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SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

SYCIPLAW CENTER, 105 PASEO DE ROXAS, 1226 MAKATI CITY, METRO MANILA 1226, PHILIPPINES
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Work +63 2 982 3700
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Fax +63 2 817 3896
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Web:
www.syciplaw.com
Cebu, Davao, Manila, Subic Bay Freeport Zone

Philippines

Aviation
Aviation - ranked: tier 1

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Of counsel Mia Gentugaya heads SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan’s practice, which is particularly strong on transactional matters. Arlene Maneja acted for Philippine Airports Consortium in its bid to develop, operate and maintain five airports in the Philippines.

Leading individuals

Mia Gentugaya - SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

The ‘very reliable, extremely hardworking’ team at SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan is ‘technically very sound’. Led by of counsel Mia Gentugaya, its clients include Deutsche Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and Credit Suisse. The ‘very commercially minded’ Ken Ferrer is also recommended. Aaron Riturban made partner in January 2016.

Leading individuals

Marievic Ramos-Añonuevo - SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Mia Gentugaya - SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Next generation lawyers

Jose Pamfilo - SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

The ‘technically very sound’ team at SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan is ‘very reliable and extremely hardworking’. Clients include Credit Suisse and Macquarie Capital. The ‘very commercial’ Ken Ferrer is recommended. Aaron Riturban made partner in January 2016.

Leading individuals

Ken Ferrer - SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Next generation lawyers

Joan Mae To - SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

At SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, Ken Ferrer acted for the Philippine Stock Exchange on its proposed purchase of Philippine Dealing System Holdings Corporation Group. Koninklijke Philips and Aboitiz Power Corporation are high-profile clients. Rocky Reyes leads the team, which includes competition specialist Franco Larcina, who made partner in January 2016.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan’s department is led by Ricardo Ongkiko and includes newly promoted partners Aaron Riturban and Franco Larcina. AkzoNobel, Bank of the Philippine Islands and BMW are clients.

Leading individuals

Carlos Lopez - SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Emmanuel Lombos - SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Next generation lawyers

John Regalado - SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

The ‘very knowledgeable, practicalMarianne Miguel at SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitanalways provides sound, strong legal advice’ and is noted for her ‘eye for detail’. Luisito Liban heads the team, which acts for clients including Pfizer, Bank of America and Thomson Reuters.

Leading individuals

Amer Mambuay - SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Leslie Dy - SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

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Immigration
Immigration - ranked: tier 1

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

The key partner at SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan is Rodelle Bolante. The team assisted Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy with processing work visas and permits for the firm’s Philippines-based clients.

Leading individuals

Rodelle Bolante - SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Bulgari and Dyson Technology are two of SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan’s recent client wins; they join a list that includes longstanding clients Colgate-Palmolive Company, Abbott Laboratories and Total. Enrique Manuel leads the team.

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Law firms in Cebu
Law firms in Cebu - ranked: tier 1

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

The key contact at SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan’s Cebu office is Alan Fontanosa, who handles employment, real estate and projects work as well as civil disputes.

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Law firms in Davao
Law firms in Davao - ranked: tier 1

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

At SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, practice head Dominador Carrillo handles disputes and transactional matters and is supported by dispute resolution expert Carlos Lopez. Metro Pacific Hospital Holdings is a key client on the transactional side.

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 1

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan’s team, headed by Rocky Reyes, counts Metro Pacific, San Miguel and BHP Billiton among its clients. Vicente Gerochi IV acted for Hanwha Q Cells Korea on the engineering, procurement and construction aspects of the Digos Solar Project in Davao.

Leading individuals

Hector de Leon - SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Rocky Reyes - SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Rocky Reyes leads SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan’s team; he acted for Filinvest Land and Bases Conversion Development Authority on a 288-hectare development in Luzon. San Miguel and Wells Fargo are also clients.

Next generation lawyers

John Paul de Leon - SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

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Shipping
Shipping - ranked: tier 1

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

All Seas Marine USA, 7107 Islands Shipping Corporation and Crewcare are among SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan’s clients. The department is led by Domingo Castillo and also includes Russel Rodriguez, who is active on the contentious side.

Leading individuals

Domingo Castillo - SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Rocky Reyes - SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 1

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan’s practice is led by Rose King-Dominguez and also includes competition expert Franco Larcina, who made partner in January 2016. PLDT, Globe Telecom and San Miguel Corporation are clients.

Leading individuals

Rose Marie King-Dominguez - SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Next generation lawyers

Ruben Acebedo II - SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan’s department is led by Rolando Medalla, Jr and includes Hector de Leon and certified public accountant Carina Laforteza. The firm acts for California Energy, Manila Electric Company, Maynilad Water Services and Döhle Shipmanagement Philippines Corporation.

