ILAWASIA announces appointment of Dr. Pollawat Suppattarasaet, as Partner.

ILAWASIA announces appointment of Dr. Pollawat Suppattarasaet, as Partner.

[Bangkok, 5 March 2024] ILAWASIA is pleased to announce a significant addition to its leadership team with the appointment of Dr.Pollawat Suppattarasaet as an Intellectual Property (IP) Partner. This strategic move reinforces ILAWASIA’s commitment to excellence and innovation in the field.

Dr. Pollawat brings a wealth of experience and expertise in intellectual property law, making him an invaluable asset to the firm. With an impressive background in IP law, he is poised to contribute to ILAWASIA’s continued success and growth.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Pollawat Suppattarasaet to our team as an IP Partner,” said Somphob Rodboon, Managing Partner. “His extensive knowledge and proven track record in the IP domain align seamlessly with our commitment to delivering top-notch legal services. Dr. Pollawat’s presence will undoubtedly strengthen our capabilities and enhance the value we provide to our clients.”

Dr. Pollawat Suppattarasaet holds Doctor of Public Administration Program, and LL.M. in International Law; certifies as Registered Patent Agent by the Department of Intellectual Property Department; appoints as Intellectual Property Committee of Eastern Science Park, Burapha University, appoints as Honorary Expert of National Innovation Agency, Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research, and Innovation of Thailand; appoints as President of Legal Development and Assistance for SMEs Committee, The Federation Thai SMEs; and his previous experience includes trademark, industrial design, invention patent and copyright including prosecution, opposition, counterstatement, and appeal. His current practice is mainly focused on reviewing and advising clients on Trademark License Agreement, Non-disclosure Agreement (NDA), Confidentiality Agreement, Distribution Agreement, Co-Existence Agreement (for overseas cases) and other agreements concerning intellectual property as needed.

His deep understanding of the intricacies of intellectual property law positions him as a leader in navigating the evolving landscape of IP rights and protections.

“I am excited to join ILAWASIA and be a part of a team that is renowned for its dedication to legal excellence,” said Dr. Pollawat Suppattarasaet. “I look forward to contributing my skills and knowledge to further elevate the firm’s standing in the realm of intellectual property law.”

This appointment marks a significant milestone for ILAWASIA in 2024, solidifying its position as a leading player in the legal industry. The firm remains committed to attracting top talent and fostering an environment of continuous growth and success.

ILAWASIA celebrates International Women's Day - 2024

On 8th March, we honor and celebrate the incredible achievements of women worldwide. It’s a day to recognize the progress made towards gender equality and to reaffirm our commitment to creating a world where every woman and girl can thrive, free from discrimination and barriers.

On this special day, let’s celebrate the diverse contributions of women in every aspect of society – from politics to science, from arts to business, and beyond. Let’s also acknowledge the ongoing challenges that many women still face and work together to overcome them.

Together, let’s continue to advocate for gender equity, empower women and girls, and build a more inclusive and equitable world for all.

Our attorneys celebrate the significance of the day by sharing their unique perspective on this important day.

Kridtaporn Sirisereephap, Senior Associate (Litigation)

shares her thoughts on the importance of International Women’s Day:

“The firm has provided significant support in encouraging women attorneys to work on cases equivalent to those handled by male attorneys, thereby encouraging them to express their knowledge and abilities. We have consistently received excellent support from our managing partner. It is valuable to have the chance and expertise in a field where male attorneys are majority in court proceedings.”

Kanyamol Phupapeiw, Senior Associate (Litigation)

shares her thoughts on the importance of International Women’s Day:

“The value of being a woman is incomparable, as within every woman resides limitless strength and capabilities, free from any constraints.”

Nannapas Phatcharakeatkanok, Senior Associate (Corporate)

shares her thoughts on the importance of International Women’s Day:

“Within the legal realm, women bring invaluable perspectives, enriching our team’s strategy, empathy, and diligence. As a senior lawyer, I recognize and cherish the indispensable contributions of women, shaping a more just and equitable world. Happy Women’s Day!”

