Firm Profile > SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan > Manila, Philippines

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
SYCIPLAW CENTER, 105 PASEO DE ROXAS
1226 MAKATI CITY
METRO MANILA 1226
Philippines

Antitrust and competition Tier 1

Having obtained the first anti-trust clearance under the merger control regime, SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan has been heavily involved in competition law in the region since the beginning. The group continues to operate an extensive merger control practice, assisting large multinational companies with transactions in the pharmaceutical, technology and manufacturing sectors. In addition, the team advises on the competition elements of vertical agreements including resale price restrictions, exclusivity and non-compete provisions, and sole supply arrangements. Arlene Maneja and Franco Aristotle Larcina are the key practitioners; the former participated in the policy discussions that led to the introduction of the competition act, while the latter has experience of cartelisation and abuse of dominance issues.

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Key clients

Metro Pacific Group

San Miguel Corporation

Archipelago Capital

Dentsu Aegis Network

Manila Electric Company

TPG Growth III SF Pte Ltd

Alipay

Mitsubishi Fudosan

Mitsubishi Corporation

Aviation Tier 1

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan's market-leading aviation group advises major banks, development consortiums, airlines and aircraft leasing platforms on issues including airport development projects, compliance and leasing of aircraft. The team also operates a strong contentious practice, having previously acted for clients in hearings before the Civil Aeronautics Board and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines. A recent highlight has been acting for Elix Aviation Capital Limited as lessors of two commercial aircraft to Skyjet, the first time Skyjet has entered the leasing market. Carina Laforteza and Marievic Ramos-Añonuevo lead the team; both combine their aviation expertise with an extensive commercial and corporate practices. Bhong Paulo Macasaet is another key practitioner.

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Testimonials

The team is knowledgeable and responsive to clients’ needs, and is diligent and hard-working. Working with English-speaking, international clients, they have a good understanding of the cross-border work we undertake and are a safe pair of hands to cover all local law matters.

The individual members of the team are all very hard working and diligent.

Key clients

BBAM Singapore Pe. Ltd.

Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank

Voyager Aviation Holdings (formerly Intrepid)

Nordic Aviation Capital A/S

SMBC Aviation Capital Limited

Dubai Aerospace International

Philippine National Bank

Banking and finance Tier 1

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan's banking and finance practice is highly experienced in financial transactions, and has recently been engaged to advise on the lender side of project financings. The team is also active in acquisition financing, the issuance of corporate notes, and securities issuance work. The practice is led by Vicente GerochiMarievic Ramos-Añonuevo is recognised for her work on financing transactions and her strong relationships with local and foreign financial institutions. Bhong Paulo Macasaet is another key contact in the team, as is project finance specialist Jan Celine Abaño-Ranada.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

BDO Unibank, Inc./BDO Capital & Investment Corporation

Philippine National Bank/PNB Capital & Investment Corporation

Bank of the Philippine Islands/BPI Capital Corporation

Standard Chartered Bank

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited

HSBC

Citigroup

MUFG Bank

Mizuho Bank

Deutsche Bank

San Miguel Corporation

Capital markets Tier 1

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan is active in advising on debt and equity transactions, acting for foreign and local banks and financial institutions. The firm's client base includes companies operating in the food and beverage, real estate, and port operations industries, and it also acts on aviation financing transactions. The team is led by Vicente Gerochi, who frequently acts for international banks in the Filipino market. Simeon Ken FerrerMarievic Ramos-Añonuevo and Joan Mae To-Conejos are also key contacts in the team.

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Key clients

BDO Unibank, Inc./BDO Capital & Investment Corporation

Philippine National Bank/PNB Capital & Investment Corporation

Bank of the Philippine Islands/BPI Capital Corporation

Standard Chartered Bank

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited

HSBC

Citigroup

MUFG Bank

Mizuho Bank

Deutsche Bank

San Miguel Corporation

Corporate and M&A Tier 1

One of the top-tier firms in the country across a variety of sectors, SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan's corporate group acts for major multinational clients from the telecoms, transport and banking sectors on major acquisitions and disposals. The team also handles a full range of corporate work, assisting with foreign investment, establishing new business ventures and structuring issues. A recent highlight has been advising San Miguel Corporation on the $2.15bn acquisition of Holcim Philippines, Inc, a transaction overseen by Simeon Ken Ferrer. Practice head Rocky Alejandro Reyes is a power and energy specialist who has experience advising on significant cross-border corporate transactions in the infrastructure sector. Another name to note is Rose Marie King-Dominguez; a TMT specialist, she is particularly active in data privacy work.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Metro Pacific Group

San Miguel Corporation

Aboitiz Power Corporation

Nova Asia Company

Dentsu Aegis Network

Manila Electric Company

TPG Growth III SF Pte Ltd

Alipay

Mitsubishi Fudosan

Mitsubishi Corporation

Dispute resolution Tier 1

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan's disputes team complements its first-rate commercial practice by representing foreign and domestic banks and companies from numerous industries in a full range of contentious commercial matters. The group has a proven track record advising on the largest disputes in the projects and energy sector; a recent highlight is the ongoing representation of Manila Electric Company in an investigation for alleged anti-competitive behaviour and abuse of market power filed in the Philippine Energy Regulatory Commission. Ricardo Ongkiko leads the team, which includes also includes Carlos Lopez, and maintains a varied practice involving contract disputes, restructuring, debt recovery, torts and insurance. John Regalado is one of several members of the team to possess expertise in arbitration, having represented clients in complex, high value disputes before the ICC International Court of Arbitration. Emmanuel Lombos retired as partner in 2020, but continues to advise on disputes in the energy and infrastructure sectors.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

First Pacific Company Ltd.

