Mr Dante Pamintuan > SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan > Manila, Philippines > Lawyer Profile

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
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Dante T. Pamintuan heads the Employment and Immigration Department of SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan. He specializes in labor and employment, litigation, and corporate services.


Mr. Pamintuan’s primary area of practice is in employment law, with 35 years of extensive experience in providing employers with practical and ethical approaches and solutions to all aspects of employment – from the selection and hiring of staff and members of management, through the gamut and cycle of personnel movements, and employer benefits, policy and practices setting. He advises clients and provides them with proactive approaches to all manner of employment issues that could attract litigation or collective action by individual employees or groups through compliance audits, investigation and disciplinary process assistance, and as a last resort, strategic handling of employment litigation and collective action. Mr. Pamintuan has successfully handled collective bargaining negotiations, strikes and lockouts, voluntary and compulsory arbitration, labor compliance audits, corporate restructuring and reorganization affecting staff and manpower, and other types of labor litigation. In addition to these practice areas, he also has substantial experience in mergers and acquisitions, employment-related tax and regulatory practice, and various types of litigation arising from these areas.


Mr. Pamintuan is an accredited lecturer under the Supreme Court’s Mandatory Continuing Legal Education program, and conducts seminars and workshops for various clients on labor and industrial relations, labor standards, regulatory and ethics compliance, management for managers and supervisors, and related topics. He is a member of the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) and principal representative of the Firm to the Employment Law Alliance.


Mr. Pamintuan earned his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (cum laude) from the University of the Philippines. He was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1985.

Lawyer Rankings

Philippines > Immigration

The employment, labour and immigration practice at SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan is led by Dante Pamintuan, and handles a broad array of immigration issues pertaining to visas and permits. It has been kept busy with citizenship matters and representing clients in adversarial proceedings relating to deportation and blacklisting cases. The group is well-equipped to handle multi-jurisdictional mandates and continues to advise leading domestic companies across the healthcare, banking and insurance sectors. Rodelle Bolante focuses on immigration matters and regularly advises on issues concerning visas and work permits.

Philippines > Labour and employment

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan advises on all aspects of labour and employment matters under the leadership of Dante Pamintuan. Areas of expertise include advising on work permits, conducting employment due diligence and compliance audits, in addition to strike actions and collective bargaining negotiations. The team also advises on the enforcement of restrictive covenants, disciplinary actions and terminations. ‘Standout partnerLeslie Dy acts for local and foreign investors on a broad range of employment matters, from employee stock option plans to disciplinary actions, while Amer Hussein Mambuay handles employment litigation, as well as the employment aspects of corporate M&As. The group is also recommended for its work on cross-border matters, with key clients including leading domestic companies.