Thanapha Phetkeereeskul, Senior Associate (Intellectual Property)

shares her thoughts on the importance of International Women’s Day:

“The workplace is better when we support and encourage each other. We come from different backgrounds with different life experiences and perspectives. This diversity adds value to what we bring to the table. The most rewarding part of my job is working with people of all genders. We listen to opinions, value every contribution and make sure that all are considered equally.”

Htar Su May, Senior Associate, ILAW MYANMAR CO., LTD.

shares her thoughts on the importance of International Women’s Day:

“We appreciate the empowerment of women in the world, especially our mothers. Every mother has the power to change the world. The role of women in society is very important. The good upbringing of children by mothers is an important role for the development of society and country.”

Viphavanh Syharath, Associate, ILAW LAOS CO., LTD.

shares her thoughts on the importance of International Women’s Day:

“In order to achieve true fairness, it’s essential to guarantee access to opportunities and resources that are equitable, considering various circumstances. Equity is necessary to guarantee equality.”

#InternationalWomensDay #IWD #IWD2024 #ILAWASIA


shares her thoughts on the importance of International Women’s Day:

“Women play an indispensable and multifaceted role in bolstering the economy and fostering sustainable growth and development within the nation.”

Certificate of Appreciation to our Cambodian Partner

Thrilled to announce that Vicheka Lay, Partner, ILAW CAMBODIA LAW OFFICE, has been recognized by the World Bank Group as an expert contributor to Business Ready 2024! 🌐🏆 His dedication and expertise have earned him a well-deserved Certificate of Appreciation.
Congratulations on this remarkable achievement!
#BusinessReady2024 #ExpertRecognition #WorldBankGroup

Asia IP Publishing unveils the top 10 IP Experts of Laos for 2023

Somphob Rodboon, Managing Partner of ILAW LAOS CO., LTD., Named Among Top 10 IP Experts of Laos for 2023 by Asia IP Publishing

We are proud to announce that Somphob Rodboon, our esteemed Managing Partner, has been recognized as one of the top 10 Intellectual Property (IP) experts in Laos for the year 2023 by Asia IP Publishing. This prestigious accolade is a testament to Somphob’s dedication, expertise, and outstanding contributions to the field of Intellectual Property.

The selection process involved extensive interviews with corporate counsel and significant feedback from IP practitioners, ensuring that the list profiles leading IP lawyers in Laos. Somphob’s inclusion in this esteemed list is a reflection of his deep understanding of IP law and his commitment to delivering exceptional legal services to our clients.

ILAW LAOS CO., LTD., as part of ILAWASIA, is officially certified by the Intellectual Property Department of Laos as an Intellectual Property Agency. This certification underscores our commitment to providing comprehensive and reliable IP services to our clients.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Somphob Rodboon on this well-deserved recognition and look forward to his continued success in the field of Intellectual Property.

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Vicheka Lay has been appointed as a member of Young ICCA

ILAWASIA is delighted to share the news that attorney Vicheka Lay, esteemed partner of ILAW Cambodia Law Office, has been officially appointed as a member of Young ICCA, the eminent arbitration knowledge and skills network dedicated to nurturing young practitioners in the intricate realm of international arbitration. This confirmation not only reflects Vicheka Lay’s dedication and expertise but also underscores ILAW Cambodia Law Office’s commitment to advancing its practice in commercial arbitration.

As a member of Young ICCA, Vicheka Lay joins a prestigious cohort of emerging professionals from diverse backgrounds, contributing to the vibrant exchange of ideas and experiences in the field of arbitration. This affiliation not only enriches Vicheka Lay’s professional journey but also enhances ILAW Cambodia Law Office’s standing within the global arbitration community.

ILAW Cambodia Law Office is poised to leverage this significant milestone to further strengthen its capabilities and expand its footprint in commercial arbitration. With Vicheka Lay’s membership in Young ICCA, the firm reaffirms its dedication to delivering exceptional legal services and staying at the forefront of developments in international arbitration.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Vicheka Lay on this achievement and look forward to witnessing the continued growth and success of ILAW Cambodia Law Office in the dynamic arena of commercial arbitration.

ILAWASIA Recognized in World Trademark Review for the First Time, Achieving Bronze Tier Ranking for Thailand Jurisdiction.

