Firm Profile > Avenida and Diaz Law Office > Makati City, Philippines

Avenida and Diaz Law Office

Immigration Tier 3

Boutique immigration law firm Avenida and Diaz Law Office handles immigration matters including work permit applications, revalidations, and alien registration applications for a client base including SMEs and multinationals. Practice head Kristine Avenida and associate Carlo Artemus Diaz are the key contacts.

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Key clients

Augment General CounselYes

Blackpanda Philippines Inc

Cathay United Ban Co. Ltd. Manila Branch

China Banking Corp.

ChodaiCo., Ltd. –Manila Representative Office

Collectius CMS (P) Inc.

Coral Resources Philippines Inc.

Cushman & Wakefield Philippines Inc

Dalkia Inc

DKT Health Inc.

Duta Anugrah Damai Sejahtera Phils Corp

Elysium NW Cosmetics Inc.

KDCI Outsourcing

Komatsu Ltd

Mizuho Bank, Ltd. (Manila Brach)

MUFG Bank, Ltd. (Manila Branch)

Oceanagold (Philippines) Inc

Philippine Seven Corporation

Primer Media Inc

The firm: After being an in-house counsel in a major bank in the Philippines, Atty. Robenson Avenida established Avenida and Diaz Law Office (Avenida Law) and concentrated on immigration law, with the help of an experienced immigration team. The said team, originally from another law office, has helped Atty. Avenida to flourish and become one of the leading immigration  law practices in the Philippines.

Having offered a good compensation package, he was able to get the best visa specialists in the industry. In less than five years he managed to create a team which catapulted the firm to be one of the top up and coming immigration law practices.

Atty. Avenida noticed that most immigration service providers merely treat the area of visa specialization as an accessory service to their other offerings. By not making it a priority, the turnaround time offered by these providers is longer than necessary. Atty. Avenida therefore thought it best to offer a hands-on approach by focusing on this side of the practice to provide a much faster, more efficient, and more reliable immigration service compared to competitors.

Avenida Law then started providing immigration assistance to small and medium businesses and individuals. Within the year, the law office got noticed by a top relocation firm who tried it’s services. Due to its efficient service, the law office is now this firm’s major immigration provider. Slowly, the firm established its name and got multinational clients. Avenida Law continues to broaden its portfolio with a mix of small and medium businesses and also international companies.

With this specialized approach and through out-of-the-box solutions using the law, years of experience, and its wide network, the law office has been able to troubleshoot critical immigration practice areas which are not offered by most immigration providers. Through Atty. Avenida’s legal knowledge in immigration and the unparalleled experience of his team, the firm has been able to transform the industry of immigration service providers with its fast and efficient service and reasonable fees.

Avenida Law continues to grow under Atty. Avenida’s watch and has even extended its services to business registration as the Philippine’s economy continues to attract foreign investments.

Areas of practice
Philippine immigration (visa and work permits): The firm assists clients in securing working permits and visas for its expatriates. As a duly accredited law office by the Philippine Bureau of Immigration, the law office has established vast experience and networks that efficiently accomplish their deliverables within the promised turnaround time.

Collection and finance: The firm assists banks and financial institutions in the recovery of assets and delinquent portfolios, through collection cases, foreclosures, and seizure of securities.

Business registration: The firm assists foreign entities secure licenses and permits to do business in the Philippines or establish domestic corporation as branch. The law office also does legal counselling and consultancy services to foreign entities to help them understand local laws and practices.

Labor relations: The firm provides assistance and counselling to companies to avoid labor problems and handles labor cases such as illegal termination, compliance of labor standards, collective bargaining negotiations with labour unions, strikes, and lockouts, among others.

Department Name Email Telephone
Photo Name Position Profile
 Robenson Avenida  photo Robenson Avenida Partner
 Carlo Artemus Diaz  photo Carlo Artemus Diaz Associate Lawyer
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CLIENT: Rosmen B. Almuena, Legal Administrator
COMPANY/FIRM: MUFG Bank, Ltd. Manila Branch
TESTIMONIAL: “We started engaging the services of Avenida and Diaz Law Office in 2017. From then on, they have efficiently handled the work permit and immigration requirements of our expatriates. On top of that, their team members are very accommodating and easy to work with – always willing to provide immediate assistance; regularly sends updates & reminders; patiently answers our queries, among others. The level of service that Avenida and Diaz has provided us is no less than excellent.”

CLIENT: Atty. Raymond Joseph R. Ibon, Vice President and Legal Unit Head
COMPANY/FIRM: MUFG Bank, Ltd. Manila Branch
TESTIMONIAL: “Avenida and Diaz’s excellent service has enable our team to focus well on our in-house functions. We have utmost trust in the firm’s capability in serving the work permit and visa requirements of our Japanese expatriates. Ever since we engaged their firm, Avenida and Diaz has consistently delivered above and beyond our requirements and expectations”

CLIENT: Client from the UK (name withheld upon request of the client)
COMPANY/FIRM: N/A (Individual client)
TESTIMONIAL: “Among several law offices I spoke to, Avenida and Diaz were, by a mile, the most conscientious and the most transparent. From the start, Kristine Avenida understood exactly what I needed and what my situation was. She kept in close touch throughout my case, guiding proceedings with a firm hand and going above and beyond what I had expected. The experience was very reassuring. This is a very focused and very organised firm, who helped my case on track throughout a stressful period, on a tight deadline. Their fees are very reasonable. I would recommend them without any hesitation.”