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Corporate/M&A — Philippines


Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz (ACCRALAW) - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well known for its work on M&A, corporate restructuring and the establishment of local subsidiaries. Experienced in acting for both national and international companies on corporate transactions, with a particularly strong reputation in the energy and manufacturing sectors. Also handles regulatory and legislative mandates.

Strengths Clients praise the team's understanding of "big-picture stuff" and appreciate its capacity for international work.

Notable practitioners

Avelino Cruz is a founding partner of the firm with a formidable reputation for acting on sophisticated corporate transactions and advising on M&A transactions and related disputes.

Teodoro Regala is a highly respected mainstay in the market, with extensive experience advising on M&A, foreign investment and corporate restructuring-related matters.

Andre Navato is known for assisting international companies with establishing local subsidiaries and on inbound investment. Clients enthuse that "he gets the big-picture stuff" and "counsels you well on the practical aspects of compliance issues."

Judy Hao is recognised in the market for advising on the full range of corporate work, including corporate reorganisations, joint ventures and establishing local subsidiaries. She is also well equipped to handle foreign direct investment matters.

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Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon & San Jose - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Established practice particularly noted for its expertise in foreign investment and corporate compliance mandates. Also has experience handling M&A transactions in the telecoms and pharmaceutical industries. Regularly advises on a full range of administrative and regulatory concerns.

Strengths Market sources concur in identifying this practice as one of "some prominence" in the market, with "excellent lawyers."

Notable practitioners

Head of project finance Mel Macaraig is widely held by peers to be deserving of being ranked among the topmost practitioners of corporate finance, M&A and foreign direct investment matters.

Yolanda Eleazar is known market-wide as a solid practitioner who handles big-ticket foreign investment and corporate finance matters.

Teodulo San Juan is known for his substantial experience advising on acquisitions and foreign direct investments, with a particular focus on the energy sector.

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Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Versatile practice with core expertise in merger transactions and share-based acquisitions and dispositions. Areas of strength include public bidding and project structuring. Caters to an impressive roster of clients in the energy, natural resources and media industries, with experience representing clients in both the private and public sectors.

Strengths One client notes the team's diligence, stating: "They provide very detailed and well-researched written work."

Clients also describe the team as "very efficient and responsive."

Work highlights Prepared, on behalf of the Public-Private Partnership Center and the Department of Transportation and Communications, a legal feasibility study for a state-of-the-art network of motor vehicle inspection centres across the country for conducting roadworthiness and emissions tests.

Assisted Goldenwill in the PHP103 million acquisition of unutilised air development rights from another real estate developer.

Notable practitioners

Key contacts include Rosa Michele Bagtas and Pancho Umali.

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The firm provides in-depth legal solutions to complex legal and business issues and transactions that protect and add value to the client’s interests and business objectives. The firm has been noted to provide quality and timely service according to their client’s needs.

All these are hinged on the group’s expertise on the nuances of corporate and commercial law, and each lawyer’s skill in negotiating and closing deals.

The firm’s notable transactions include the following:

- Advised Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc. (AEV) in its acquisition (together with CRH Plc) of Lafarge S. A.’s cement and aggregates business in the Philippines

- Advised AEV in its acquisition of majority interest in PETNET, Inc., the largest Western Unit network agent in the Philippines

- Assisted W Group in its real estate transactions, such as the acquisition of Air Development Rights, PEZA registration, joint ventures for the construction of buildings, and participation in public bidding

- Advised a leading bank in entering into a US$500 Million syndicated term loan facility agreement with international banks

- Assisted in the completion of a joint venture that would develop a 4.8 hectare land in Pasay City, Metro Manila into a mixed-use complex

The Infrastructure Group has acted as counsel for the Government and private concessionaires. The Group has prepared legal/regulatory analysis for various PPP and procurement projects, e.g., the North South Commuter Railway Project and Motor Vehicle Inspection System.

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Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Talented team concentrating on foreign investments and share and asset acquisitions, as well as regulatory and compliance issues. Also experienced in assisting clients with the establishment of local businesses. Frequently advises on a range of corporate matters in the energy, food, technology and mining sectors across multiple jurisdictions, including Myanmar, Japan and Vietnam.

Strengths Market commentators laud the firm for its cost-efficient approach and ability to provide high-quality service at a lower cost.