[Bangkok, 14 February 2024] – ILAWASIA, a prominent law firm specializing in trademark law, has reached a significant milestone with its inaugural recognition by the esteemed World Trademark Review (WTR). We are pleased to announce that ILAWASIA has been ranked in the Bronze tier for Thailand jurisdiction in the WTR 1000 2024, affirming our standing as a leading firm in the region for trademark expertise.

The WTR 1000, known as the World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, is a prestigious guide that identifies top trademark professionals across key jurisdictions worldwide. Focusing exclusively on trademark practice, the WTR 1000 has established itself as the definitive resource for those seeking unparalleled legal trademark expertise.

This recognition by the World Trademark Review underscores ILAWASIA’s commitment to excellence and dedication to providing exceptional legal services to our clients. Cementing our position in the Bronze tier for Thailand jurisdiction reflects the hard work and expertise of our team in navigating complex trademark matters and delivering optimal outcomes for our clients.

“We are honored to receive this recognition from the World Trademark Review,” said Somphob Rodboon, Managing Partner at ILAWASIA. “It validates our unwavering commitment to providing top-notch trademark legal services and further solidifies our reputation as a leading firm in the region.”

ILAWASIA extends its gratitude to our clients for their trust and support, as well as to the World Trademark Review for this prestigious acknowledgment.



ILAWASIA is a renowned law firm specializing in trademark law, serving clients across various industries with expertise, dedication, and integrity. With a focus on providing exceptional legal services and achieving optimal outcomes for our clients, ILAWASIA is committed to excellence in trademark practice.

PRESS RELEASE: ILAW LAOS CO., LTD. recognized as a Leading Firm in Tier 2 of Lao PDR by The Legal 500.

[Bangkok, 17 January 2024] – ILAW LAOS CO., LTD., a premier legal services provider in Lao PDR, has achieved significant recognition as one of the leading firms in Tier 2 according to the prestigious Legal500 survey. This acknowledgment underscores the firm’s commitment to excellence in providing legal solutions and reinforces its standing as a key player in the legal landscape of the region. The announcement can be accessed via this link.

Specializing in facilitating investment promotion between domestic and foreign investors, ILAW LAOS CO., LTD. has demonstrated unparalleled expertise in a wide range of legal areas. The firm’s core practice areas include corporate and commercial matters, labor and employment cases, intellectual property issues, and meticulous contract and agreement drafting.

Managing Partner Somphob Rodboon, at the helm of ILAW LAOS CO., LTD., has played a pivotal role in the firm’s success. His extensive experience in handling litigation and disputes related to corporate, commercial, and intellectual property issues has been a cornerstone in establishing the firm as a reliable legal partner for clients seeking comprehensive legal solutions.

The Legal500 survey has consistently recognized ILAW LAOS CO., LTD. for its dedication to providing top-tier legal services. The firm’s commitment to excellence, coupled with its adept handling of complex legal matters, has propelled it into the upper echelons of the legal landscape in Lao PDR.

Key member of the ILAW LAOS CO., LTD. team, Associate Viphavanh Syharath, has also been highlighted as a significant contributor to the firm’s success. Her expertise adds depth to the firm’s capabilities, further strengthening its position as a leading legal service provider.

ILAW LAOS CO., LTD. remains dedicated to serving its clients with the highest standards of professionalism and legal acumen. The firm’s success in the Legal500 survey serves as a testament to its unwavering commitment to excellence and its ability to consistently deliver outstanding results for its clients.

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ILAW LAOS CO., LTD. was established in January 2021 and registered with the Ministry of Industry and Commerce under the enterprise number 01-00024891. The firm is located at Vientiane, Lao PDR and was founded by Somphob Rodboon. The firm is a branch office of its parent company, ILAWASIA CO., LTD., which has been based in Bangkok, Thailand for over a decade.

Recently, ILAW LAOS CO., LTD was chosen as Notable firm in the General Business Law practice area to the asialaw 2023 rankings, a legal directory featuring comprehensive analysis on Asia’s regional and domestic firms.

