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Eusebio Tan leads the practice at Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw), with strong support from Judy Hao, Tadeo Hilado and Francisco Lim. The firm regularly advises BDO Capital as underwriter including recently on the PHP30m bond offering of SM Investments Corp as well as on Megaworld Corporation’s bond offering.

Manuel Gonzalez heads the capital markets practice at Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano, which provides dedicated services on the equity side and handles a wide spectrum of securities-related issues. Elmer Serrano acted for BDO Unibank on its $1.2bn stock rights offering completed in January 2017.

Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos provides expertise in due diligence and documentation of equity, debt, and hybrid securities issued by large Philippine corporations, including IPOs, reverse take-overs, follow-on offerings, and private placements. The firm also advises clients such as the Asian Development Bank and the Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission on regulatory compliance matters. Antonio Picazo is the key contact.

Elizabeth Opeña leads the capital markets practice at Quisumbing Torres, with strong support from Pearl Liu. The team has expertise in all elements of corporate and commercial transactions, and is well versed in the regulatory complexities of capital markets and securities transactions.

The team at Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles is experienced in advising clients on IPOs and regulatory issues; Agustin Montilla and Cynthia del Castillo are the partners to note.

The team at SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan is led by Marievic Ramos- Añonuevo, who specialises in addressing regulatory, compliance and practical issues in banking, finance, and securities transactions. The department has expertise in due diligence, documentation, negotiation, and advice on regulatory and procedural matters, and acts for a range of investment banks and local as well as multinational companies across various industries; key clients include Aboitiz Equity Ventures, BDO Capital Investment Corporation and Standard Chartered Bank.

Mel Macaraig at Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon & San Jose has expertise in capital markets and project finance, and is experienced in handling matters involving foreign investment, energy and corporate reorganisation.

Ma Elizabeth Peralta-Loriega is the key contact at Puno & Puno Law Offices, which counts First Gen Corporation among its key clients.

Ramil Bugayong leads the team Puyat Jacinto & Santos Law Offices, which acted for China Bank Capital Corporation and First Metro Investments Corporation in relation to the issuance of PHP5bn worth of corporate retail bonds by STI Education Services Group. The firm also counts Aboitiz Power Corporation, Rizal Bank, and BPI Capital Corporation among its key clients.

Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres Ibarra Sison & Damaso’s practice has experience in equity-linked issues and public offerings; Enrique Quiason and Ruelito Soriano are the partners to note.

The capital markets practice at Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law) is led by Raoul Angangco, Sylvette Tankiang, Franchette Acosta and Leonardo Singson, who are experienced in handling securities issuances, IPOs and regulatory compliance matters. Key clients include Filipino Fund, Jolliville Holdings, Philippine H2O Ventures Corporation and Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation.

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  • SyCipLaw TMT Bulletin: “More Philippine Data Privacy Act: Are you Ready for Phase II?”

    Controllers and processors who have completed Phase I registration with the National Privacy Commission (NPC) will now have to gear up for Phase II. Phase II involves providing the NPC certain information on the organization’s compliance with the Data Privacy Act (DPA).
  • Getting the Deal Through: Appeals 2017

    The Philippine chapter of Getting the Deal Through: Appeals 2017 was contributed by SyCipLaw partner Ramon G. Songco and associate Kathleen Kay A. de Guzman . The chapter provides key insight into the appellate stage of dispute resolution in the Philippines.
  • The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Patents 2018

    The Philippine chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Patents 2018 was contributed by SyCipLaw partners Enrique T. Manuel and Vida M. Panganiban-Alindogan . The chapter answers key questions on patent enforcement, patent amendment, licensing, patent term extension, patent prosecution and opposition, border control measures, and antitrust laws and inequitable conduct. It also gives an overview on current patent developments in the country.
  • IBA Taxes Committee: “Developments in Philippine Tax Laws and Regulations”

