Firm Profile > Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro & Leaño > Manila, Philippines
Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro & Leaño Offices
6TH AND 7TH FLOORS, TUSCAN BUILDING
114 V A RUFINO AVENUE, LEGASPI VILLAGE
MAKATI CITY 1229
Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro & Leaño > The Legal 500 Rankings
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rachelle Aileen Santos; Mia Carissa Martin
Other key lawyers:
Maria Karissa Tanhueco
Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro & Leaño > Firm Profile
|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|