Citibank No

PLDT, Inc.

Philex Mining Corporation

Manila Electric Company

Metro Pacific Investments Corporation

Philippine Stock Exchange

OceanaGold

Maynilad Water Services, Inc.

Chamber of Mines of the Philippines

Lepanto Consolidated Mining Corporation

Manila North Tollways Corporation

North Luzon Expressway Corporation

Pacific Ores Metals & Chemicals

Philippine Gold Processing & Refining

Keppel Group of Singapore

Cal Energy / CE Casecnan Water and Energy Co., Inc.

Ormat Power

San Roque Power

Del Monte

BMW AG

Ford Motor Company

Volkswagen AG

United Coconut Planters Bank

Bank of America

Export-Import Bank of the United States

Bank of the Philippine Islands

Filminera Resources

Philip Morris

Hawker Pacific

NSC Holdings

Mitsubishi Corporation

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Marubeni Corporation

Tokyu Construction

Toyo Construction

Hilton International

Delta Airlines

Qatar Airways

Grolier International

Wyeth

Colgate-Palmolive

Makati Medical Center

Asian Hospital and Medical Center

Adelaide and Meath Hospital

Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

AkzoNobel PNG Limited,

GIC

Kia Motors

Grab Holdings, Inc. (MYTAXI.PH)

Chevron

Philippine Geothermal Production Co., Inc.

Delta Design Philippines LLC (Cohu)

ACG Automotive Philippines, Inc.

NTT Docomo, Inc.

JLL Mortgage Services Pty. Ltd.

Astronergy Solar Philippines, Inc.

Integrated Marketing Services, Inc.

Johanna Subic Seafoods Corporation

Johanna Seafoods Limited

Nokia Shanghai Bell Co., Ltd.

Globe Telecom, Inc.

KEB Hana Bank

Mabuhay Interflour Mill, Inc.

Huang Hsiang Development Corporation

Prinpia Co., Ltd

Vibal Group

Pueblo de Oro Development Corporation

ICCP Land Management Inc.

Wirecard AG

d&b audiotechnik GmbH

Aspen Philippines, Inc.

BAM International sarl

Firstsource Solutions Limited

Fordays Japan International Inc.

hibu (UK) Limited

Telus International Phils., Inc.

UPS Asia Group Pte Ltd.

Western Mindanao Power Corporation

Western Shipping Pte. Ltd.

Immigration Tier 1

Working alongside its corporate department, SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan provides multinational companies with immigration advice, such as aiding them with work visas and work permits for staff. In addition, the firm handles residence visa applications for retirees. Rodelle Bolante is the key partner in the team.

Key clients

Fragomen Singapore

Colgate-Palmolive

US Wheat Associates, Inc.

Bell Canada

Envoy Global

Fordays Japan

US Auto Parts

Turkish Airlines

Thomson Reuters Asia PTE

Sarimonde Foods Corp.

Intellectual property Tier 1

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan has expertise in trade marks, patents and copyrights, advising on registration, enforcement, licensing and technology transfer issues. The team is frequently engaged to manage all aspects of clients' intellectual property portfolios, handling everything from registration of trade marks and patents through to enforcement through litigation. The firm also stands out for its copyright infringement work, and advises multinational clothing brands on enforcing their rights in the online space. Vida Panganiban-Alindogan leads the practice and is the key client contact for various household-name brands from the technology, fashion and pharmaceutical sectors.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG

Dyson Technology

Gap Inc.

AbbVie Inc.

Chanel SARL

Rolex S.A.

Total S.A.

Colgate-Palmolive Company

Pfizer Inc.

Tupperware Brands Corporation

Labour and employment Tier 1

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan's broad labour and employment practice covers a diverse range of areas, including advising companies on updating employee handbooks to align with domestic law, representing clients in negotiations with unions, and contesting citations from the Department of Labor and Employment. The practice acts for local and multinational clients across a number of sectors. Dante Pamintuan leads the team, and is known for his work on unionisation drives; Amer Mambuay is another key contact, with a practice focusing on litigation. Other key figures in the team include Marianne Miguel and Leslie Dy.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

ABB, Inc.

ADP Philippines Inc.

Asian Development Bank

Boeing International Corporation

British Council

Cargill Philippines Inc.

Citi Savings Bank

Citizen Machinery Philippines, Inc.

EBAR, Inc.

ESS Manufacturing Company, Inc.

E-Trading Software Services

Federal Express

Firmenich Philippines, Inc.

Firstsource Solutions Limited – Philippine Branch

Fluor Daniel, Inc. – Philippines

Ford ASEAN

Ford Group Philippines

Fordays Japan International, Inc.

G2 Ocean Ltd.-ROHQ

Gardenia Bakeries (Philippines), Inc.

Green Cross Inc.

HAVI Logistics Philippines Inc.

HCL Technologies Ltd.

Innodata Knowledge Philippines, Inc.

Isuzu Autoparts Manufacturing, Inc.

LF (Philippines), Inc.

Light Rail Manila Corporation

Medical Doctors, Inc. (Makati Medical Center)

Metropac Trucking Company, Inc.

