The Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") issued SEC Memorandum Circular No. 20, series of 2023, titled Final Extension of Amnesty Applications until 31 December 2023 (the"Circular") to grant a final extension up to December 31, 2023 for amnesty applications for late and non-filing of general information sheets ("GIS"), annual financial statements ("AFS"), as well as non-compliance with SEC Memorandum Circular No. 28, series of 2020 (Requirement for Corporations, Partnerships, Associations and Individuals to Create and/or Designate Email Account Address and Cellphone Number for Transactions with the Commission) ("MC28")...
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) is one of the largest law firms in the Philippines with branch offices in Cebu City, Davao City, and the Subic Freeport Zone. It is a full-service law firm and was founded in 1945.
We offer a broad and integrated range of legal services, including those in the following fields:
* M&A and Special Projects
* Banking, finance and securities
* Corporate services and general commercial law
* Employment law and immigration
* Litigation and dispute resolution
* Intellectual property
SyCipLaw has specialists in key practice areas such as anti-trust and competition, energy, infrastructure, real estate, data privacy, natural resources, government contracts, insurance, international arbitration, and TMT.
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.
SyCipLaw is ranked as a top tier firm by Chambers Asia-Pacific, Chambers Global, Asia-Pacific Legal 500, Asialaw Profiles, IFLR1000, and the ALB M&A rankings.
We maintain links with established and leading firms based in other jurisdictions, including the United States, and countries in Europe and Asia.
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Background On October 2, 2023, the Philippine Stock Exchange ("PSE") issuedPSE Memorandum CN-2023-0048, which declared the PSE Short Selling Guidelines effective. On October 11, 2023, the PSE also issuedPSE Memorandum CN No. 2023-0053, setting out the Regulatory Requirements for Securities Borrowing and Lending. Further toPSE Memorandum CN-2023-0056, the PSE officially launched its Short Selling Program on November 6, 2023...
SyCipLaw has been awarded the 2023 Philippine Law Firm for Trademarks at the 14th annual Asia IP Awards held at the historic CHIJMES in Singapore on November 2. SyCiplaw was among the 53 firms from 24 Asia Pacific jurisdictions that took home trophies during the first in-person awarding ceremony of Asia IP since the pandemic.SyCipLaw Partner and Intellectual Property (IP) Department Head Vida M. Panganiban-Alindogan received the award during the ceremony.The awards named top trademarks, patents and copyright practices as determined by in-house counsel from Asia, Europe and the Americas...
SyCipLaw was named the Philippine Intellectual Property (IP) Firm of the Year at the recent Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) and World Trademark Review (WTR) Global IP Awards 2023 held in London, United Kingdom."On behalf of the dedicated lawyers and team at SyCipLaw, we are honored to have been awarded the IP Firm of the Year for the Philippines from IAM and WTR. This award is a testament to our commitment to excellence and delivering exceptional legal services. We thank our clients for their support and confidence in us," said Partner and Intellectual Property Department Head Vida M. Panganiban-Alindogan...