afternoon and subsequent rain, dry evenings and occasional rain at night.

Year round the air in Chiang Mai is less humid than in other parts of the country and is the main reason why the air seems more pleasant here. Moreover, the temperature difference between day and night and between the seasons is greater than in the other regions, so a jacket is recommended for evenings. Please see the dress code section for details on what to wear.


The time in Chiang Mai is GMT +7. The country does not observe daylight savings.


Most restaurants add a 10% service charge to the bill but an additional 5 to 10% may be given, where deserved. When a service charge is not automatic, 10% is acceptable. Small tips may also be given to taxi drivers, bellboys, or room maids.


Veranda Chiang Mai The High Resort
192 Moo Ban Pong, Hangdong, Chiang Mai, 50230