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SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan  

Legal Services | Philippines

tel: +632 982 3600 | fax: +632 817 3896
SyCipLaw Center | Metro Manila | Philippines

Main Contacts

Hector De Leon

Hector M. De Leon, Jr.Managing Partner

Simeon Ken Ferrer

Simeon Ken R. FerrerHead of Corporate Services Department

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan's Overview

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) was founded in 1945. It is the largest law firm in the Philippines. We offer a broad and integrated range of legal services, with departments in the following fields:

- Banking, finance and securities
- Special projects
- Corporate services
- General business law
- Tax
- Intellectual property
- Employment law and immigration
- Dispute resolution

Within this structure, we have specialists in key practice areas such as mergers and acquisitions, energy, power, infrastructure, natural resources, government contracts, real estate, insurance, international arbitration, mediation, media, business process outsourcing, and technology.

We represent clients from almost every industry and enterprise, and the firm’s client portfolio includes local and global business leaders. We also act for governmental agencies, international organizations, and non-profit institutions.

  • Year this Office was Established: 1945
  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 4
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 152

Languages: Chinese, English, Filipino, Japanese, Spanish, Korean


Areas of Practice
  • Advertising, Media & Entertainment
  • Aviation & Maritime Law
  • Banking, Finance & Securities
  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Corporate Services & Business Transactions
  • E-commerce & Technology
  • Employment, Labor Relations & Immigration
  • Energy
  • Environmental Law
  • Food & Drug
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property, Franchising & Distribution
  • Investments, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Litigation & Arbitration
  • Mining & Natural Resources
  • Privatization
  • Real Estate
  • Tax
  • Telecommunications
  • Trade Law & Customs Regulation



Leah Abutan

Leah C. AbutanSenior Associate

Ruben Acebedo

Ruben P. AcebedoSenior Associate

Il Young Choi

Il Young ChoiAssociate

John Paul de Leon

John Paul V. de LeonSenior Associate

Joanna Marie Joson

Joanna Marie O. JosonSenior Associate

Bhong Paulo Macasaet

Bhong Paulo A. MacasaetSenior Associate

Maria Christina Ortua

Maria Christina C. OrtuaSenior Associate

Emmar Benjoe Panahon

Emmar Benjoe B. PanahonSenior Associate

Ma. Patricia Paz

Ma. Patricia B. PazSenior Associate

Jericho Tiu

Jericho R TiuAssociate

Joan Mae To Conejos

Joan Mae S. To ConejosSenior Associate

Maria Viola Vista

Maria Viola B. VistaSenior Associate

Of Counsel



Philippine Chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2018
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, February 2018

International Comparative Legal Guide to: Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2018 Philippines Ramon G. Songco and Anthony W. Dee, SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan   I. LITIGATION 1 Preliminaries 1.1 What type of legal system has your jurisdiction got?Are there any rules that govern civil procedure in yourjurisdiction? The Philippine legal system is primarily a civil law system, although it may be considered a mixed regime consisting of both civil andcommon law traditions. Civil procedure is governed primarily bythe 1997 Rules of Civil Procedure, or Rules 1 to 71 of the Rules ofCourt (“ROC”), and various issuances promulgated by the Supreme Court. 1...

Philippine Chapter of Getting the Deal Through: Cybersecurity 2018
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, February 2018

Getting the Deal Through: Cybersecurity 2018 Philippines Rose Marie M. King-Dominguez and Ruben P. Acebedo II SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan   1. Summarise the main statutes and regulations that promote cybersecurity...

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Announcement of New Senior Associate: ARV Jacoba
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, March 2018

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan is pleased to announce the promotion of Anthony R.V. Jacoba as senior associate effective January 1, 2018. Anthony R.V. Jacoba is a member of the firm's Litigation and Arbitration practice group. He has represented clients in a broad range of commercial litigation, including intra-corporate disputes, insolvency cases, and enforcement of foreign judgments, before all levels of the Philippine judiciary. He has also represented clients in white-collar criminal litigation, and in administrative proceedings before mining, energy, and consumer protection regulators...

Chambers Global 2018 ranks SyCipLaw as Band 1 Firm
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, February 2018

Chambers Global 2018 has ranked SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan as a Band 1 firm in Corporate & Finance and Projects, Infrastructure & Energy. The following SyCipLaw lawyers were also ranked: - Hector M. de Leon, Jr. - Band 1 in Projects, Infrastructure & Energy - Rocky Alejandro L. Reyes - Band 3 in Corporate & Finance and Recognized Practitioner in Projects, Infrastructure & Energy - Vicente D. Gerochi IV - Band 2 in Corporate & Finance - Mia G. Gentugaya - Band 2 in Corporate & Finance SyCipLaw's Chambers Global profile can be viewed at www.chambersandpartners.com/Global/firm/3072/sycip-salazar-hernandez-gatmaitan...

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