Mr Paul Rodulfo Imperial > Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law) > Manila, Philippines > Lawyer Profile

Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law)
V&A LAW CENTRE, 11TH AVENUE CORNER 39TH STREET
BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY 1634
METRO MANILA, MANILA
Philippines

Work Department

Corporate

Position

Senior Associate

Career

FROM : August 2013
TO : Present
EMPLOYER : VILLARAZA & ANGANGCO (V&A LAW)
POSITION :  Senior Associate

FROM : January 2013
TO : August 2013
EMPLOYER : ANGARA ABELLO CONCEPCION REGALA & CRUZ (ACCRA LAW)
POSITION : Associate 

FROM : June 2008
TO : March 2011
EMPLOYER : Supreme Court of the Philippines
POSITION : Law Clerk/Court Attorney

Languages

English & Filipino

Memberships

New York Bar Association
Philippine Bar Association
Columbia University Alumni Association of the Philippines – Trustee

Education

LL.M.; Columbia University, School of Law, New York (2012) ; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

 J.D.; Ateneo de Manila University, School of Law (2007) 
 
 A.B. Management Economics; Ateneo de Manila University (2002)

Lawyer Rankings

Philippines > Capital markets

Integrated into the firm’s corporate group, Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law)‘s capital markets offering is underpinned by a focus on assisting clients with regulatory compliance with the Philippine Stock Exchange and the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, Franchette Acosta has extensive experience acting as legal counsel for underwriters in local listings and for companies or sponsors for listings in the Hong Kong and Singapore stock exchanges. Other names to note are Sylvette Tankiang and Paul Rodulfo Imperial .

Philippines > Real estate and construction

(Leading individuals)

Paul Rodulfo Imperial  – Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law)

Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law) is a go-to name in the real estate sector. Paul Rodulfo Imperial is noted for his expertise, having advised major project and real estate developers such as Ayala Land and Mori Hamada & Matsumoto for Hankyu Hanshin Express Philippines, both within the Philippines and in the international market. He is experienced in conducting legal due diligence reviews of various real estate companies for acquisitions and other legal assessments. Franchette Acosta is another noteworthy name, advising foreign clients on landholding rights and matters in the Philippines in connection with their investments in manufacturing sites. Raoul Angangco and Sylvette Tankiang lead the practice alongside Acosta. The firm has recently grown its fields of expertise to include residential, industrial, and leisure projects.

Philippines > Immigration

Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law) advises a wide range of major multinational clients on immigration matters; its client list includes names such as PayPal Philippines and Bacardi Spain. The firm has advised Bacardi on securing Overseas Employment Certificates for direct hires, as well as advising on the quotas set per entity for direct hires. Practice co-head Paul Rodulfo Imperial and associate Mark Benjamin Yam continuously adapt processes and procedures to align with changing requirements from the Philippine labour authority regarding work permit applications due to the pandemic. As a key contact for immigration and emigration matters, Yam oversees all manner of advisory work for clients in the practice group. Leading the immigration practice alongside Imperial are Raoul Angangco, Sylvette Tankiang and Franchette Acosta.

Philippines > Corporate and M&A

The sizable, five-partner corporate and M&A team of Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law) has built a reputation for handling some of the most complex and high value acquisitions in the Philippines. It is also  lauded for its understanding of international M&A practices and standards. The team assists clients from a wide range of sectors, including telecommunications, infrastructure, technology, renewable energy, healthcare, insurance, and investments. Raoul Angangco and Sylvette Tankiang specialise in mergers and acquisitions, while Franchette Acosta has extensive expertise in foreign direct investment. Maria Concepcion Simundac  and Paul Rodulfo Imperial  are also leading partners.