Work highlights Advised Cargill on its PHP1 billion joint venture agreements with Jollibee Foods, formed in order to set up a large poultry processing plant.

Assisted Nishihara Shokai in its acquisition of a major interest in FoodZone, a domestic food distribution business.

Notable practitioners

Jaime Renato Gatmaytan is a well-respected practitioner who regularly handles a variety of corporate work, including asset acquisitions and equity investments.

Department co-head Norma Margarita Patacsil specialises in corporate and commercial transactions, in addition to possessing further expertise in competition and antitrust law. Clients praise the quality of her advice, appreciating that she does not "just provide dry legal advice, but takes into consideration practical concerns as well."

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C&G Law’s practice in corporate and commercial transactions is solid and extensive.  We advise on all issues and legal developments affecting our clients’ businesses and operations.  Our corporate and commercial work has involved various types of industries and businesses.

The firm also advises on all aspects of business and commercial transactions, including on the choice of an appropriate corporate vehicle for investments; limitations on foreign equity or investment participation in certain ventures; the availability of fiscal or other incentives for particular activities; and the licensing and other regulatory requirements applicable to the carrying out of the business.  The firm also assists in the formation and organization of the enterprise, and in obtaining all approvals and other permits that it requires to commence operations.  

C&G Law also advises on all aspects of equity investments, including on doing business concerns, corporate organization requirements, investments incentives, nationalization issues, risk assessment and mitigation, and taxation in connection with share acquisitions.  It assists in structuring, documenting and completing investments arrangements, including ensuring compliance with the regulatory requirements applicable to particular transactions.  It has undertaken both limited and extensive due diligence exercises for clients involving a broad range of target companies.



 

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Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly praised group, widely considered a go-to firm for high-profile corporate work. Offers expertise across a range of matters including acquisitions, privatisations and regulatory compliance issues. Additionally well versed in both inbound and outbound investment mandates.

Strengths Peers describe the firm as one that "stands out" in the market for its lawyers' excellent technical expertise and negotiation skills.

Notable practitioners

With over five decades of experience advising on a wide range of M&A mandates, Antonio Picazo remains a renowned figure in the corporate arena.

Gabriel Dee is a seasoned practitioner whose breadth of skill in corporate and M&A matters is hailed by peers, who say that "he's very good in the M&A space." He also handles financing matters.

Gemma Santos is a veteran of the firm with over 30 years' experience acting on a variety of transactional mandates. She is widely acknowledged as a top-tier corporate and M&A lawyer.

Estrelita Gacutan is described by peers as "one of the firm's top people" for her strong breadth of expertise in the corporate space. She is also respected for her banking and finance expertise.

Managing partner Alex Erlito Fider is frequently mandated by top-tier clients in the mining, media and healthcare industries. Peers consider him a "very senior" figure in the market.

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PJS Law (Puyat Jacinto & Santos) - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Acts on a wide variety of corporate matters, with a particular focus on M&A deals. Routinely advises on structuring, investments and registration of local and international companies. Also advises clients on regulatory issues, including obtaining government permits and on qualifying for government incentives and economic zone accreditations. Serves an array of significant clients in the energy and natural resources sphere.

Work highlights Assisted Mitsubishi UFJ and its commercial banking unit, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, in entering into a strategic partnership with Security Bank through the USD783 million acquisition of 20% of the latter's voting stock.

Counselled the Aboitiz Group's holding firm, Therma Power, on its acquisition of a 66.1% indirect interest in GNPower Mariveles and a 40% interest in GNPower Dinginin, a transaction valued at USD1.2 billion.

Notable practitioners

Regina Jacinto-Barrientos is sought after by corporations seeking to establish local presences, regularly advising on the associated compliance issues, particularly where businesses in the energy sector are concerned. One peer says: "She has some prominence and her name comes up a lot."

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Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro & Leaño - Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Handles a wide range of transactions, including joint venture agreements and M&A, and also frequently assists with corporate formation, restructuring and insolvency issues. Regularly counsels high-end clients on day-to-day corporate issues.

Notable practitioners

Carlos Platon is managing partner of the firm and leader of its corporate practice. He offers a raft of expertise on a range of M&A and corporate transactions, with FDI being an area of particularly specialised knowledge.