OceanaGold (Philippines), Inc.

Omnicom Media Group – Philippines

Philippine American Life & General Insurance Company

Qatar Airways

Quantrics Enterprises, Inc.

Quezon Pow

Projects and energy Tier 1

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan provides a first-rate service in infrastructure and energy. On the infrastructure side, the team has been involved in the development of mass railway networks, toll roads and waterworks, while the energy expertise spans all types of renewable energy, including wind, solar and hydropower. In a recent highlight, the team advised a consortium of developers on the construction and maintenance of Clark International Airport. Rocky Alejandro Reyes leads the special projects department and has vast experience advising on infrastructure projects across China and southeast Asia. Rose Marie King-Dominguez's TMT expertise allows her to advise on the financing and construction of telecoms towers.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Metro Pacific Group

San Miguel Corporation PLDT, Inc.

Aboitiz Power Corp.

Dentsu Aegis Network

Manila Electric Company

Bell Canada United Laboratories, Inc.

Marriott

Mitsui Fudosan Mitsubishi Corporation

MasterCard

Mitsui & Co.

Hyatt International

Real estate and construction Tier 1

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan primarily advises land developers on a range of real estate projects; the group has experience of township projects, industrial parks, golf courses, hotel developments and residential estates.  Leases are another area of focus, and the group regularly assists foreign governments looking to establish diplomatic offices in the Philippines. John Paul de Leon is a key practitioner and works with foreign investors and joint venture partners on residential and commercial development projects. The firm's M&A practice is also very active, and Marievic Ramos-Añonuevo in particular advises on a variety of transactions relating to the construction of infrastructure.

Key clients

Metro Pacific Group

San Miguel Corporation

PLDT, Inc.

Aboitiz Power Corp.

Dentsu Aegis Network

Manila Electric Company

Bell Canada

United Laboratories, Inc.

Marriott

Mitsui Fudosan

Mitsubishi Corporation

Mitsui & Co

Hyatt International

Pueblo de Oro Development Corp.

Science Park of the Philippines

Arthaland Corporation

Galaxy Entertainment Group

Shipping Tier 1

One of the largest firms in the Philippines, SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan has 'a formidable team with superb experience' in investigating cases of maritime casualty, including collisions, salvage and total loss. Making use of its first-rate corporate expertise, the firm advises on the establishment of international shipping companies, financing and shipping mortgages. The group also has a strong disputes practice and handles cargo claims, maritime fraud and ship arrests; Russel Rodriguez is the key practitioner in this area. Rocky Alejandro Reyes leads the special projects team.

Key clients

7107 Islands Shipping Corporation

All Seas Marine SA

Berwin and Leighton Paisner LLP

Crewcare, Inc.

Delta Meco Crewing Services, Inc.

El Victor Limited Ship and Crew Managers

Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Co. Inc.

Harbor Star Shipping Services, Inc.

Keppel Subic Shipyard, Inc.

Tsuneshi Shipyards, Inc.

Tax Tier 1

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan has a broad tax practice, encompassing non-contentious tax advice, as well as acting for clients in challenging tax assessments from local governments and the Bureau of Internal Revenue. In addition to advising local companies, the team's client base also includes foreign corporations, which advises on tax matters as well as challenging decisions from the Bureau of Customs. The team is led by Hector De Leon, Russel Rodriguez, Ronald Mark Lleno and Carina Laforteza. Rolando Medalla has retired.

Key clients

Jobstreet.com Philippines, Inc.

Pueblo de Oro Development Corporation

Regal Ware, Inc.

TMT Tier 1

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan's TMT group is instructed by multinational and major domestic companies active in the sector to advise on a full range of issues. Regulatory compliance is a core strength; the practice routinely advises clients undertaking business ventures in the telematics, cloud services, streaming, e-commerce and gaming sectors on the risks posed by legislation. Fintech is also an area of activity; John Paul de Leon in particular provides investment and licensing advice to companies active in the e-payment systems, blockchain and cryptocurrency fields. Rose Marie King-Dominguez handles M&A in the technology and telecoms sectors, and advises a wide variety of clients on data privacy and protection issues.

Key clients

Metro Pacific Group

PLDT Inc.

Smart Telecommunications

Dentsu Aegis Network

Zalora

Thomson Reuters

San Miguel Corporation

Law firms in Cebu

At SyCip Salazar Hernandez & GatmaitanThaddeus Alvizo is the key contact in the Cebu office; a specialist in corporate and commercial matters, Alvizo is particularly active in equity investments, M&A, and project finance.

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Law firms in Davao

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan's Davao branch is instructed by commercial entities and private individuals to handle dispute resolution, labour and employment as well as corporate issues. The contentious practice is notable for handling civil and criminal cases, and regularly advises on the enforcement of arbitral awards and property rights. On the corporate side, the group assists multiple large local companies with various regulatory compliance issues and contractual arrangements. Amer Mambuay, who also spends time in Makati City is a specialist in employment and immigration disputes and handles employment litigation, collective bargaining negotiation and strike management. Special counsel Charmian Gloria is another key practitioner.

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Key clients

ADM Asia-Pacific Trading Pte. Ltd.

Holcim Philippines, Inc.

Univanich Agribusiness Corporation

Univanich Carmen Palm Oil Corporation

Wyeth Philippines, Inc.

