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SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan  

Legal Services | Philippines

www.syciplaw.com
tel: +632 982 3600 | fax: +632 817 3896
SyCipLaw Center | Metro Manila | 0 | 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

Notable

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
Professionals

Partners

Associates

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

Other

Articles

Corporate Governance in the Time of COVID-19: Navigating New Horizons
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, May 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced companies to change the way that they do business. The fact that the National Capital Region is currently under a Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ),[1] and prior to that, was under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) for two months since 16 March 2020, makes it difficult for Philippine domestic corporations to navigate the Philippine business landscape and conduct business as usual. There is a need to adapt, and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued a number of regulations in an attempt to address certain issues that companies are facing...

Data Privacy and WFH: NPC Bulletin on Protecting Personal Data in a Work From Home Arrangement
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, May 2020

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) has issued guidelines on data protection in work from home (WFH) arrangements (NPC PHE Bulletin No. 12 on “Protecting Personal Data in a Work from Home Arrangement; issued May 15, 2020).  The full text of the guidelines can be found here: https://www.privacy.gov.ph/2020/05/npc-phe-bulletin-no-12-protecting-personal-data-in-a-work-from-home-arrangement/.  The following are some of the key points of the NPC’s WFH guidelines: Authorized Information Communication Technology (ICT) Assets.  Organizations are responsible for making sure telecommuting employees are provided the proper ICT assets...

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Press

SyCipLaw joins PBSP’s ‘Ready for School’
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, August 2018

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan joined the kick-off activity of the Philippine Business for Social Progress’ (PBSP) annual “Ready for School” (RFS) campaign last May 26 at the Taguig National High School (TNHS) in New Lower Bicutan, Taguig City. SyCipLaw volunteers helped prepare the school in time for the opening of classes last June. The activities included repainting of school chairs and blackboards, covering of books, construction of reading nooks, and cleaning of classrooms. According to SyCipLaw Human Resources Manager Araceli Bundoc, “Our employees are natural volunteers. I think it’s innate in them...

9 SyCipLaw Lawyers Recognized in ABLJ List of Top 100 Lawyers in the Philippines
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, August 2018

Asia Business Law Journal’s list of top 100 lawyers in the Philippines includes nine lawyers from SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan. The list was based on extensive research conducted by the publication, including nominations made by professionals in Filipino and global companies and law firms. The SyCipLaw lawyers featured in the list are: • Hector M. de Leon, Jr., managing partner - Corporate/M&A; projects, infrastructure and energy; finance; tax • Emmanuel M. Lombos, partner - Dispute resolution; product liability • Marievic G...

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