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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December 12, 2017

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018: Tilleke & Gibbins Recognized in Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, and Myanmar

Chambers Asia-Pacific  has released the 2018 edition of its annual rankings of the leading law firms from 41 jurisdictions in the Asia-Pacific region, in which Tilleke & Gibbins has once...

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November 30, 2017

Legal 500 Lauds Tilleke & Gibbins with a Tier 1 Ranking in Laos

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific  has ranked Tilleke & Gibbins as a Tier 1 Leading Firm in Laos—a status only awarded to one other law firm in the country. The Legal 500  editorial remarked...

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November 29, 2017

Tilleke & Gibbins Wins Three Asialaw Firm of the Year Awards

Tilleke & Gibbins has received high accolades for its exceptional regional practice at the inaugural Asialaw Asia-Pacific Legal Practice Awards, where it was named Southeast Asia Firm of the Year...

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November 15, 2017

Asialaw Profiles 2018: Tilleke & Gibbins Recognized for Work in Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, and Myanmar

Tilleke & Gibbins’ four youngest offices have all been recognized as leading practices in their respective jurisdictions in Asialaw Profiles 2018, a guide to the Asia Pacific region’s leading...

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February 3, 2017

MIP Awards “Recommended” Status to Tilleke in Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar

The Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar offices of Tilleke & Gibbins have earned important praise for their IP practices in the latest comprehensive research from Managing Intellectual Property. In the...

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December 1, 2017

How to Hire and Fire in Laos: A Guide to Lao Labor Law

The enactment of the Labor Law, 2013 (No. 43/NA) in Laos introduced numerous new provisions that are applicable to Lao and foreign employees, as well as NGOs, international organizations, and...

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March 1, 2017

Intellectual Property in Laos: Registration, Protection, Commercialization

Tilleke & Gibbins’ Laos office is pleased to publish a new guide, Intellectual Property in Laos: Registration, Protection, Commercialization, for business operators who are new to the country....

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