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Gulapa & Lim (Gulapa Law)
UNIT 12A, 12TH FLOOR, MARCO POLO ORTIGAS
MANILA SAPPHIRE ROAD, ORTIGAS CENTER
1605 PASIG CITY, METRO MANILA
Philippines

Position

Founding Partner

Corporate/M&A, Real Estate, Infrastructure and Construction, Government Contracts, Tax, Fashion, Entertainment and media (FEM), Technology, Media, and Telecommunications, Banking, and Antitrust and Competition

Career

After accumulating a wealth of experience from his legal practice in Manila, Vietnam, Singapore, Tokyo and New York, Aris set up Gulapa Law.

Over the years, Aris earned him numerous accolades locally and internationally:

  • Outstanding Practitioner in the Philippines Award, Asialaw Regional Awards (2019)
  • Dealmaker of the Year, Asia Business Law Journal (2017) 
  • Leading Lawyer, Projects, Infrastructure, and Energy (Band 2), Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific & Chambers & Partners Global (2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016); (Band 3), Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific & Chambers & Partners Global (2019, 2018, and 2017); Up and coming, Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific & Chambers & Partners Global (2016)
  • Ranked in Corporate/M&A (Band 3), Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific & Chambers & Partners Global (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016)
  • Top 100 Lawyers in the Philippines, Asia Business Law Journal (2020, 2019 and 2018)
  • Leading individual in Real Estate and Construction, The Legal500 (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016) 
  • Recommended in Editorial, Technology, Media and Telecoms, The Legal500 (2020) 
  • Recommended individual in Corporate/M&A and Projects & Energy, The Legal 500 (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016)
  • Highly regarded lawyer in Project Development and M&A, IFLR1000 (2020); Notable lawyer, IFLR1000 (2019 and 2018)
  • Distinguished Practitioner Commended in Infrastructure and Energy, Asialaw Profiles (2020)

Aris is currently a Professor in the Ateneo de Manila University Law School where he teaches Law on Public-Private Partnership, Law on Sales, Law on Property, Conflict of Laws, ASEAN Law, Telecommunications Law, and Foreign & Comparative Law.

Languages

English
Filipino

Memberships

  • New York Bar, 2014
  • Vietnam, Foreign Practitioner’s License, 2006-2011
  • Philippine Bar, 2004

Education

  • New York University School of Law, International Trade, 2011 (Vanderbilt Scholar; NYU Journal of International Law & Politics)
  • Ateneo Law School, Juris Doctor, 2003 (Second Honors; Second Best Thesis; Ateneo Law Journal; Jessup Moot)
  • Ateneo de Manila University, Legal Management, 1999 (Honorable Mention)