Leading individuals

Rolanda Medalla - SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

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Philippines

Offices in Manila, Cebu, Davao, and Subic Bay Freeport Zone

Legal Developments by:
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

  • SyCipLaw advises lenders in Limay, Bataan power project

    SyCipLaw acted as local counsel to DBS Bank Ltd., Mizuho Bank, Ltd. and Standard Chartered Bank, the structuring banks in the US$400 million Project Financing of a new 300MW coal-fired power plant in Limay, Bataan of SMC Consolidated Power Corp. The lenders to the project financing, in addition to the structuring banks were Bank of Commerce, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, CTBC Bank Co. Ltd., Maybank International (Labuan Branch), Maybank Philippines, Inc., Siemens Bank GMBH (London Branch), INTESA San Paolo S.p.a. (Hong Kong Branch). The project financing was recognized as Best Power Deal in the Asia-Pacific Region in the 2015 IJ Global Awards.
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  • SyCipLaw advises lenders in Limay, Bataan power project

    SyCipLaw acted as local counsel to DBS Bank Ltd., Mizuho Bank, Ltd. and Standard Chartered Bank, the structuring banks in the US$400 million Project Financing of a new 300MW coal-fired power plant in Limay, Bataan of SMC Consolidated Power Corp. The lenders to the project financing, in addition to the structuring banks were Bank of Commerce, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, CTBC Bank Co. Ltd., Maybank International (Labuan Branch), Maybank Philippines, Inc., Siemens Bank GMBH (London Branch), INTESA San Paolo S.p.a. (Hong Kong Branch). The project financing was recognized as Best Power Deal in the Asia-Pacific Region in the 2015 IJ Global Awards.
  • Export Development Canada’s First 5 Calls: Philippines

    ExportWise magazine has published the “First 5 Calls” series on the Philippines. Published by Export Development Canada (EDC) for Canadian exporters and investors, ExportWise’s “First 5 Calls” series seeks to provide practical, on-the-ground advice from five market experts who each address a particular aspect of doing business in a certain country, such as legal and regulatory, market entry and distribution, customs, human resources, etc.
  • IFLR: “Philippines: New foreign investment rules”

    The April 2016 issue of the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) included an international briefing article entitled “New foreign investment rules.” The article was contributed by SyCipLaw partner  Marietta A. Tibayan .
  • The Public-Private Partnership Law Review 2nd ed.

    The second edition of The Public-Private Partnership Law Review has been published. Each jurisdiction chapter contains information on general framework, bidding and award procedure, contract, finance, recent decisions, and outlook. The Philippine chapter was contributed by the SyCipLaw Partners  Marievic G. Ramos-Añonuevo  and  Arlene M. Maneja .
  • IFLR: “Philippines: New securities regulations”

    The March 2016 issue of the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) included an international briefing article entitled “New securities regulations.” The article was contributed by SyCipLaw partner  Melyjane G. Bertillo-Ancheta .
  • IFLR: “Philippines: PPPs and the election ban”

    The May 2016 issue of the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) included an international briefing article entitled “PPPs and the election ban.” The article was contributed by SyCipLaw partner  Aaron Roi B. Riturban .
  • The Tax Disputes and Litigation Review - Edition 4 - Philippine Chapter

    The Philippines section of The Tax Disputes and Litigation Review 4th Edition  contains information on commencing disputes, including national and local taxes; courts and tribunals; penalties and remedies; tax claims, including recovering overpaid taxes, challenging administrative decisions, and claimants; costs; alternative dispute resolution; anti-avoidance; double taxation treaties; areas of focus; and outlook and conclusions. The section was contributed by SyCipLaw partner  Carina C. Laforteza  with support from associate  Mark Xavier D. Oyales .
  • ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2016 Shortlist

    The ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2016 shortlist has been published. SyCipLaw is shortlisted for law firm of the year awards in arbitration, banking and financial services, commercial litigation, construction and real estate, energy and resources, and intellectual property. Six of the firm's transactions are also shortlisted for deal of the year awards.
  • Liability Management Exercise of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. and affiliates

    SyCipLaw acted as Philippine counsel for the dealers, Citigroup Global Markets Limited and Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation in a back-to-back tender offer of perpetual securities and issuance of new perpetual securities.
  • Philippine Competition Commission Issues Transitory Rules for Mergers and Acquisition

    On February 12, 2016, the recently constituted Philippine Competition Commission (“PCC”), which was created under the Philippine Competition Act (Republic Act 10667 or the “PCA”), issued Memorandum Circular No. 16-001, Series of 2016 (the “Transitory Rules”), which provides for the transitory rules and guidelines relating to mergers and acquisitions that were, or are to be, executed or otherwise implemented after the effectivity of the PCA on August 8, 2015 but before the effectivity of its implementing rules and regulations (the “PCA IRR”). Given the special nature of transactions effected through the Philippine Stock Exchange, the Transitory Rules will not cover such transactions and will be covered by a separate issuance by the PCC.