Pursuant to Department of Labor and Employment (“DOLE”) Labor Advisory No. 18, series of 2020, employers, including contractors or subcontractors in the private sector, shall shoulder the cost of COVID-19 prevention and control measures, such as, but not limited to, testing, disinfection facilities, hand sanitizers, personal protective equipment (i.e.,face masks), signages, and proper orientation and training of workers on COVID-19 prevention and control. No cost related or incidental to COVID-19 prevention and control measures shall be charged directly or indirectly to workers...
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
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.
Year this Office was Established: 1945
Lawyers Worldwide: 152
Languages: Chinese, English, Filipino, Japanese, Spanish, Korean
Areas of Practice
Mandatory Benefits for Health Workers During Public Health Emergencies Passed into Law
On April 27, 2022,Republic Act No. 11712, or thePublic Health Emergency Benefits and Allowances for Health Care Workers Act(“RA 11712”), was signed into law in recognition of the critical role of health care workers in providing quality health care and ensuring disease prevention in the general population, especially during the pandemic. It seeks to promote the welfare of health care workers through the grant of mandatory benefits and allowances with utmost efficiency. Health Care and Non-Health Care Workers While the title of RA 11712 only refers to health care workers, the law also covers non-health care workers...
SyCipLaw Contributes Philippine Chapter of Norton Rose Fulbright's 2023: Insurance Regulation in Asia Pacific
Norton Rose Fulbright's 2023 and tenth edition of Insurance regulation in Asia Pacific - Ten things to know about 20 countries is now available. The Philippine chapter was contributed by SyCipLaw partner Hiyasmin H. Lapitan with the assistance of partner Joan Mae S. To-Conejos and associates Roman George P. Castillo and Dece Christine C. Fulache. The guide provides an overview and practical checklist of ten common regulatory issues for insurance companies...
SyCipLaw at the 2023 Ateneo Law School Career Fair
In the recent Hirati: Ateneo Law School Career Fair, SyCipLaw partner John Regalado gave students a sneak peek of what's in store for summer apprentices in one of the Philippines' leading and largest law firms. He explained more about SyCipLaw's summer internship program, which includes involving the summer apprentices in active matters, department and practice group meetings and training sessions. The SyCipLaw Summer Internship Program is conducted in three batches of 10 interns each, from June to August 2023. Interested applicants may email their CV, transcript of records and preferred practice area/s to Jon Acedillo at [email protected] on or before 26 March 2023...