Dole-STANFILCO

Deiro, Lynn

Haynes & Boone LLP

Pilipino Banana Growers & Exporters Association, Inc.

Davao Central College, Inc.

MEDVIL Farms, Inc.

Perfect Fit CAD-CAM Co., Inc.

Igloo Supply Chain Phils., Inc.

DLA Piper

DEG Deutsch Investions

Julu Enterprises, Inc.

Eric Felipe

The firm: SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) was founded in 1945. It is the largest law firm in the Philippines. It has offices in Makati City, the country’s business and financial centre, as well as Cebu, Davao and the Subic Freeport.

The firm offers a broad and integrated range of legal services, covering the following fields: banking, finance and securities, special projects, corporate services, general business law, tax, intellectual property, employment and immigration, and dispute resolution.

The firm has specialists in key practice areas such as mergers and acquisitions, energy, power, infrastructure, natural resources, transportation, government contracts, real estate, insurance, international arbitration, mediation, media, business process outsourcing, and technology.

Clients: the firm represents clients from almost every industry and enterprise, and its client portfolio includes local and global business leaders. It also acts for governmental agencies, international organisations and non-profit institutions.

Recognition and awards: recent professional awards include: Philippine Law Firm of the Year, Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2017; Philippine Law Firm of the Year, IFLR Asia Awards 2017; top tier firm, The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2017; top tier firm, Chambers Asia-Pacific Rankings 2017; top tier firm, Chambers Global Rankings 2017; highly recommended firm, Asialaw Profiles 2017; top tier firm, IFLR1000 financial and corporate rankings 2017; and Most Responsive Domestic Firm of the Year, Asian-MENA In-House Community Firms of the Year 2016.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking, finance and securities Vicente D Gerochi IV vdgerochi@syciplaw.com
Corporate services Simeon Ken R Ferrer skrferrer@syciplaw.com
Intellectual property Vida M Panganiban-Alindogan vmpanganiban@syciplaw.com
Employment and Immigration Dante T Pamintuan dtpamintuan@syciplaw.com
Litigation Ricardo Ma PG Ongkiko rmpgongkiko@syciplaw.com
Special projects Rocky Alejandro L Reyes ralreyes@syciplaw.com
Tax Rolando V Medalla, Jr rvmedalla@syciplaw.com
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Number of lawyers : 150
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Contacts : Hector M De Leon, Jr (managing partner)

SyCipLaw has a strong commitment to giving back to society.

(a) SyCipLaw is a member of TrustLaw, which is the global pro bono arm of the Thomson Reuters Foundation (http://www.trust.org/trustlaw/). SyCipLaw spent significant time on pro bono work sourced from TrustLaw.

Two pro bono matters handled by SyCipLaw are nominees in the 9th Annual TrustLaw Awards. The “Right to Work for Refugees” project of the firm won the TrustLaw Collaboration Award at the event’s awards night last November 12 2019.

These are:

1. The project “Right to Work for Refugees” of Asylum Access, HOST International, Nokia, DLA Piper, SyCipLaw, BTG Legal, Bae, Kim & Lee, and Baker & McKenzie is a nominee and awardee of the TrustLaw Collaboration Award.

According to TrustLaw, “the Collaboration Award recognizes highly collaborative working relationships between legal teams, NGOs and social enterprises that could dramatically increase the potential impact of projects as a result.”

2. The project “Land Rights in the Philippines” of Asia Foundation and SyCipLaw is a nominee for the TrustLaw Impact Award.
According to TrustLaw, the “TrustLaw Impact Award recognizes projects that demonstrate significant impact for an NGO or social enterprise, their community, and beyond.”

(b) SyCipLaw serves as legal counsel to, and/or corporate secretary of, various non-stock, non-profit organizations engaged in concerns such as poverty alleviation, education, health, and the environment. These include the Philippine Eagle Foundation, Advancement for Rural Kids Foundation, Inc., Habitat for Humanity Foundation Philippines, Inc. and Roots of Health.

(c) SyCipLaw performs transactional work under special fee arrangements for development financing agencies and multilateral agencies, and have rendered free legal advice to international organizations such as UNICEF and non-profit think-tanks such as the Vance Center.

(d) As in previous years, SyCipLaw supports three scholars at the University of the Philippines College of Law.

(e) SyCipLaw also has partnered with various organizations on community outreach projects, such as:

    • In December 2018, SyCipLaw hosted a Christmas Party and Gift-giving for children undergoing cancer treatment at the UP Philippine General Hospital (UP PGH). SyCipLaw also turned over to the UP PGH Department of Pediatrics, through the Child Foundation Inc., a donation that will be used for the needs of indigent child patients of the Hematology and Oncology section of the Department.
    • In May 2019, SyCipLaw participated in the “Ready for School” project of Philippine Business for Social Progress. Lawyers and staff members joined volunteers from other companies in painting of school chairs, covering of books and classroom clean-up at the Malabon Elementary School.
    • In June 2019, the Firm signed a Memorandum of Agreement with ARK (a social venture organization), where SyCipLaw committed to support the “ARK Lunch”. The ARK Lunch is a three-year self-sustaining lunch program that seeks to obliterate hunger and malnutrition, get kids back to school, and create much needed income for parents and the community. SyCipLaw committed to co-invest and start the ARK Lunch for three pioneering communities in Northern Palawan.