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Puno & Puno - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected for its work on a variety of corporate matters, especially in the energy, natural resources and infrastructure sectors. Areas of expertise include joint ventures, foreign investment and privatisations. Also advises on related regulatory compliance issues.

Strengths Peers praise the team's overall strength, declaring its reputation "a testament to the performance of the firm" and noting its "good work."

Notable practitioners

Senior partner Roderico Puno is a key contact at the firm.

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Quisumbing Torres, a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Maintains an impressive track record in assisting international companies with corporate reorganisations, joint ventures and the establishment of local subsidiaries. Also well versed in M&A and securities transactions. Clients further benefit from the firm's strong relationships with local regulatory bodies and depth of regulatory knowledge in a wide range of industries, including the pharmaceutical, healthcare, financial services and consumer goods sectors.

Strengths Clients appreciate that the "extremely competent" team's experience gives it an understanding of the "political aspects of presenting a case" as well as "the larger picture of what we're trying to achieve."

Clients note the lawyers' depth of expertise and experience, saying: "They are very proficient and knowledgeable about Philippines corporate law and practice."

Work highlights Advised Allianz SE on post-closing and operational matters in relation to the completed acquisition of a controlling interest in a major Philippine commercial bank's life insurance business.

Notable practitioners

Pearl Liu is described by clients as "very knowledgeable" in the corporate space, and offers over three decades of experience skilfully covering a variety of matters including corporate reorganisations, M&A and divestitures.

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As a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International, our Corporate & Commercial team brings the strengths of colleagues in 46 other countries to bear on client matters.  We have extensive knowledge in:

  • Pre-acquisition review
  • Negotiation, preparation and review of (1) Sale and purchase agreements, (2) Preparatory and ancillary agreements, and (3) Joint venture, shareholders and other business agreements
  • Capital restructuring, post-acquisition integration or reorganizations
  • Establishment of joint venture companies
  • Documentation and handling of various regulatory requirements for M&A transactions, investment structures, reorganizations, spin-offs, divestitures and other business combinations

Our services also include:

  • Advising on the structuring of entities such as the establishment of branches, subsidiaries, representative offices, regional headquarters, regional operating headquarters and other types of business formats
  • Advising on and obtaining government approvals, permits, licenses and registrations for clients' operations
  • Advising on and obtaining special registrations for corporate entities to avail of fiscal and non-fiscal incentives under Philippine law
  • Preparing, negotiating and reviewing contracts for various corporate and commercial transactions such as licensing, consignment and distribution agreements, business process outsourcing arrangements and other vendor arrangements
  • Advising on the Philippine regulatory regime, including antitrust compliance



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Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Market-leading team, endorsed by local and international peers as a significant name for large-scale transactions. Offers expertise across the whole gamut of corporate issues, including strategic alliances, investments and international joint ventures. Also frequently handles regulatory and compliance advisory work and well equipped to handle cross-border transactions.

Strengths Peers are impressed by the firm's forward-thinking outlook, and describe the team as "progressive and transaction-savvy."

One client says: "They're one of the top firms for international work."

Notable practitioners

Perry Pe primarily focuses on PPPs and privatisations and is described by peers as a "very good lawyer" who is consistently "active on a lot of transactions."

Cynthia Roxas del Castillo is identified as a "key person for M&A" work by peers, who add that she is "easy to work with" in addition to being "well respected and known in the market." She also advises on capital market transactions.

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SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Occupies a prominent position in the market, offering an impressive bench of highly experienced practitioners with an emphasis on providing the full range of services and highly specialised insight. Frequently advises major multinational clients on complex cross-border transactions. Particularly renowned for its expertise in advising companies wishing to establish their businesses in the Philippines. Also has a strong reputation for its work in the real estate sphere.

Strengths Peers note the firm's perceived presence on "practically every transaction" in the market.

Work highlights Acted as counsel to TPG Growth III SF in its USD60 million acquisition of nearly 40% of the issued capital stock of One Network Bank from BDO Unibank.

Advised Ace Logistics on their USD5.5 million acquisition by Premium Movers.

Notable practitioners

Marievic Ramos-Añonuevo is a respected practitioner who handles high-value acquisition deals in the pharmaceutical and logistics industries. She is best known for advising on FDI and corporate restructuring, and has additional strength taking on finance issues.

