Saithong Rattana

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Lao, English, Thai


MPM, Yunnan University of Finance and Economics

BA, Sanaphay English College

BA, National University of Laos

Saithong Rattana is an attorney-at-law in Tilleke & Gibbins’ Vientiane office. She has experience in a broad range of corporate and commercial matters, such as company registration, legal due diligence, and agreement preparation, as well as advising on foreign investment, property, immigration, and government relations. She also assists clients with the full range of intellectual property matters, including trademark registration, renewals, and more.

Prior to joining Tilleke & Gibbins, Saithong worked at an international law firm, where she assisted both domestic and international clients with different aspects of doing business in Laos. She is also familiar with the regulatory framework of the energy sector in Laos, having previously authored research papers on foreign investments in Lao hydropower and legal risk management in hydropower project contracting.

Saithong has participated in several regional forums on economic and trade development, with the aim of fostering business cooperation among investors in the region. She holds a lawyer's license issued by the Lao Ministry of Justice.

  • Advised international clients on corporate formation, business expansion, and relevant Lao laws and regulations. 

  • Assisted a number of companies from Hong Kong and Japan in establishing Representative Offices (RO) in Laos, including preparing applications, liaising with authorities, obtaining RO certificates, etc.

  • Conducted legal due diligence for a leading Indian company seeking to purchase a wood factory in Laos, including advising the client on legal risks and the actual value of the target company.

  • Successfully registered the trademarks of the subsidiary of a Hong Kong food services company in Laos.

  • Assisted expatriate workers from India, the Philippines, Sweden, and the United States in obtaining work permits and visas for employment in Laos.

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