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Regina Geraldez leads the team at Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw), which acts for clients including MCE Leisure Philippines Corporation, Henkel Asia Pacific Service Centre and Allegro Microsystems Philippines.

Since Ricardo Castro’s retirement in 2015, Miguel Galvez has been leading the department at Quisumbing Torres. The practice assists multinational companies with procuring work permits and visitor visas.

Jointly led by Enriquito Mendoza and Maria Sison-Go, Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles’ labour and immigration team advises clients on their immigration requirements as overseas employers.

Reynaldo Gatmaitan’s department at Siguion Reyna, Montecillo & Ongsiako acts for foreign clients and expatriates. It handles visa applications, work permits, certificates of residence and emigration clearance certificates.

The key partner at SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan is Rodelle Bolante. The team assisted Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy with processing work visas and permits for the firm’s Philippines-based clients.

Jose Cochingyan III heads the practice at Cochingyan & Peralta Law Offices, which assists multinational companies and foreign entrepreneurs with procuring work permits and visas for their expatriate employees.

Rosa Bagtas leads Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia’s ‘very efficient’ and ‘well-managed’ team, which provides ‘comprehensive information and easy-to-follow instructions’.

The team at Fortun Narvasa & Salazar is headed by Roderick Salazar III, with support from Mylene Marcia-Creencia and Ma Carmen Babista-Lazaro. Clients include Philippine Gold.

Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos’ department assists clients with obtaining work permits, visas, and clearances from the Department of Justice and the Department of Labour and Employment.

As well as helping clients apply for dual citizenship, or recognition of Philippine citizenship, Poblador Bautista & Reyes processes alien employment permit applications, special work permits and immigrant visas.

Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law)’s practice assisted Tata Consultancy Services (Philippines), PayPal Philippines and Remitly with obtaining visas and work permits for their expatriate employees. Raoul Angangco and Leonardo Singson lead the team.

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