(f) In October 2019, the Firm became the first law firm to become a member of Philippine Business for Social Progress, which, according to its website (https://www.pbsp.org.ph/?page_id=9935) “is the largest business-led NGO at the forefront of strategic corporate citizenship and business sector leadership, contributing to sustainable development and poverty reduction.”

SyCipLaw Admits Four New Partners

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) is pleased to announce the admission to the partnership of Easter Princess U. Castro-Ty, Joanna Marie O. Joson, Maria Viola B. Vista, and Maria Christina C. Ortua-Ang.

SyCipLaw Sweeps The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 Rankings Again

SyCipLaw was ranked top tier level in all the relevant practice areas by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 ranking, the only Philippine law firm able to do so.

Announcement of New Senior Associates

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) is pleased to announce the promotion of eleven Associates to the position of Senior Associates: Eleanor N. BalaquiaoMark Kevin U. DellosaNorberto P. Geraldez, Jr.Anne Katherine P. NavaretteJavierose M. RamirezLoubelle L. RazonRamon I. Rocha, IVNikko Emmanuel D. SilvaApril Gayle U. SollerJericho R. Tiu and Nathaniel Andrew Y. Uy.

SyCipLaw’s rankings in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021

Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific Rankings has released its 2021 rankings of the leading law firms across the region. SyCipLaw is proud and honored to be listed alongside highly regarded firms in Asia-Pacific.

SyCipLaw’s LSIP Wraps Up with a Virtual Conversation with Social Entrepreneurs

SyCipLaw recently wrapped up its Lawyers for Social Impact Project (LSIP) -- a year-long program where lawyers of the firm worked pro bono for social enterprises selected and supported by the Innovation for Social Impact Project (ISIP) of Philippine S&T Development Foundation – Manila, Inc. (PhilDev) -- with a virtual staff meeting attended by SyCipLaw lawyers, PhilDev officers and staff, and representatives of the firm's clients under the project.

SyCipLaw Inks Cooperation Agreement with Justice Without Borders

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) has signed a Cooperation Agreement with Justice Without Borders (JWB), pursuant to which SyCipLaw may provide JWB with pro bono services in connection with cross-border claims by returning overseas Filipino workers against their former employers and/or recruitment agencies in Singapore or Hong Kong.

SyCip Lawyers Support PBSP’s Learning Continuity Project

Since 2017, SyCipLaw has supported the Ready for School program of the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), the largest business-led NGO in the country. These efforts have included sending teams to public schools to help prepare classrooms, paint chairs, sort and wrap books, and engage with teachers and students, all for the start of the school year. But this year, students will not be heading back to those classrooms. With the pandemic preventing most schools in the Philippines from holding regular classes to avoid infection outbreaks, schools will remain empty and the challenge for the country is how to push learning continuity for students and school-age children.

SyCipLaw becomes first law firm member of PBSP

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) was formally introduced as a member of Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), during PBSP’s annual members’ meeting and 49th founding anniversary celebration held last January 28. SyCipLaw is the first Philippine law firm to be admitted as a member of PBSP

SyCipLaw Kicks-off 75th Anniversary Celebration with Pasasalamat and Justice VV Mendoza’s Reflection

SyCipLaw, which marks its 75th year this 2020, kicked off its jubilee celebration with “Pasasalamat”, an all-hands gathering at the SyCiplaw Center. Its highlights were a jubilee message from Hector de Leon, Jr., the firm’s managing partner, a thanksgiving Mass and interfaith prayers, and a special talk from retired Supreme Court Justice and SyCiplaw alumnus Vicente V. Mendoza.

SyCipLaw MP nominated TrustLaw Lawyer of the Year 2018

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan’s Managing Partner Hector M. de Leon, Jr. is one of six finalists worldwide for TrustLaw’s Lawyer of the Year award. The award recognizes exceptional pro bono work.

Public online voting is open until August 31 (Friday) through this link: www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4496581/Vote-for-TrustLaw-Lawyer-of-the-Year-2018.


SyCipLaw joins PBSP’s ‘Ready for School’

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan joined the kick-off activity of the Philippine Business for Social Progress’ annual “Ready for School” campaign last May 26 at the Taguig National High School in New Lower Bicutan, Taguig City. SyCipLaw volunteers helped prepare the school in time for the opening of classes last June. The activities included repainting of school chairs and blackboards, covering of books, construction of reading nooks, and cleaning of classrooms.


9 SyCipLaw Lawyers Recognized in ABLJ List of Top 100 Lawyers in the Philippines

Asia Business Law Journal’s list of top 100 lawyers in the Philippines includes nine lawyers from SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan. The list was based on extensive research conducted by the publication, including nominations made by professionals in Filipino and global companies and law firms.


SyCipLaw is an IAM Patent 1000 Recommended Firm

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan has been ranked by IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2018 as a Recommended Firm. SyCipLaw IP department head Enrique T. Manuel and partner Vida M. Panganiban-Alindogan are also ranked as leading individuals.


Highlights: WSG 2018 Asia Pacific Regional Meeting

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan hosted the World Services Group (WSG) 2018 Asia Pacific Regional Meeting last March 13-14, 2018. The meeting was attended by over 40 representatives from 22 member firms worldwide, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Colombia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Macau, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, and USA.


In Memoriam: Andres G. Gatmaitan

SyCipLaw mourns the passing of Andres G. Gatmaitan, a name partner and a former managing partner of the firm. He died at the age of 78.


