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9TH, 10TH, 11TH & 12TH FLOORS, ONE ORION, 11TH AVENUE, CORNER UNIVERSITY PARKWAY, BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY 1634, METRO MANILA, PHILIPPINES
Tel:
Work +63 2 810 5858
Fax:
Fax +63 2 810 3838
Email:
Web:
www.cruzmarcelo.com
Manila, Manila

Philippines

Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia¬†is adept at handling mergers, asset- and share-based acquisitions and dispositions, due diligence, public and private bidding, joint ventures, restructuring and special economic zone issues. The team is acting for East West Rail Transit Corporation in relation to the¬†$1bn financing, design, construction, commissioning, and operation and maintenance of a light rail transit system, a project under the Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) law of the Philippines. Manuel L. Manaligod, Jr.¬†heads the practice alongside key practitioners Aida Roxas-Rivera, Rosa Bagtas, Pancho Umali¬†and associate Lesley Claudio. The team is ‚Äėvery strong and delivers work on time with straightforward and clear legal advice‚Äô.

Leading individuals

Aida Roxas-Rivera - Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

Next generation lawyers

Lesley Claudio - Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia¬†provides¬†‚Äėtimely, expert and effective legal services‚Äô. It advises on dispute resolution in a broad range of areas including commercial litigation, tax litigation, administrative litigation, alternative dispute resolution and banking litigation. The firm continues to act for Coca-Cola in a dispute with Pacific Sugar Holdings relating to a failure to deliver sugar. Other clients include Pilipinas Shell Petroleum, Union Bank of the Philippines and Manila Water. Rodel Cruz¬†heads the team with support from Miguel Silos¬†and¬†Victor Pangilinan, who was promoted to senior partner. Rogelio Torres, Jr, Ramon Alcasabas,¬†Jacques Lynn¬†and Jon Chua¬†were all promoted to partner.

Leading individuals

Miguel Silos - Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

Rodel Cruz - Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

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Immigration
Immigration - ranked: tier 2

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia handles a broad range of immigration matters including visa and employment permits, special work permits, immigrant visas, citizenship matters and naturalisation proceedings. Other areas of expertise include emigration issues, and deportation and exclusion proceedings. Rosa Bagtas heads the team with support from Aida Roxas-Rivera. Clients include BVI (Philippines), Therma Luzon, Sincere Facade Innovation and Play Innovations.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia advises on various IP matters including patent drafting, litigation and enforcement. The firm has particular expertise in the pharmaceutical sector: clients include Mundipharma and the Technological Institute of the Philippines. The firm continues to act for Filinvest Land in relation to trade mark applications made under the Madrid Protocol and the Paris Convention. Patricia Bunye, Susan Villanueva and Rowanie Nakan are the key partners. Criselda Santiago and Carlo Valerio were both promoted to senior associate.

Leading individuals

Patricia Bunye - Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

Susan Villanueva - Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 2

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia¬†advises clients on projects from the exploration stage through to operations and rehabilitation. The firm is particularly focused on the energy, and mining and natural resources sectors. It is adept at handling corporate structuring, contract drafting and review, due diligence, M&A, joint ventures, operating agreements, corporate housekeeping, preparation of title opinions, and dispute resolution. Key clients include Sagittarius Mines (SMI), Shell Philippines Exploration, Mt Labo Exploration and Development and RTG Mining.¬†Patricia Bunye¬†and Pancho Umali¬†head the practice, supported by¬†Manuel Manaligod, Jr¬†and senior associate Alpheus Macalalad. The team provides ‚Äėquick turnarounds, deep industry knowledge and excellent value for money‚Äô.

Leading individuals

Manuel Manaligod, Jr - Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

Pancho Umali - Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

Patricia Bunye - Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

Next generation lawyers

Alpheus Macalalad - Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia advises corporations and individuals on various real estate and construction issues. Clients include Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Sta. Lucia and PTFC Redevelopment. Rosa Bagtas and Pancho Umali head the team.

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