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The team at Belo Gozon Elma Parel Asuncion & Lucila is experienced in matters relating to licensing, commercial advertising, content regulation, and libel law suits. It has acted for clients such as the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sear Telecommunications and Time-Life International. Felipe Gozon, Roberto Lucila and Magdangal Elma are key partners within the practice.

Disini & Disini Law Office’s ‘excellent’ practice provides ‘commercial and practical’ advice on a range of TMT matters, including licensing, privacy and data security and trade mark registration. The ‘extremely intelligent and knowledgeable’ JJ Disini heads the department alongside Rowena Disini, who is ‘very highly rated’. Both partners regularly handle matters involving start-ups, emerging mass-media entities, and mobile payment systems. Key clients include Samsung Philippines, UnionBank and PLDT.

Quisumbing Torres’ TMT practice has ‘commendable knowledge’ of the sector, with particular expertise in matters involving privacy, cybercrime, e-commerce and information security. It also advises on regulatory issues affecting the provision of telecoms services in the Philippines, including managed network services, co-branding, interconnection and IT outsourcing. Partners Bienvenido Marquez III and Divina Ilas-Panganiban regularly act for notable clients, such as Johnson & Johnson and Uber International.

The TMT practice at SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan is headed by Rocky Reyes and Rose King-Dominguez, who provide expertise in data privacy matters, cyber security law, fintech, as well as information and communications technology services. The firm acts for clients such as the San Miguel Corporation and Thomson Reuters, and recently represented PLDT, Inc. in the landmark Supreme Court case on nationality requirements for telecoms entities and other public utilities.

Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos is active in the telecoms and mass media sectors, and regularly advises internet providers and software developers; key clients include PLDT, Smart Communications, Nation Broadcasting Corporation and Radio Veritas. Antonio Picazo is a key partner.

Mario Bautista, Dino Tamayo and Nick Villaluz are key figures at Poblador Bautista & Reyes. The practice frequently advises clients on regulatory and compliance issues.

Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres Ibarra Sison & Damaso’s telecoms and mass media group is experienced in advising major television and radio broadcasting networks. Miguel Damaso and Ruelito Soriano specialise in compliance and licensing matters.

The TMT practice at Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles advises clients on a broad spectrum of technology issues, as well as regulatory matters. Herminio Ozaeta, Jr heads the practice and regularly acts for software companies, online retailers, digital media companies, broadcasters, satellite operators and mobile networks.

Franchette Acosta leads the TMT practice at Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law) and acts as counsel to a number of notable clients, including Globe Telecom and ABS-CBN Corporation. The practice acted for the former in its PHP26.4bn battle with the Philippine Competition Commission on its acquisition from San Miguel of a 50% equity stake in Vega Telecom and Brightshare Holdings.

Alex Fider, John Paul Gaba, Richmond Lee and Jose Genilo are the key figures within the team at Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw). The practice is experienced in handling issues involving internet privacy, fraud and online commercial transactions, as well as providing advice on regulatory matters.

Cochingyan & Partners Law Offices has vast experience in technology matters, with particular expertise in e-commerce, IT-related business process outsourcing, as well as licensing and technology transfer agreements.

Puno & Puno Law Offices’ information technology and communications work is handled by Vincent Bayhon, who has expertise in e-commerce, and financing IT projects.

The team at Siguion Reyna, Montecillo & Ongsiako provides advice on different technology-related laws and regulations and is experienced in handling contracts for tech transactions and software licensing; partners regularly act on behalf of tech start-up and technology consultants, among other clients.

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