Highlights: ELA Asia Pacific Client Conference

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan hosted the Employment Law Alliance (ELA) Asia Pacific Client Conference last March 13, 2018. The meeting was attended by 57 representatives from 26 Philippine companies, and by 27 representatives from ELA member firms in China, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.


Highlights: Multilaw Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting 2018

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan hosted the Multilaw Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting last March 12-13, 2018. The meeting was attended by 31 representatives from Multilaw member firms in Australia, China, France, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, UK, and Vietnam.


SyCipLaw at the 1st Annual Center for the Amicable Resolution of Disputes International Conference

Ricardo Ma. P.G. Ongkiko, head of SyCipLaw’s Litigation Department, recently gave the Welcome Remarks for the 1st Annual Center for the Amicable Resolution of Disputes International Conference held last February 9, 2018 at The Bayleaf Intramuros in Manila, Philippines. The conference was jointly organized by the Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU) and the Philippine Institute of Arbitrators (PIArb), of which Mr. Ongkiko was the immediate past President and presently Chairman.


SyCipLaw Partners Listed as 2018 Commended External Counsel

SyCipLaw partners Carlos Roberto Z. Lopez and Vicente D. Gerochi IV were nominated to the In-House Community’s Commended External Counsel of the Year, 2018.


Kapihan sa SyCip: “All Aboard the Train: A Kapihan on TRAIN”

SyCipLaw’s Tax Department hosted a seminar on the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) last February 15 at the SyCipLaw Center. The event gathered 60 participants from 32 companies.


SyCipLaw is Tier 1 Firm in IP STARS 2018 Rankings

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) was once again ranked by Managing IP’s IP STARS 2018 as a Tier 1 firm in Patent and Trademarks/Copyright in the Philippines. In addition, SyCipLaw partners Enrique T. Manuel and Vida M. Panganiban-Alindogan are ranked as Trade mark star – Philippines. Mr. Manuel is also ranked as Patent star – Philippines.


Deadline Extended: Justice Florentino P. Feliciano Arbitration Writing Competition

The submission deadline of the Justice Florentino P. Feliciano Arbitration Writing Competition has been extended to 5:00 pm of June 30, 2018. The competition is open to any student who, on the deadline for submission, is enrolled in the Juris Doctor or Bachelor of Laws program of any Philippine law school.


SyCipLaw Partner CRZ Lopez Recognized in Client Choice 2018

SyCipLaw partner Carlos Roberto Z. Lopez has been recognized at the Client Choice Awards 2018.  

The Client Choice Awards was established in 2005 to recognize law firm partners around the world who stand out for their excellent client service. This year, the Awards recognized 384 partners across 66 jurisdictions worldwide based on quality of legal advice, commercial awareness, industry knowledge, strategic thinking, billing transparency, tailored fee structures, value for money, responsiveness, effective communication, clarity of documentation, sharing of expertise, appropriate staffing, project management, use of technology, loyalty and ethics.


Announcement of New Senior Associate: ARV Jacoba

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan is pleased to announce the promotion of Anthony R.V. Jacoba as senior associate effective January 1, 2018.


ELA & SyCipLaw Contribution to Trinity Domus Funds in Dominica

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan joined fellow Employment Law Alliance (ELA) members in raising funds for the rebuilding and refitting of educational and daycare facilities in Dominica following the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. SyCipLaw is ELA’s exclusive member firm in the Philippines.


Chambers Global 2018 ranks SyCipLaw as Band 1 Firm

Chambers Global 2018 has ranked SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan as a Band 1 firm in Corporate & Finance and Projects, Infrastructure & Energy.


SyCipLaw named Philippine Law Firm of the Year at Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2018

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan was recognized as Philippine Law Firm of the Year at the Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2018. SyCipLaw partners Rocky Alejandro L. Reyes and Russel L. Rodriguez received the award on the firm’s behalf.


SyCipLaw supports “Sa Pagbasa, May Pag-asa” Storybook Donation Drive

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan collected a total of PhP55,100.00 and 169 books in support of the “Sa Pagbasa, May Pag-asa” storybook donation drive. The campaign advocates the exposure of public school children to a wide range of creative, interesting, and age-appropriate reading materials, and, in so doing, instill in them a culture of reading that is critical to the learning and development process.


Canadian Bioenergy Mission to the Philippines

SyCipLaw partner Arlene M. Maneja was a guest speaker on “Regulatory Framework for Renewable Energy” at the Bioenergy Mission to the Philippines co-organized by the Embassy of Canada in Manila and the Philippine Department of Energy.


Justice Florentino P. Feliciano Arbitration Writing Competition

The Philippine Institute of Arbitrators, in partnership with SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw), launched the first Justice Florentino P. Feliciano Arbitration Writing Competition.


Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 ranks SyCipLaw as Top Tier Firm

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 has recommended SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan as a TOP-TIER FIRM in 15 practice areas. In addition, 14 of its lawyers are listed in the elite "Leading Lawyers" list and 7 are in the "Next generation lawyers" list.


Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018 ranks SyCipLaw as Band 1 Firm

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018 has once again ranked SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan as a Band 1 Firm in Banking & Finance; Banking & Finance: Capital Markets; Corporate/M&A; Corporate/M&A: Real Estate; Dispute Resolution; Dispute Resolution: Arbitration; Employment; Intellectual Property; Projects, Infrastructure & Energy; and Tax.


