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This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

If your firm wishes to publish press releases or articles, please contact Shehab Khurshid on +44 (0) 207 396 5689 or shehab.khurshid@legalease.co.uk

 

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

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.

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.

Philippine Court of Appeals Denies Issuance of Environmental Protection Order Against Mining Company

In a decision issued on March 8, 2017, the Philippine Court of Appeals (CA) denied the petition by NGO Ang Aroroy ay Alagaan, Inc. and certain individuals, for the issuance of a writ of kalikasan against Filminera Resources Corporation, and its directors and officers. The petitioners have claimed that Filminera, which operates in the Philippine province of Masbate, had been causing environmental damage in the conduct of its mining operations in violation of local law, and that a writ of kalikasan should be issued.

ALB: “Single Entry Approach: Mandatory Conciliation and Mediation of Labor Disputes”

The July 2016 issue of the Asian Legal Business (ALB) Asia Edition included a regional update article entitled “Single Entry Approach: Mandatory Conciliation and Mediation of Labor Disputes”, contributed by SyCipLaw partner Marianne M. Miguel and SyCipLaw Associate Mary Grace L. Javier.

ABA: “Justice Antonio T. Carpio, Supreme Court of the Philippines, on the South China Sea Dispute?

The Fall 2015 issue of the American Bar Association (ABA) included an International Law News article entitled “Justice Antonio T. Carpio, Supreme Court of the Philippines, on the South China Sea Dispute” contributed by SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) Special Counsel Albert Vincent Y. Yu Chang.

IFLR: “Philippines: Foreign in personam summonses”

The December 2015 issue of the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) included an international briefing article entitled “Foreign in personam summonses.” The article was contributed by SyCipLaw partner Ramon G. Songco and associate Jenny Jean B. Domino.

ALB: "The New PDRCI Arbitration Rules"

Download a free copy of the ALB: "The New PDRCI Arbitration Rules" article by SyCipLaw partner and head of the Litigation Department Ricardo Ma. P.G. Ongkiko.

Dissension in the Court: July 2013

The article Dissension in the Court: July 2013 was contributed by SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan Partner, Rafael L. Encarnacion. The article gives us an insight on the petition for certiorari assailing the Commission on Elections of the Philippines' resolution to cancel the Certificate of Candidacy of Regina Ongsiako Reyes for the position of Representative of the district of Marinduque. 

The article from Lexoterica: A Philippine BLAWG is also
available for online viewing from the SyCipLaw website.

Bridging the Gap: Enhanced Basic Education through K-12

The article Bridging the Gap: Enhanced Basic Education through K-12 contributed by Ricardo Ma. P.G. Ongkiko talks about the new law regarding the Philippine Basic Education System which became effective on June 4, 2013. It includes information about its objectives, its salient features and the new procedure in training and hiring teachers.

The article is available for viewing at the SyCipLaw website. 

Philippine Supreme Court Microsite on the Hontiveros-Baraquel v. DENR Secretary

The Philippine Supreme Court has developed a microsite devoted to Hontiveros-Baraquel v. DENR Secretary (G.R. Nos. 181702 and 181703), which involves the constitutionality of the Philippine Mining Act. SyCipLaw represents OceanaGold. Visit the microsite for more information and to access the audio recordings of the four oral arguments.

 

Multilaw's New Foreign Judgment Enforcement Database

The Multinational Association of Independent Law Firms (Multilaw), through its Litigation Practice Group, has launched a new Foreign Judgment Enforcement Database, which contains information about "the basics" of enforcing foreign judgments in 49 countries and 20 US states. The Philippine section was contributed by SyCipLaw partner Anthony W. DeeVisit the Multilaw website to gain access to the complete database. 

 

Getting the Deal Through – Mediation 2013

Download a free copy of the Philippine section of Getting the Deal Through - Mediation 2013, which was contributed by SyCipLaw partner Ricardo Ma. P.G. Ongkiko, senior associate Joan A. de Venecia, and associate Jon Edmarc R. Castillo.

Product Liability 2010

What systems of product liability are available (i.e. liability in respect of damage to persons or property resulting from the supply of products found to be defective or faulty)? Is liability fault based, or strict, or both? Does contractual liability play any role? Can liability be imposed for breach of statutory obligations e.g. consumer fraud statutes?

Gifts and entertainment

What is the source of anti-coruption laws/regulations and/or other related local regulatory guidance in relation to the following types of activity: gists, meals, entertainment, travel, sponsored training/conferences and other similar hospitality events?

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