Rising Stars

Firms To Watch: Corporate and M&A

At the helm at Divina Law is Danny Bunyi, who has a wealth of experience in all aspects of mergers and acquisitions for both domestic and foreign clients.  
Libra Law (Libarios and Partners) handles corporate structuring and M&A as well as compliance matters, including due diligence and antitrust compliance. Practice head Bernard Cobarrubias oversees cross-border transactions for local and international clients.

Corporate and M&A in Philippines

Quisumbing Torres

Quisumbing Torres is a member firm of Baker McKenzie LLP, and as such is well-placed to advise multinational corporations and companies in highly regulated industries, on a broad array of transactions and projects. Under the guidance of Maria Christina Macasaet-Acaban, it regularly advises on issues such as structuring foreign investments, M&A transactions and reorganisations, as well as joint ventures and capital restructuring. Dennis Quintero is recommended for his work with clients on numerous multi-jurisdictional acquisitions of shares or assets, in addition to his advice on structuring investments and divestments across a variety of sectors. Julius Cervantes is lauded for his work on a wide range of issues, frequently advising on corporate restructurings, commercial agreements and regulatory matters. Alain Charles Veloso and Luisa Fernandez-Guina bring experience with financial institutions and pharmaceutical clients respectively, while at associate level Diane Maxima Singayan-Mallillin plays a key role in the department.

Practice head(s):

Maria Christina Macasaet-Acaban

Other key lawyers:

Dennis Quintero; Diane Maxima Singayan-Mallillin; Julius Cervantes; Luisa Fernandez-Guina; Alain Charles Veloso


‘The service of Quisumbing Torres has been consistent and timely. They have sufficient people to support clients.’

‘Mr Dennis Quintero is an expert in projects, energy and M&A. Dennis goes beyond being a good partner by being available to listen and flexible to client’s needs. ’

‘Julius Cervantes – responsive, good lawyer.’

Key clients

Alphabet (Google Inc.)


APG Asset Management

Changi Airport International Pte. Ltd.

China Copper Co. Ltd


PruLife Insurance Corporation of U.K. (PLUK)

Prudential Corporation Asia (Prudential Asia)

Shell Pilipinas Corporation

SBA Communications Corporation

Space Exploration Technologies Corporation

Universal Entertainment Corporation

China Harbour Engineering

Work highlights

  • Successfully assisted Shell Overseas Investments BV (Shell) in its joint venture with Nickel Asia’s renewable energy unit, Emerging Power Inc (EPI), to develop, own, operate and maintain onshore renewable energy projects in the Philippines.
  • Acted for a Hong Kong-based multinational insurance and finance corporation in connection with its Philippine subsidiary’s 100% acquisition of the shares in a leading health maintenance organisation in the country.
  • Assisted a leading digital-health provider company in the consolidation of its digital telehealth business with another digital-health provider company through share swaps and various share acquisitions.

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Spearheaded by Rocky Alejandro Reyes, the outstanding team at SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan has acted on many of the largest investments and M&A deals in the country. It is adept at advising on foreign investments and frequently advises leading global companies on establishing their businesses in the Philippines. The group has an excellent track record of advising on competition law (including merger notifications), anti-money laundering regulations, data privacy and other e-commerce issues. In addition, it regularly works with international law firms on key projects and transactions. The agile team currently works with numerous major local corporations and foreign companies, in almost all the key industries. Imelda Manguiat is another notable member of the department who specialises in foreign investments and mergers and acquisitions, as well as power and infrastructure projects. Rose Marie M. King-Dominguez has particular expertise in TMT matters. Managing partner Hector De Leon and of counsel and corporate services head Simeon Ken Ferrer are other key contacts. Senior partner Marievic Ramos-Añonuevo retired from the firm in 2022.

Practice head(s):

Rocky Alejandro Reyes

Other key lawyers:

Imelda Manguiat; Rose Marie M King-Dominguez

Key clients

Aboitiz Group

Alten Europe

Archer Daniels Midland Company

Arthaland Corporation

Battery Grade Materials Inc.

