Mergers and Acquisitions
We advise clients on Mergers and Acquisitions (“M&A”) involving companies in regulated industries where the interface of clients with government regulators require deep industry-specific knowledge to provide comprehensive and creative solutions. Read more..
With the continuing evolution and complexity of tax laws, jurisprudence, rules and regulations, expert advice from specialists in the field of taxation are now an integral part of every commercial venture. Read more..
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..
Corporate and Commercial Law
Our combined experience and expertise in the field of corporate and commercial law makes available a total-solutions menu of services for our local and foreign clients. Read more..
Banking & Finance Law
We advise, assist and represent clients on the legal and regulatory considerations for banking transactions including financial products, derivatives and other transactions involving banks or non-bank institutions regulated by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. Read more..
We advise, assist, and represent our clients in the issuance, registration and listing of all kinds of securities including equity instruments, bonds, notes, and commercial papers. Read more..
Antitrust and Competition Law
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..
Public Bidding, Construction and Infrastructure
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..
Environment and Climate Change
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..
Real Estate Law
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..
We advise, assist, and represent clients in the settlement of insurance coverage claims and disputes, in regulatory compliance for insurance transactions, and on issues affecting both lender and borrower in project finance deals. Read more..
Litigation, Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution
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..
Labor and Employment Law
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..
We also advise on all aspects of the Omnibus Election Code and other election laws, rules and regulations. Read more..
Intellectual Property Law
We assist and advise clients in the application, registration, and maintenance of trademarks, patents, and copyrights. Read more..
Data Privacy Law
We provide timely and comprehensive advice and assistance to our clients to ensure full compliance with data privacy laws, including the Data Privacy Act of 2012, its implementing rules and regulations, and related issuances. Read more..