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  1. Real estate and construction
  2. Leading individuals
  3. Next generation lawyers

Leading individuals

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Ramon Samson and Josephine Cochico are the key figures at Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw), which is strong in construction and development.

The ‘outstanding and very responsive’ practice at Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio provides ‘very good advice’. Jaime Gatmaytan (a ‘star’ with ‘deep market knowledge’) leads the team, which includes Norma Patacsil and Mary Mundin.

At Gulapa Law Office, Aris Gulapa advised Ayala Group in its successful bid to construct and operate the South integrated transport system in Manila.

Ma Adelina Gatdula and Paul Salanga at Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos advise clients on acquiring, selling, leasing and developing real estate.

The practice at Poblador Bautista & Reyes regularly assists with the drafting of joint development and reservation agreements, and advises on land conversion and rights of way issues. Key contacts include founding members Alexander Poblador and Gilbert Reyes.

The five-partner team at Quisumbing Torres is led by Elizabeth Opeña. Pearl Liu advised Maxim Integrated Products on the multimillion-dollar sale of its land to a real estate developer.

At Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles, Jose Mirasol, Joaquin Sayoc, Ronaldo Ventura and Benjamin Lerma are recommended.

Rocky Reyes leads SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan’s team; he acted for Filinvest Land and Bases Conversion Development Authority on a 288-hectare development in Luzon. San Miguel and Wells Fargo are also clients.

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia’s ‘excellent’ department is led by Rosa Bagtas. Pancho Umali advised Goldenwill on its bid for the purchase of PHP1.4bn-worth of land in Bonifacio Global City.

Carlos Ocampo is the key contact at Ocampo Manalo Valdez & Lim, whose real estate and construction clients include Hong Kong Engineering, Kajima Philippines and Takenaka Corporation.

Puyat Jacinto & Santos Law Offices assists clients with the development of large mixed-use projects, and advises on construction in the transport and energy sectors.

Nicanor Padilla leads the team at Siguion Reyna, Montecillo & Ongsiako, which has particular experience in dealing with park operators and developers.

Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law)’s department is headed by Sylvette Tankiang. The team advises on development, construction and lease arrangements for clients including Ayala Corporation, Keihan Electric Railway Co and W Group.

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