Ben Dominic R. Yap > Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio (C&G Law) > Manila, Philippines > Lawyer Profile

Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio (C&G Law)
30/F 88 CORPORATE CENTER
SEDENO CORNER VALERO STREETS
SALCEDO VILLAGE, MAKATI CITY 1227
Philippines

Position

Managing Partner

Career

Ben is a founding partner and the managing partner of C&G Law.

Ben specialises in litigation and arbitration, and also has experience in corporate and commercial transaction work in the energy sector.

Ben’s litigation and arbitration experience led him to be named by Asialaw Profiles as a leading Philippine lawyer in dispute resolution and litigation from 2015 to 2018, and as Disputes Star of the Year for the Philippines for 2018. His experience in these fields also led him to be named by Chambers Asia Pacific as a leading Philippine lawyer in Dispute Resolution: Arbitration in its 2015 to 2018 Asia Pacific publications, as well as a leading Philippine lawyer in Dispute Resolution in its 2018 edition. He has also been recognised as a leading Philippine individual in Dispute Resolution by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific from 2015 to 2018. In addition, Ben’s corporate and commercial work earned him citations as a leading Philippine lawyer in the corporate/commercial field by Chambers Asia Pacific in its 2012 to 2014, and 2018 publications.

Languages

English, Filipino

Memberships

Integrated Bar of the Philippines 
Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc.
Philippine Institute of Arbitrators (PIArb)

Education

Ateneo de Manila University School of Law, Juris Doctor (Class of 1997, class salutatorian, and recipient of Evelio Javier Leadership Award)
Ateneo de Manila University, Bachelor of Science in Management, Major in Legal Management (Class of 1993)
Admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1998

Lawyer Rankings

Philippines > Projects and energy

Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio (C&G Law)‘s projects, infrastructure and energy practice is one of its most active, advising a diverse number of both public and private companies. The team, lead by Ben Dominic R. Yap and Jaime Renato B. Gatmaytan has handled a variety of infrastructure projects ranging from liquified natural gas terminals to seaports and toll roads. Especially highly regarded in the energy sector, the firm has acted as counsel for many of the largest power generation companies operating in the Philippines such as the Aboitiz group of companies and the Lopez group of companies. The firm is representing the Aboitiz group of companies, amongst others, in proceedings before the Supreme Court regarding the validity of certain laws and regulations relating to electricity spot charges in which Ben Dominic R. Yap is one of lead partners on the matter. Annalisa J. Carlota specialises in energy, having started her legal career assisting and advising foreign and local companies in the implementation of independent power projects in the Philippines.

Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio (C&G Law)‘s projects, infrastructure and energy practice is one of its most active, advising a diverse number of both public and private companies. The team, lead by Ben Dominic R. Yap and Jaime Renato B. Gatmaytan has handled a variety of infrastructure projects ranging from liquified natural gas terminals to seaports and toll roads. Especially highly regarded in the energy sector, the firm has acted as counsel for many of the largest power generation companies operating in the Philippines such as the Aboitiz group of companies and the Lopez group of companies. The firm is representing the Aboitiz group of companies, amongst others, in proceedings before the Supreme Court regarding the validity of certain laws and regulations relating to electricity spot charges in which Ben Dominic R. Yap is one of lead partners on the matter. Annalisa J. Carlota specialises in energy, having started her legal career assisting and advising foreign and local companies in the implementation of independent power projects in the Philippines.

Philippines > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

Ben Dominic YapGatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio (C&G Law)

Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio (C&G Law) has a strong and extensive litigation practice that handles complex and high-value commercial disputes in the Philippines. The team covers a diverse range of subjects, such as contractual disputes, torts, intra-corporate controversies, environmental law, governmental impositions, corporate rehabilitation, and banking and securities law. Ben Dominic R. Yap specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration and co-heads the team with Jesus Paolo U. Protacio , who is experienced in representing clients before Philippine courts of all levels. Tax expert Anthony Mark A. Gutierrez is another key contact.