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Firm Profile

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Firm Profile

Makati City

  • Profile
  • SyCipLaw Center
  • 105 Paseo de Roxas
  • Makati City
  • Metro Manila
  • Philippines
  • 1226

Firm profile submitted by SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Interim Managing Partner: Hector M. de Leon, Jr.
Number of partners: 41
Number of lawyers: 142
Languages: Chinese, English, Filipino, Japanese, Spanish, Korean


SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan was founded in 1945 and is the leading full-service law firm in the Philippines. Its principal office is in Makati City, with branch offices in Cebu City, Davao City and the Subic Bay Freeport Zone.

SyCipLaw maintains links with established and leading firms based in Asia, Europe, Canada, the US, Central and South America, Australia, and New Zealand.

SyCipLaw was recognised as the Philippine Law Firm of the Year at the Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2016 and the Who’s Who Legal Awards 2016; and the Philippine Deal Firm of the Year at the Asian Legal Business (ALB) SE Asia Law Awards 2016. SyCipLaw is ranked as a top firm by Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Rankings, Asialaw Profiles, ALB M&A Rankings, and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific.



Banking, Finance & Securities:
SyCipLaw has represented clients in all types of lending, securities offerings, financing and credit transactions, as well as in restructurings and financial workouts. It provides advice on regulatory matters affecting banking and other financial institutions, and has assisted through the years in major bank acquisitions and mergers. SyCipLaw has also represented owners, lenders and advisors in major project finance transactions, including the financing of power plants, airports, mass transit railroads, toll roads, and telecommunications facilities such as the Philippines’ sole satellite transponder.
Contact: Marievic G. Ramos Añonuevo
Email: [email protected]

Corporate Services:
The firm assists both domestic and foreign clients in setting up business vehicles in the Philippines, such as subsidiaries, branches, representative offices, and regional headquarters. It also renders corporate services and provides general business law advice, to support clients’ operations and compliance needs.
Contact: Simeon Ken R Ferrer
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
SyCipLaw assists clients in the registration and maintenance of their intellectual property rights with the Intellectual Property Office and provides advice on IP laws, technology, transfer rules and franchising. The firm acts for clients in seeking protection and other reliefs in inter partes cases, as well as infringement and unfair competition cases.
Contact: Enrique T Manuel
Email: [email protected]

Employment & Immigration:
The firm has extensive experience in all aspects of employment relations, and in the labor-related aspects of corporate mergers and acquisitions. Its ability to provide comprehensive and exceptional legal service and representation in the field of labor law springs from a uniquely vast experience in a broad range of adversarial, bargaining, compliance and transactional settings, involving a wide, often complex, variety of players.
Contact: Luisito V Liban
Email: [email protected]

Litigation & Dispute Resolution:
SyCipLaw represents clients before the Supreme Court and other appellate, trial, and special courts, administrative and quasi-judicial agencies, as well as arbitral tribunals and other dispute resolution bodies. The firm has handled major commercial and business litigation, such as mass tort actions, tobacco product liability cases, cybersquatting, challenges against the validity of government infrastructure and mining projects, environmental cases, as well as international commercial arbitration and WTO cases.
Contact: Ricardo Ma P G Ongkiko
Email: [email protected]

Special Projects:
SyCipLaw has represented Philippine and foreign clients in some of the largest transactions in the Philippines, and in a wide range of industries. The firm’s projects include the acquisition of the country’s largest telecommunications company, the privatization of the national airline, major acquisitions in the cement, mining and petroleum industries, the privatisation and sale of the largest tract of government-owned land in Metro Manila, and the setting-up of Philippine subsidiaries for several of the world’s major life insurance companies. SyCipLaw also has unparalleled expertise in the energy and infrastructure areas. The firm has been involved in practically all the major infrastructure projects in the Philippines, including those relating to power generation, mass railway transit, toll roads and water systems. It is currently involved in the renewable energy space.
Contact: Rocky Alejandro L Reyes
Email: [email protected]

Tax:
SyCipLaw provides structuring and other advice on the tax aspects of various business transactions. It handles tax litigation and refund claims, anti-dumping cases, and other tax-related disputes. It also provides specialised advice on estate planning and on employee compensation and retirement benefits.
Contact: Rolando V Medalla, Jr.
Email: [email protected]