Firm Profile > Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra > Pasig City, Philippines

Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra
15/F AND 4/F STRATA 2000
F. ORTIGAS JR. ROAD, ORTIGAS CENTER, PASIG CITY
1605
Philippines

Capital markets Tier 2

Managing partner Mark Gorriceta is the key figure at Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra, which is particularly active advising on IPOs. The team also has a presence in Thailand and Malaysia through its strategic cooperation agreement with Singapore-based firm Yusarn Audrey.

Labour and employment Tier 2

Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra provides comprehensive employment law advice to corporate clients, in addition to representing clients in contentious labour disputes. The practice has also recently been engaged in advising companies entering the market on compliance with labour regulations. Ramon Andre Cedro leads the team; noted for his litigation work, he also handles non-contentious matters.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Fitness First

Victory Liner

Business Process Outsourcing International, Inc.

Regent Foods Corporation

Javier Project Managers

Sarabia Optical

Cloudian Global

TMT Tier 2

Established in 2015, Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra has 'specific expertise of dealing with tech companies and navigating the regulatory environment'; the group has expertise in fintech, blockchain, smart contracts, e-commerce, artificial intelligence and cybercrime. Data privacy is another area of focus, and the team  provides comprehensive compliance advice to clients including Medifi Medtech Solutions (Philippines). It has recently gained several large banks as new clients. Managing partner Mark Gorriceta and Anthony Edsel Tupaz lead the corporate and special project teams respectively.

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

UnionBank of the Philippines

Radius Telecoms (a Meralco subsidiary)

Coins.ph

Apppps Partners, Inc.

Appsolutely Inc.

Seaoil Philippines

Multisys Technologies Corporation

UBX

Rappler, Inc.

Xurpas, Inc.

AIDE

Zalora PH

Booky

Cloudian Global

S&P Global, Philippines Inc.

GBCI Ventures

MakatiSoft

Medifi

Viyahe

Fetcher.ai

Xendit

Paynamics

Intellectual property Tier 3

Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra assists clients from a number of sectors with trade mark application and enforcement issues. Building on its strong corporate and TMT practices, the firm frequently services clients from the  IT, electric and electronic engineering sectors. Lucas Niccolo Cauton III leads the department and advises companies from the consumer goods sector on trade mark applications, while litigator Ramon Andre Cedro represents clients in contentious matters as part of his broad practice which spans both civil and criminal disputes.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Sunnies by Charlie, Inc.

Regent Food Corporation

Xurpas Inc.

Corporate and M&A Tier 4

Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra has quickly established itself in the market as a strong firm with a wide-ranging corporate practice; the team advises on M&A involving companies from the utilities, technology and education sectors. An area of particular specialism is fintech and blockchain-based initiatives, where the team has advised some of the country's major banks. The firm has undergone significant growth in recent years, having tripled in size since 2015. Founding partner Mark Gorriceta leads the corporate group and also advises on financial technology and capital markets issues.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Meralco

Bank of the Philippine Islands

DM Wenceslao & Associates, Incorporated

Seaoil Philippines

S&P Global, Philippines Inc.

Xurpas Inc

Apppps Partners, Inc.

UnionBank of the Philippines

Filinvest Development Corporation

Zalora Philippines

UBX

Multisys Technologies Corporation

IRIS Corporation Berhad

Dispute resolution Tier 4

Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra handles contentious matters relating to the real estate, banking and media sectors. Francis Africa leads the team and has a broad practice that also covers corporate, transport, mining and labour matters. Ramon Andre Cedro is a litigation specialist; he advises on civil as well as criminal matters and is heavily involved in public interest cases.

Key clients

ALT Cladding

The firm
Vision-Mission: Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra (“Gorriceta”) is committed to be one of the top law firms in Asia.  It aspires to become a leading firm in the Philippines in corporate and business practice by providing clients with quality, efficient, and benevolent services. Gorriceta abides by a client-centric legal practice and works towards enabling its clients through:

  • having a developed and unrivalled understanding of our clients’ needs for a proactive management of business matters;
  • harping on collaborative partnerships while maintaining the right level of professional distance, to maximize legal solutions;
  • delivering personalized service, and making consultations and advice readily available at any time; and
  • nurturing a long-term relationship founded on mutual respect.

Gorriceta aspires to create value-adding opportunities for its clients, building on bringing businesses and people together. Gorriceta is supportive of the continuous growth of its clients and aims to secure both the firm and its clients’ position in meeting the needs of a rapidly changing and globally dynamic business environment.

Core values
Gorriceta believes in:

  • Excellence. Gorriceta endeavors to exceed the demands of competing in a global business pace through hard work and determination. The firm is accountable to deliver high-value work to clients at all times.
  • Responsibility. Gorriceta makes it its business to know the business of its clients so that the latter can easily depend on the firm.
  • Continuous Improvement. Gorriceta encourages further learning to enhance the skills and talents of the firm.
  • Integrity. Gorriceta cultivates trust and transparency in the workplace. What the firm promises, the firm delivers with credibility.
  • Nurturing. Gorriceta values loyalty. It is a team with a passion for building lasting relationships.
  • A Winning Spirit. Gorriceta appreciates and exercises positivity, resilience, perseverance, and an uplifting attitude in all aspects of our service. Success drives the firm.
Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate Mark S. Gorriceta msgorriceta@gorricetalaw.com +632 8696-0687; +632 8696-0988
Special Projects Anthony Edsel F. Tupaz aeftupaz@gorricetalaw.com +632 8696-0687; +632 8696-0988
Photo Name Position Profile
 Francis Africa  photo Francis Africa Partner, Head – Litigation Group
 Lucas Niccolo Cauton III  photo Lucas Niccolo Cauton III Partner, Head – Intellectual Property Group
 Ramon Andre Cedro  photo Ramon Andre Cedro Partner, Head – Litigation Group
 Mark Gorriceta photo Mark Gorriceta Managing Partner; Head- Corporate Group
 Vincent Paul  Saavedra  photo Vincent Paul  Saavedra Partner; Head- Tax Group
 Anthony Edsel Tupaz  photo Anthony Edsel Tupaz Partner – Head of Infrastructure Group
Lawyers : 32
Non-Legal : 25
English
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