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Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio (C&G Law)

Work Department

Corporate & Commercial Transactions; Competition & Anti-Trust




Norge is a founding partner at C&G Law handling both corporate/commercial and litigation matters.

On the corporate and commercial side, Norge advises on share and property acquisitions and foreign and local investments.  She also conducts due diligence and other activities in connection with such acquisitions and investments.  Norge is experienced various capital market, contract-based, competition law, land acquisition, mining and natural resources, and regulatory issues.  She handles the incorporation of companies and other investment vehicles and also serves as director and corporate secretary of several corporations.

Norge’s corporate and commercial work earned her citations as a leading Philippine lawyer in the corporate/commercial field by Chambers & Partners in its 2008 and 2009 Asia-Pacific publications.

On the litigation side, Norge has handled and tried a broad range of cases involving anti-graft and corrupt practices and plunder criminal charges, agrarian reform, contract disputes, corporate restructuring and rehabilitation, debt recovery, infrastructure and engineering disputes, intra-corporate controversies, local-government imposed taxes, mining and real property claims, product liability, public utilities and tort.  She also has experience in international and domestic arbitration dealing with intra-corporate, commercial and construction disputes, including those conducted under the auspices of the International Chamber of Commerce, the UNCITRAL, and the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission.

Prior to founding C&G Law in February 2007, Norge was a junior associate (from 1999 to 2004) and senior associate (from 2004 until 2007) at SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan.

Norge was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1999, after placing second in the 1998 Bar examinations.


English, Filipino


Integrated Bar of the Philippines


University of the Philippines College of Law, Bachelor of Laws (Class of 1998; cum laude and salutatorian of her class); University of the Philippines School of Economics, Bachelor of Science in Economics (Class of 1994; magna cum laude)

Lawyer Rankings

Philippines > Capital markets

Steered by Norma Margarita B. Patacsil , the corporate group at Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio (C&G Law) has a proven track record in the capital markets space. Patacsil is particularly active in follow-up offerings, IPOs, private placements, among other capital building exercises.

Philippines > Real estate and construction

Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio (C&G Law) has a strong reputation for advising on special classes of property, complex issues related to land conversion, and regulations governing housing and property development projects. The firm is advising Ayala Land on its five-way merger with four of its subsidiaries and affiliates, with Norma Margarita B. Patacsil the lead counsel on the matter. The practice is lead by founding and managing partners Jaime Renato B. Gatmaytan and Ben Dominic R. Yap .

Philippines > Corporate and M&A

The corporate team at Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio (C&G Law) handles high-value commercial transactions for clients from a variety of sectors such as real estate, aviation, energy, manufacturing, logistics, and BPO industries. It assists with both, incorporation of new entities and merger/acquisition of existing entities. Other services include advice on foreign and local investments in the Philippines, governance and compliance, legal audits, and due diligence. The team is led by founding partner Norma Margarita B. Patacsil , who advises on acquisitions, foreign and local investments, and joint ventures. Andrea Katipunan specializes in public-private partnerships and government procurement.

Philippines > Antitrust and competition

The competition and anti-trust team at Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio (C&G Law) has developed a strong merger control offering, alongside its corporate and M&A practice; the two teams, in unison, provide holistic advice on Philippine competition law and M&A matters. Key services include advice on investigations related to PCC, audits, competition law compliance, and training. The team is led by Norma Margarita B. Patacsil , who is an expert in handling mergers and acquisitions, and adept at advising on competition law. Andrea Katipunan specialises in corporate transactions for local and multinational clients, public-private partnerships, and government procurement. Senior associate Jillienne Grace Sotto assists with due diligence reviews and drafting of definitive agreements.