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Quisumbing Torres

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The firm: Quisumbing Torres (QT) is a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein with member law firms around the world.

For more than five decades, QT has helped top multinational and domestic companies drive their growth in the country. The firm provides global reach with deep local roots, seamlessly delivering exceptional and effective legal advice and assistance to clients across borders.

Each QT partner specialises in a practice area and focuses on a specific industry group: consumer goods and retail, energy, mining and infrastructure, financial institutions, healthcare, industrials, manufacturing and transportation and technology, media and telecommunications.

Areas of practice: Banking and finance: QT helps clients efficiently navigate between risk and reward in structuring and executing transactions. The firm handles project development and financing, asset and balance sheet financing, finance lease, security creation, securitisation, insurance regulatory and bancassurance matters.

Corporate and commercial: QT's corporate and commercial team has extensive capability in cross-border transactions and multijurisdictional work, involving complex M&A, capital restructuring, establishment of joint ventures, divestitures and other types of reorganisations. The team is experienced in preparing and negotiating a broad range of commercial agreements and has lawyers with in-depth knowledge in major industries. The group's focus areas include: M&A, private equity, competition and antitrust compliance, capital markets, real estate, hotels, resorts and tourism, infrastructure, energy and utilities, mining and metals and natural resources, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, trade and commerce.

Dispute resolution: QT provides strategic and practical counsel and legal assistance in all forms of dispute resolution, from negotiation and mediation to arbitration and commercial, civil, criminal and administrative litigation. The firm represents both foreign and domestic clients on some of the biggest commercial disputes and landmark cases in the Philippines, involving various types of disputes including those concerning commercial, construction, energy, tort, customs, environment, product liability, tax and regulatory issues.

Employment: QT represents international and domestic companies in various industries, such as BPO, IT and telecommunications, financial services, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, and manufacturing. The team provides advice on collective bargaining agreements, discrimination and sexual harassment, trade union recognition procedures, executive termination and employment litigation, among other general employment matters.

Immigration: QT provides legal services, advice and representation to clients on all aspects of Philippine immigration, including obtaining all kinds of visas and immigration permits for expatriates. The team works closely with the Philippine Bureau of Immigration, Department of Justice, Department of Labour and Employment, Philippine Economic Zone Authority, Board of Investments, Philippine Retirement Authority and other relevant government agencies.

Intellectual property: QT offers seamless service on a range of IP matters, from counselling on registrability, conducting trade mark and patent searches, IP, copyright and domain name registration and maintenance, to IP commercialisation, protection and enforcement, including customs recordation and border control actions. The firm delivers proficient advice in specific areas of intellectual property law, such as licensing and franchising, technology transfer, IP prosecution, IP litigation and enforcement actions, as well as data privacy and cybercrime.

Tax: QT's seasoned tax professionals deliver tax and customs advocacy services in the BPO, information technology, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and mining industries. With longstanding professional relationships with government agencies, the firm provides remedies to help clients resolve tax and customs controversies before the relevant tax authorities.

  • Contacts

  • Ramon Quisumbing, managing partner

  • Total number of lawyers in the Philippines: 56

Asia Pacific

Quisumbing Torres (QT) is the member firm of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein with member law firms around the world.

For more than five decades, QT has helped top multinational and domestic companies drive their growth in the country. The firm provides global reach with deep local roots, seamlessly delivering exceptional and effective legal advice and assistance to clients across borders.

Our lawyers specialize not only from the standpoint of practice areas but also from the perspective of the most relevant market industries.

Consumer Goods & Retail

Our services include advising and assisting with the establishment of corporate vehicles, government approvals, permits, licenses, and registrations for clients’ operations, preparing and negotiating and reviewing contracts for various commercial transactions, such as licensing agreements, distribution agreements, lease agreements, and other arrangements, brand protection, and compliance with international trade and customs regulations. We also advise clients on e-commerce, advertising, data privacy, competition and anti-trust, consumer protection, employment, transfer pricing, product regulations and recall, and disputes.

Energy, Mining & Infrastructure

Building on our wealth of experience in this sector, we understand the needs of both investors and financiers. Our transactional capability, coupled with our broad-ranging skills in project development, finance, corporate, tax, and environmental and competition law, means we can deliver commercially effective solutions at every stage of the process.

Financial Institutions

We provide financial institutions with sector-specific, pragmatic advice on tax structuring, M&A and joint ventures, intellectual property protection, IT, outsourcing, real estate portfolio management, employment, compensation schemes and pensions, data privacy compliance, regulatory compliance, investigations, financial crimes and dispute resolution.


Our healthcare lawyers bring a unique track-record and valuable insight from working with numerous healthcare companies on a variety of transactions. As trusted advisors to the world's largest pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and healthcare services companies, our team works across jurisdictions, and practice areas to help industry players in various areas such as mergers and acquisitions, market entry, patents and brands protection, transfer pricing and tax planning strategies, product liability cases and complex disputes, regulatory compliance, clinical trials, competition and trade, commercial agreements, data privacy, and employment. Our knowledge of the industry, combined with awareness of local legal requirements around the globe, ensures that we provide industry tailored advice that minimizes risks while at the same time achieving objectives and maximizing opportunities.

Industrials, Manufacturing & Transportation

With a wealth of experience across all relevant areas of law and a thorough understanding of the strategic and operational business challenges, our IMT lawyers help leading organizations implement their strategy by developing and delivering commercially effective and innovative solutions. Combining our full service approach with decades of industry experience, we deal with their corporate, transactional, employment, tax, IT, IP, Regulatory and Compliance, and dispute resolution matters.  We provide support in a number of sub-sectors, including agribusiness, aviation, aerospace and defense, automotive, chemicals, construction and building materials, industrial conglomerates, and transportation and logistics. We have valuable insights on current trends affecting clients in light of digital technology (Internet of Things, advanced analytics, e-commerce, blockchain trading, artificial intelligence), physical technology (autonomous vehicles, advanced robotics, new materials) and environmental challenges (environmental threats, trade uncertainty).

Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Leveraging on our deep industry knowledge and broad experience, we offer sophisticated legal advice and pragmatic solutions on a wide range of TMT issues which help forward-thinking companies remain innovative and profitable in a quickly evolving environment of technological advances, as well as guide them in finding strategic opportunities within the marketplace. We focus on three key areas – (1) Communications and Mobility (including licensing and regulatory matters, internet issues, and privacy / data protection), (2) Digital Media (including interactive entertainment, content and content delivery, broadcasting and transmission, and crisis and reputation management), and (3) Technology (including issues on artificial intelligence, big data, cloud computing and e-commerce).

  • Languages
  • English
  • Filipino

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