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SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

SYCIPLAW CENTER, 105 PASEO DE ROXAS, 1226 MAKATI CITY, METRO MANILA, PHILIPPINES
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Within Aviation, SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan is a second tier firm,

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan acted as Philippine counsel to the China Banking Corporation and BDO Unibank in their capacity as lenders to the financing for the re-fleeting of Philippine Airlines. Mia Gentugaya is the key figure.

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Within Banking and finance, SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan is a first tier firm,

At SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, Mia Gentugaya advised China Banking Corporation and BDO Unibank on financing for the re-fleeting of Philippines Airlines. Marievic Ramos-Añonuevo, who is very fair and explains things very well to clients’, advised the PNB Capital and Investment Corporation on the financing of the NAIA Expressway Project. Other key partners include Rafael Morales and Vicente Gerochi.

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Within Capital markets, SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan is a first tier firm,

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan’s team is led by Mia Gentugaya and includes Rafael Morales and Vicente Gerochi. The firm advised Mercury Media holdings on the purchase of £2.3bn of Philippine depository receipts.

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Within Corporate and M&A, SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan is a first tier firm,

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan advised the Meralco PowerGen Corporation on its acquisition of an interest in Global Business Power Corporation, and acted as Philippine counsel to RTG Mining on its merger with Sierra Mining. Rose King-Dominguez, Hector de Leon and practice head Rocky Reyes are all highly rated.

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Within Dispute resolution, SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan is a first tier firm,

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan is defending OceanaGold in petitions filed in the Supreme Court. Another prominent client is Meralco, which the firm is acting for in a Supreme Court case challenging electricity bill rises. Other clients include the Philippine Stock Exchange, Philip Morris and Philex Mining Corporation. Ricardo Ongkiko heads the team, which includes Carlos Lopez, Emmanuel Lombos and Ramon Songco.

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Within Employment, SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan is a second tier firm,

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan has a great deal of experience in advising on collective bargaining agreements. The firm’s clients include Rolex, Thomson Reuters, Bank of America and Tupperware. Luisito Liban heads the six-partner human resources practice group, which includes Lozano Tan.

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Within Immigration, SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan is a first tier firm,

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan is routinely called on to assist US law firms such as Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy and Faegre Baker Daniels on foreign visa and work permit applications. Rodelle Bolante leads the team, which includes Russel Rodriguez.

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Within Intellectual property, SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan is a first tier firm,

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan handles the full range of IP issues, including portfolio management, and protection and enforcement for pharmaceutical companies and fashion labels such as Chanel, Gap and Pfizer. Enrique Manuel and Vida Panganiban-Alindogan are recommended.

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Within Law firms in Cebu, SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan is a first tier firm,

Alan Fontanosa heads SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan’s Cebu office, which includes Thaddeus Alvizo. Their work includes filing criminal charges on behalf of corporate clients.

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Within Law firms in Davao, SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan is a first tier firm,

Dominador Carrillo is in charge of SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan’s offices in Davao. His specialisms include employment law, dispute resolution and corporate law.

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Within Projects and energy, SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan is a first tier firm,

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan is well regarded for its work in the renewable energy sector. Rocky Reyes heads the special projects department, and Hector de Leon is heavily involved in this area. Andres Sta. Maria has retired from the partnership.

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Within Real estate and construction, SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan is a first tier firm,

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan advised a Dutch company on the sale of significant real estate assets in the Philippines. Corporate head Emmanuel Paras is active in this area.

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Within Shipping, SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan is a second tier firm,

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan represents shipping companies on a range of matters, from insurance claims to shipbuilding to re-flagging. Domingo Castillo heads the practice.

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Within Tax, SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan is a second tier firm,

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan’s work includes several high-stakes contentious matters. Rolando Medalla heads the department, which acts for JPMorgan Chase and Wrangler Apparel.

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Within TMT, SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan is a first tier firm,

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan’s clients include several international companies. In a highlight matter, the firm acted for prominent businessman Ramon Ang on his proposed purchase of a 30% stake in GMA. Rose King-Dominguez enjoys an excellent reputation.

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Philippines: Dispute resolution

Within Dispute resolution: Cebu, SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan is a first tier firm,

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan’s dispute resolution lawyers in Cebu are particularly active as private prosecutors in criminal litigation. Clients include Standard Chartered Bank, the Bank of the Philippine Islands, and the Cebu City Marriott Hotel. Office head Alan Fontanosa and Thaddeus Alvizo are recommended.

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Within Dispute resolution: Davao, SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan is a first tier firm,

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan’s dispute resolution work is overseen by Dominador Carrillo. Employment disputes constitute a large part of the firm’s work, and it continues to act for Hedcor in a civil interpleader action.

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