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30/F 88 CORPORATE CENTER, SEDENO CORNER VALERO STREETS, SALCEDO VILLAGE, MAKATI CITY 1227, PHILIPPINES
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Work +632 894 0377

Norma Margarita Patacsil

Tel:
Work +632 8940377
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Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio (C&G Law)

Work Department

Corporate & Commercial Transactions; Competition & Anti-Trust

Position

Partner

Career

Norge is a founding partner at C&G Law handling both corporate/commercial and litigation matters.

On the corporate and commercial side, Norge advises on share and property acquisitions and foreign and local investments.  She also conducts due diligence and other activities in connection with such acquisitions and investments.  Norge is experienced various capital market, contract-based, competition law, land acquisition, mining and natural resources, and regulatory issues.  She handles the incorporation of companies and other investment vehicles and also serves as director and corporate secretary of several corporations.

Norge's corporate and commercial work earned her citations as a leading Philippine lawyer in the corporate/commercial field by Chambers & Partners in its 2008 and 2009 Asia-Pacific publications.

On the litigation side, Norge has handled and tried a broad range of cases involving anti-graft and corrupt practices and plunder criminal charges, agrarian reform, contract disputes, corporate restructuring and rehabilitation, debt recovery, infrastructure and engineering disputes, intra-corporate controversies, local-government imposed taxes, mining and real property claims, product liability, public utilities and tort.  She also has experience in international and domestic arbitration dealing with intra-corporate, commercial and construction disputes, including those conducted under the auspices of the International Chamber of Commerce, the UNCITRAL, and the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission.

Prior to founding C&G Law in February 2007, Norge was a junior associate (from 1999 to 2004) and senior associate (from 2004 until 2007) at SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan.

Norge was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1999, after placing second in the 1998 Bar examinations.

Languages

English, Filipino

Member

Integrated Bar of the Philippines

Education

University of the Philippines College of Law, Bachelor of Laws (Class of 1998; cum laude and salutatorian of her class); University of the Philippines School of Economics, Bachelor of Science in Economics (Class of 1994; magna cum laude)


Philippines

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

The team at Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio advised International Finance Corporation and Development Bank of the Philippines on a bid to operate and maintain the LRT Line 2. Jaime Gatmaytan leads the practice, which includes Norma Patacsil.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio’s department advised Pearson on its Affordable Learning Fund’s capital infusion into Affordable Private Education Center, and acted for Ayala Healthcare Holdings on its PHP400m purchase of a 50% stake in a local pharmacy selling generic pharmaceuticals. Jaime Gatmaytan, Norma Patacsil and Mary Mundin are the key partners.

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Employment

Within: Employment

The ‘prompt, supportive’ department at Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio is led by Cesar Santamaria, Jr; he and Norma Patacsil have ‘superb knowledge of employment matters’. Philippine AXA Life Insurance Corporation is a key client.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

The ‘outstanding and very responsive’ practice at Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio provides ‘very good advice’. Jaime Gatmaytan (a ‘star’ with ‘deep market knowledge’) leads the team, which includes Norma Patacsil and Mary Mundin.

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