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National Authority for Alternative Dispute Resolution of Cambodia

On 2nd November 2023, the King of the Royal Government of Cambodia issued the Royal Decree No. NS/RKT/1123/2381 on the Establishment, Organization and Functioning of the National Authority for Alternative Dispute Resolution (Royal Decree or this Royal Decree).

This Royal Decree aims to be additional mechanism to the existing dispute resolution system in Cambodia and it aims to promote the quality, efficiency and swiftness of dispute resolution, via reconciliation outside the court system. This Royal Decree also aims to reduce the case jam at the Cambodian courts and push the dispute resolution system nearer to the people in the community.

The National Authority for Alternative Dispute Resolution (NAADR) shall have jurisdiction on civil, commercial and other disputes via reconciliation between the parties, except for the disputes which cannot be subject to conciliation as determined by laws. This NAADR shall be resided over by a Deputy Prime Minister and other relevant members.

NAADR shall have some of these roles and responsibilities, including preparing policy, strategic plan, principle, mechanism and other regulations for alternative dispute resolution; impose the ethnical code and other dispute resolution mechanisms; accept disputes for resolutions; follow up; issuing report and other roles provided by the Head of the Royal Government.

Dispute resolution in the framework of NAADR shall be conducted through conciliation. Disputes that are subject to conciliation within the authority of the NAADR including civil, commercial, and other disputes based on the laws shall be ended depending on the free will of the disputing parties. Conciliation within the framework of the NAADR could not be conducted for a criminal offense, except permitted by laws.

NAADR may review and resolve complaints of natural or legal persons in accordance with the conditions set out in this Royal Decree. After completing conciliation, NAADR shall prepare a report of the outcome of the conciliation for the court that referred the case to the NAADR.

In the event that the dispute cannot be resolved by conciliation, NAADR shall refer the case back to the court to resume the proceedings in accordance with the applicable laws and procedures. The disputing parties shall also have the right to request the court to resume the proceedings in the event that the disputing parties perceive that the conciliation at the NAADR would not be appropriate.

Leverage IP for PromotinWomen Entrepreneurs in Cambodia: Branding and Product Development, and Commercialization

Women play a key role in global business growth, particularly in the wholesale, retail, government, and social services sectors. Despite representing one-third of creative entrepreneurs, they are notably underrepresented in the Information and Computer Technology (ICT) sector, which is a major area for investment worldwide. Women are even less represented in business in lower-income areas compared to higher-income ones. The overall environment for women entrepreneurs is generally considered low in most countries, affecting their interest and participation levels, especially in highly skilled sectors.

1) IP amount Women Entrepreneur
Businesses that women own are less related to intellectual property than businesses that are owned by men. Business the male-owned company has twice as many patents as the female-owned business.
Thirteen of the 20 women-owned businesses are non-intellectual property, and most are intellectual property. In particular, the protection of intellectual property is a common factor in businesses such as the information industry, corporate and enterprise management, manufacturers and educational services.

2) What are the main influences and barriers that prevent women from becoming innovative?

Several key factors and obstacles hinder women’s path to innovation. First, low employment rates among women mean fewer get the chance to contribute their talents. Lack of exposure to female role models as innovators is a major factor which discourages children from pursuing these paths. Lack of representation of women in STEM filed (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) is also a major factor in gender inequality in innovation and patenting. Discrimination, gender bias, socio-cultural norms and expectations hinder women’s success. Additionally, women often face challenges in accessing necessary resources and networks, as well as receiving adequate guidance and training for growth. These combined influences significantly impede women’s potential to innovate.

Example: A large percentage indicate that women in the STEM sector have left their jobs due to bias in job opportunities or lack of support. On the other hand, for women who do not have a patent for their invention, they often face the consequences of seeking funding for various products.

3) Strengthening Women’s Entrepreneurship and IP
To support the full participation of women in the field of intellectual property, which is a key factor in promoting innovation, policymakers need to create an economic and social environment that encourages women entrepreneurs. We need to focus on strengthening, protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights.

Strategies to empower women entrepreneurs in IP include (but are not limited to): encouraging women’s participation in STEM education, providing universal support for female scientists, promoting gender equality, simplifying and reducing costs in manufacturing, and bolstering national support for female entrepreneurs, innovators, and startups. Additionally, establishing networks for communication, collaboration, and learning is crucial.

