SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Legal Services | Philippines
tel: +632 8982 3600 | fax: +632 88173570
SyCipLaw Center | 105 Paseo de Roxas1226 Makati City | Metro Manila | 0 | Philippines

Main Contacts

Hector M. De Leon

Managing Partner

Simeon Ken R. Ferrer

Of Counsel

Ramon G. Songco



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
* Tax
* 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


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Araceli Bundoc

Human Resources
Marie  Ingcoco

Marie Ingcoco

Business Development Manager


SyCipLaw Authors Philippine Chapter of Chambers Insurance & Reinsurance Global Practice Guide 2024

Global research company Chambers and Partners recently published the Chambers Insurance & Reinsurance Global Practice Guide 2024, with chapters from the Philippines authored by SyCipLaw partners. The guide, covering 32 jurisdictions in total, provides the latest information on sources of insurance and reinsurance law, overseas-based insurers or reinsurers, making an insurance contract, intermediary involvement, alternative risk transfer (ART) transactions, warranties, conditions precedent, insurance disputes and insurtech. The Philippine chapter's Law and Practice section was authored by partners Benedicto P. Panigbatan, Ronald Mark C. Lleno, Hiyasmin H. Lapitan, and Carina C...

Philippines: Tax TIPS - Vol. 30

SyCipLaw's Tax Department has prepared Tax Issues and Practical Solutions (T.I.P.S.) for February. The February 2024 issue covers the following tax issues: 1. What is Republic Act No. 11976 and why is it relevant to tax?2. Are cross-border services provided by non-resident foreign corporations now subject to income tax and VAT under Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 5-2024? Please read the full texthereor via thislink...

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SyCipLaw Announces Re-Appointment of Carina Laforteza as Tax Department Head

SyCipLaw is pleased to announce the re-appointment of Ms. Carina C. Laforteza as the head of the firm's Tax department, which practice group she has led since 2020. Ms. Laforteza is a certified public accountant with over 30 years of extensive experience in corporate and tax matters, including transaction structuring, finance, and tax litigation and administrative proceedings. She has been consistently ranked as a leading lawyer by Chambers Asia Pacific, Chambers Global, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, asialaw Profiles, and Who's Who Legal...

SyCipLaw Co-Sponsors PIArb’s Annual Golf Tournament

SyCipLaw Co-Sponsors PIArb’s Annual Golf TournamentMarch 26, 2024The Philippine Institute of Arbitrators (PIArb) recently held its annual golf tournament at the Tagaytay Highlands Golf & Country Club co-sponsored by SyCipLaw. The tournament had over 40 players participating in the tournament, including SyCipLaw senior partner and Litigation Department head Ricardo Ma. P.G. Ongkiko, partners Anthony W. Dee, Ronald Mark C. Lleno, and John Christian A. Regalado, with associates Julia Inez M. Blando, Rafael Miguel A. Hernandez, Christian Michael A. Perreras, and Jose Maria C. Ramos...

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