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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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  • Philippine Chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Litigation & Dispute Resolution

    The International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG) to: Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2018 has been published. The Philippine chapter of the guide was contributed by SyCipLaw partners Ramon G. Songco and Anthony W. Dee . 
  • Lexology Aviation Navigator: Philippines

    The Philippine section of the Lexology Aviation Navigator is now online. The section was contributed by SyCipLaw partners Imelda A. Manguiat and Carina C. Laforteza, with support from senior associate Bhong Paulo A. Macasaet and associate Ma. Luisa D. Manalaysay-Sabornay . The chapter answers key questions on the regulatory framework, air carrier operations, consumer protection and liability, aircraft, accidents, airports, competition issues, dispute resolution, and recent developments and trends.
  • Philippine Chapter of Getting the Deal Through: Cybersecurity 2018

    The Philippine chapter of the Getting the Deal Through: Cybersecurity 2018 was contributed by SyCipLaw partner Rose Marie M. King-Dominguez , with support from senior associate Ruben P. Acebedo II . The chapter provides answers to key questions on the legal framework, best practice, enforcement, threat detection and reporting, and update and trends.
  • Getting the Deal Through: Country Focus 2017 - Philippines

    The Philippine chapter of the Getting the Deal Through: Country Focus 2017 was contributed by SyCipLaw partners Hiyasmin H. Lapitan and Franco Aristotle G. Larcina , and associates Anna Teresita A. Marcelo and Michael Trance Joseph M. Nuñez . The chapter provides answers to key questions on the legal landscape of the Philippines, including information on the legal framework, dispute resolution structure, foreign investment and trade, regulators, compliance laws, business operations, employment and intellectual property regulations in the country, among other resources.
  • ALB: “Arbitration under the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission of the Philippines”

    The October 2017 issue of the Asian Legal Business (ALB) includes a Philippine regional update contributed by SyCipLaw partner Ronald Mark C. Lleno entitled, “Arbitration under the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission of the Philippines”. The article provides an overview on the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission (CIAC), its jurisdiction over construction disputes in the Philippines, and some of the issues concerning CIAC arbitration.
  • Getting the Deal Through: Enforcement of Foreign Judgments 2018

    The Philippine chapter of Getting the Deal Through: Enforcement of Foreign Judgments 2018 was contributed by SyCipLaw partner Ricardo Ma. P.G. Ongkiko and associates Anthony Raphael V. Jacoba and Trisha Beverly C. Flores. The chapter provides expert analysis of key issues relating to the enforcement of foreign judgments. Topics covered include: treaties, regulations and conventions, limitation periods, types of enforceable order, competent courts, defenses, judicial requirements and procedures, significance of the enforcing jurisdiction’s public policy to the enforcement of foreign judgments, awards and enforcement process.
  • ALB: “Health is Wealth”

    The October 2017 issue of the Asian Legal Business (ALB) includes a Philippine regional update contributed by SyCipLaw partner Ronald Mark C. Lleno entitled, “Arbitration under the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission of the Philippines”. The article provides an overview on the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission (CIAC), its jurisdiction over construction disputes in the Philippines, and some of the issues concerning CIAC arbitration.
  • 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.

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