Firm Profile > Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro & Leaño > Manila, Philippines

Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro & Leaño

Tax Tier 1

The two-partner tax team at Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro & Leaño acts for household name corporations (both domestic and international) in tax assessments. It was engaged by a steel manufacturing company to handle a case pending before the Court of Tax Appeals for the cancellation of an assessment, where the client (taxpayer) is invoking the tax waiver under the Financial Rehabilitation and Insolvency Act. Hector Martinez heads the team and is supported by Mia Carissa Martin.

Practice head(s):

Hector Martinez

Other key lawyers:

Aviation Tier 2

Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro & Leaño counts leading foreign and local airlines among its clients. Peter Bantilan and Arturo Selim head the aviation litigation practice, and Jenny Santiago - whose broad practice encompasses aviation, M&A and IP - handles matters before the CAB on behalf of clients. The team also provides advice on regulatory matters including air carrier permit registration and renewal requirements.

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro & Leaño has notable experience in litigation and ADR. Arbitration is a key focus area, and the team has recently handled a number of construction arbitration proceedings before the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission (CIAC). Elsewhere, it acted for a global investment and advisory firm focused on the infrastructure sector in an arbitration before the SIAC, and, in litigation, it acted as Philippine counsel to an international oil and gas company in several cases, including a class action lawsuit. Peter Bantilan and Arturo Selim are the lead dispute resolution partners. Recently promoted partner Jason Kyle Sarenas also regularly assists on the department's largest cases.

Practice head(s):

Peter Bantilan; Arturo Selim

Other key lawyers:

Israfel Fagela; Jason Kyle Sarenas

Intellectual property Tier 2

Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro & Leaño added a number of significant new clients to its already extensive IP client base; among them are large companies in the healthcare and food and beverage sectors. Recently, the team has been busy advising on trade mark searches, applications, oppositions - including defending clients against opposition proceedings - and enforcement. Augusto San Pedro and Jenny Santiago are the practice heads.

Practice head(s):

Augusto San Pedro; Jenny Santiago

Labour and employment Tier 2

Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro & Leaño acts for an impressive roster of clients, including household name companies in the food and beverage and pharma sectors. The team has experience handling arbitration and litigation before the National Labor Relations Commission and the courts. It also represents employers in negotiating collective bargaining agreements with labour unions. Senior partner Grace Quevedo-Panagsagan leads the department and is supported by Israfel Fagela and Rachelle Aileen Santos.

Corporate and M&A Tier 3

Rachelle Aileen Santos and Hector Martinez head the corporate and M&A practice at Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro & Leaño. The firm counts leading multinational companies among its clients, which turn to the team for advice and representation in a range of corporate and commercial matters, including corporate restructuring, joint ventures and acquisitions. Highlights included acting for IKEA AG Supply on the establishment of an outlet in Manila. Name partner Carlos Platon is another key contact.

Practice head(s):

Rachelle Aileen Santos; Hector Martinez

Other key lawyers:

Projects and energy Tier 3

Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro & Leaño is particularly active in the renewable energy sector. The firm continues to advise two companies in investments in the renewable energy sector in the Philippines, including in their investment and project financing of biomass power companies. In addition, the team acts as counsel for a solar panel manufacturing company in its investments in several joint venture companies. Rachelle Aileen Santos and Mia Carissa Martin are the practice heads.

Practice head(s):

Rachelle Aileen Santos; Mia Carissa Martin

Other key lawyers:

Maria Karissa Tanhueco

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate foreign investments and commercial law Carlos G Platon
Corporate foreign investments and commercial law Hector A Martinez
Corporate foreign investments and commercial law Rachelle Aileen S Santos
Litigation and dispute resolution Peter M Bantilan
Litigation and dispute resolution Arturo G Selim
Litigation and dispute resolution Israfel D Fagela
Intellectual property/franchises Augusto S San Pedro
Intellectual property/franchises Jenny R Santiago
Banking, insurance and immigration Arturo G Selim
Banking, insurance and immigration Jenny R Santiago
Projects and energy Grace P Quevedo-Panagsagan
Projects and energy Rachelle Aileen S Santos
Projects and energy Mia Carissa C Martin
Labour and environmental Grace P Quevedo-Panagsagan
Labour and environmental Arturo G Selim
Labour and environmental Israfel D Fagela
Mining and real estate Peter M Bantilan
Mining and real estate Mia Carissa C Martin
Taxation Hector A Martinez
Taxation Mia Carissa C Martin
Aviation Peter M Bantilan
Aviation Arturo G Selim
Number of lawyers : 26
International Trademark Association (INTA)
Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Industrielle (AIPPI)
Asian Patent Attorney Association (APPA)
Licensing Executive Society (LES)