PRACTICE AREAS

Company Formation

Guided by years of experience and involvement in diverse foreign and domestic investment sand businesses, we provide legal and tax advice for the corporate structure best suited to your needs. Our incorporation and post-incorporation services are customizable for cost-effective results.

Apart from procuring permits and licenses from local government units and the Bureau of Internal Revenue, we help clients secure fiscal and non-fiscal incentives from the Bureau of Investments, the Philippine Economic Zone (PEZA), the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority and other regulatory agencies.

We give you an initial advantage in a competitive environment.

Corporate Services

We provide general corporate and retainer services to domestic and foreign enterprises, where we bridge the gap between the letter of the law and the demands of doing business in the Philippines. Our diversified and customizable corporate services ensure that our client’s concerns are addressed efficiently by a team dedicated to a specific specialist practice area.

Our corporate services include contract and policy review, corporate secretarial and corporate housekeeping services, director services, corporate governance advisory and compliance, regulatory compliance, and industry-specific counseling. In all of these services, we provide legal insight with business instinct. We help position our clients’ businesses to succeed, and aim to protect and prepare them for future circumstances.

We provide legal insight with business instinct.

Our goal is to deliver value through creativity and practical advice.

Mergers & Acquisitions

We combine creativity with practical advice, supported by a deep understanding of various industries. We provide legal services relating to large-scale restructuring, family-owned companies, and all sizes in between.

We structure M&A to comply with foreign investment and competition regulations while simultaneously achieving our clients economic objectives. Our goal is to deliver value—from due diligence, structuring, negotiation and closing.

Mergers & Acquisitions

We combine creativity with practical advice, supported by a deep understanding of various industries. We provide legal services relating to large-scale restructuring, family-owned companies, and all sizes in between.

We structure M&A to comply with foreign investment and competition regulations while simultaneously achieving our clients economic objectives. Our goal is to deliver value—from due diligence, structuring, negotiation and closing.

Our goal is to deliver value through creativity and practical advice.

Contracts

We provide advice on and prepare all forms of commercial contracts and arrangements with an eye on our clients’ requirements and the environment in which these agreements will be operating. We give particular attention to associated risks, and any change in circumstances that may affect our clients.

We have extensive experience across several across of commercial activity, including distribution, sales and marketing, logistics, manufacturing, and outsourcing and offshoring, and e-commerce.

We combine industry knowledge with creativity.

Corporate Finance & Securities

We advise clients with respect to SEC compliance, reporting and filing requirements, and securities offerings. We prepare SEC periodic reports, information and proxy statements and prospectuses, and provide advisory services on related legal requirements and best practices.

Apart from prompt and accurate reporting, we provide clients with advice on approaches to common and complex securities compliance issues. We arm them with their own compliance policies, which we review and update on a regular basis. Our services also include a compliance with the listing standards and disclosure rules of the Philippine Stock Exchange.

We assist clients traverse the dynamic and ever-shifting compliance and disclosure landscape.

We find solutions where others may see only roadblocks.

Family Law

With over 300 family-related cases resolved, including nullity of marriage, annulment, adoption, custody and support, our attorneys have a deep understanding of the intricacies of Philippine family law and the needs of our clients.

Our attorneys work to guide our clients through times of crisis, and we find solutions that allow them to move forward. We understand that hese cases are more than legal issues, and we recognize that we are working for cour clients’ emotional and financial well-being.

Family Law

With over 300 family-related cases resolved, including nullity of marriage, annulment, adoption, custody and support, our attorneys have a deep understanding of the intricacies of Philippine family law and the needs of our clients.

Our attorneys work to guide our clients through times of crisis, and we find solutions that allow them to move forward. We understand that hese cases are more than legal issues, and we recognize that we are working for cour clients’ emotional and financial well-being.

We find solutions where others may see only roadblocks.

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Our litigation services cover a broad range of cases. We represent individuals and corporations in civil, criminal and commercial disputes before regular courts, special courts and alternatives dispute resolution centers in the country. 

With strong and steady leadership from our Senior Partners, we offer litigation services relating to family law, criminal actions and investigations, torts and damages, commercial disputes and intra-corporate controversies, money claims, medical malpractice, and alternative dispute resolution. We also offer services relevant to wealth perpetuation and settlement of large estates.

Our litigators are not only your lawyers. Our corporate clients appreciate out understanding of the technical and commercial aspects of every dispute we undertake; while our individual clients value the time that we devote and the cost-effective solutions we promote to resolve their personal concerns.

We seek to prevent associated risks from disrupting business operations.

Criminal Actions & Investigations

We provide legal representation in criminal defense and criminal prosecution. Our Senior Partners are experienced trial attorneys and advocates, supported by teams accomplished in serious criminal offenses, domestic relations, financial fraud and medical malpractice. Guided by our passion to help improve the criminal justice system, our attorneys and support staff will guide you through each step of the criminal prosecution and defense process. 

