Mr Rodelle Bolante > SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan > Manila, Philippines > Lawyer Profile

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
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Work Department

Employment & Immigration.


Rodelle B. Bolante is a member of the firm’s Employment and Immigration Department, which represents clients in compulsory and voluntary arbitration as well as in adversarial and non-adversarial labor proceedings before labor agencies and the courts. He specializes in immigration work, including providing professional advice and assistance in the procurement and renewal of the proper visas and work permits, and was cited for his work in the 2015 Legal 500 Asia Pacific rankings. Mr. Bolante also has extensive experience in representing companies in the banking and manufacturing sectors in collective bargaining negotiations. He does advisory work for business process outsourcing companies.


Mr. Bolante updates the Philippine Chapter of the Employment Law Alliance’s International Background Checks report. He also contributed to the World Bank’s “Women, Business and the Law 2012: Removing Barriers to Economic Inclusion” and to Mayer Brown’s “Country Guides – Litigation in Asia 2012.” Prior to joining the firm, he was legal counsel to Radio Philippines Network, Inc. and to the University of the Philippines System.


Mr. Bolante is a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Philippine Bar Association, Capitol Bar Association, Immigration Lawyers Association of the Philippines, Rotary Club of Marikina West, Employment Law Alliance, and The Sigma Rho Fraternity.


Mr. Bolate obtained his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of the Philippines. He was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1997.

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Philippines > Immigration

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Rodelle BolanteSyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Sitting within the broader employment and immigration department, the immigration practice at SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan advises on visas and permits, citizenship issues and adversarial proceedings involving deportation and blacklisting. The team also benefits from the firm’s renowned corporate and tax practices, allowing it to provide comprehensive legal services to its multinational companies active in – or seeking to enter – the Philippine market. Recent work has included advising health and wellness products company Fordays on visa and permit issues and processes for its foreign staff. Dante Pamintuan heads the practice, which also includes Rodelle Bolante, who specialises in immigration, labour and business outsourcing.