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Tilleke & Gibbins (Laos)
NO. 302/1B, 3RD fLOOR, VIENG VANG TOWER
NIT 15 BOULICHAN ROAD, DONGPALAN THONG VILLAGE, SISATTANAK DISTRICT
VIENTIANE
Laos

Position

Head, Laos
Practice: Corporate/M&A, Compliance and Investigation, Regulatory Affairs, Intellectual Property

Career

Dino Santaniello is the head of Tilleke & Gibbins’ office in Laos. He has broad experience across many fields of law, including patents and trademarks, privacy and data protection, corporate establishment, licensing, and commercial transactions. Dino advises both domestic and international companies on legal matters in Laos and Thailand, and based on the strengths of his client service and legal expertise, is recognized as leading lawyer in Laos by Asialaw Leading LawyersChambers Asia-PacificIFLR 1000, and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

Prior to joining Tilleke & Gibbins, Dino worked as an in-house counsel in the insurance and oil and gas industries. During this time, he advised on corporate and commercial issues, as well as intellectual property matters such as trade secrets and restrictive covenants.

Dino has spent significant time in studying foreign languages with the aim of helping inbound investors entering into Asian markets. He is fluent in French, English, Lao, and Thai, and he is conversant in Korean.

Languages

French, English, Lao, Thai, Korean

Education

DJCE, Faculty of Law Paul Cézanne, Aix-Marseille III University

LLM, Faculty of Law Paul Cézanne, Aix-Marseille III University

LLB, Faculty of Law Paul Cézanne, Aix-Marseille III University

Lawyer Rankings

Laos > Leading firms

(Leading individuals)

Dino SantanielloTilleke & Gibbins (Laos)

Tilleke & Gibbins (Laos) acts for a litany of blue-chip multinational corporations with both established and emerging operations in the local Lao market, most notably in relation to large-scale energy and infrastructure projects, and in highly regulated industries such as TMT. Dino Santaniello is noted for his focus on patents, trade marks, privacy and data protection – underscoring the firm’s market-leading reputation for IP work. Bangkok-based Santhapat Periera regularly handles a range of Lao mandates, including recent finance and renewable energy matters. Saithong Rattana is a key contact for IP enforcement rights, counterfeiting, and labour law issues.