Firm Profile > Fortun Narvasa & Salazar > Manila , Philippines

Fortun Narvasa & Salazar

Projects and energy Tier 1

The highly regarded mining, projects and energy department at Fortun Narvasa & Salazar provides a comprehensive service, covering project finance, regulatory, corporate and tax. Notwithstanding the downturn in the Philippine mining industry, the firm has continued to advise significant foreign mining companies on their projects in the country. Phil. Gold Processing and Refining Corp. is a key domestic client in this space; the team has recently assisted it on tax and financing matters, and also represented it before the Environmental Management Bureau in a case concerning alleged environmental permit violations. It has also been actively advising clients in the renewable energy sector on recent projects, in addition to having an established base of oil and gas-sector clients. Practice head Roderick Salazar III 'maintains an eagle eye on the development of the case and is always ready to give his own take on it'. Senior associate Sheila Sison specialises in dispute resolution and mining, often representing mining companies before regulatory bodies.


The firm has a well-established structure and has been in the market a long time. There is an expert assigned to the different concerns of clients‘.

The team’s key strengths are its efficiency, industry knowledge, out-of-the-box approach and long-standing relationships with government agencies’.

Roderick Salazar III is a very effective partner; he is hands-on in all facets of the operation‘.

Key clients

FCF Minerals Corporation

Intex Resources Philippines, Inc.; Aglubang Mining Corporation

Phil. Gold Processing and Refining Corp.

SEMCO Exploration and Mining Corporation

Rugby Mining Limited

Juwi Renewable Energy Projects Pte Ltd.

Manta Oil Limited

Yamato Technologies Limited

Immigration Tier 2

Fortun Narvasa & Salazar has a number of longstanding firm clients, which turn to the team for assistance with a range of immigration issues, including applications for pre-arranged employment visas, other resident visas and AEPs. In recent work, the team obtained renewals of employment visas and AEPs, alien certificates of registration and exit clearances for four foreign employees of Canon Business Services Center Philippines. Managing partner Mylene Marcia-Creencia is well versed in several areas of law, including immigration and family, and Robert Francis Fernandez is a name to note at the associate level.

Key clients

Canon Business Services Center Philippines

Jones Lang Lasalle (JLL) Philippines

Alkem Philippines

Pernod Ricard Philippines

Real estate and construction Tier 2

Fortun Narvasa & Salazar is equipped to handle a number of corporate real estate transactions, and has recently worked with a number of new and longstanding clients in the real estate, hotels and energy sectors. Highlights included advising Unilinkland Properties and the Xiang Lu Group of Companies on the due diligence of 11 parcels of land, consisting of 165 hectares, located in Porac, Pampanga; Roderick Salazar III led the advice and was supported by key associate John Matthew Medina.

Key clients

Onemanaoag Solar Corporation

JS Unitrade Inc.

Xiang Lu Group of Companies

Wong Chu King Holdings, Inc.

Galenz Capital Limited

Intellectual property Tier 3

Bayani Loste heads the IP department at Fortun Narvasa & Salazar. In 2018 and 2019, the team was particularly busy handling the prosecution of patent applications for inventions, utility models and industrial designs generated by research and development institutions in the Philippines, including universities and the Department of Science and Technology. The team also stands out for its ability to provide valuation reports on government technologies that have been chosen for commercialisation.

Key clients

Department of Science and Technology

Philippine Council for Health Research and Development

JS Unitrade

Sunertech Corporation

Metals Industry and Development Institute


Diversify Intelligent Staffing Solutions


Hotel Okura Manila

Calayan Surgicentre Corp.

Corporate and M&A Tier 4

Fortun Narvasa & Salazar is noted for its 'well-established structure'. It acts for companies in the pharma, real estate, natural resources, financial services and retail sectors, among others. The scope of its corporate and commercial practice is broad, encompassing sizeable transactions, corporate governance and litigation. Cross-border work included its advice to an Australian mining company on its sale of shares and assignment of debt in a mining company in the Philippines for $3.3m. Senior partner and corporate practice head Roderick Salazar draws on 32 years of experience.

Key clients

Alkem Laboratories Corporation

Canon Business Service Center Philippines

GHL Systems Philippines

Island Cove Resort Corporation

Kinergy Corporation Limited

Juwi Renewable Energy Projects

Sunshine Gold

Roedl Philippines

FORTUN NARVASA & SALAZAR (FNS) was formed in June of 1993 by a group of young, bright, and aggressive lawyers who spent their early professional years with the largest law firm in the country. Driven by the desire to carve their own niche in the legal profession, a dream they shared in their early years together in one law firm, the Partners of the Firm, finally ventured on their own to fulfill this dream. The growth of the Firm is phenomenal.

In over two decades of providing legal services to the public, FNS has evolved to become one of the more distinguished and prominent law firms in the Philippines, hurdling legal battles of historical importance with its innovative and ingenious approach to client-problems.

