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Philippines

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres Ibarra Sison & Damaso

The corporate practice at Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres Ibarra Sison & Damaso handles a range of banking and finance, investment and securities regulation matters. Ruelito Soriano and Eileen Pangalangan-Pardo act for a number of notable clients, including Energy Development Corporation, Manila Electric Company and Cagayan Electric Power and Light.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres Ibarra Sison & Damaso

Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres Ibarra Sison & Damaso’s practice has experience in equity-linked issues and public offerings; Enrique Quiason and Ruelito Soriano are the partners to note.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres Ibarra Sison & Damaso

At Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres Ibarra Sison & Damaso, Ruelito Soriano is particularly active in M&A and provides extensive corporate expertise across a range of industries.

Leading individuals

Eduardo Makalintal - Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres Ibarra Sison & Damaso

Enrique Quiason - Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres Ibarra Sison & Damaso

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 4

Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres Ibarra Sison & Damaso

Orencio Ibarra, Jr heads the litigation practice at Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres Ibarra Sison & Damaso, which acts for individuals and corporate clients in major commercial litigation cases, as well as being active in civil, criminal and administrative cases.

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Intellectual property
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres Ibarra Sison & Damaso

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 3

Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres Ibarra Sison & Damaso

Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres Ibarra Sison & Damaso handles all aspects of management-labour relations, including cases of dismissal and suspension of employees, money claims, strikes, petitions for certification elections and labour-related civil and criminal cases. Orencio Ibarra, Jr, Miguel Damaso and Jose Tual are the key employment partners.

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 3

Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres Ibarra Sison & Damaso

Miguel Mathay heads the practice at Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres Ibarra Sison & Damaso, which frequently acts for the leading oil companies, power generation and distribution companies, and electric cooperatives. The team is experienced in advising on legislation and regulatory compliance, contractual arrangements concerning the energy market, and project financing of oil and gas developments in the Philippines.

Leading individuals

Manuel Torres - Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres Ibarra Sison & Damaso

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 2

Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres Ibarra Sison & Damaso

Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres Ibarra Sison & Damaso’s telecoms and mass media group is experienced in advising major television and radio broadcasting networks. Miguel Damaso and Ruelito Soriano specialise in compliance and licensing matters.

Leading individuals

Miguel Damaso - Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres Ibarra Sison & Damaso

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres Ibarra Sison & Damaso

The tax practice at Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres Ibarra Sison & Damaso is led by Wilfrido Sanchez and handles all legal aspects of income, business, estate and transfer taxes imposed by both national and local government. The team specialises in corporate planning, conducting tax audits and preparing tax returns.

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