Joint Trade Asian Insurance Regulatory Conference 2017

SyCipLaw partner Hiyasmin H. Lapitan was a panelist on “Critical Regulatory Issues and Update from Jurisdictional Insurance Regulatory Lawyers” at the Joint Trade Asian Insurance Regulatory Conference 2017 last October 20 at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore. Ms. Lapitan and other featured insurance regulatory experts from Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, China, Japan and South Korea discussed updates and shared insights on property/casualty insurance, life insurance and reinsurance developments in their respective countries.


Joint Trade Asian Insurance Regulatory Conference 2017

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) is named the 2017 Philippines Firm of the Year by Managing Intellectual Property (IP). The firm is also ranked in Patent, and Trademark and Copyright listings. SyCipLaw is Tier 1 in Trade Mark Prosecution, Trade Mark Contentious, and Patent. It is recommended in Copyright. 


SyCipLaw is Philippines Firm of the Year at the 1st asialaw Asia-Pacific Legal Practice Awards

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) was recognized as the Philippines Firm of the Year at the Asialaw Asia-Pacific Legal Practice Awards 2017. SyCipLaw partner Leslie C. Dy received the award on the firm’s behalf.


SyCipLaw is listed in the Asialaw Profiles 2018

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) is listed in various rankings in the Asialaw Profiles 2018. The firm is outstanding in Banking & Finance; Capital Markets, Construction & Real Estate; Corporate/M&A; Dispute Resolution & Litigation; Energy & Natural Resources; Intellectual Property; IT, Telco & Media; Labour & Employment; and Taxation. It is highly recommended in Projects & Infrastructure; and Shipping, Maritime & Aviation; and recommended in Competition & Antitrust.


SyCipLaw is largest Philippine firm in 2017 ALB survey

In its November 2017 cover story on the 2017 Asia Top 50, ALB lists SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan as the largest law firm in the Philippines. ALB’s Asia Top 50 is an annual list of Asia’s largest law firms by headcount.


SyCipLaw is Tier 1 in 2017 Asia IP Rankings

Asia IP recognized SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan’s Intellectual Property (IP) practice in its various 2017 rankings this year. SyCipLaw is a Top Tier Philippine Firm in: 

- Copyright, Asia IP Best of the Best: Copyright

- Trademark Prosecution and Trademark ContentiousAsia IP Asia’s Leading Trademark Firms

- Patent Prosecution and Patent ContentiousAsia IP Asia’s Leading Patent Firms


SyCipLaw Receives 4 asialaw Asia-Pacific Legal Practice Awards Nominations

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) received nominations for the Philippines Firm of the Year; Banking & Finance Firm of the Year; IT, Telecoms & Media Firm of the Year; and South-east Asia Firm of the Year categories of the inaugural asialaw Asia-Pacific Legal Practice Awards.


SyCipLaw is Top Tier Firm in IFLR1000 2018 Rankings

The IFLR1000 2018 rankings are out. SyCipLaw is ranked Tier 1 in all practice areas covered by their research. These are: Banking, M&A, Project finance, Capital markets, Project development, and Restructuring and insolvency.


SyCipLaw is Philippine Law Firm of the Year at the ALB Philippine Law Awards 2017

For the second year in a row, SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) was named Philippine Law Firm of the Year, Arbitration Law Firm of the Year, and Banking and Financial Services Law Firm of the Year at the 2nd ALB Philippine Law Awards. The firm also received the Construction and Real Estate Law Firm of the Year, while SyCipLaw partner Emmanuel M. Lombos was named Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year.


SyCipLaw is National Law Firm of the Year at the 2017 Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) was recognized as the Philippine National Law Firm of the Year at the 2017 Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards. SyCipLaw partners Anthony W. Dee and Ronald Mark C. Lleno received the award on the firm’s behalf.


6 SyCipLaw Lawyers Included in Who’s Who Legal 2017 Experts Lists

Six of SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan’s lawyers are listed in various Who’s Who Legal 2017 experts lists. Who’s Who Legal publishes 34 individual practice area guides covering corporate and commercial law, listing leading experts in these practice areas from over 150 national jurisdictions.


SyCipLaw receives 12 ALB Philippine Law Awards 2017 nominations

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) has been shortlisted in twelve categories of the ALB Philippine Law Awards 2017. The firm is nominated for ten firm of the year categories, and two of its partners are nominated for lawyer of the year categories.


SyCipLaw receives Who’s Who Legal 2017 Country Award

The July 2017 issue of the Asian Legal Business (ALB) includes a Philippine regional update by SyCipLaw partner Hiyasmin H. Lapitan and associate Jo Margarette W. Remollo entitled, “Guidelines on Related Party Transactions for Insurers in the Philippines”. The article summarizes the Insurance Commission’s compliance guidelines on related party transactions, as set out in Insurance Circular Letter No. 2017-29. The Circular covers insurers, reinsurers, branch offices of foreign insurers, mutual benefit associations, pre-need companies, and health maintenance organizations and their intermediaries.


Limay Project Recognized as Best Power Deal in the Asia Pacific Region

The Limay, Bataan power project was recognized by IJGlobal as the “Best Power Deal in the Asia Pacific Region”. SyCipLaw acted as local counsel to DBS Bank Ltd., Mizuho Bank, Ltd. and Standard Chartered Bank, the structuring banks in the US$400 million Project Financing of a new 300MW coal-fired power plant in Limay, Bataan of SMC Consolidated Power Corp. Read more information on this transaction.


