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Asia-Pacific Guide
Firm Profile

Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio

Firm Profile

Makati City

  • 30/F 88 Corporate Center
  • Sedeño cor. Valero Streets
  • Salcedo Village
  • Makati City
  • Metro Manila
  • Philippines
  • 1227

Firm profile submitted by Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio


Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio, formerly known as Caguioa & Gatmaytan (C&G Law), is a full-service law firm in the Philippines specialising in corporate and commercial transactions, litigation and arbitration, taxation as well as labour and employment.
C&G Law is currently composed of seven partners, namely, Jaime Renato B. Gatmaytan, Ben Dominic R. Yap, Norma Margarita B. Patacsil, Anthony Mark A. Gutierrez, Jesus Paolo U. Protacio, Cesar E. Santamaria, Jr., and Mary Thel T. Mundin, as well as a full complement of associates and paralegals. C&G Law is counsel to major Philippine and multinational companies which include banking and financial institutions, conglomerates, educational institutions, energy companies, investment companies, law firms, manufacturing companies, medical establishments, mining and cement concerns, pharmaceutical companies, and special purpose vehicles and their servicing outfits. Now in its 10th year of existence, C&G Law and/or its partners have been recognised in various fields by a number of prestigious international publications, such as AsiaLaw, Asian Legal Business, Chambers & Partners, the Global Arbitration Review, the International Financial Law Review, Legal500 and Who’s Who Legal. The firm was also a finalist for the ‘Philippines Law Firm of the Year’ in the 2015 and 2016 Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards. C&G Law has agreed to join Rajah & Tann Asia, Southeast Asia’s largest legal network, with effect from 1 January 2017. The move will offer C&G Law’s clients seamless access to around 650 fee earners who are qualified to practise local law in nine countries in Southeast Asia.

Corporate & Commercial:
C&G Law’s corporate and commercial practice is significant and diverse. The firm advises and acts for local conglomerates, financial institutions, multinational companies, government agencies and other entities in corporate and commercial transactions, investments and acquisitions, energy and mining matters, infrastructure projects, public-private partnership projects, land and real estate transactions, as well as security, tax and banking and finance matters.

Litigation & Arbitration:
C&G Law has a strong litigation practice before Philippine courts and quasi-judicial bodies of all levels and venues in administrative, civil, commercial, criminal and tax disputes. The firm also has substantial experience in international and domestic arbitration dealing with commercial and construction disputes.

Taxation:
C&G Law’s tax practice is formidable. The firm has acted as counsel in various cases, appeals, protests and claims for refund in various forums and courts involving different kinds of taxes, fees and charges imposed by the Philippine tax and regulatory authorities. It also advises on various tax issues, including proposed tax legislation, and secures opinions or rulings from the tax authorities on behalf of its clients.

Labour & Employment:
C&G Law renders advice on labour and employment laws. The firm has significant experience in labour disputes and related proceedings, and has represented clients from various sectors before the National Labour Relations Commission, the Department of Labour and Employment and the various courts.

Principal Contacts:

Corporate & Commercial:
Jaime Renato B Gatmaytan, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Competition & Antitrust:
Norma Margarita B Patacsil
Email: [email protected]

Litigation & Arbitration:
Ben Dominic R Yap, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Taxation:
Anthony Mark A Gutierrez, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Labour & Employment:
Cesar E Santamaria, Jr, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Japan Desk:
Tomoko Okazaki, Foreign Legal Advisor
Email: [email protected]

Branches

  • 30/F 88 Corporate Center,
  • Sedeño cor. Valero Streets,
  • Salcedo Village,
  • Makati City,
  • Metro Manila
  • Philippines
  • 1227
  • Tel +63 2 894 0377
  • Fax +632 552-1978
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Website : www.cagatlaw.com