The Philippine chapter of Getting the Deal Through:
Appeals 2017 was contributed by SyCipLaw partner Ramon G. Songco and
associate Kathleen Kay A. de Guzman. The chapter provides key insight
into the appellate stage of dispute resolution in the Philippines.
Ramon G. Songco specializes in litigation and arbitration (civil, commercial, criminal, administrative) including contract disputes, tax cases, environmental (writ of kalikasan) cases, international commercial and sports arbitration, local taxation, estate proceedings, and general corporation law. Mr. Songco has experience in trials and appeals, hearings, oral arguments and pleadings before Prosecutor’s Offices, Municipal Trial Courts, Regional Trial Courts, Office of the Ombudsman, Sandiganbayan, Local and Central Board of Assessment Appeals, National Labor Relations Commission, Energy Regulatory Commission, ICC Arbitral Tribunals, Court of Arbitration for Sports (Geneva, Switzerland), Court of Appeals, Court of Tax Appeals and the Supreme Court.
Kathleen Kay A. de Guzman assists in providing legal advice to clients on litigation, corporate and general regulatory requirements. She represents clients in various litigation proceedings and assists in preparation of court pleadings. She also handles general corporate services, legal due diligence exercises, and general contract drafting, review and negotiations.