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Philippines

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law)

Sylvette Tankiang and Franchette Acosta head the practice at Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law); Tankiang is particularly active in financing renewable energy transactions. The team advised Aboitiz Equity Ventures as sponsor on the financing of the construction of the Manolo Fortich hydroelectric power plant.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law)

At Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law), Leonardo Singson is known for his ‘thoughtful approach’. The team advises clients on securities issuances, IPOs and private placements, and assists them with compliance and disclosure matters.

Leading individuals

Sylvette Tankiang - Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law)

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law)

Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law)’s practice is headed by Sylvette Tankiang. Highlights included acting for Filipino Fund on compliance and disclosure matters, and assisting BayWa with due diligence concerning the company’s proposed investment in a renewables project.

Leading individuals

Raoul Angangco - Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law)

Sylvette Tankiang - Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law)

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law)

The highly capable team at Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law) is jointly led by Alejandro Navarro, Augusto San Pedro, Jr, Thea Daep and Joseph Lopez. Clients include Globe Telecom and Citra Group.

Leading individuals

Alejandro Navarro - Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law)

Augusto San Pedro, Jr - Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law)

Next generation lawyers

Darwin Angeles - Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law)

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law)

Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law)’s labour practice counts Conergy Asia & ME as a client. Raoul Angangco and Leonardo Singson are the partners to contact.

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Immigration
Immigration - ranked: tier 2

Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law)

Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law)’s practice assisted Tata Consultancy Services (Philippines), PayPal Philippines and Remitly with obtaining visas and work permits for their expatriate employees. Raoul Angangco and Leonardo Singson lead the team.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law)

Bienvenido Somera, Jr leads the team at Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law), which is particularly strong in contentious matters. Clients include ABS-CBN Corporation and BDO Unibank.

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 2

Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law)

Sylvette Tankiang and Franchette Acosta lead the team at Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law), with support from senior associate Maria Simundac. Clients include BayWa re Solar, Singtel and Juwi Renewable Energies.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law)

Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law)’s department is headed by Sylvette Tankiang. The team advises on development, construction and lease arrangements for clients including Ayala Corporation, Keihan Electric Railway Co and W Group.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 2

Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law)

Franchette Acosta’s practice at Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law) advised Globe Telecom on the competition aspects of its proposed acquisition of San Miguel Corporation’s telecoms assets. Other clients include Novus Technologies and Sunrise & Co.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law)

Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law)’s department, headed by Sylvette Tankiang, acts for a client base that includes Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation and BayWa re Solar. Franchette Acosta and litigation specialist Fritzzie Español are also recommended.

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