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Ocampo Manalo Valdez & Lim advises clients on compliance, and represents them in regulatory proceedings before the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP). Clients include Far Eastern Air Transport, Heavy Lift Cargo Airlines, Pacific Global One Aviation and Qatar Airways. Key practitioners include Carlos Ocampo, Manolito Manalo, Juan Valdez and Bernadeth Lim.

Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro & Lea√Īo¬†acts for a variety of aviation clients including China Airlines, Air France, Eva Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Airlines, Malaysia Airlines and Philippine Airlines. Key practitioners include Peter Bantilan, Arturo Selim¬†and Jenny Santiago.

Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles advises clients on a range of aviation matters and acts for domestic and international clients. Maria Angeles-Carale is the name to note.

Siguion Reyna, Montecillo & Ongsiako advises airlines and insurers on civil law and international treaties. It also defends clients against claims arising from injury, death, delay, and damage to and loss of passenger baggage or cargo. Clients include airlines such as Philippine Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Gulf Air and Swiss Air and insurers such as AON Group, Willis Corroon Aerospace and Nicholson Leslie Aviation. Key members of the team include Carlos Natividad, Mario Andres and Jose Crisostomo Jr.

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan¬†advises clients on aircraft finance and leasing transactions. It is adept at handling cases of secured and Export Credit Agency-guaranteed acquisitions of aircraft and engine leases. Other areas of expertise include registration and de-registration of aircraft. The firm also has experience in advising investors on securitising airline ticket sales. Carina Laforteza¬†leads the team; Mia Gentugaya¬†and Marievic Ramos-A√Īonuevo¬†are key practitioners.

Agcaoili & Associates advises businesses engaged in aircraft leasing and financing on a broad range of aviation law matters. Managing partner Jose Agcaoili heads the practice.

Belo Gozon Elma Parel Asuncion & Lucila advises clients in the aviation sector in relation to compliance issues and pre-operating and operating requirements. It also advises on international negotiations for air services agreements and commercial agreements. The key practitioner in this area is Felipe Gozon.

Puno & Puno Law Offices advises foreign and domestic clients on aviation-related regulatory matters and on obtaining regulatory approvals. This involves liaising with the CAB and the CAAP. Other areas of expertise include air carrier tax, corporate matters and passenger claims. Helena Rosales-Calo is the key practitioner.

Quisumbing Torres advises multinational clients in regulatory proceedings before the CAB and CAAP. Other areas of expertise include aviation disputes, competition law and operating permits. Marvin Masangkay is the key member of the team. Rodrigo Quimbo retired from the partnership.

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