Credit Corp Group Ltd

Daelim Philippines, Inc.

Del Monte Philippines Inc.

Dentsu Aegis Network

DP World

ENEOS Corporation (Japan)

Equinix Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd

Frontier Tower Associates Philippines, Inc.

Global Payments Process Centre, Inc.

Grab Holdings, Inc.

JERA Asia Private Ltd and JERA Co., Inc.

Jobstreet.com Philippines, Inc.

JP Morgan Chase & Co.

KKR Asia Ltd

Manila Electric Company

Metro Pacific Group


Mitsubishi Corporation

Mitsubishi Fudosan

Naval Group

Navigator Holdings Ltd

Nova Asia Company

PayPal Inc.

PH Global Jet Express, Inc.

Red 5 Ltd

San Miguel Corporation

Shelbyville Ltd

Shiseido Company Ltd/Shiseido Philippines Corporation

Surge Ventures III

ThomasLloyd Group Ltd

TPG Growth III SF Pte Ltd

wpd Philippines, Inc.

Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law)

With demonstrable experience across the telecommunications, manufacturing, logistics and energy sectors, Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law) acts for domestic and multinational clients on cross-border M&A, in addition to handling foreign direct investments into the Philippines. Raoul Angangco leads the team alongside Sylvette Tankiang and Franchette Acosta.

Practice head(s):

Raoul Angangco; Sylvette Tankiang; Franchette Acosta

Other key lawyers:

Kristin Charisse Siao

Key clients

AC Logistics Holdings Corporation (subsidiary of Ayala Corporation)

AC Infrastructure Holdings Inc.

Consortium of Philippine Banks (BDO Unibank, Inc., Bank of the Philippine Islands, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation)

China Telecommunications Corporation

Dito Telecommunity Corporation

Udenna Corporation

SEA Group

Grab Financial Services Philippines, Inc.

Nissan Philippines, Inc.

Globe Telecoms

Manila Water Total Solutions Corporation


Lockton Philippines Insurance & Reinsurance Brokers, Inc.

Fujian Yongfu Power Engineering Co., Ltd.

Filipino Fund Inc.

GP Network Asia Pte. Ltd.

Lalamove Philippines Inc.

FSG Capital, Inc.


Work highlights

  • Assisting AC Logistics Holdings Corporation, the logistics arm of Ayala Corporation, in its proposed acquisition of a 60% interest in Air 21 Holdings, Inc., a company established to hold controlling interests in eight (8) operating corporations providing a broad range of logistics services that include door to door express delivery, international and domestic freight forwarding, warehousing and waste logistics management.
  • Advised Udenna Corporation in its proposed investments, through its subsidiaries, in the Malampaya Gas Field, specifically in the (1) purchase of Chevron Malampaya LLC, holder of 45% participating contractual interest in the service contract for the Malampaya Gas Field, and (2) the proposed purchase of Shell Philippines Exploration B.V., holder of another 45% operating interest in the same service contract.
  • Acting for China Telecommunications Corporation in managing its investments in Dito Telecommunity Corporation and in complying with its funding and other obligations therein.

Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio (C&G Law)

Norma Margarita Patacsil heads the group at Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio (C&G Law), which continues to be busy advising numerous clients on a variety of significant corporate and commercial transactions across a range of industries. It is skilled at advising on diverse matters such as the incorporation of new entities, governance and compliance, as well as acquisitions and mergers. The group has also assisted several clients in obtaining Philippine Competition Commission approval on some key deals. Andrea Katipunan has a broad practice – she has advised on a variety of public-private partnerships. Katrine Paula Suyat-Antonio has significant experience in government procurement and build-operate-transfer projects.

Practice head(s):

Norma Margarita Patacsil

Other key lawyers:

Andrea Katipunan; Katrine Paula Suyat-Antonio


‘Good size and reputation. Some high-quality partners and associates.’

