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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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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

  • Enabling the Business of Agriculture 2017

    The World Bank Group has released Enabling the Business of Agriculture 2017. The report presents data on legal barriers for farmers, entrepreneurs and businesses operating in agriculture in 62 countries and across the topics of land, seed, fertilizer, machinery, water, livestock, finance, markets, transport, and information and communication technology (ICT). SyCipLaw's  Rose Marie M. King-Dominguez ,  Alan C. Fontanosa ,  Franco Aristotle G. Larcina  and  Ruben P. Acebedo II  contributed to the report.
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  • Enabling the Business of Agriculture 2017

    The World Bank Group has released Enabling the Business of Agriculture 2017. The report presents data on legal barriers for farmers, entrepreneurs and businesses operating in agriculture in 62 countries and across the topics of land, seed, fertilizer, machinery, water, livestock, finance, markets, transport, and information and communication technology (ICT). SyCipLaw's  Rose Marie M. King-Dominguez ,  Alan C. Fontanosa ,  Franco Aristotle G. Larcina  and  Ruben P. Acebedo II  contributed to the report.
  • Ending "Endo"

    “Endo” is the twin brother of the drug monster that also needs to be slain, so says the Duterte administration.  “Endo” is layman’s term for end of employment contract.  It is the date indicated on the employment contracts and is dreaded by employees as it means the end of his or her employment.  Read more...
  • ANTITRUST LAWS: A GLANCE AT THE PHILIPPINE COMPETITION ACT

    Antitrust laws, also referred to as “competition laws”, are statutes developed to protect consumers from predatory business practices by ensuring that fair competition exists in an open-market economy. Competition laws regulate and prohibit several questionable business activities such as market allocation/ de facto monopoly whereby companies agree to steer clear of each other’s identified geographical market or territories; bid rigging whereby conspiring entities manipulate the market with a view of retaining current market share and price for each entity; and price fixing whereby two or three entities agree on the same selling price. Competition laws are designed to maximize consumer welfare by regulating or preventing business activities which stifle competition.  Read more...
  • 10 Questions Investors Need to Ask Before Investing in the Philippines

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  • Geothermal Transparency Guide

    SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) contributed the Philippine chapter of Icelandic law firm BBA’s handbook called the Geothermal Transparency Guide . The publication is intended to provide an overview of the legal and regulatory framework governing exploration, exploitation and production of electricity from geothermal resources. The Philippine chapter was contributed by SyCipLaw partners  Hector M. de Leon, Jr.  and  Angel M. Salita, Jr.
  • FAQs on Foreign Investments in the Philippines

    Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQ) on investing in the Philippines, such as choosing the right corporate vehicle, the allowed areas of investment, tax incentives, and other key information:  Read more...
  • The International Capital Markets Review - Edition 6 - Philippine Chapter

    The sixth edition of The International Capital Markets Review is already available. The Philippine chapter outlines governing laws, legislative bodies, and recent jurisprudence, and also contains information on recent developments in relevant laws and regulations, especially those affecting debt and equity offerings and those affecting derivatives, securitizations and other structured products. The chapter was contributed by SyCipLaw partner  Maria Teresa D. Mercado-Ferrer , senior associate  Joan Mae S. To  and associate  Jo Marianni P. Ocampo .
  • ALB: “Single Entry Approach: Mandatory Conciliation and Mediation of Labor Disputes”

    The July 2016 issue of the Asian Legal Business (ALB) Asia Edition included a regional update article entitled “Single Entry Approach: Mandatory Conciliation and Mediation of Labor Disputes”, contributed by SyCipLaw partner  Marianne M. Miguel  and SyCipLaw Associate  Mary Grace L. Javier .
  • ABA: “Justice Antonio T. Carpio, Supreme Court of the Philippines, on the South China Sea Dispute

    The Fall 2015 issue of the American Bar Association (ABA) included an International Law News article entitled “Justice Antonio T. Carpio, Supreme Court of the Philippines, on the South China Sea Dispute” contributed by SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) Special Counsel  Albert Vincent Y. Yu Chang .
  • IFLR: “Philippines: Renewable energy projects”

    The July/August issue of the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) included an international briefing article entitled “Renewable energy projects”. The article was contributed by SyCipLaw partner  Rafael L. Encarnacion .