Housed at the 23rd Floor of Multinational Bancorporation Centre at the heart of the Makati Business District, FNS opened its first branch office in Cavite, Philippines in 1999 and a liaison and referral office in Hongkong known as the Fortun Narvasa & Salazar (H.K.) Services Limited in 2002. Its Baguio City branch office was likewise opened in August 2003 to better serve its clients in Northern Luzon.

With its diversified practice ranging from the prosecution of individual and corporate civil and criminal actions to assisting clients in commercial transactions to providing valued advice in the fast-growing global field of electronic commerce and telecommunications, the Firm provides individualized and cost-effective legal service without compromising the exacting demands of professional excellence and quality.

With FNS, you are assured of quality legal service done through efficient and economically sound processes.


Creative and innovative in addressing client-problems and in resolving complicated legal issues, our Firm dissects each case and project with surgical precision, explores all areas of concern and uncovers every angle necessary to protect your interests. Thorough and determined, we focus on your peculiar needs with the aim of providing you an ingenious, practical, expedient and intelligent solution to your legal challenges.

As the laws evolve, so does each FNS lawyer bearing in mind that your interests are continuously affected by every legal development, technological advancement and historical and political changes. Our lawyers regularly participate in various local and international fora in order to continually develop our legal knowledge and provide you with a current and well-informed response to each of your concerns.

By nurturing our experience and proficiency in the legal profession, we will help you blaze a trail in your respective fields upon which others can only follow.


Our Firm constitutes a single cohesive team working together to achieve one common objective – to provide legal services of the highest quality.

This closely-knit group comprised of bright and dynamic lawyers is ably supported by well-trained and seasoned support staff. Each team member coordinates closely with the others to serve your needs in an effective and cost-efficient manner.

But the teamwork does not stop with us. We understand that the best formula can be arrived at only if we work with you. With our reliable and personable lawyers and staff, we develop a deeper and more meaningful attorney-client relationship to enable us to act with you in a more efficient way.

With us, you are supported, not just by one mind, but by a team imbued with a culture of brilliance, dedication and consistency.


Our Firm does not put much stock on the saying “Nothing personal, just business”, because for us, your business is personal.

In this fast-changing and complex world, the services of your lawyer have become an indispensable key to continued success not just to win legal battles and achieve corporate goals but more importantly to prevent disputes at the earliest possible stage and attain synergies in commercial transactions. By understanding your peculiar circumstances, interests, and preferences, we tailor-fit our legal service to suit your particular needs instead of providing you with the standard legal advice given by our colleagues. This we do because we want to provide you not only the best legal service we can offer, but the most suitable and practical one as well.

Dedicated and loyal, we make your business our personal and primary concern.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner Mylene T. Marcia-Creencia +632-812-8670
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Maria Carmen D Babista-Lazaro  photo Ms Maria Carmen D Babista-Lazaro
 Ma. Leichelle G Bautista  photo Ma. Leichelle G Bautista
 Karl Arian A. Castillo  photo Karl Arian A. Castillo
 Robert Francis C Fernandez  photo Robert Francis C Fernandez
 Kristine R Ferrer  photo Kristine R Ferrer
Mr Philip Sigfrid A Fortun  photo Mr Philip Sigfrid A Fortun
 Criela D F Fragante  photo Criela D F Fragante
 Belinda Grace G Gervasio  photo Belinda Grace G Gervasio
 Walter Robin C Go  photo Walter Robin C Go
 Paolo Miguel C Gonzales  photo Paolo Miguel C Gonzales
 Monique Annabelle R Lee  photo Monique Annabelle R Lee
Mr Bayani B Loste  photo Mr Bayani B Loste
 Mylene T Marcia-Creencia  photo Mylene T Marcia-Creencia
 John Matthew R Medina  photo John Matthew R Medina
 Carlo Joaquin T Narvasa  photo Carlo Joaquin T Narvasa
Mr Gregorio Y Narvasa II  photo Mr Gregorio Y Narvasa II
 Matthew Aaron D Ong  photo Matthew Aaron D Ong
 Gerille Hope E Patagan  photo Gerille Hope E Patagan
 Erika Anne F Roman  photo Erika Anne F Roman
Mr Roderick RC Salazar III  photo Mr Roderick RC Salazar III
 Sheila C Sison  photo Sheila C Sison
 Diega D Villanueva-Webster  photo Diega D Villanueva-Webster
 Jorge Patrick A Yasay  photo Jorge Patrick A Yasay
 Princess Ann T de Jesus-Viray  photo Princess Ann T de Jesus-Viray
English (fluent)
INTA - International Trademark Association
ASEAN Law Association
Asian Patent Attorney Association (APAA)
The Inter Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
IBA (International Bar Association)
Canadian Chamber of Commerce
LAWASIA (The Law Association for Asia and the Pacific)