Firm Profile > Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres Ibarra Sison & Damaso > Manila, Philippines

Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres Ibarra Sison & Damaso
21ST FLOOR, ROBINSONS EQUITABLE TOWER
4 ADB AVENUE CORNER, PEDRO POVEDA STREET
ORTIGAS CENTER, 1605 PASIG CITY
Philippines

Capital markets Tier 2

Enrique Quiason and Ruelito Soriano are the lead partners at Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres Ibarra Sison & Damaso. The firm handles a range of equity and debt capital markets deals and has complementary expertise in corporate and M&A, tax, banking and project finance. The team also benefits from a pool of experienced associates, including Rochezka Beltran and Jose Antonio Reyes. Highlights in 2019 included acting for BDO Capital & Investments as underwriter in the offer and listing of 10 million preferred shares of property developer Arthaland Corporation.

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Key clients

Energy Development Corporation

First Philippine Holdings

BDO Capital & Investments

Transnational Diversified Corporation

Corporate and M&A Tier 2

Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres Ibarra Sison & Damaso has experience in M&A and projects, including project finance, and it handles a range of domestic and cross-border transactions. Many of its clients are longstanding, having worked with the firm for several decades, and the firm also continues to attract new clients. Managing partner Ruelito Soriano co-heads the corporate group and is also an active member of the firm's tax practice. Enrique Quiason, who co-heads the corporate department alongside Soriano, has specialist expertise in M&A, securities law and foreign investment.

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Key clients

Far Eastern University

First Gen Corporation

Energy Development Corporation

First Philippine Holdings Corporation

Franklin Baker

Pointwest Technologies

Leads Agricultural

Sant Foundation

Transnational Diversified Corporation

Crescent Point

ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation

Tax Tier 2

Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres Ibarra Sison & Damaso handles all legal aspects of income, business, estate and transfer taxes imposed by the national government, as well as business taxes imposed by local governments. The team is led by Wilfrido Sanchez.

Banking and finance Tier 3

The banking and finance group at Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres Ibarra Sison & Damaso has multidisciplinary expertise in finance, tax, corporate and insurance, and acts for borrowers and lenders in financing transactions. Ruel Soriano is the managing partner. Key contacts at the junior partner level include Eileen Pangalangan-Pardo, who advises on securities and bond offerings, corporate finance and project finance; while senior associate Christine Aberin is well versed in securities law, insurance law and fintech regulations.

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Key clients

Energy Development Corporation

BDO Capital & Investments

Transnational Diversified Corporation

Intellectual property Tier 3

The IP practice at Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres Ibarra Sison & Damaso is led by Joel Espinueva and handles contentious and non-contentious matters, including representing companies in actions against trade mark infringement, counterfeiting, piracy and unfair competition. The group recently added new client Fil Pacific Apparel Corporation to its established client base.

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Healthy Options Corporation

Sky Cable Corporation

Rockwell Land Corporation

Fil Pacific Apparel Corporation

Labour and employment Tier 3

The labour group at Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres Ibarra Sison & Damaso handles all aspects of labour relations, including collective bargaining agreements, dismissal, money claims and strikes.

Projects and energy Tier 3

Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres Ibarra Sison & Damaso advises privately owned electric distribution utilities, electric co-operatives, traditional power generators and renewable energy power generators, among others, on project development, regulatory matters and dispute resolution. Also significant is the length of many of its client relationships; several clients have been working with the firm for a number of decades. Miguel Mathay and Manuel Torres are names to note.

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Key clients

Dagupan Electric Corporation

First Gen Corporation

Energy Development Corporation

First Philippine Holdings Corporation

FDC Utilities, Inc.

Philippine Electric Power Operators Association

Iligan Light & Power, Inc.

Olongapo Electric Distribution Company, Inc.

Angeles Electric Corporation

Petron Corporation

Mactan Electric Company, Inc.

Clark Electric Distribution Corporation

Cagayan Electric Power and Light, Inc.

TMT Tier 3

Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres Ibarra Sison & Damaso focuses on securing and maintaining franchises to operate telecoms and mass media companies. Clients include television and radio broadcasting networks, telecoms companies, cable television companies and internet service providers.

Dispute resolution Tier 4

The litigation group at Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres Ibarra Sison & Damaso has acted for individual and corporate clients in major commercial litigation of every kind. Orencio Ibarra heads the practice.

Department Name Email Telephone
Mergers and acquisitions Enrique I Quiason
Mergers and acquisitions Ruelito Q Soriano
Capital markets and finance law Enrique I Quiason
Capital markets and finance law Ruelito Q Soriano
General corporate practice Eduardo G Makalintal
General corporate practice Emmanuel R Sison
General corporate practice Eileen C Pangalangan-Pardo
Energy and public utilities Manuel LM Torres
Energy and public utilities Miguel K Mathay
Immigration Miguel G Damaso
Intellectual property Joel L Espinueva
Labour Orencio F Ibarra Jr
Labour Miguel G Damaso
Litigation Orencio F Ibarra Jr
Litigation Arecio R Rendor Jr
Litigation Jose Mari G Tual
Taxation Wilfrido E Sanchez
Taxation Ruelito Q Soriano
Taxation Benedict R Tugonon
Telecommunications and mass media Miguel G Damaso
Number of lawyers : 26
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