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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 Getting the Deal Through: Labour & Employment 2018
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, August 2018

  Getting the Deal Through: Labour & Employment 2018 - Philippines Ronald Mark C. Lleno, Emmar Benjoe B. Panahon and Hans Cedric I. Santos SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan   Legislation and agencies 1 What are the main statutes and regulations relating to employment? The Labor Code of the Philippines (Presidential Decree No. 442, as amended) (the Labor Code) and the Omnibus Rules Implementing the Labor Code...

Philippine Chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Trade Marks 2018
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, May 2018

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Trade Marks 2018 Philippine Chapter Enrique T. Manuel and Vida M. Panganiban-Alindogan, SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan   1 Relevant Authorities and Legislation 1.1 What is the relevant trade mark authority in your jurisdiction? The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) is therelevant trade mark authority. 1.2 What is the relevant trade mark legislation in your jurisdiction? The Republic Act 8293, otherwise known as the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines (IP Code), is the relevant trade mark legislation. 2 Application for a Trade Mark 2...

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9 SyCipLaw Lawyers Recognized in Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2018
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, August 2018

Nine of SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan's lawyers are included in the Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2018. The list features the leading lawyers in 18 practice areas in 24 jurisdictions in the Asia-Pacific region. Results are based on an extensive survey of in-house counsel and private practitioners. The SyCipLaw lawyers featured in the list are: - Hector M. De Leon, Jr., managing partner - Market-leading Lawyer for Corporate, and M&A - Emmanuel M. Lombos, partner - Leading Lawyer for Dispute Resolution and Litigation - Ricardo Ma. P.G. Ongkiko, partner and head of Litigation Department - Leading Lawyer for Dispute Resolution and Litigation - Carlos Roberto Z...

In Memoriam: Andres G. Gatmaitan
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, August 2018

SyCipLaw mourns the passing of Andres G. Gatmaitan, a name partner and a former managing partner of the firm. He died at the age of 78. Andy Gatmaitan obtained his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of the Philippines, where he distinguished himself as a scholar, campus journalist, and student leader. He was the editor-in-chief of the Philippine Collegian, the chairman of the U.P. Council of Student Leaders, a member of the Philippine Law Journal's editorial board, and the valedictorian of his law class, among other distinctions...

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