    The International Bar Association’s (IBA) Taxes Committee published its annual update on tax developments by jurisdiction for 2017. The 2017 update includes a Philippine report by SyCipLaw partner Hiyasmin H. Lapitan entitled “Developments in Philippine Tax Laws and Regulations”. The Philippine report summarizes recent updates related to tax treaty relief, passed-on gross receipts tax, alternative modes of paying taxes, reduction of real property tax on independent power producers, and case law, as well as upcoming tax reform developments.
  • ALB: “Enforcement Update: Philippine Competition Act”

    The August 2017 issue of the Asian Legal Business (ALB)  includes a Philippine regional update by SyCipLaw partner  Arlene M. Maneja entitled, “Enforcement Update: Philippine Competition Act”. The article summarizes the administrative, civil and criminal penalties that apply to companies that have yet to comply with the Philippine Competition Act (PCA). The transitional clause of the PCA to enable parties to renegotiate agreements or restructure their businesses to comply with the law expired on August 7, 2017.
  • CPO: “Philippines: To Be or Not To Be a Data Protection Officer (DPO)”

    Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) Magazine, an online publication owned by Data Privacy Asia, featured an article by SyCipLaw partner Rose Marie M. King-Dominguez . Entitled “Philippines: To Be or Not To Be a Data Protection Officer (DPO) ”, the article discusses the qualifications and responsibilities of a DPO as outlined in the Philippine Data Privacy Act of 2012. It also outlines difficulties companies may experience in the appointment of a DPO.
  • ALB: “Guidelines on Related Party Transactions for Insurers in the Philippines”

    The July 2017 issue of the Asian Legal Business (ALB) includes a Philippine regional update by SyCipLaw partner Hiyasmin H. Lapitan and associate Jo Margarette W. Remollo entitled, “Guidelines on Related Party Transactions for Insurers in the Philippines ”. The article summarizes the Insurance Commission’s compliance guidelines on related party transactions, as set out in Insurance Circular Letter No. 2017-29. The Circular covers insurers, reinsurers, branch offices of foreign insurers, mutual benefit associations, pre-need companies, and health maintenance organizations and their intermediaries.
  • Philippines Chapter in The Tax Disputes and Litigation Review - Edition 5

    The Philippines section of The Tax Disputes and Litigation Review - Edition 5 contains information on commencing disputes, including national and local taxes; courts and tribunals; penalties and remedies; tax claims, including recovering overpaid taxes, challenging administrative decisions, and claimants; costs; alternative dispute resolution; anti-avoidance; double taxation treaties; areas of focus; and outlook and conclusions. The section was contributed by SyCipLaw partner  Carina C. Laforteza  with support from associate  Mark Xavier D. Oyales .
  • IFLR: “Philippines: Acquiring insurance brokers”

    The April issue of the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) includes an international briefing article by SyCipLaw partner  Hiyasmin H. Lapitan  entitled “Philippines: Acquiring insurance brokers”. The article discusses the new requirement by the Philippine Insurance Commission (IC) for advance approval to acquire a stake in a Philippine corporation that is licensed as an insurance broker or reinsurance broker. This requirement is noted in the IC’s circular letter number 2017-09 dated February 14, 2017, which prescribes guidelines on the documentation requirements for acquiring a domestic insurance or reinsurance broker.
  • SyCipLaw Tax Bulletin: Philippine BIR Rules on Proper Tax Treatment of Passed-on Gross Receipts Tax

    On June 13, 2016, the then Commissioner of Internal Revenue issued Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 62-2016 purporting to clarify the proper tax treatment of percentage tax or gross receipts tax (GRT) due on transactions covered by Sections 1211 and 1222 of the Tax Code which are shifted through contractual stipulations to borrowers/customers/clients (“passed-on” GRT). Banks, non-bank financial intermediaries performing quasi-banking functions are subject to GRT under Section 121 while financing companies and other financial intermediaries not performing quasi-banking functions are subject to GRT under Section 122. The effectivity of this circular was suspended on July 1, 2016 by the new Commissioner of Internal Revenue. However, on November 15, 2016, the suspension was lifted by RMC No. 127-2016 rendering RMC No. 62-2016 effective immediately.

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