‘Personable and reasonable. Good sounding boards.’

‘Norge Patacsil is excellent.

Key clients

Ayala Land, Inc

Holcim Philippines, Inc

Work highlights

  • Advised Ayala Land, Inc in an unusual five-way merger involving two publicly listed companies.
  • Advising on a merger creating a significant global ship management company.
  • Advising on a joint venture between a member of a leading Philippine conglomerate and its Singaporean partner to develop and operate carrier-neutral data centres across the Philippines.

Martinez Vergara & Gonzalez Sociedad

The versatile team at Martinez Vergara & Gonzalez Sociedad acts for local and foreign clients (both private and publicly listed companies) on their acquisitions and strategic divestments of assets, businesses and equity interests. Another core area of focus is advising on mergers and consolidations of subsidiaries and affiliates. The firm also regularly advises foreign companies on their direct investment into the Philippines. Rosalia Bartolome-Alejo heads the department, which has considerable strength in the banking, shipping, real estate, power, energy and manufacturing sectors. Manuel Gonzalez has particular expertise in M&A and joint venture arrangements between entities in the energy and petroleum sectors, while Mark Vergara is skilled at handling a broad spread of complex cross-border issues.

Practice head(s):

Rosalia Bartolome-Alejo

Other key lawyers:

Manuel Gonzalez; Mark Vergara

Key clients

RISA Partners, Inc.

La Filipina Uy Gongco Corporation

Map 2000 Development Corporation

Basic Energy Corporation

Steniel Manufacturing Corporation

Farallon Capital, Orion Investors S.a.r.l, Madison Pacific Trust Limited

Publicis Group

Calumpang Packaging Corporation

Puyat Jacinto & Santos Law Offices

Puyat Jacinto & Santos Law Offices is recognised for its expertise in local and international M&A. It is adept at handling joint venture agreements, advising on equity investments and divestments, in addition to assisting with the acquisition of non-performing assets. The team is ably led by Virginia VirayRachelle DiazElaine Marie Laceda and Shirley Velasquez-Viray, aided by Regina Jacinto-Barrientos, Maria Raquel Chavez and Gwen Grecia-De Vera.

Practice head(s):

Virginia Viray; Rachelle Diaz; Elaine Marie Laceda; Shirley Velasquez-Viray; Regina Jacinto-Barrientos; Maria Raquel Chavez; Gwen Grecia-De Vera

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

Under the leadership of Aida Araceli Roxas-Rivera, the team at Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia advises on a wide array of deals. It is sought after for its advice to domestic and international clients on issues relating to their investment in the Philippines. Other areas of focus include advising on compliance matters, joint venture agreements and all aspects of M&A. It is also recommended for its work on issues as diverse as dissolutions, spin-offs and corporate divestments. Senior partner Manuel L. Manaligod, Jr. has a wealth of experience in infrastructure and public-private partnership deals. Rosa Michele Bagtas and Pancho Umali are among the other senior members of the department, while Patricia Bunye oversees corporate issues for mining projects.

Practice head(s):

Aida Araceli Roxas-Rivera

Other key lawyers:

Manuel L Manaligod, Jr; Rosa Michele Bagtas; Pancho Umali; Patricia Bunye

Key clients

Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation

Certara Philippines, Inc.

Asian Terminals, Inc.

ABS-CBN Corporation

Unicapital, Inc.

W Group of Companies

Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc.

Aboitiz Power Corporation

Suyen Corporation

Seven Bank, Ltd.

Ayala Healthcare Holdings, Inc.

Pepsi Cola Products Philippines, Inc.

BF Jade E-Services Philippines, Inc. (ZALORA PH)

Sta. Lucia Land, Inc.

Unilever Group of Companies

Lazada E-Services Philippines, Inc.

Connected Freight Solutions Philippines, Inc.

Lamsan Holdings Corp.

