Shipping in Philippines

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

The shipping practice at SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan handles the gamut of maritime casualty cases including those involving collisions, loss and salvages. The team is adept at handling a broad-range of disputes, namely involving issues relating to marine insurance, maritime fraud and cargo. The group also has considerable expertise enforcing maritime liens or security interests in cases where ships are placed under arrest. Under the leadership of Rocky Alejandro Reyes, Philbert Varona and Russel Rodriguez, the excellent team has substantial experience  handling transactions involving the financing, sale, charter, crewing and registration of vessels for both domestic and international corporations. The practice also works closely with leading international law firms in the United States, Europe and Asia on deals involving the cross-border fundraising of major Philippine companies.

Practice head(s):

Rocky Alejandro Reyes; Philbert Varona; Russel Rodriguez

Key clients

Delta Meco Crewing Services, Inc.

El Victor Limited Ship and Crew Managers

Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Co. Inc.

Harbor Star Shipping Services, Inc.

Keppel Subic Shipyard, Inc.

Frabelle Food Corporation

Hoya Marine Corporation

Keppel Batangas Shipyard

Melaleuca of the Philippines, Inc.

Mayer Brown

Regal Ware, Inc.

SCG International (Philippines) Corporation

Steamship Insurance Management Services Limited

Stephenson Harwood LLP

Work highlights

  • Assisted its client in responding to a verified complaint in personam and in rem against a Papua New Guinea-flagged fishing vessel.