SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan’s dedicated aviation practice handles the financing aspects of major deals, as well as the registration of aircraft with the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines. The team is adept at advising on issues concerning the tax treatment of international air carriers, in addition to providing pre-litigation and litigation advice to its roster of national and international clients. Under the joint leadership of Carina Laforteza, the group often works in collaboration with leading international law firms on cross-border fundraising transactions. The practice is also recommended for its advice on operating lease documents and on issues relating to obtaining a foreign air carrier’s permit. Bhong Paulo Macasaet is another key contact. Marievic Ramos-Añonuevo retired from the firm in August 2022.
Aviation in Philippines
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
Marievic Ramos-Añonuevo; Carina Laforteza
Other key lawyers:
Bhong Paulo Macasaet
BBAM Singapore Pe. Ltd.
Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank
Voyager Aviation Holdings (formerly Intrepid)
Nordic Aviation Capital A/S
SMBC Aviation Capital Limited
Dubai Aerospace International
Philippine National Bank
Ocampo Manalo Valdez & Lim
Ocampo Manalo Valdez & Lim handles a broad range of aviation matters concerning traffic rights, franchises and charter permits, as well as insurance and commercial agreements. The team also has demonstrable capability advising on compliance and regulatory issues before the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines. Managing partner Manolito Alvarez Manalo leads the practice.
Manolito Alvarez Manalo
The aviation, aerospace and defence practice at Quisumbing Torres handles a range of aviation financing and leasing arrangements, in addition to airline merger control issues. The group frequently advises on bilateral airline alliances and the operation of international alliance networks, and counts regulatory, employment and insolvency mandates in its workload. Kristine Anne Mercado-Tamayo and Marvin Masangkay jointly lead the team.
Kristine Anne Mercado-Tamayo; Marvin Masangkay
Changi International Airports
- Assisted a major US airline in renewing the Foreign Air Carriers Permit with the Civil Aeronautics Board.
- Advising and representing a Hong Kong aviation company in connection with an arbitration against a local construction company in a dispute involving approximately $1m.
- Assisting a global aviation and logistics company on the local aspects of a global restructuring of its business.