SyCipLaw partners Carlos Roberto Z. Lopez and Vicente D. Gerochi IV were nominated to the In-House Community's Commended External Counsel of the Year, 2018.
Lawyers in the list were nominated entirely by in-house counsel and corporate decision-makers in the In-House Community and received outstanding recommendations from their clients. Mr. Lopez was noted as standing out "for his legal expertise and professionalism". Mr. Gerochi was cited for showing legal expertise, being highly professional, and being responsive to the needs of the clients.
Carlos Roberto Z. Lopez specializes in dispute resolution and commercial arbitration. He is experienced in trials and appeals, hearings and pleading before the Philippine Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Office of the Ombudsman, Sandiganbayan (Graft Court), central and local boards of assessment appeals, National Labor Relations Commission, various trial courts, and prosecutor's offices.
Vicente D. Gerochi IV has represented Philippine and foreign corporations, Philippine and international banks, and multilateral financial institutions in a range of transactions, including securities offerings and financing transactions, and regularly advises on securities regulation, corporate and project finance, mergers and acquisitions, foreign investments, and other commercial transactions.