The implementation of Republic Act No. 9136 or the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001 (“EPIRA”) paved the way for the restructuring of the Philippine energy industry, the privatization of the assets of the National Power Corporation, and the transformation of the competitive landscape of the power industry. Read more..
Republic Act No. 10667 or “An Act Providing for a National Competition Policy Prohibiting Anti-Competitive Agreements, Abuse of Dominant Position and Anti-Competitive Mergers and Acquisitions, Establishing The Philippine Competition Commission And Appropriating Funds Therefor”, the antitrust law of the Philippines took effect only sometime in 2015. Read more..
Through the synergy of our team, we provide clients advice on a wide scope of infrastructure and Public-Private Partnership projects, including airports, education, health care, power generation, rail and transportation, real estate, technology, toll roads, waste management, and waterworks, aside from providing expert assistance on financing and policy work. Read more..
The Philippines is known as one of the world’s top mineral resource-endowed countries. It is therefore not surprising that the Philippine Constitution itself sets the tone for all economic activities in connection with the exploration, development, and utilization of natural resources. Read more..
We offer a wide range of services in the field of environmental law including environmental litigation and enforcement (writs of kalikasan etc. under the Philippine Rules of Procedure for Environmental Cases), environmental due diligence and transactional advice, climate change, environmental compliance and regulatory advice, environmental impact assessment and approval of energy, infrastructure, and other development projects. Read more..
The Founding Partners of the Firm have been heavily involved in legal advisory services involving mining, large-scale infrastructure projects including PPP projects, and other massive developmental projects, all of which inevitably affect the lives of many stakeholders especially the vulnerable sectors such as indigenous cultural communities. Read more..
We provide legal services to property developers in all aspects of real estate development. We advise, assist and represent clients in the conduct of due diligence reviews, the acquisition of land, the legal restrictions on land ownership and use including the rights of indigenous peoples, corporate and transaction structuring, financing, regulatory compliance, and the documentation and negotiation of sale and purchase agreements, joint venture agreements, construction contracts, and other relevant agreements. Read more..
Equipped with our deep background and experience in handling a broad range of cases, such as complex commercial, tax, civil and criminal litigation, as well as arbitration and other modes of alternative dispute resolution, the members of our Dispute Resolution Team are experts of substantive and procedural rules. Read more..
We provide legal services to individuals and corporations in need of legal assistance and representation on labor-related disputes. We also offer a wide range of services in various areas of labor law practice, from collective bargaining negotiations, settlement proceedings and litigation to labor compliance. Read more..