Sony Global Business Services Inc.

DOLE Philippines, Inc.

PTFC Redevelopment Corporation

PayMongo Philippines, Inc.

Kepwealth Properties Philippines, Inc.

Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.

Peak Support Global Enterprises, Inc.

Advanced Assembly Materials Philippines, Inc.

UNObank Inc.

Zed Financial, Inc.

Maven Clinic

Work highlights

  • Advised a leading renewable company on a potential acquisition of shares in four companies engaged in various wind offshore projects in different parts of the Philippines, whose current projects have the potential of generating 2,450MW of electricity.
  • Provides a comprehensive legal service to Sagittarius Mines, Inc with respect to its Tampakan Copper-Gold Project and two separate bans on open-pit mining issued by the provincial government of South Cotabato and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). The Tampakan Project is seen to be one of the top ten largest copper mines in the world upon operation.
  • Provided assistance to Space Exploration Technologies Corp with respect to the possible investment structure, regulatory risks and compliance requirements to enable Space X and Starlink to venture into the Philippine market.

Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra

Under the collective leadership of Mark GorricetaKristine Torres and Micaela Galvez, the group at Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra enjoys a steady stream of instructions on an array of private equity, venture capital and M&A deals. It is particularly skilled at handling various securities transactions, such as IPOs and follow-on and top-up offerings, and transactions involving private placements and backdoor listings. The practice has demonstrable experience in the reverse take-overs of publicly listed companies and secondary offerings, as well as particular expertise in fintech, digital assets, artificial intelligence and blockchain matters.

Practice head(s):

Mark Gorriceta; Kristine Torres; Micaela Galvez


‘The team at GACS is always accessible. They are very responsive and work together with our private equity fund to find the best solutions for all parties to ensure a successful closing of a transaction.’

‘The firm really understands the digital aspects of the industry which has been great for our investments in digital banks and technology. Billing is transparent and the firm has a diverse set of partners/employees.’

‘Mark is a fantastic leader of the firm. He is extremely hands on and joins all of the key calls and meetings to ensure projects maintain drive and momentum. His knowledge of the financial sector and changes relating to regulations for technology really sets him apart from other partners at competing firms.’

Key clients

Asian Development Bank

26 Capital Acquisition Corporation


Templetech Finance Corp

Cinco Corporation, Fiesta Multi Brand Trading Corporation, Halikinu Corporation, Highfive Corp. (formerly, the ‘Potato Corner Group’)

DO Ventures

Sierra Madre Managers Ltd

Fintech Holdings Ltd

Templetech Finance Corp

Gulapa & Lim (Gulapa Law)

The agile team at Gulapa & Lim (Gulapa Law) is jointly led by Aris Gulapa and Melissa Ester Chavez-Dee. The group garners praise for its work on public-private partnerships, and is adept at advising clients on obtaining regulatory approvals. It has considerable experience of handling mergers in the insurance sector, and of assisting clients in the establishment of new corporate entities. Gulapa is a known name for his work with multinational clients on major cross-border share and asset acquisitions.

Practice head(s):

Aris Gulapa; Melissa Ester Chavez-Dee


‘Aris Gulapa is an M&A practitioner through and through. He is well regarded and sought after because of his expertise and keen understanding of his client’s business.’

‘Aris Gulapa understands the business and the commercial considerations of the project team.’

‘The team is very easy to talk to. Gives feedback when urgent and delivers on time.’

‘The managing partner Atty Aris Gulapa makes sure that he is aware of every case we bring to the firm. He is hands on and makes sure that all cases are attended to.’

‘Gulapa Law is a very commercial-minded law firm. Aris steers his firm towards becoming more effective and responsive advisers. They also offer very competitive rates and are easy to deal with.’

‘Aris is clearly the standout. The standard of his associates is very high, of which we have grown accustomed to expecting even from others.’

