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SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Work +63 2 982 3700
Fax +63 2 817 3896
Cebu, Davao, Manila, Subic Bay Freeport Zone

The firm: SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) was founded in 1945. It is the largest law firm in the Philippines. It has offices in Makati City, the country's business and financial centre, as well as Cebu, Davao and the Subic Freeport.

The firm offers a broad and integrated range of legal services, covering the following fields: banking, finance and securities, special projects, corporate services, general business law, tax, intellectual property, employment and immigration, and dispute resolution.

The firm has specialists in key practice areas such as mergers and acquisitions, energy, power, infrastructure, natural resources, transportation, government contracts, real estate, insurance, international arbitration, mediation, media, business process outsourcing, and technology.

Clients: the firm represents clients from almost every industry and enterprise, and its client portfolio includes local and global business leaders. It also acts for governmental agencies, international organisations and non-profit institutions.

Recognition and awards: recent professional awards include: Philippine Law Firm of the Year, Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2017; Philippine Law Firm of the Year, IFLR Asia Awards 2017; top tier firm, The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2017; top tier firm, Chambers Asia-Pacific Rankings 2017; top tier firm, Chambers Global Rankings 2017; highly recommended firm, Asialaw Profiles 2017; top tier firm, IFLR1000 financial and corporate rankings 2017; and Most Responsive Domestic Firm of the Year, Asian-MENA In-House Community Firms of the Year 2016.

  • Contacts

  • Hector M De Leon, Jr (managing partner)

  • Number of lawyers: 150
  • Languages
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Mandarin
  • Filipino
  • Member
  • The Interlex Group
  • Multilaw
  • World Law Group
  • Pacific Rim Advisory Council
  • World Services Group
  • Employment Law Alliance
  • First Law International

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Legal Developments by:
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

  • Philippine Chapter of Getting the Deal Through: Labour & Employment 2018

    Getting the Deal Through has published the 13 th edition of Labour & Employment, which is available in print, as an e-book, and online. The  Philippine chapter  was contributed by SyCipLaw partner Ronald Mark C. Lleno , with support from senior associate Emmar Benjoe B. Panahon and associate Hans Cedric I. Santos .
    - SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

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