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Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw)’s real estate team is headed by Judy Hao and Joselito Bautista with support from Victor Lazatin and Eusebio Tan. The firm recently acted for Shang Properties in relation to a proposed joint venture with Robinsons Land for the development of a property within the Bonifacio Global City. Another highlight included acting for Allegro Microsystems Philippines Realty on its purchase of land for the expansion of a manufacturing facility.

Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio (C&G Law) deals with various real estate and construction matters including land acquisitions, real estate transactions, and construction and infrastructure projects. The firm recently acted for Republic Cement and CRH in relation to the drafting and negotiation of a contract with a contractor for the construction and commissioning of a new coal mill. Other clients include Ayala Land, Aboitiz Power and Parkway Group Healthcare. Jaime Gatmaytan and Norma Patacsil head the team with support from Mary Mundin, Albert Yu Chang and Ben Yap.

Gulapa Law Office¬†assists multilateral financial institutions with advising the Philippine Republic and government-owned corporations on public‚Äďprivate partnership (PPP) projects. It also advises private bidders on PPP infrastructure projects. Another area of expertise includes advising concessionaires and private joint venture partners on the implementation of PPP projects. Clients include Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Ayala Land, Asian Development Bank, JV Angeles Construction, Aboitiz Infracapital and Alliance Global Group.¬†Aris Gulapa¬†heads the team, supported by senior associate¬†Angel Machuca.¬†Rico Quicho¬†joined as partner. The firm has an associate office in New York.

Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos advises on acquisitions, lease developments and disposals of real estate. Ma Adelina Gatdula and Paul Salanga are the key practitioners.

Poblador Bautista & Reyes advises on litigation involving title disputes, land registration and title cancellation proceedings, and permits for real estate development projects. Other areas of expertise include land acquisition, dealing with indigenous peoples claiming rights to property, expropriation and land use conversion. Alexander Poblador and Gilbert Reyes are key partners in the team.

Quisumbing Torres¬†advises clients on real estate finance, acquisitions and disposals, planning and land use, commercial leasing, corporate real estate, and development and construction law. Other areas of expertise include construction litigation and arbitration, real estate tax and real estate management agreements. Clients include Hero Future Energies Asia, Korea Water Resources, Pilipinas Shell Petroleum and PowerChina. Pearl Liu,¬†Elizabeth Ope√Īa¬†and¬†Donemark Calimon¬†are the key practitioners. Senior associate¬†Michael Macapagal¬†is also recommended.

Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles provides advice on land ownership, including lease of government lands and foreign investment. Joaquin Sayoc, Ronaldo Ventura and Benjamin Lerma are they key partners.

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan¬†advises on various real estate issues including property development, corporate services and joint ventures. Clients include Metro Pacific Group, PLDT, San Miguel and Manila Electric.¬†Imelda Manguiat¬†and Rocky Reyes¬†head the team with support from¬†Marievic Ramos-A√Īonuevo¬†and¬†John Paul De Leon, who was promoted to partner.

Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law)¬†provides ‚Äėexcellent¬†overall service‚Äô, advising clients on all aspects of real estate transactions, construction projects and mixed-use projects.¬†Franchette Acosta¬†heads the team alongside¬†Sylvette Tankiang, who provides ‚Äėsolid leadership skills‚Äô.¬†Raoul Angangco¬†is also recommended. The team is ‚Äėvery professional and delivers client satisfaction consistently‚Äô. Clients include Portuguese Realty, Alpha Southstar General Construction and Nation Water.

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia advises corporations and individuals on various real estate and construction issues. Clients include Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Sta. Lucia and PTFC Redevelopment. Rosa Bagtas and Pancho Umali head the team.

Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano advises individuals and businesses on various real estate transactions including property transfers, leasing and mortgaging, acquisitions, infrastructure development and financing, and taxation. The firm recently advised Property Company of Friends on the operations and regulatory compliance matters relating to the Suntech i-Park industrial park. Other clients include Crown Equities and Citibank. Mark Vergara and Erika Paulino head the team.

Ocampo Manalo Valdez & Lim advises on commercial agreements and regulatory matters. Clients include Konstrak International, Eversendai Philippines and SM Prime. Carlos Ocampo is the key contact.

Puyat Jacinto & Santos Law Offices¬†advises on various infrastructure and PPP projects as well as real estate matters. It is experienced in dealing with solicited and unsolicited build‚Äďoperate‚Äďtransfer (BOT) projects. The firm recently acted as lead counsel on a joint venture between FBDC and the Social Security System to develop a mixed-use retail, business and residential project which included negotiations for the relocation of the Philippine Stock Exchange to the Fort Bonifacio Global City.

Siguion Reyna, Montecillo & Ongsiako is particularly adept at handling real estate transactions, documentation, titling and land registration. Nicanor Padilla is the key partner.

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