Key clients

Aboitiz InfraCapital, Inc. (AIC)

AXA Philippines

Ayala Corporation

Kyushu Electric Power Corporation (Kyuden)

AC Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (AC Health)

Ayala Land, Inc

Aboitiz Power Corporation

AC Infrastructure Holdings Corporation

Aboitiz Renewables, Inc.

Metro Pacific Investment Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advised AIC on its acquisition of shares in GMR Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation and its affiliates.
  • Advising Ayala Corporation on the acquisition of shares in a special purpose vehicle in relation to one of the country’s flagship PPP projects.
  • Assisting AXA Philippines, which is engaged in the business of life insurance, with processing its merger with a wholly owned subsidiary, Charter Ping An Insurance Corporation, which is engaged in the business of non-life insurance.

Zambrano Gruba Caganda & Advincula

Zambrano Gruba Caganda & Advincula acts for various local and international clients on a wide range of M&A and corporate deals. Lily Gruba is sought after for her work with multinational companies on various tax planning matters. Antero Jose Caganda is also a key figure, along with Angelo Patrick Advincula. Michael Stephen Lao is another notable member of the team. The group is also experienced in advising on foreign investments.

Practice head(s):

Lily Gruba; Antero Jose Caganda; Angelo Patrick Advincula

Other key lawyers:

Michael Stephen Lao


‘From my understanding, they do not take on additional clients just for the sake of having more clients. They ensure that they have enough resources to manage the requirements of new clients without compromising the quality of service they provide their existing clients.’

‘For certain engagements where the client would want to do things differently from what standard industry practice dictates, Atty Gruba would make it a point to listen to what the client needs and finds solutions to help the client achieve what they want.’

‘Atty Gruba does not settle for what is easy… she ensures that what her client asks for is thoroughly considered when recommendations are made.’

‘Antero’s team is very responsive, hard-working, and very customer oriented.’

Key clients

A Philippine energy generation company

A Tung Chingco Manufacturing Corporation

The Keepers Holdings Inc

Work highlights

  • Acted as legal counsel in the acquisition and investment of a renewable power generation facility and the entry of a major investor valued at $17.9m.
  • Represented A. Tung Chingco Manufacturing Corporation on the sale of its canning and manufacturing assets to a competing sardine company.
  • Represented Keepers Holdings Inc in acquiring a 50% stake in a foreign beverage and distillery company and providing guidance on tax implications and deal structuring.

Serrano Law

Elmer Serrano heads the department at Serrano Law, which regularly acts as counsel on acquisitions involving both equity purchases and asset sales. The team has particular experience in sectors such as shipping, logistics, real estate, energy and retail. It is well-equipped to handle all aspects of transactions, from conducting due diligence reviews to obtaining the relevant regulatory approvals for key deals. Phil Ivan Chan and Tephanie Gandia are among the other notable members of the group, with Chan bringing experience in dealing with the Philippine Stock Exchange and Securities and Exchange Commission, while Gandia advises on M&A and financing, particularly in the banking sector.

Practice head(s):

Elmer Serrano

Other key lawyers:

Phil Ivan Chan; Tephanie Gandia


‘The Serrano Law team is composed of dynamic and progressive legal practitioners who are equipped with the general and technical legal knowledge in corporate and securities regulation, merger and acquisitions, accounting and finance, mining, among others. ’

‘Atty Elmer Serrano takes a personal hand in tackling legal queries and provides legal opinions in a practical and reasonable manner. His ability to provide legal views in a layman’s perspective makes it easier for the principals to comprehend and grasp.’

‘1. They have the ability to process and analyse complex materials, and make practical sense of the issues therein. 2. Effective multitasking and communication skills. 3. Provides useful information that guides client on how to mitigate business and legal risks.’

‘The team is very easy to work with, highly responsive to our needs and requirements and can handle complex issues. They are highly knowledgeable and experienced in the banking and financial industry hence often offer practical solutions to complex issues. ’

‘We’ve been working with Elmer Serrano and Phil Ivan Chan for more than a decade. Aside from their legal expertise, they have a deep understanding of our businesses.’

