Corporate & Transactional

We act as legal counsel and provide strategic advice to both domestic and international clients on general corporate and securities law, regulatory and compliance concerns, corporate governance, restructuring, corporate housekeeping and a host of transactional matters.

Mergers & Acquisitions

We have developed an expertise in handling mergers and acquisitions for businesses in a wide range of industries. Over the years, we have developed best practices in conducting legal due diligence reviews, identifying material red flags in potential transactions while supplementing with expert advice on definitive agreements and making the most out of transactional deals. We likewise handle regulatory concerns with the Philippine Competition Commission and the Philippine Stock Exchange.

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Our Firm boasts of a long and prominent history of success in litigating and settling disputes before the Supreme Court, Appellate Courts, Trial Courts, and most quasi-judicial agencies in the Philippines including the National Labor Relations Commission, Securities and Exchange Commission, National Telecommunications Commission, Insurance Commission and the Intellectual Property Office. Standing on the shoulders of forerunners in the fields of Remedial Law, Criminal Law and Civil Law, our lawyers are well-versed with the nuances of litigation practice as well as alternative modes of dispute resolution, such as arbitration, mediation and conciliation.

Finance & Capital Markets

Our Firm has a great deal of experience in advising clients on different types of securities offerings, corporate structuring and a wide range of transactions in capital markets. We have served as counsel in initial public offerings (IPOs), rights offerings, private placements, and bond offerings, and the issuance of commercial papers.

We likewise render various legal services and for banks, financing and lending companies and other financial institutions engaged in quasi-banking activities advising extensively on legal issues relating to debt structuring, financial products and services and other financial transactions.

Labor and Employment

Our Firm handles various labor disputes, representing both employer and employee, involving issues in labor standards and labor relations. We regularly advise clients on a number of legal issues on labor practices, associations and unions, and regulatory matters. We have also litigated matters on labor and employment in the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court.

Energy

Our Firm was at the forefront of the NAPOCOR privatization process, working as legal adviser to the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM) for the nearly decade-long process. Today, we continue to advise clients in matters regarding the energy sector including government regulation, project financing, acquisitions and joint venture transactions involving generation companies and energy assets.

Technology & Data Privacy

With new regulations on data privacy and the continued growth of technology-related matters in law, our clients rely on us for dependable advice in navigating new and unfamiliar legal landscapes. We advise our clients on the implications of data privacy regulations in their businesses as well as provide legal audit on current business practices in the context of technology-led legislation.

Immigration

We provide services on securing visas, employment and work permits and assistance on other regulatory compliance measures with the Bureau of Immigration, Philippine Economic Zone Authority, and the Department of Labor and Employment for our clients and their expatriates.