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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.

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Philippine Chapter of Getting the Deal Through: Vertical Agreements 2018

Getting the Deal Through has published the twelfth edition of Vertical Agreements, which is available in print, as an e-book, and online. The Philippine chapter was contributed by SyCipLaw partners Arlene M. Maneja and Franco Aristotle G. Larcina.

Client Alert: SyCipLaw secures 1st merger clearance from PCC

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has issued its first merger clearance under the implementing rules and regulations of the Philippine Competition Act. The clearance was for the proposed acquisition by Sanofi of the CHC business of Boehringer Ingelham. SyCipLaw acted as Philippine antitrust counsel to Sanofi.

Philippine Competition Commission Issues Transitory Rules for Mergers and Acquisition

On February 12, 2016, the recently constituted Philippine Competition Commission (“PCC”), which was created under the Philippine Competition Act (Republic Act 10667 or the “PCA”), issued Memorandum Circular No. 16-001, Series of 2016 (the “Transitory Rules”), which provides for the transitory rules and guidelines relating to mergers and acquisitions that were, or are to be, executed or otherwise implemented after the effectivity of the PCA on August 8, 2015 but before the effectivity of its implementing rules and regulations (the “PCA IRR”). Given the special nature of transactions effected through the Philippine Stock Exchange, the Transitory Rules will not cover such transactions and will be covered by a separate issuance by the PCC.

Philippine Competition Commission Issues Transitory Rules on PSE-related Mergers and Acquisitions

On February 16, 2016, the recently constituted Philippine Competition Commission (“PCC”), which was created under the Philippine Competition Act (Republic Act 10667 or the “PCA”), issued Memorandum Circular No. 16-002, Series of 2016 (the “PSE Transitory Rules”), which provides for the transitory rules and guidelines relating to mergers and acquisitions that were, or are to be, executed or otherwise implemented through the Philippine Stock Exchange (“PSE”) and after the effectivity of the PCA on August 8, 2015 but before the effectivity of its implementing rules and regulations (the “PCA IRR”).

ALB: “Cartel Crackdown”

The November 2015 issue of the Asian Legal Business (ALB) Asia Edition includes an article by Ranajit Dam on the Philippine Competition Law entitled “Cartel Crackdown.” SyCipLaw partner Arlene M. Maneja was interviewed for the article, which is found on pages 46-47.

Appointment of Commissioners to Philippine Competition Authority

The first set of commissioners to constitute the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has just been appointed. The PCC, a five member body created by the Philippine Competition Act (passed into law in July 21, 2015), is mandated to implement the national competition policy. Vested with a broad range of powers, it can conduct administrative inquiries, institute civil or criminal proceedings before the courts, and review proposed mergers and acquisitions.

IFLR: “Philippines: Competition law enacted”

The September 2015 issue of the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) included an international briefing article by SyCipLaw partner Arlene M. Maneja entitled “Competition law enacted.”

IFLR: “Philippines: Competition law enacted”

The September 2015 issue of the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) included an international briefing article by SyCipLaw partner Arlene M. Maneja entitled “Competition law enacted.”

Competition Bulletin: New Philippine Competition Act

The Philippines recently enacted Republic Act 10667 or the Philippine Competition Act which defines, prohibits and penalizes anti-competitive agreements, abuse of dominant position, and anti-competitive mergers and acquisitions.

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