‘Elmer Serrano and Phil Ivan Chan are very professional, knowledgeable and experienced in what they do. They are highly effective in communicating potential issues or implications of certain options. They always provide sound and practical legal advice.’

‘The firm is relatively young, but we have had a long history with the partners from their work in their previous law firms. We have a good working relationship with Atty Teph Gandia.’

‘The team is customer-centric. They specifically attend and easily grasp the uniqueness of our requirements. Atty Tephanie Gandia deals with day-to-day queries and requirements in a timely manner. She easily provides her opinion and recommends resolutions.’

Key clients

BDO Unibank, Inc.

SM Investments Corporation

2GO Group, Inc.

Udenna Corporation

Hitachi (Japan)

Hitachi Digital Payments (Sri Lanka)

Megalink, Inc.

Human Managed Pte. Lte.

Invicta Cyber Defence Inc.

Premium Leisure Corp.

Premium Leisure Amusement, Inc.

Chelsea Logistics and Infrastructure Holdings Corp.

Dominion Holdings, Inc. (formerly BDO Leasing and Finance, Inc.)

BDO Finance Corporation

Udenna Land/Clark Global City Corp.

Philippine Dealing & Exchange Corp.

Atlas Consolidated Mining and Development Corporation

Carmen Copper Corporation

BDO Life Assurance Company

Asian Appraisal Company, Inc.

Armstrong Pacific Inc.

Rockland Overseas Limited

Bankers Association of the Philippines

Philippine Payments Management, Inc.

Neo Group of Companies (formerly Net Group)

Armscor Global Defense, Inc.

JACCS Finance Philippines Corp.

NCM Mutual Fund of the Phils., Inc.

AG Finance Incorporated

BAP Data Exchange, Inc.

BDO Network Bank TFB, Inc. (Giordano Philippines)

Lodestar Investment Holdings Corporation

Unioil Petroleum Philippines, Inc.

BDO Securities Corporation

RYM Business Management Corporation

Industry Holdings and Development Corporation

DFNN, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advised BDO Unibank, Inc (BDO) on the acquisition of the entire equity interest in SM Keppel Land, Inc from Keppel Philippines Properties, Inc and Opon-KE Properties, Inc, companies owned and controlled by Keppel Corporation, a publicly listed conglomerate in Singapore.
  • Advised Industry Holdings in its acquisition of a substantial stake in EEI Corporation, one of the leading construction and engineering companies in the Philippines.
  • Advised on the merger of SM Investments Corporation and Allfirst Equity Holdings, Inc.

Kua Sy & Yeung Law Offices (SKY Law)

Edson Byron Sy leads the offering at Kua Sy & Yeung Law Offices (SKY Law), which has been busy advising on an array of deals and projects. Recent highlights have included advising on investments, acquisitions and restructurings, as well as on business process outsourcing. In addition, its lawyers act as nominee directors and corporate secretaries to some of the largest taxpayers in the Philippines.

Practice head(s):

Edson Byron Sy


‘SKY Law is a great law firm to work with especially for Filipino-Chinese or Chinese like us, since the senior partners understand the nuances and backgrounds involved in these two cultures. Thus, I would 100% recommend them to fellow Filipino-Chinese or Chinese looking for a law firm.’

‘Being a relatively smaller firm, it remains easy to contact any of the partners if we need something from the team or if we have issues or suggestions with their team’s work; so I am confident that the information is cascaded immediately and effectively down to their team of lawyers as well.’

‘Atty Edson Sy is always a message away, which is particularly helpful if we have short questions or clarifications regarding corporate law or issues, some of which can be particularly urgent. He’s also very patient with our inquiries, and gives time to personally clarify them further in a meeting when needed.’

‘Easy to work with. Easy to talk to. Quick answers and reasoning is on point.’

‘Good reasoning and able to convert language to layman terms.’

