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Fortun Narvasa & Salazar has a particularly strong mining reputation, which encompasses joint venture agreements, government permit approvals and advising on the rights of indigenous peoples. The firm also advises on natural resources and energy projects. Roderick Salazar is recommended.

Quisumbing Torres acts for a number of prestigious international clients, including Shell, the Korea Expressway Corporation and Halliburton. The firm advises on mining and renewable energy, and is especially active in infrastructure-related public private partnerships (PPPs). Lourdes de Leon, Dennis Quintero, Felix Sy and Pearl Liu are recommended.

Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & Delos Angeles advises on the exploration and development of natural resources, and is active in project finance. Perry Pe heads the team, which includes Fernando Sioson and Benjamin Lerma. Clients have included Petronas, Shell and Sagittarius Mines.

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan is well regarded for its work in the renewable energy sector. Rocky Reyes heads the special projects department, and Hector de Leon is heavily involved in this area. Andres Sta. Maria has retired from the partnership.

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALAW) is advising the Department of Public Works and Highways on the Cavite-Laguna Expressway PPP. Eusebio Tan and Brigida Aldeguer are the key figures.

Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos’ clients include Shell and Fort Bonifacio Gas Corporation. Gemma Santos and Cristina Gil-Fernandez are recommended.

Rachelle Santos and Mia Martin are the key figures at Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro & Leaño, which advise ThomasLloyd Infrastructure Fund on renewable energy investments.

At Puno & Puno Law Offices, Roderico Puno provides specialist mining and energy advice to a client base including First Gen Corporation and a major copper exporter.

At Puyat Jacinto & Santos Law Offices, Ramil Bugayong and the ‘brilliantly knowledgeable’ Monalisa Dimalanta advise on PPPs and energy respectively.

Roberto Gozon and Eric Estoesta are the main contacts at Belo Gozon Elma Parel Asuncion & Lucila. The firm specialises in advice on government contracts, including power and energy contracts and mineral production sharing agreements.

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia’s mining, natural resources and energy practice is led by Patricia Bunye. The firm represented Sagittarius Mines in a case questioning the validity of the Philippine Mining Act, and Mt Labo Exploration and Development Corporation in a hearing on the drafting of an environmental ordinance. Manuel Manaligod advises the Public-Private Partnership Center on infrastructure projects.

Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano’s Manuel Gonzalez advised the winning bidder for the Mactan-Cebu International Airport project. The firm advises financiers.

Ocampo & Manalo Law Firm’s mining and exploration clients include Benguet Corporation and Taiwan Metal. Johannes Bernabe is the key figure.

Manuel Torres leads the energy practice at Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres Ibarra & Sison, which advises power companies, oil companies and provincial electrical co-operatives.

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