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Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw)¬†is adept at handling initial public offerings (IPOs) and equity restructurings. Other areas of expertise include securities laws and regulations. Recent highlights included acting for Cebu Landmasters on its IPO, which raised ‚āĪ2.9b. Other clients include Cirtek Holdings Philippines, UBS AG and BDO Capital & Investment. Judy Hao¬†heads the team with support from Francisco Lim¬†and Tadeo Hilado,¬†who was promoted to of counsel.

Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano¬†provides dedicated services on the equity side and advises on securities-related matters including IPOs, follow-on and rights offers, tender offers, reverse takeovers of publicly listed firms and issuances of global depository receipts. A recent highlight included acting for Chelsea Logistics Holdings on its IPO of primary shares. The team provides ‚Äėknow-how, subject matter expertise and a sense of partnership‚Äô. Head of team Manuel Gonzalez¬†has ‚Äėimpeccable experience and knowledge of the industry‚Äô. He is supported by Elmer Serrano,¬†Gwyneth Ong¬† and senior associate¬†Janice Co.

Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos assists clients with due diligence on, and documentation of, equity, debt and hybrid securities issued by large Philippine corporations. Areas of expertise include IPOs, reverse takeovers, subscriptions, follow-on offerings, rights offerings and private placements. Clients include the Asian Development Bank and the Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission. Antonio Picazo heads the practice with support from Gemma Santos.

Quisumbing Torres advises on transactional and regulatory capital markets matters. Areas of expertise include debt and equity securities offerings, securities litigation, privatisation, specialised financial structures, real estate investment trusts and corporate governance. Alain Charles Veloso and Pearl Liu head the team. TJ Mendoza joined the firm from Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos.

Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles advises clients on acquisitions, IPOs, capital markets transactions, and implementation of regulations. Cynthia Roxas-del Castillo and Agustin Montilla are the key practitioners.

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan¬†is experienced in advising on due diligence, documentation, negotiation and regulatory matters. Areas of expertise include IPOs, sovereign issuances, local and foreign currency bonds, corporate bonds and bank capital. Key clients include BDO Capital & Investment, China Bank Capital Corporation, Citigroup Global Markets and Standard Chartered Bank. Marievic Ramos-A√Īonuevo¬†heads the team with support from Simeon Ken Ferrer¬†and senior associate Joan Mae To-Conejos.

Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon & San Jose advises clients on capital markets, project finance, foreign investments and corporate reorganisations. Roberto San Jose and Mel MacAraig are the key partners.

Puno & Puno Law Offices acts for corporates and financial institutions on bond issuances, securities offerings, structured finance and derivatives, and asset securitisation. Previous clients have included First Gen. Ma Elizabeth Peralta-Loriega is the key practitioner.

Puyat Jacinto & Santos Law Offices is experienced in securitisation transactions and is adept at handling regulatory matters. Key clients include China Banking Capital and DoubleDragon Properties. Ramil Bugayong and Pearl Cabali head the team. Francis Asilo left the firm.

Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres Ibarra Sison & Damaso handles foreign investment, securities and capital markets matters such as debt, equity and equity-linked issuances and public offerings. Enrique Quiason and Ruelito Soriano are the key practitioners.

The ‚Äėexperts‚Äô at¬†Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law)¬†advise clients on regulatory compliance with the Philippine Stock Exchange and the Securities and Exchange Commission. The practice is also adept at handling securities issuances and IPOs. Clients include Jolliville Holdings, Rizal Commercial Banking, Filipino Fund and Nippon Express. Franchette Acosta, Sylvette Tankiang¬†and Raoul Angangco¬†head the team. Leonardo Singson¬†is also recommended, as is the ‚Äėpatient and experienced‚Äô Maria Concepcion Simundac.

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