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An affidavit (also called Certificat de Coutunme) is an autographed statement made by our multilingual lawyers in Thailand, called affiant or deponent. It is a formal affirmation by a qualified person to do so by law, as a notary public or a lawyer defined "commissioner of oaths".
An affidavit is, therefore, a verified report containing a verification, under oath or penalty of perjury and serves as proof.
Our AFFIDAVITS can be presented to foreign officials as proof of evidence.
POWER OF ATTORNEY
A POA, acronym for Power of Attorney, is a "legal-tool", instrumental in giving a third party the power to represent somebody in his/her absence. We define the two main subjects as Grantor, or Principal (the person offering to somebody else the authority to serve him) and the Grantee or Agent, also defined as Attorney-in-Fact.
Some eminent jurists define the POA as a unilateral act. In fact, a Power of Attorney, even though is unilaterally revocable (many times we find wording as "I give my irrevocable POA to...", which is wrong and null), to be valid, needs to be " accepted" by the Attorney-in-Fact, the Agent, but it is not a contract (link a "His Majesty the Contract") and, most importantly, cannot be "endorsed" (transferred) to someone else. Only the Principal can confer a new POA to a different person.
Finally, a POA can be given to a Jurist Person, as a public entity, a company or a Foundation.
Particular Powers Of Attorneys are frequently conferred to a person such as a lawyer or company's executive to endorse documents on behalf of a company.