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9TH, 10TH, 11TH & 12TH FLOORS, ONE ORION, 11TH AVENUE, CORNER UNIVERSITY PARKWAY, BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY 1634, METRO MANILA, PHILIPPINES
Tel:
Work +63 2 810 5858
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Fax +63 2 810 3838
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Web:
www.cruzmarcelo.com
Manila, Manila

Philippines

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

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

Manuel Manaligod, Jr leads the team at Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia, with strong support from Aida Roxas-Rivera, Rosa Bagtas and Pancho Umali. The firm advises a range of notable local and international clients such as Aboitiz Equity Ventures, ABS-CBN Corporation, Sony Global Business Services and Unilever.

Leading individuals

Aida Roxas-Rivera - Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

Next generation lawyers

Lesley Claudio - Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

The team at Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia is experienced in the full range of dispute resolution matters, with particular expertise in commercial, banking and tax litigation, corporate rehabilitation, and alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Practice head Rodel Cruz recently represented the Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association (PBGEA) in a petition seeking to declare a city ordinance, which banned aerial spraying by agricultural entities, constitutionally void; the supreme court unanimously affirmed the decision of the Court of Appeals and declared the city ordinance unconstitutional.

Leading individuals

Miguel Silos - Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

Rodel Cruz - Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

Next generation lawyers

Jon Chua - Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

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Immigration
Immigration - ranked: tier 2

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

Rosa Bagtas heads the immigration practice at Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia, with strong support from Aida Roxas-Rivera, who has ‘in-depth knowledge’ of immigration law. The department is well-versed in providing specialist advice to corporations and individuals on Philippine immigration and citizenship laws, with experience in matters involving visa applications, work permits and naturalisation proceedings.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

The ‘excellent’ IP practice at Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia has ‘good strength in depth’ and is particularly strong on contentious matters. Susan Villanueva represented Therapharma Inc. in opposing the attempted revival of an abandoned patent application for losartan, which the Supreme Court upheld as anti-competitive and prejudicial to the public. IP commercialisation expert Patricia Bunye is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Patricia Bunye - Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

Susan Villanueva - Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 2

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

Patricia Bunye leads the department at Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia, with strong support from Pancho Umali. The practice provides counsel to leading mining and energy companies on a broad range of matters, including compliance with nationality, obtaining government approval and licensing for mining activities and exploration permits. The firm recently advised Sagittarius Mines (SMI) on its cancellation of its environmental compliance certificate for the Tampakan Project, and has also acted as counsel to Shell Philippines Exploration B.V. and Filminera Resource Corporation.

Leading individuals

Manuel Manaligod, Jr - Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

Pancho Umali - Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

Patricia Bunye - Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

Next generation lawyers

Aldwill Go - Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

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

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia’s practice is led by Rosa Bagtas, who is strongly supported by Pancho Umali. The firm recently assisted Goldenwill Inc with the PHP103m acquisition of unutilised air development rights.

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