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IFLR: “Philippines: Foreign reinsurers and brokers”

April 2016 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan.

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The November 2015 issue of the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) included an international briefing article by SyCipLaw partner Hiyasmin H. Lapitan entitled “Foreign reinsurers and brokers.”

ALB: “Cartel Crackdown”

April 2016 - EU & Competition. Legal Developments by SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan.

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The November 2015 issue of the Asian Legal Business (ALB) Asia Edition includes an article by Ranajit Dam on the Philippine Competition Law entitled “Cartel Crackdown.” SyCipLaw partner Arlene M. Maneja was interviewed for the article, which is found on pages 46-47.

IFLR: “Philippines: Mandatory tender offers”

April 2016 - Finance . Legal Developments by SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan.

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The October 2015 issue of the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) included an international briefing article by SyCipLaw partner Maria Jennifer Z. Barreto entitled “Mandatory tender offers.”

The International Capital Markets Review 5th Edition - Philippines

April 2016 - Finance . Legal Developments by SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan.

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The Philippines section of The International Capital Markets Review 5th Edition contains an introduction to The Securities Regulation Code; The Securities and Exchange Commission; self-regulatory organizations, exchanges, clearing agencies and depositories; recent jurisprudence; developments affecting debt and equity offerings; developments affecting derivatives, securitizations and other structured products; cases and dispute settlement; relevant tax and insolvency law; other relevant laws and regulations; other strategic considerations; and outlook and conclusions, among others. The section was contributed by SyCipLaw partner Maria Teresa D. Mercado-Ferrer, senior associate Joan Mae S. To, and associate Earla Kahlila Mikhaila C. Langit.

Appointment of Commissioners to Philippine Competition Authority

April 2016 - EU & Competition. Legal Developments by SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan.

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The first set of commissioners to constitute the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has just been appointed. The PCC, a five member body created by the Philippine Competition Act (passed into law in July 21, 2015), is mandated to implement the national competition policy. Vested with a broad range of powers, it can conduct administrative inquiries, institute civil or criminal proceedings before the courts, and review proposed mergers and acquisitions.

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Trade Marks 2015

April 2016 - Intellectual Property . Legal Developments by SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan.

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The Philippine section of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Trade Marks 2015 was contributed by SyCipLaw partners Enrique T. Manuel and Vida M. Panganiban-Alindogan. Mr. Manuel heads the firm’s Intellectual Property department. The chapter includes information on relevant authorities and legislation, trade mark application, absolute and relative grounds for refusal, opposition, registration and registrable transactions, revocation, invalidity, trade mark enforcement, defenses to infringement, relief, appeal, border control measures, other related rights, domain names, and current developments.

Light Rail Manila Corp. financing for the LRT1 Cavite Extension, Operations and Maintenance Project

April 2016 - Projects, Energy & Natural Resources . Legal Developments by SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan.

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SyCipLaw acted as counsel to the Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) in relation to its Php24 Billion project financing Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT1). Around Php8.7 Billion of the total loan amount is allotted to the rehabilitation of the existing LRT1 system and Php15.3 Billion to the 11.7 km extension of LRT1 to Bacoor, Cavite.

IFLR: “Philippines: Foreign in personam summonses”

April 2016 - Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Legal Developments by SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan.

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The December 2015 issue of the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) included an international briefing article entitled “Foreign in personam summonses.” The article was contributed by SyCipLaw partner Ramon G. Songco and associate Jenny Jean B. Domino.

ALB: “Right-of-Way Issues Delay Vital Infrastructure Projects”

April 2016 - Projects, Energy & Natural Resources . Legal Developments by SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan.

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The October 2015 edition of the Asian Legal Business (ALB) Asia Edition includes a regional update article entitled “Right-of-Way Issues Delay Vital Infrastructure Projects” by SyCipLaw partner Vicente D. Gerochi IV and associate Arvin Kristopher A. Razon. The article is found on page 17.

“Philippine local standards made applicable to non-resident foreign reinsurers"

April 2016 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan.

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The November 2015 edition of the Asian Insurance Review includes a spotlight on the Philippines article entitled “Philippine local standards made applicable to non-resident foreign reinsurers” by SyCipLaw partner Hiyasmin H. Lapitan.