SIAC Rules 2016 Roadshow

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) held “The User’s Guide to the SIAC Rules 2016” last November 24, 2016 and the Young SIAC (YSIAC) Advocacy Workshop last November 25, 2016.


Announcement of New SyCipLaw Partners

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) is pleased to announce the admission of Aaron Roi B. Riturban and Franco Aristotle G. Larcina to the partnership.


Highlights: PRAC 60th International Conference in Manila

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan hosted the Pacific Rim Advisory Council (PRAC) 60th International Conference last September 24-27, 2016. The Conference gathered 43 delegates from PRAC member firms in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Panama, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, The Netherlands, and the United States of America. The conference program provided delegates with various learning and networking opportunities.


Limay Project Recognized as Best Power Deal in the Asia Pacific Region

The Limay, Bataan power project was recognized by IJGlobal as the “Best Power Deal in the Asia Pacific Region”. SyCipLaw acted as local counsel to DBS Bank Ltd., Mizuho Bank, Ltd. and Standard Chartered Bank, the structuring banks in the US$400 million Project Financing of a new 300MW coal-fired power plant in Limay, Bataan of SMC Consolidated Power Corp. Read more information on this transaction.

The IJGlobal Awards celebrates the outstanding transactions and institutions in infrastructure finance. The Asia-Pacific dinner was held on March 3, 2016 in Singapore. Visit the IJGlobal Awards website for more information and the full list of winners


SyCipLaw Shortlisted for the Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2016

SyCipLaw has been shortlisted for the Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2016 in three categories. The firm was nominated as National Law Firm of the Year and Best Domestic Arbitration Firm of the Year. SyCipLaw partner Emmanuel M. Lombos was nominated as Disputes Star of the Year.


SyCipLaw Advises Borrowers in Pagbilao LNG Power Plant and Hub Terminal Project

SyCipLaw is acting as borrower’s counsel for Energy World Corporation in the P6.75 billion financing package to partially fund the development of the first phase of the proposed 650-megawatt liquefied natural gas combined cycle power plant in Pagbilao, Quezon Province.


ALB M&A Rankings 2016

SyCipLaw is ranked once again as a tier 1 firm for M&A in the Philippines by Asian Legal Business (ALB). The full results of ALB's M&A Rankings 2016 was published in its September 2016 issue.


PRAC 60th International Conference in Manila

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan is hosting the Pacific Rim Advisory Council (PRAC) 60th International Conference in Manila on September 24-27, 2016 at the Fairmont Hotel in Makati City.


SyCipLaw Advises Borrowers in Tiwi-MakBan Geothermal Plants Project

SyCipLaw acted as borrower's counsel for AP Renewables, Incorporated (APRI), a unit of Philippine energy company Aboitiz Power, in the issuance of a landmark climate bond worth P10.7 billion ($225 million) for the Tiwi-MakBan geothermal power facilities.


SyCipLaw Shortlisted in 11 ALB Philippine Law Awards 2016 Categories

SyCipLaw has been shortlisted in eleven categories of the ALB Philippine Law Awards:


SyCipLaw Partner Wins Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Star of the Year

SyCipLaw partner Emmanuel M. Lombos wins Dispute Star of the Year for the Philippine jurisdiction at the Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2016.


SyCipLaw advises Metro Pacific Tollways Development Corporation and Manila North Tollways Corp.

SyCipLaw acted as counsel to Metro Pacific Tollways Development Corporation (MPTDC) in relation to its unsolicited proposal for the design, development, financing, construction, operations and maintenance of the NLEX-SLEX Connector Road.


ALB Philippine Law Awards 2016

SyCipLaw won the Philippine Law Firm of the Year award at the first ALB Philippine Law Awards. The firm was also named Arbitration Law Firm of the Year and Banking and Financial Services Law Firm of the Year.


Hector M. de Leon, Jr. is new SyCipLaw Managing Partner

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) is pleased to announce that Hector M. de Leon, Jr. has been elected as the firm’s managing partner. Mr. de Leon joined SyCipLaw in 1988 and has been a member of the firm’s Executive Committee since 2014.


ALB: “SyCip Sweeps First-Ever ALB Philippine Law Awards”

The December 2016 issue of the Asian Legal Business (ALB) includes an article entitled “SyCip Sweeps First-Ever ALB Philippine Law Awards”. The article, located on page 30 of the issue, discussed SyCipLaw’s received awards during the event, including Philippine Law Firm of the Year, Arbitration Law Firm of the Year, and Banking and Financial Services Law Firm of the Year.


Announcement of New SyCipLaw Partners

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) is pleased to announce the admission of  Aaron Roi B. Riturban and Franco Aristotle G. Larcina to the partnership.


Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2016

Asialaw has released its 2016 edition of the Asialaw Leading Lawyers.

The publication lists the leading practitioners in 18 practice areas in 24 jurisdictions in the Asia-Pacific region. In-house counsel, corporate executives and lawyers at local, regional and international law firms participated in an online survey between December 2015 and February 2016. Respondents nominated individual lawyers who excelled in one or more of 18 practice areas based on their work and reputation.  


IFLR1000 2017 Financial and Corporate Rankings

Congratulations to SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan practice groups and partners ranked in the recently released IFLR1000 2017 Financial and Corporate rankings!