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Aviation
Aviation - ranked: tier 1

Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro & Leaño

Peter Bantilan and Arturo Selim lead the department at Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro & Leaño. The team, which is particularly active in litigation, advised Philippine Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Air France–KLM and Cathay Pacific in various civil damages disputes.

Leading individuals

Arturo Selim - Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro & Leaño

Peter Bantilan - Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro & Leaño

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro & Leaño

Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro & Leaño’s clients include Coca-Cola Femsa Philippines, Siemens (Philippines) and DHL Worldwide. The practice advised the shareholders of Roosevelt College on the sale of a majority interest in the college to Far Eastern University. Name partners Carlos Platon and Hector Martinez are key figures.

Leading individuals

Carlos Platon - Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro & Leaño

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro & Leaño

Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro & Leaño’s team represented Chevron Philippines in various court cases, contesting the President’s power to control petroleum product prices. Peter Bantilan and Arturo Selim are the key partners.

Leading individuals

Carlos Platon - Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro & Leaño

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro & Leaño

Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro & Leaño’s department is led by Grace Quevedo-Panagsagan, with support from Rachelle Santos. It assisted Minacs Group with a labour compliance audit. Other clients include Coca-Cola Femsa Philippines and Arinso Philippines.

Leading individuals

Grace Quevedo-Panagsagan - Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro & Leaño

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro & Leaño

Augusto San Pedro leads Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro & Leaño’s practice, which acts for clients including McDonald’s, Affliction, Levi Strauss and several pharmaceuticals companies.

Leading individuals

Augusto San Pedro - Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro & Leaño

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 2

Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro & Leaño

Rachelle Santos and Mia Martin lead Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro & Leaño’s department, which acted for ThomasLloyd Cleantech Infrastructure Fund on its investments in renewable energy projects in the Philippines.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro & Leaño

Hector Martinez heads the department at Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro & Leaño, which includes Anthony Abenir, whose clients include Chevron and La Suerte Tobacco Company. The team handles tax audits for numerous clients, including G4S Holdings.

Leading individuals

Hector Martinez - Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro & Leaño

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