Corporate/M&A - Philippines
Managing partner Rafael Morales is considered a commercial law expert, with a broad practice covering all aspects of corporate and finance law.
Emmanuel Paras heads the corporate services department and is an experienced hand in real estate law; he is also licensed as a real estate appraiser. He has published several articles focusing on this area of law.
Clients highlight Marievic Ramos-Añonuevo's commerciality regarding corporate transactions. She was part of the team which advised Maybank, Standard Chartered Securities (Singapore) and UBS (Hong Kong branch) as lead managers in the sale of San Miguel Corporation's stake in San Miguel Pure Foods.
Rocky Alejandro Reyes is best known in connection with large inbound infrastructure work, handling the commercial aspects of these transactions and advising on the latest regulatory matters in the field.
Andres Gatmaitan is hailed as a veteran lawyer in this field. He continues to be a source of much wisdom and guidance to his colleagues at the firm.
According to clients, Andres Sta Maria has "a wealth of experience in corporate law and project finance, helping us deal with issues with various government institutions." He heads the special projects group at the firm, and acts on a range of energy matters.
Rose Marie King has been particularly active in recent years in real estate work, including commercial and residential sales and acquisitions.