Rocky Alejandro Reyes is known for his primary focus on M&A in the energy and infrastructure sectors, with particular expertise in advising on high-profile PPP matters. One peer says that "he has handled a substantial number of transactions" in the market.

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SyCipLaw’s Corporate/M&A team has acted as counsel in many of the largest investments and M&A deals in the Philippines, shepherding these transactions from initial structuring and due diligence to the preparation of shareholders agreements to the requisite regulatory processes. We are experts in foreign investments, and have helped the top global companies establish their businesses in the country.

We represented the major telecommunications companies in the past decade’s wave of foreign investor interest in the telecoms industry, including First Pacific in its acquisition of a significant interest in the principal local carrier, the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company. We have acted for most of the world’s largest cement manufacturers in their local investments, and continue to assist some of them in the integration of local interests as they reorganize globally. In the banking industry, we have participated in many of the major acquisitions and mergers, including the merger of The Bank of the Philippines Islands and Far East Bank & Trust Company, the PCIBank-IBAA merger, and the series of mergers among Manufacturers Hanover Trust, Chemical Bank, Chase Manhattan and JP Morgan, with JP Morgan Chase Bank as the surviving bank. In recent years, we have assisted in setting up most of the call centers now operating in the Philippines.

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Villaraza & Angangco - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well reputed for its extensive experience handling joint venture negotiations and corporate reorganisations, as well as compliance issues. Attracts clients from a variety of industries, including the technology, pharmaceutical and banking sectors.

Strengths Clients praise the team's reliability and are reassured by its ability to "understand and deal with complex business matters while harmonising all parties' concerns."

Peers describe the firm as "very prominent, certainly."

Work highlights Assisted in the USD30 million transfer of Santa Fe Group's local subsidiary's records management business to a foreign buyer in a transaction requiring the application of the Philippine Bulk Sales Law.

Advised Chugoku Electric Power on various issues related to its participation in a consortium for bidding on a coal-fired power plant project in the Philippines.

Notable practitioners

Sylvette Tankiang remains a highly thought of practitioner for her work on joint ventures, real estate transactions and share acquisitions. She recently led the team assisting Santa Fe Group in the transfer of its local subsidiary’s records management business to a foreign buyer by means of a sales and purchase agreement covering its worldwide operations.

Franchette Acosta is head of the firm's M&A practice, and her depth of experience in a wide range of corporate matters is highly valued by clients, who praise her ability to "react quickly and provide timely advice to resolve issues." She recently advised Ninja Express Tech on due diligence aspects of a proposed share acquisition.

Raoul Angangco is recognised for his M&A expertise in the infrastructure and energy sectors. He possesses additional capabilities in real estate, insurance and general corporate issues. He lately co-led the firm's advice to the Filipino Fund on its dealings concerning compliance issues and disclosure requirements with the Philippine Stock Exchange and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Senior Statesperson

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz (ACCRALAW)

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Avelino Cruz is a founding partner of the firm with a formidable reputation for acting on sophisticated corporate transactions and advising on M&A transactions and related disputes.

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Senior Statesperson

Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

With over five decades of experience advising on a wide range of M&A mandates, Antonio Picazo remains a renowned figure in the corporate arena.

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Senior Statesperson

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz (ACCRALAW)

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Teodoro Regala is a highly respected mainstay in the market, with extensive experience advising on M&A, foreign investment and corporate restructuring-related matters.

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Band 1

Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Gabriel Dee is a seasoned practitioner whose breadth of skill in corporate and M&A matters is hailed by peers, who say that "he's very good in the M&A space." He also handles financing matters.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon & San Jose

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Head of project finance Mel Macaraig is widely held by peers to be deserving of being ranked among the topmost practitioners of corporate finance, M&A and foreign direct investment matters.

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Band 1

Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Perry Pe primarily focuses on PPPs and privatisations and is described by peers as a "very good lawyer" who is consistently "active on a lot of transactions."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Gemma Santos is a veteran of the firm with over 30 years' experience acting on a variety of transactional mandates. She is widely acknowledged as a top-tier corporate and M&A lawyer.

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Band 2

Marievic G Ramos-Añonuevo

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Marievic Ramos-Añonuevo is a respected practitioner who handles high-value acquisition deals in the pharmaceutical and logistics industries. She is best known for advising on FDI and corporate restructuring, and has additional strength taking on finance issues.

