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

Avenida & Diaz Law Office
2ND FLOOR
135 ACT TOWER, H.V. DELA COSTA STREET, SALCEDO VILLAGE
MAKATI CITY, 1227
Philippines

Immigration Tier 2

Fernando Lagman & Avenida Law Office enters the ranking due to its focus on immigration law and services. It also stands out for the speed with which it is able to assist its clients with immigration issues and processes. It has continued to expand its client base, which encompasses SMEs as well as major multinationals. In recent work, Robenson Avenida and Kristine Avenida assisted pharma company Roche Philippines with the immigration exit procedures for a high-level executive, completing the process in seven business days. In internal developments, Carlo Artemus Diaz was promoted to junior partner.

Key clients

MUFG (formerly The Bank of Tokyo – Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.)

Philippine Business Bank

Trust Paper International Corporation

LBC Express

Philippine Seven Corporation

Oceanagold (Philippines)

Collectius CMS (P)

Komatsu Ltd – Manila Representative Office

Roche Philippines

Chodai Co – Manila Representative Office

RTS Technology Philippines

Zomato Philippines

After being an in-house counsel in a major bank in the Philippines, Atty. Robenson Avenida established the firm and concentrated on Immigration practice, with the help of an experienced Immigration team. Said team originally came from another law office which practiced Immigration but later on decided to help Atty. Avenida flourish in the same practice.

Having offered a good compensation package, he was able to get the best visa specialists in the industry to work in the firm. Together, he created a team which catapulted them as one of the up and coming Immigration practitioners in less than five years.

Atty. Avenida has noticed that most Immigration service providers merely treat the area of visa specialization as an accessory service to their other offerings. Thus, not making said field a priority, the turnaround time on these immigration providers are longer than necessary. With that, Atty. Avenida thought it best to offer a hands-on approach by focusing on this practice in order to provide a much faster, more efficient, and more reliable Immigration service to clients compared to others.

He 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 and tried the former’s services. Due to their efficient service, the law office is now its major immigration provider. Slowly, the law office established their name in the Immigration practice and got multinational clients such as Philippine Seven Corporation, an international chain of convenience stores and OceanaGold (Philippines), Inc., a large Australian mining firm.

They continue to broaden their portfolio with a mix of small and medium businesses and also international companies such as Komatsu, a heavy equipment manufacturer, MUFG, a large Japanese bank, and Collectius, a multinational debt management company. The latest addition to their clientele are Roche Philippines, a pharmaceutical company; an up and coming tech company, Zomato Philippines, Inc.; and Japanese-based bank, Mizuho Bank Ltd. – Manila Branch.

With this specialized approach and through out-of-the-box solutions using the law, years of experience, and wide network, the law office was 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, they were able to transform the industry of Immigration service providers with their fast and efficient service reasonable fees.

The firm continued to grow under Atty. Avenida’s watch and even extended its services to business registration,  merger/acquisition  as the Philippine economy continues to attract foreign investments.

Department Name Email Telephone
PHILIPPINE IMMIGRATION-RELATED SERVICES (VISA, WORK PERMITS, ETC.) TIN AVENIDA tin@avenidalawoffice.com +63288178920
BUSINESS REGISTRATION, MERGER, AND ACQUISITION ATTY. ROB AVENIDA rob@avenidalawoffice.com +63289863012
Photo Name Position Profile
 Robenson Avenida  photo Robenson Avenida
 Carlo Artemus Diaz  photo Carlo Artemus Diaz
 Janina Marie Fernando - Lagman  photo Janina Marie Fernando - Lagman
At this address : 20
Worldwide : 20
English
Filipino

 

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 practice, with the help of an experienced Immigration team. Said team originally came from another law office which practiced Immigration but later on decided to help Atty. Avenida flourish in the same practice.

Having offered a good compensation package, he was able to get the best visa specialists in the industry to work in the firm. Together, he created a team which catapulted them as one of the up and coming Immigration practitioners in less than five years.

Atty. Avenida has noticed that most Immigration service providers merely treat the area of visa specialization as an accessory service to their other offerings. Thus, not making said field a priority, the turnaround time on these immigration providers are longer than necessary. With that, Atty. Avenida thought it best to offer a hands-on approach by focusing on this practice in order to provide a much faster, more efficient, and more reliable Immigration service to clients compared to others.

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 and tried the former’s services. Due to their efficient service, the law office is now its major immigration provider. Slowly, the law office established their name in the Immigration practice and got multinational clients. Avenida Law continue 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 wide network, the law office was 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, they were able to transform the industry of Immigration service providers with their fast and efficient service reasonable fees.

Avenida Law continued to grow under Atty. Avenida’s watch and even extended its services to business registration as the Philippine 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 license 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
PHILIPPINE IMMIGRATION-RELATED SERVICES (VISA, WORK PERMITS, ETC.) TIN AVENIDA
COLLECTION & FINANCE ATTY. ROB AVENIDA
BUSINESS REGISTRATION ATTY. ROB AVENIDA
LABOR RELATIONS ATTY. ROB AVENIDA
English (fluent)
Filipino/Tagalog

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.”