‘Quick response, respectful and straightforward communications.’

‘They assist us on our needs and are easily available.’

‘We trust the lawyer we are dealing with.’

Key clients

Visaya Knowledge Process Outsourcing Inc.

Pacific Strategies & Assessments Philippines, Inc.

Inspira Prime International Corporation

Sucree Coco and Love, Inc.

Exceture Inc.

Fortem Cement Corporation

Aguinaldo Development Corporation

Tesoro’s Group of Companies

Alt-Global-Solutions Inc.

Eat Fresh Deli Corporation

Sarmiento Loriega Law Firm

At Sarmiento Loriega Law Firm, the skilled team frequently advises companies in regulated industries on various transactions. It is adept at advising on foreign investment laws, and other matters relating to the formation of joint ventures, regulatory compliance and corporate governance. Julito Sarmiento and Maria Elizabeth Peralta-Loriega are recommended. Bryan A. San Juan and Recolito Ferdinand N. Cantre Jr are also both well-regarded.

Practice head(s):

Julito Sarmiento; Maria Elizabeth Peralta-Loriega; Bryan A San Juan; Recolito Ferdinand N Cantre, Jr

Other key lawyers:

Marie Jourgen Endaluz


‘Individual lawyers have very broad expertise, eg across corporate, antitrust and tax, which results in holistic and synthesised advice. Good understanding of local regulators.’

‘Bryan San Juan (partner) and Marie Jourgen Endaluz (senior associate) are stand-outs. Highly knowledgeable, commercial, responsive and most importantly, trusted advisers.’

Key clients

Century Properties Group Inc

Work highlights

  • Acted as counsel for Century Properties Group Inc in its acquisition of Mitsubishi Corporation’s 40% stake in PHirst Park Homes Inc.

Subido Pagente Certeza Mendoza & Binay (SPCMB Law Offices)

The versatile team at Subido Pagente Certeza Mendoza & Binay (SPCMB Law Offices) often acts as transaction counsel on various projects and cross-border private equity deals. Martin Subido is adept at handling cross-border private equity transactions. Jennifer Ong regularly acts for a variety of local and foreign clients on a wide range of corporate and commercial issues. Other names to note include Princesita Pasana-Turgano and Paula Katrina Nora.

Practice head(s):

Martin Subido; Jennifer Ong; Princesita Pasana-Turgano; Paula Katrina Nora


‘SPCMB’s corporate team is detail-oriented, hardworking and dependable. They never miss deadlines or fail at filing important updates and documents for us.’

‘Atty Jennifer T Ong – very dependable, detailed and always makes time for clients. I have dealt with several lawyers previously and some lack the gusto and enthusiasm I look for in my legal consultants.’

‘I always meet them as a team composed of experts in their field. This gives me the confidence in discussing with SPCMB.’

‘They are quick to respond – makes them stand out as compared to other firms who make you wait for appointments.’

Key clients

Makati Life Nurture Medical Center, Inc.

Greenergy Holdings Inc.

Work highlights

  • Acted as the transactional counsel of Makati Life Nurture Medical Center, Inc. in relation to the Php 5.0 Billion Omnibus Loan and Security Agreement, equivalent to USD 100,000,000.00, with the Development Bank of the Philippines, Land Bank of the Philippines, and Union Bank of the Philippines.
  • Advised Musgrave Food Exports Limited on the legalities involved with their proposed expansion in the Philippines through the  establishment of distribution channels.

Tolosa Javier Law

Tolosa Javier Law fields a dynamic team, which is well-placed to handle a broad spectrum of corporate matters. Under the leadership of Dyan Danika G. Lim-Ong, it routinely advises on mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings and cross-border deals, as well as strategic investments.

Practice head(s):

Dyan Danika G Lim-Ong

Key clients

Manila Water Company, Inc

Manila Electric Company

Cirtek Holdings Philippines Corporation

Philadelphia Business Initiatives, Inc