Mr Phil Ivan Chan > Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano > Manila, Philippines > Lawyer Profile

Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano
33RD FLOOR, THE ORIENT SQUARE
F. ORTIGAS JR. ROAD, ORTIGAS CENTER
1600 PASIG CITY, METRO MANILA
Philippines
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Work Department

Immigration, Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Banking and Finance, Antitrust and Competition

Position

Partner

Career

Mr. Chan, one of the youngest partners of the Firm, co-heads the Immigration Practice Group, with over ten years of extensive experience in this specialized area.

Mr. Chan is also heavily exposed in the Firm’s Banking and Finance, Corporate and M&A, Banking and Finance, as well as in areas of mining and energy law, gaming, real estate, securities and corporate restructuring. He has a vast experience in securities law involving applications, filings and dealings with the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Mr. Chan also assists publicly-listed companies in their compliances with the PSE and SEC such as disclosure and reporting requirements, among others.

Mr. Chan has been recognized by the Legal500 as a Recommended Lawyer in Immigration.

Languages

English; Filipino

Memberships

Integrated Bar of the Philippines

Education

Ateneo Law School, Juris Doctor (2008)
Ateneo de Manila University, B.S. Legal Management (2004)

Lawyer Rankings

Philippines > Immigration

Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano provides comprehensive advice on immigration matters and transactions, coordinating with government agencies such as the Bureau of Immigration and the Department of Justice in the Philippines. Its services include the processing and securing of immigrant or non-immigrant visas and permits, the representation of clients in immigration transactions and compliance with the terms of stay of foreigners. The firm also occasionally represents clients in blacklisting and deportation proceedings. The firm notably processed an application for Travel Ban Exemption and the issuance of special 9(a) entry visas to allow Invicta Cyber Defence Corporation’s President and his family to enter the country. The immigration team is headed by Shirley Alinea and Phil Ivan Chan.

Philippines > Antitrust and competition

Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano has a well-established practice that provides advice on issues related to representing clients in all stages of PCC merger control, including pre-notification consultations, phase reviews, and voluntary commitments negotiations. The firm is particularly active in the mergers and acquisitions space and was involved in many notable transactions in the region. Elmer Serrano heads the team and has extensive experience in handling contentious matters related to the PCC. Phil Ivan Chan specialises in corporate M&A and immigration law. Senior associate Tephanie Gandia is also recommended.