Dedicated advocates in your corner, no matter what.

We represent clients in employee claims and employer defense.

Labor Relations & Employment

Our primary objective is to avoid expensive and protracted litigation. To this end, we provide advisory services to employers relative to labor standards, employee termination, contractual and other types of employment, and other concerns affecting the workplace. Our advisory services include the preparation of law-mandated policies and manuals, and employment contracts suited to the needs of the employer’s business.

Our expertise has been shaped by years of experience in labor dispute resolution and labor litigation. Through the Single Entry Approach of the Department of Labor and Employment, we aim for a fair and equitable settlement. Where a peaceful resolution is not possible, we provide representation before the National Labor Relations Commission, the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court on a wide spectrum of issues, including illegal dismissal, constructive dismissal, unfair labor practices, non-payment of wages, and other cases involving a violation of labor standards.

Labor Relations & Employment

Our primary objective is to avoid expensive and protracted litigation. To this end, we provide advisory services to employers relative to labor standards, employee termination, contractual and other types of employment, and other concerns affecting the workplace. Our advisory services include the preparation of law-mandated policies and manuals, and employment contracts suited to the needs of the employer’s business.

Our expertise has been shaped by years of experience in labor dispute resolution and labor litigation. Through the Single Entry Approach of the Department of Labor and Employment, we aim for a fair and equitable settlement. Where a peaceful resolution is not possible, we provide representation before the National Labor Relations Commission, the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court on a wide spectrum of issues, including illegal dismissal, constructive dismissal, unfair labor practices, non-payment of wages, and other cases involving a violation of labor standards.

We represent clients in employee claims and employer defense.

Crisis Management

Most businesses are faced with a potential crisis once in two or three years. Our crisis management team provides legal advice to clients around the clock wherever they face a critical issue calling for an emergency response.

We provide level-headed, battle-tested advice, helping clients respond to investigations, negotiate effective settlements with regulators and private parties. We respond swiftly, and help clients prepare for and avoid future risks.

Immigration & Visa Services

Navigating Immigration and Visa requirements can be daunting. Seasoned by expereince, our immigration team will help steer you through the extensive paperwork and deliver results at a reasonable cost.

We provide legal and visa processing assistance to foreign nationals, employees, executives and businesses. After years of working with the Bureau of Immigration, the Department of labor and Employment, and the Philippine Retirement Authority, our immigration team has developed the skill set and practical knowledge that delivers efficient end-to-end-services.

We offer efficient end-to-end services.

We assist in acquisition, deal structuring, documentation, and dispute resolution.

Real Estate

We provide advisory, due diligence and litigation services for real estate transactions and sepcial land issues. Our services cover the preparation and review of contracts, agreements and instruments relating to the purchase and acquisition of real properties (including purchases by foreign nationals of condominium units in the Philippines), and the transfer and registration of certificates of title.

Our lawyers have assisted several real estate developers in the formation of legal policies and strategies and the preparation of registration documents pertaining to various condominium projects and developments int he country. Our close working relationship with some of the country’s top developers, whom our lawyers have represented in various transactions and administrative proceedings, permits us to address our clients’ concerns and facilitate a cost-efficient and expeditious resolution of disputes.

Real Estate

We provide advisory, due diligence and litigation services for real estate transactions and sepcial land issues. Our services cover the preparation and review of contracts, agreements and instruments relating to the purchase and acquisition of real properties (including purchases by foreign nationals of condominium units in the Philippines), and the transfer and registration of certificates of title.

Our lawyers have assisted several real estate developers in the formation of legal policies and strategies and the preparation of registration documents pertaining to various condominium projects and developments int he country. Our close working relationship with some of the country’s top developers, whom our lawyers have represented in various transactions and administrative proceedings, permits us to address our clients’ concerns and facilitate a cost-efficient and expeditious resolution of disputes.

We assist in acquisition, deal structuring, documentation, and dispute resolution.
Strategic advice, engaged negotiation, and full representation in administrative and judicial proceedings.

Tax Litigation

Our lawyers are experienced in tax aduti representation. We provide advisory and support services, as well as full representation in administrative and judicial proceedings. We have engaged the BIR (Bureau of Internal Revenue) in relation to a wide array of tax disputes, including corporate income tax, VAT, witholding tax and gif tax.

In all of these cases, we have remained mindful of our clients’ need to continue pursuing their businesses in a harassment-free environment, while simultaneously providing strategic advice in the event of tax litigation.

Intellectual Property & Information Technology

We provide assistance in the registration of intelelctual property, and in the enforcement of copyright and intellectual property laws in the Philippines.

We also offer a broad range of information technology and e-commerce services, which include advisory and contract negotiation services pertaining to licensing agreements, technology investing and joint ventures.

We protect your ideas.