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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

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan¬†advises clients on aircraft finance and leasing transactions. It is adept at handling cases of secured and Export Credit Agency-guaranteed acquisitions of aircraft and engine leases. Other areas of expertise include registration and de-registration of aircraft. The firm also has experience in advising investors on securitising airline ticket sales. Carina Laforteza¬†leads the team; Mia Gentugaya¬†and Marievic Ramos-A√Īonuevo¬†are key practitioners.

Leading individuals

Marievic Ramos-A√Īonuevo - SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Mia Gentugaya - SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan¬†provides ‚Äėvery satisfactory service‚Äô with a team that has ‚Äėthe requisite knowledge and experience in relation to financing transactions‚Äô. The firm recently acted for BDO Unibank, the Philippine National Bank and Bank of China on a $690m loan to Clark Global City. Another highlight includes acting for Mizuho Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation in relation to a $700m unsecured loan to SMC Global Holdings. The team is led by the ‚Äėparticularly remarkable‚Äô Marievic Ramos- A√Īonuevo,¬†who is ‚Äėa hands-on lawyer, able to spot relevant legal issues and provide practical advice to resolve them‚Äô. John Paul De Leon¬†was promoted to partner, as was Jan Aba√Īo-Ranada, who is ‚Äėa very promising lawyer: confident, hard-working, reliable, and independent‚Äô.¬†Jose Pamfilo, Vicente Gerochi IV, Simeon Ken Ferrer¬†are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Marievic Ramos-A√Īonuevo - SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Mia Gentugaya - SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Next generation lawyers

Jan Aba√Īo-Ranada - SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Jose Pamfilo - SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan¬†is experienced in advising on due diligence, documentation, negotiation and regulatory matters. Areas of expertise include IPOs, sovereign issuances, local and foreign currency bonds, corporate bonds and bank capital. Key clients include BDO Capital & Investment, China Bank Capital Corporation, Citigroup Global Markets and Standard Chartered Bank. Marievic Ramos-A√Īonuevo¬†heads the team with support from Simeon Ken Ferrer¬†and senior associate Joan Mae To-Conejos.

Leading individuals

Simeon Ken Ferrer - SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Next generation lawyers

Joan Mae To-Conejos - SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

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

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan¬†advises on a range of corporate and M&A matters and has specialist experience in complex transactions and greenfield issues. The team recently acted for Global Infrastructures Partners Group in relation to its $5b acquisition of 100% of the equity interest in Equis. Other clients include San Miguel Corporation, Metro Pacific Group, Aboitiz Power Corporation and MasterCard. Rocky Reyes¬†and Franco Larcina¬†head the team with support from Arlene Maneja. Jan Aba√Īo-Ranada¬†and John Paul De Leon¬†have both been promoted to partner.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

‚ÄėSuperior in terms of business acumen and industry knowledge‚Äô,¬†SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan¬†represents international and domestic clients in a variety of industry sectors. The firm continues to act for Manila Electric (MERALCO) in relation to alleged anti-competitive behavior and abuse of market power in a case worth around $882m. Other clients include Citibank, PLDT, the Philippine Stock Exchange and Qatar Airways. Ricardo Ongkiko¬†heads the team with support from Carlos Lopez, senior associates¬†John Regalado¬†and¬†Ma. Patricia Paz, and Emmanuel Lombos,¬†who is ‚Äėa very instinctive and seasoned litigator‚Äô.¬†Jon Castillo¬†and¬†Anthony Jacoba¬†were both promoted to senior associate.

Leading individuals

Carlos Lopez - SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Emmanuel Lombos - SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Next generation lawyers

John Regalado - SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Ma. Patricia Paz - SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

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Immigration
Immigration - ranked: tier 1

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan advises on a range of immigration issues including visas, citizenship matters and adversarial proceedings such as blacklisting and deportation. The firm continues to act for Quantrics in relation to immigration processes, visas and permits for expatriates. Other clients include Colgate-Palmolive, Sanofi Aventis, Bank of Singapore and Fordays Japan International. Rodelle Bolante heads the team.

