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Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw) is particularly active in matters relating to port operations, dock services, bare boat charters and crew management. The admiralty and maritime law practice also frequently represents clients in actions involving claims for death or injury of passengers, loss or damage to cargo, and property cases arising from collisions and other maritime accidents. Ana Arnaldo-Oracion and Arnold Corporal are the key contacts.

Ruben Del Rosario leads the Shipping practice at maritime boutique Del Rosario & Del Rosario. The firm acts for local and international shipowners on a range of matters, including labour issues, collisions, oil pollution, finance, and ship registration. Joseph Rebano represented MT Alpine Magnolia in a vessel seizure and detention case and assisted the client in lifting the wrongful seizure of the vessel alleged to have been involved in illegal oil smuggling.

The admiralty and maritime practice at Ortega Bacorro Odulio Calma & Carbonell handles cases involving collision, ship arrest, pollution, cargo claims and administrative proceedings. Gregorio Ortega, Benjamin Bacorro, Elizer Odulio and Pedro Carbonell are the key shipping contacts within the firm.

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan is experienced in handling both non-contentious and adversarial proceedings, and represents a wide cross section of the maritime industry, including shipowners, shipyards, financial institutions, charterers, and crewing agents. Members of the team frequently advise clients on liability and claims relating to collisions, oil pollution, cargo, marine insurance and work-related disability of crew members.

Elpidio Jamora leads the shipping, maritime and aviation practice at Carag, Jamora, Somera & Villareal Law Offices.

At Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles, Manuel Cosico handles ship arrest, seaman’s claim cases, and marine insurance claims, as well as acquisitions and sales of ocean-going vessels.

VeraLaw (Del Rosario Raboca Gonzales Grasparil) acts for P&I clubs, marine insurers, port operators, shipowners and charterers, providing clients with expertise in the full range of maritime and admiralty law. Valeriano Del Rosario is particularly active in the arrest and release of ships, mortgage registrations, cargo claims, and ship collision and salvage matters.

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  • Philippine Chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Litigation & Dispute Resolution

    The International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG) to: Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2018 has been published. The Philippine chapter of the guide was contributed by SyCipLaw partners Ramon G. Songco and Anthony W. Dee . 
  • Lexology Aviation Navigator: Philippines

    The Philippine section of the Lexology Aviation Navigator is now online. The section was contributed by SyCipLaw partners Imelda A. Manguiat and Carina C. Laforteza, with support from senior associate Bhong Paulo A. Macasaet and associate Ma. Luisa D. Manalaysay-Sabornay . The chapter answers key questions on the regulatory framework, air carrier operations, consumer protection and liability, aircraft, accidents, airports, competition issues, dispute resolution, and recent developments and trends.
  • Philippine Chapter of Getting the Deal Through: Cybersecurity 2018

    The Philippine chapter of the Getting the Deal Through: Cybersecurity 2018 was contributed by SyCipLaw partner Rose Marie M. King-Dominguez , with support from senior associate Ruben P. Acebedo II . The chapter provides answers to key questions on the legal framework, best practice, enforcement, threat detection and reporting, and update and trends.
  • Getting the Deal Through: Country Focus 2017 - Philippines

    The Philippine chapter of the Getting the Deal Through: Country Focus 2017 was contributed by SyCipLaw partners Hiyasmin H. Lapitan and Franco Aristotle G. Larcina , and associates Anna Teresita A. Marcelo and Michael Trance Joseph M. Nuñez . The chapter provides answers to key questions on the legal landscape of the Philippines, including information on the legal framework, dispute resolution structure, foreign investment and trade, regulators, compliance laws, business operations, employment and intellectual property regulations in the country, among other resources.
  • ALB: “Arbitration under the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission of the Philippines”

    The October 2017 issue of the Asian Legal Business (ALB) includes a Philippine regional update contributed by SyCipLaw partner Ronald Mark C. Lleno entitled, “Arbitration under the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission of the Philippines”. The article provides an overview on the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission (CIAC), its jurisdiction over construction disputes in the Philippines, and some of the issues concerning CIAC arbitration.
  • Getting the Deal Through: Enforcement of Foreign Judgments 2018

    The Philippine chapter of Getting the Deal Through: Enforcement of Foreign Judgments 2018 was contributed by SyCipLaw partner Ricardo Ma. P.G. Ongkiko and associates Anthony Raphael V. Jacoba and Trisha Beverly C. Flores. The chapter provides expert analysis of key issues relating to the enforcement of foreign judgments. Topics covered include: treaties, regulations and conventions, limitation periods, types of enforceable order, competent courts, defenses, judicial requirements and procedures, significance of the enforcing jurisdiction’s public policy to the enforcement of foreign judgments, awards and enforcement process.
  • ALB: “Health is Wealth”

    The October 2017 issue of the Asian Legal Business (ALB) includes a Philippine regional update contributed by SyCipLaw partner Ronald Mark C. Lleno entitled, “Arbitration under the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission of the Philippines”. The article provides an overview on the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission (CIAC), its jurisdiction over construction disputes in the Philippines, and some of the issues concerning CIAC arbitration.
  • SyCipLaw TMT Bulletin: “More Philippine Data Privacy Act: Are you Ready for Phase II?”

    Controllers and processors who have completed Phase I registration with the National Privacy Commission (NPC) will now have to gear up for Phase II. Phase II involves providing the NPC certain information on the organization’s compliance with the Data Privacy Act (DPA).
  • Getting the Deal Through: Appeals 2017

    The Philippine chapter of Getting the Deal Through: Appeals 2017 was contributed by SyCipLaw partner Ramon G. Songco and associate Kathleen Kay A. de Guzman . The chapter provides key insight into the appellate stage of dispute resolution in the Philippines.
  • The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Patents 2018

    The Philippine chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Patents 2018 was contributed by SyCipLaw partners Enrique T. Manuel and Vida M. Panganiban-Alindogan . The chapter answers key questions on patent enforcement, patent amendment, licensing, patent term extension, patent prosecution and opposition, border control measures, and antitrust laws and inequitable conduct. It also gives an overview on current patent developments in the country.

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