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Belo Gozon Elma Parel Asuncion & Lucila has experience in handling corporate services, setting up operations abroad, acquisitions and corporate combinations, licensing, litigation involving antitrust and monopoly issues, talents, commercial advertising, regulatory issues and libel law suits. Felipe Gozon, Roberto Lucila and Magdangal Elma are the key practitioners.

Disini & Disini Law Office¬†has extensive experience in the technology sphere, providing advice to clients in relation to trade mark registration, regulatory and licensing compliance, data privacy compliance, contract reviews, and M&A. The firm is also adept at advising start-ups and other businesses on emerging mass media, mobile development, software development and payment systems. Clients include Unionbank of the Philippines, Samsung, Pacific Cross Insurance and InterCommerce Network Services. ‚ÄėClear expert‚Äô¬†JJ Disini¬†co-heads the team; he has ‚Äėa grasp of market trends and thinks outside the box‚Äô.¬†Rowena Disini¬†and Mark Parcia¬†also head the team and have support from associate Aiken Serzo.¬†Marian Salanguit¬†joined the firm as associate.

Quisumbing Torres¬†adopts a multi-disciplinary, industry-aligned approach to the practice area of technology, media and telecoms (TMT). Areas of expertise include technology agreements and disputes, privacy and data protection, e-commerce, and outsourcing. The firm often acts for large multinationals that currently operate, or are looking to expand their operations, in the Philippines. Gil Zerrudo¬†heads the team jointly with Bienvenido Marquez III; Divina Ilas-Panganiban,¬†who is ‚Äėlevel-headed, down-to-earth and listens well‚Äô, is another key practitioner.

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan advises on various TMT-related matters including M&A and investments, online retail, logistics, IT services, banking and finance, gaming, advertising, pharmaceuticals, life sciences and aviation. Other areas of expertise include data privacy, cybersecurity, fintech, IP, licensing and technology, and dispute resolution. The firm recently acted for PLDT and its wireless subsidiary SMART in connection with their seven-year business-led, technology-enabled $300m transformation program. Other clients include Metro Pacific Group, Smart Telecommunications and Thomson Reuters. Rocky Reyes and Rose Marie King-Dominguez head the team with support from senior associate Ruben Acebedo II and newly promoted partner John Paul De Leon.

Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos advises on various TMT matters and previously assisted with the financing of the Mabuhay Satellite. Other clients include PLDT, Smart Communications, Nation Broadcasting and Radio Veritas. The team is adept at advising information and communications technology companies such as software developers, business process outsourcing companies and internet services providers (ISPs). Antonio Picazo is a key name to note.

Poblador Bautista & Reyes advises clients on various regulatory and compliance issues. Mario Bautista, Dino Tamayo and Nick Villaluz are the key practitioners.

Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres Ibarra Sison & Damaso is adept at advising telecoms and mass media companies on technology-related law matters. It also handles compliance and licensing matters. Miguel Damaso and Ruelito Soriano are the key names to note.

Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles advises clients on various technology issues including telecoms, mass media and gaming. Herminio Ozaeta, Jr heads the team and has acted for software companies, online retailers, gaming and digital media companies, wireless satellite and cable operators, and mobile networks.

Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law) specialises in advising tech start-ups on regulations around mobile applications and compliance with government agencies' requirements. The firm recently assisted Lalamove Philippines with its entry into the Philippine market, providing advice on compliance with government regulations around application-based mobile delivery services. Other clients include Innove Communications, Stripe, Ninja Express Tech Philippines and Mitel Networks. Franchette Acosta heads the team.

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw) advises clients on internet privacy, regulatory matters, cybercrime, fraud and online commercial transactions. It also advises clients in the entertainment industry on breach of contract and labour and criminal laws. Key practitioners include Alex Fider, John Paul Gaba, Richmond Lee, Jose Genilo and Leland Villadolid, Jr.

Cochingyan & Partners Law Offices advises clients on structuring software development contracts, strategic transactions, technology transactions, IT agreements, e-commerce and internet services.

Gulapa & Quicho (Gulapa Law) advises on copyright and patent law and is adept at assisting clients with globalising their portfolios. Areas of expertise include assisting in the establishment of media-related businesses, advising on data privacy laws and advising on joint ventures with the government for the delivery of public services with information technology components. Clients include DeNA, Research and Technology Laboratories, Aniplex and CBRE GWS IFM Phils. Aris Gulapa heads the team, assisted by senior associate Aileen Sanguir. The firm has an associate office in New York.

Puno & Puno Law Offices handles various IT and communications work, including financing IT projects and e-commerce. Vincent Bayhon is the key practitioner.

Siguion Reyna, Montecillo & Ongsiako advises clients on various technology-related law matters including regulations, e-Commerce law, copyright and data privacy. It is adept at handling developer licensing agreements, software licenses, end-user agreements and technology transfer regulation matters. Clients include start-ups, technology consultants and technology venture capitalists.

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