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Band 3

Estrelita G Gacutan

Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Estrelita Gacutan is described by peers as "one of the firm's top people" for her strong breadth of expertise in the corporate space. She is also respected for her banking and finance expertise.

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Band 3

Jaime Renato B Gatmaytan

Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Jaime Renato Gatmaytan is a well-respected practitioner who regularly handles a variety of corporate work, including asset acquisitions and equity investments.

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Band 3

Gulapa Law Office

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

A founding partner of the Gulapa Law Office, Aris Gulapa is an experienced practitioner and well liked by clients, who appreciate his ability to provide "understandable and commercially reasonable" advice and praise his "broad, deep and wide" experience.

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Band 3

Regina Jacinto-Barrientos

PJS Law (Puyat Jacinto & Santos)

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Regina Jacinto-Barrientos is sought after by corporations seeking to establish local presences, regularly advising on the associated compliance issues, particularly where businesses in the energy sector are concerned. One peer says: "She has some prominence and her name comes up a lot."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Quisumbing Torres, a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Pearl Liu is described by clients as "very knowledgeable" in the corporate space, and offers over three decades of experience skilfully covering a variety of matters including corporate reorganisations, M&A and divestitures.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Andre B Navato Jr

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz (ACCRALAW)

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Andre Navato is known for assisting international companies with establishing local subsidiaries and on inbound investment. Clients enthuse that "he gets the big-picture stuff" and "counsels you well on the practical aspects of compliance issues."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Norma Margarita B Patacsil

Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Department co-head Norma Margarita Patacsil specialises in corporate and commercial transactions, in addition to possessing further expertise in competition and antitrust law. Clients praise the quality of her advice, appreciating that she does not "just provide dry legal advice, but takes into consideration practical concerns as well."

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Band 3

Rocky Alejandro L Reyes

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Rocky Alejandro Reyes is known for his primary focus on M&A in the energy and infrastructure sectors, with particular expertise in advising on high-profile PPP matters. One peer says that "he has handled a substantial number of transactions" in the market.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Sylvette Y Tankiang

Villaraza & Angangco

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Sylvette Tankiang remains a highly thought of practitioner for her work on joint ventures, real estate transactions and share acquisitions. She recently led the team assisting Santa Fe Group in the transfer of its local subsidiary’s records management business to a foreign buyer by means of a sales and purchase agreement covering its worldwide operations.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Franchette Acosta

Villaraza & Angangco

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Franchette Acosta is head of the firm's M&A practice, and her depth of experience in a wide range of corporate matters is highly valued by clients, who praise her ability to "react quickly and provide timely advice to resolve issues." She recently advised Ninja Express Tech on due diligence aspects of a proposed share acquisition.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Villaraza & Angangco

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Raoul Angangco is recognised for his M&A expertise in the infrastructure and energy sectors. He possesses additional capabilities in real estate, insurance and general corporate issues. He lately co-led the firm's advice to the Filipino Fund on its dealings concerning compliance issues and disclosure requirements with the Philippine Stock Exchange and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Cynthia Roxas del Castillo

Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Cynthia Roxas del Castillo is identified as a "key person for M&A" work by peers, who add that she is "easy to work with" in addition to being "well respected and known in the market." She also advises on capital market transactions.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Yolanda M Eleazar

Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon & San Jose

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Yolanda Eleazar is known market-wide as a solid practitioner who handles big-ticket foreign investment and corporate finance matters.

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Band 4

Alex Erlito S Fider

Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Managing partner Alex Erlito Fider is frequently mandated by top-tier clients in the mining, media and healthcare industries. Peers consider him a "very senior" figure in the market.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz (ACCRALAW)

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Judy Hao is recognised in the market for advising on the full range of corporate work, including corporate reorganisations, joint ventures and establishing local subsidiaries. She is also well equipped to handle foreign direct investment matters.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro & Leaño

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Carlos Platon is managing partner of the firm and leader of its corporate practice. He offers a raft of expertise on a range of M&A and corporate transactions, with FDI being an area of particularly specialised knowledge.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Teodulo Antonio G San Juan Jr

Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon & San Jose

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Teodulo San Juan is known for his substantial experience advising on acquisitions and foreign direct investments, with a particular focus on the energy sector.

^ See whole ranking table