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

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Philippines > Aviation

The aviation department at SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan provides a broad service to its clients, which include leading banks and owners and lessors of aircraft. In addition to assisting clients with applications to – and hearings before – the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), it handles a broad range of leasing and financing projects and regulatory matters. On the contentious side, its work includes remedial actions in the event of defaults and litigation. In a recent highlight, the team advised PK AirFinance on the financing, delivery and lease of four A321-271N aircraft to Philippine Airlines, which represented the first batch of A321neo aircraft ordered by the airline under its fleet renewal programme. Carina Laforteza and Marievic Ramos-Añonuevo head the team, which expanded at partner level with the promotion of special projects, banking and aviation expert Bhong Paulo Macasaet in 2019. Melyjane Bertillo-Ancheta has recently taken a lead role on several of the team’s key projects, and of counsel Mia Gentugaya is another key practitioner.