Leading individuals

Rodelle Bolante - SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan advises on various IP issues including trade mark, copyright, patent and product registrations. The firm continues to act for Dyson Technology on branding, trade mark issues, IP protection and enforcement, and portfolio management. Other clients include Rolex, Pfizer and Gap. Enrique Manuel leads the practice with support from key partner Vida Panganiban-Alindogan.

Leading individuals

Vida Panganiban-Alindogan - SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 1

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

The employment and immigration department¬†at¬†SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan¬†deals with bargaining, compliance and strategy implementation. The firm recently acted for Qatar Airways, successfully defending a case of illegal dismissal. Another highlight included acting for Isuzu Autoparts Manufacturing in relation to the re-negotiation of the economic provisions of a collective bargaining agreement. Other clients include Adidas, Bank of America, Colgate-Palmolive Philippines and Pfizer. The team is led by¬†Luisito Liban¬†with support from¬†Leslie Dy, who is ‚Äėvery professional and practical in her approach‚Äô, and Marianne Miguel, who is ‚Äėalways responsive, practical, and knowledgeable‚Äô.¬†Amer Mambuay¬†is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Amer Mambuay - SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Leslie Dy - SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

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

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

The Cebu office of SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan provides advice in the areas of industrial relations, labour litigation, civil and land cases, real estate transactions, dispute resolution, corporate services, special projects, immigration and IP. Alan Fontanosa heads the team and is supported by Thaddeus Alvizo.

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

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan’s Davao office is headed by Amer Mambuay with support from associates Izabel Serina and Vincent Juan. Areas of expertise include dispute resolution, labour and employment, immigration, intellectual property and general corporate practice.

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 1

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan  advises clients in the energy, oil and gas, telecoms, water and construction sectors. The firm recently acted for PNB Capital & Investment, BPI Capital and China Bank Capital Corporation on the $880m project financing of several power plants. Other clients include Metro Pacific Group, PLDT, San Miguel and Aboitiz Power. Rocky Reyes and Angel Salita, Jr head the team with support from Hector De Leon. John Paul De Leon was promoted to partner.

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

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan¬†advises on various real estate issues including property development, corporate services and joint ventures. Clients include Metro Pacific Group, PLDT, San Miguel and Manila Electric.¬†Imelda Manguiat¬†and Rocky Reyes¬†head the team with support from¬†Marievic Ramos-A√Īonuevo¬†and¬†John Paul De Leon, who was promoted to partner.

Leading individuals

Marievic Ramos-A√Īonuevo - SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

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Shipping
Shipping - ranked: tier 1

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan advises clients on a broad range of shipping matters including disputes over unpaid claims, setting up vessel-operating companies, registrations and financings, and vessel arrests. The firm recently acted for Regalware, successfully securing the release of two shipments that had been apprehended due to a clerical error. Key practitioners include Domingo Castillo and Rocky Reyes.

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 advises on various TMT-related matters including M&A and investments, online retail, logistics, IT services, banking and finance, gaming, advertising, pharmaceuticals, life sciences and aviation. Other areas of expertise include data privacy, cybersecurity, fintech, IP, licensing and technology, and dispute resolution. The firm recently acted for PLDT and its wireless subsidiary SMART in connection with their seven-year business-led, technology-enabled $300m transformation program. Other clients include Metro Pacific Group, Smart Telecommunications and Thomson Reuters. Rocky Reyes and Rose Marie King-Dominguez head the team with support from senior associate Ruben Acebedo II and newly promoted partner John Paul De Leon.

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 advises on the tax aspects of corporate transactions, tax-related administrative and judicial litigation, tax refunds and defending clients against assessments for taxes and customs duties. Other areas of expertise include compliance, tax planning and estate planning. Rolando Medalla, Jr heads the practice.

Leading individuals

Rolando Medalla, Jr - SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

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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 .
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