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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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Legal Developments by:
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

  • How to Hire and Fire: A Global Guide 2014

    Multilaw's Labour & Employment practice group has produced a new 2014 edition of "How to Hire and Fire: A Global Guide." With content contributed by experienced employment lawyers from Multilaw member firms, the eBook provides a simple way for HR practitioners and clients to get a quick, uncomplicated overview of basic employment law information from jurisdictions around the world. The book reflects the law in each jurisdiction as of January 1, 2014. Jurisdictions covered by the 2014 edition include Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cyprus, Ecuador, European Union, Germany, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, Oman, Paraguay, and Philippines, among others. The Philippine chapter was written by SyCipLaw partner  Leslie C. Dy . Visit the Multilaw website to access and download the file:  www.multilaw.com/hire-and-fire/#2-3 .
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  • How to Hire and Fire: A Global Guide 2014

    Multilaw's Labour & Employment practice group has produced a new 2014 edition of "How to Hire and Fire: A Global Guide." With content contributed by experienced employment lawyers from Multilaw member firms, the eBook provides a simple way for HR practitioners and clients to get a quick, uncomplicated overview of basic employment law information from jurisdictions around the world. The book reflects the law in each jurisdiction as of January 1, 2014. Jurisdictions covered by the 2014 edition include Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cyprus, Ecuador, European Union, Germany, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, Oman, Paraguay, and Philippines, among others. The Philippine chapter was written by SyCipLaw partner  Leslie C. Dy . Visit the Multilaw website to access and download the file:  www.multilaw.com/hire-and-fire/#2-3 .
  • The Philippine Design Competitiveness Act

    The Republic Act No. 10557, " Philippine Design Competitiveness Act " was signed by President Benigno Aquino III last May 15, 2013.  Contributed by SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan Partner Ricardo Ma. P.G. Ongkiko . The article gives us an insight about the objectives of the Act, the role of the newly formed Design Advisory Council, the Natural Design Policy, and its goals. Learn more about the Philippine Design Competitiveness Ac t. The article is available for online viewing from the SyCipLaw website.
  • Dissension in the Court: July 2013

    The article Dissension in the Court: July 2013 was contributed by SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan Partner, Rafael L. Encarnacion . The article gives us an insight on the petition for  certiorari  assailing the Commission on Elections of the Philippines' resolution to cancel the Certificate of Candidacy of Regina Ongsiako Reyes for the position of Representative of the district of Marinduque.  The article from Lexoterica: A Philippine BLAWG is also available for online viewing from the SyCipLaw website .
  • Bridging the Gap: Enhanced Basic Education through K-12

    The article  Bridging the Gap: Enhanced Basic Education through K-12   contributed by  Ricardo Ma. P.G. Ongkiko  talks about the new law regarding the Philippine Basic Education System which became effective on June 4, 2013. It includes information about its objectives, its salient features and the new procedure in training and hiring teachers.
  • Valuing Unlisted Shares

    The  April 2013 issue of IFLR  includes an update authored by Senior Associate  Arlene M. Maneja.   "Valuing Unlisted Shares"  discusses the implemented Philippine Bureau of Internal Revenue Regulation No. 6-2013 (RR6-2013) and contains an overview of the rules involving the determination of fair market value of share of stock not listed and traded in the local stock exchange.  Download a copy of the article from the SyCipLaw website.
  • Publications by Domingo G. Castillo

    Publications by Partner Domingo G. Castillo  on " Repeatable Limitation of Liability in Maritime Accidents ," " Movement of Goods ," and " Various Aspects of Concealment & Representations " are now available for download from the SyCipLaw website. View the Related Links section of  Mr. Castillo's profile  to access the publications.
  • The Mergers & Acquisitions Review 7th Edition – Philippines

    The Philippines section of The Mergers and Acquisitions Review 7th Edition contains an overview of M&A activity in the country, general introduction to the legal framework for M&A, developments in corporate and takeover law and their impact, foreign involvement in M&A transactions, significant transactions, key trends and hot industries, financing of M&A, employment law, tax law, competition law, and outlook. The section was contributed by SyCipLaw Managing Partner Rafael A. Morales .
  • WLG Global Agenda Study Report: Issues & Priorities for Senior In-House Counsel Worldwide

    It has been a year since the  SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) LinkedIn Company Page  was launched and statistics show that the most clicked legal resource post is the World Law Group's "Global Agenda Study Report: Issues & Priorities for Senior In-House Counsel Worldwide," which was posted on 16 January 2013. The report highlights, among other things, current key challenges faced by chief legal officers, general counsel and other in-house law department leaders in some of the world's largest companies, as well as action plans they've found most effective to meet these challenges. It also points out some interesting differences by region.
  • ELA's Free Webinar on "Key Employment Issues for US Employers in the Hospitality Industry"

    The Employment Law Alliance's free webinar on "Key Employment Issues for US Employers in the Hospitality Industry" will be on 11 September 2013.
  • WLG's Quick Guide to Private-Copy Levy Systems

    The WLG Intellectual Property & Information Technology Group unveiled its "Quick Guide to Private-Copy Levy Systems" with contributions from 18 WLG member firms from different jurisdictions, including Australia, Canada, China, the EU, Japan, Singapore, UK and USA.