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Chad Dowle

Principal, Thailand General Manager


+852 2302 0832


Chad is a Principal and General Manager of our Thailand business.

Chad is a specialist in international portfolio management, with expertise in supporting clients to achieve their brand aims in markets around the world.

Chad has practiced both in-house and as a trusted external counsel. His current practice focuses on multi-jurisdictional trade mark portfolios and encompasses the strategy behind portfolio creation, brand clearance, protection and enforcement.

Chad works with our trade mark portfolio experts across the Rouse Network and strategic partners, with a particular focus on South East Asia, to deliver commercial and practical advice and analysis to clients in-market and approaching from other jurisdictions.

Apart from advising on portfolio management and general IP strategies, Chad has experience in a range of media and digital issues in developing markets, including strict legal and regulatory compliance as well as more practical concerns such as brand awareness on social media and cultural sensitivity in advertising.

Previously, Chad was Country Manager of our UAE office, and Global Head of our Media, Advertising and Digital practice.


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Chad regularly advises big player clients from a range of spheres, including logistics and transport, financial services, hospitality, and the beauty industries of the full range of day-to-day issues relevant to the management of international trade mark portfolios.


  • BA (Ancient History), Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

  • LLB, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

  • Diploma of Legal Practice, College of Law, Sydney, Australia

  • Previously enrolled as a Solicitor by the Law Society in New South Wales, Australia (2000)


  • International Trade Mark Association


  • MIP IP Stars, 2022: Listed as Notable Practitioner
  • Who's Who Legal Trademarks, 2020: Recommended/Leading Practitioner
  • Chambers Global, 2019: Expert based abroad
  • MIP IP Stars, 2016 - 2019: Listed as IP Star for trade marks
  • Chambers Global, 2016 - 2018: Band 3
  • Legal 500, 2018: Listed as Recommended Lawyer
  • WTR 1000, 2017 2018: Ranked Silver
  • Legal 500 EMEA, 2017: Listed as Recommended Lawyer
  • WTR 1000, 2016: Ranked Silver
  • Client Choice Award 2016: Exclusive winner of Intellectual Property-Trademarks category for UAE
  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2016: Listed as a Recommended Lawyer
  • Who's Who Legal Trademarks 2015: Ranked in the UAE - maintains a "stellar reputation" for his work on brand protection programmes for multinational clients in the Middle East and North Africa
  • Legal 500 EMEA, 2015: Listed as a Recommended Lawyer
  • WTR 1000, 2015: Ranked Silver
  • Who's Who Legal, 2014: “tremendous understanding” of the Middle East and North Africa region and clients value his  “business nous and sound legal knowledge”.
  • Chambers Global, 2013: Listed as a 'Leader in their field'

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