4) Branding and Product Development
Branding is how a company presents itself in the market, encompassing its values, mission, vision, and logo. Brands help differentiate products and services from one company to other. Brands also help build customer trust. Effective branding helps build loyalty among customers and strengthens public perception.

Product development involves designing and creating products that fulfill customer needs and contribute to business profitability. To ensure the success of product and brand development strategies, it is crucial to continually assess and improve the quality based on customer feedback and market trends. Adapting and refining the strategy is key. To build a successful brand and develop products using intellectual property, it is essential to thoroughly understand your target market, including their needs and expectations. This involves conducting market research, analyzing competition, and understanding pricing structures. Once you have established this foundation, businesses can proceed with their branding and product development strategies. By aligning these strategies with their unique strengths and core values, businesses can effectively respond to customer needs and differentiate themselves in the market.

5) Conclusion
Women play an important role in the field of intellectual property, yet they remain underrepresented compared to men. To address this imbalance, it is crucial to promote integrated and diverse ecosystems that support women with essential knowledge, skills, resources, in order to achieve their goals. Utilizing intellectual property strategically can help women build strong brand reputations and develop innovative products, emphasizing the unique role of female entrepreneurs in the market.

PRESS RELEASE: ILAWASIA announces appointment of Tanadee Pantumkomon, as Partner


We are pleased to announce that Tanadee Pantumkomon has been appointed to ILAWASIA as Partner.

With a decade of experience, Tanadee advises and represents clients across a wide range of industry sectors, including state-owned enterprises, public and private companies in their cross-border transactions.

Tanadee oversees the firm’s Power, Energy, and Major Projects practice in Thailand and internationally with his deep knowledges on petroleum, mining, construction contracts, and environment laws.

Tanadee also engages in a variety of corporate and commercial affairs, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and compliance-related matters. He also advises on taxation, project finance, telecommunication, and various commercial work.

Furthermore, his legal experience includes coverage of transactional, medical, cannabis, and pharmaceutical law.

Somphob Rodboon, Managing Partner, commented on this appointment that “We are delighted that Tanadee has joined our firm. This new appointment demonstrates our commitment to developing a high-performing and diverse leader with deep local knowledge in our new practice group of Power, Energy, and Major Projects, M&A, and Taxation.”

Full CV of Tanadee can be retrieved at this link.


ILAWASIA CO., LTD. (The Firm) established in 2011; Recently, the firm has been recognized as d-lawfirm Membership of the Digital Economy Promotion Agency (depa) of Thailand, effective April 30, 2023, to April 30, 2026. This recognition is in accordance with the Notification of the Digital Economy Promotion Agency regarding the Criteria for the Qualifications of Agencies Applying for Registration of Legal Services Providers, dated March 3, 2023, in which ILAWASIA met all legal requirements. Moreover, our partners and attorneys have been recognized by the Legal 500 since 2021 to present.

To fulfill the client’s request and to embrace the opportunity, ILAWASIA Co., Ltd. introduced legal services for Power, Energy, and Major Projects; M&A; and Taxation in 2024, and led by Tanadee Pantumkomon.

Power, Energy & Major Projects
The firm provides major projects and project financing advice to sponsors, project and construction (EPC contract of major projects and energy projects) businesses, governments, and lenders worldwide.

The firm assists clients at all stages of their deals, including deal structure (including asset carve-out), tax planning, negotiation, closing, and post-transaction restructuring and integration. The firm also combines tax, employment, intellectual property, foreign investment, and commercial expertise to manage all legal and regulatory consequences of a transaction in order to decrease business risk and provide a comprehensive, high-value solution.

The firm provide comprehensive legal advice covering all areas of tax law to helping clients achieve their business objectives, obtain tax benefits, and reduce tax responsibilities and liabilities. The firm also advise on various tax matters including income tax, excise tax, customs tax, specific business tax, property and land tax, double tax treaties, stamp duties, etc. Our experience includes advising on tax planning, international tax and transfer pricing, and tax investigations and litigation.