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SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan | June 2017
Philippines

SyCipLaw partner Rose Marie M. King-Dominguez was one of the featured speakers at Breakfast Roundtable on "Digital Boundaries: What Every Board Needs to Know about Data Privacy and Cyber security Management" last May 5 at the Tower Club Makati. The event was organized by the Institute of Corporate Directors and AIG. Rose Marie M ...

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan | June 2017
Philippines

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, in coordination with the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority – Labor Department and Subic Bay Workforce Development Foundation, Inc. (SBWDFI), will be holding the "Kapihan with SyCip in Subic: Updates on Labor and Immigration Law" on June 30, 2017, from 8:00 am onwards, at the Subic Bay Travelers and Events Center, Subic Bay Freeport Zone ...

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan | June 2017
Philippines

The 2017 Asian Legal Business (ALB) IP Rankings recognized SyCipLaw as a Tier 1 firm for Patents, Trademarks and Copyright in the Philippines. The full results of ALB’s IP Rankings 2017 was published in its May 2017 issue ...

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan | June 2017
Philippines

The March 2017 issue (Volume 14, Issue 3) of Data Protection Leader includes an article by SyCipLaw partner RoseMarie M. King-Dominguez entitled “The challenges under the new data privacy regime”. The article examines the impact of the Philippines’ new privacy framework and the challenges it poses for the jurisdiction and for those operating within it. Rose Marie M.King-Dominguez is an M&A and investments specialist, and helps lead SyCiplaw’s Telecommunications, Media and Technology group ...

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan | May 2017
Philippines

SyCipLaw's Hector M. de Leon, Jr., Emmanuel M. Lombos, and Luisito V. Liban have been named "In-House Community Commended External Counsel of the Year, 2017". The recognition is based entirely on the votes and testimonials of in-house counsel polled by The In-House Community. Founded in 1998, The In-House Community has about 21,000 in-house members for whom it provides annual In-House Congress events, the Asian-mena Counsel magazine and online resources ...

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan | May 2017
Philippines

In its April 2017 issue, the Asian-mena Counsel recognized two of the firm’s transactions—the LRT1 Cavite Project and the AP Renewables Climate Bond—in its Deals of the Year 2016 feature. The LRT1 Cavite Project involved the financing for the rehabilitation and extension of the PhP65 billion LRT1 Cavite Extension Project. As part of the project, the Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC), as concessionaire, will operate and maintain the existing LRT Line 1 and construct an 11.7-km ...

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan | May 2017
Philippines

SyCipLaw was once again recognized by Asian Legal Business (ALB) as one of the Philippines’ 2017 Employer of Choice. The ALB Employer of Choice Rankings is based on survey responses private practice lawyers across Asia, as well as market knowledge obtained by ALB. Law firms are ranked on the basis of job satisfaction, remuneration, work-life balance, career prospects, mentorship, and job security, among others. Download a copy of the ALB Employer of Choice 2017: www.syciplaw ...

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan | May 2017
Philippines

SyCipLaw’s Special Projects Department hosted a seminar on the Data Privacy Act of 2012, its implementing rules and the latest circulars of the National Privacy Commission (NPC) last March 24 at the 17th Flr. of the SyCipLaw Center. The session was designed to focus on how the Data Privacy Act (DPA) impacts organizations, compliance requirements, and the process of registering the data processing system with the NPC ...

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan | April 2017
Philippines

SyCipLaw Partner, Ricardo Ma. P.G. Ongkiko led a panel discussion on Emergency Arbitration at the Symposium on Emerging Issues in International Arbitration held on March 23, 2017. The symposium was sponsored by the Asia Pacific Forum for International Arbitration (AFIA), the Philippine Institute of Arbitrators (PIArb), and the Philippine Chapter of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), East Asia Branch ...

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan | April 2017
Philippines

SyCipLaw partners Emmanuel M. Lombos, Arlene M. Maneja and Franco Aristotle G. Larcina conducted a briefing regarding the Philippine Competition Act for PLDT Inc., and its subsidiary, Smart Communications, Inc. on March 24, 2017. The briefing was attended by members of PLDT’s and Smart’s marketing, sales, finance, legal, regulatory and supply chain management teams ...

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan | April 2017
Philippines

Chambers Global 2017 has again ranked SyCipLaw as a Band 1 firm in Corporate & Finance and Projects, Infrastructure & Energy. SyCipLaw lawyers ranked in the publication are: - Hector M. de Leon, Jr. - Band 1 in Projects - Rocky Alejandro L. Reyes - Band 3 in Corporate & Finance, and Recognised Practitioner in Projects - Vicente D. Gerochi IV - Band 2 in Corporate & Finance - Andres G. Gatmaitan - Senior Statesman in Corporate & Finance - Mia G ...

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan | April 2017
Philippines

SyCipLaw won Philippine Law Firm of the Year at the 2017 Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards held last March 24 in Singapore. Managing Partner Hector M. de Leon, Jr. represented the firm at the awards ceremony. The awards are based on the Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017 research and reflect a law firm’s pre-eminence in key countries in the region. They also reflect notable achievements over the past 12 months, including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service ...

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan | April 2017
Philippines

The March 2017 issue of the Asian Legal Business (ALB) Asia Edition includes an interview of SyCipLaw Managing Partner Hector M. de Leon, Jr. about the firm’s growth strategy. The interview is found on pages 6-7. Read the interview online or download a copy of the full ALB March 2017 issue for free at https://asianlegalbusiness.uberflip.com/i/796752-alb-march-2017 ...

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan | April 2017
Philippines

SyCipLaw Partner Anthony W. Dee was elected president of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Makati Chapter for a two-year term beginning April 1, 2017. Mr. Dee previously served as vice president of the chapter. Mr. Dee has represented numerous clients in all court levels and has extensive experience in the practice areas of litigation and arbitration ...

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan | March 2017
Philippines

SyCipLaw was again recognized as 2017 Philippine Intellectual Property Firm at the Managing IP (MIP) 2017 Global Awards. MIP’s Annual Global IP Awards recognize the outstanding achievements in the past 12 months. Researcher analysts looked for distinctive work highlights, especially significant client matters, and other notable achievements or activities including business growth ...

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan | March 2017
Philippines

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan advised on two deals that were awarded “Deal of the Year” at IJ Global 2016 award ceremonies celebrating work across the Asia Pacific region. The Tiwi MakBan Geothermal financing won Asia Pacific Project Bond Deal of the Year, while the Light Rail Transit 1 project won Asia Pacific Rail Deal of the Year. The Tiwi MakBan Geothermal financing involved the issuance by AP Renewables of a landmark climate bond ...

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan | March 2017
Philippines

The Asia Business Law Journal (ABLJ) recognized two of the firm’s transactions in its inaugural Deals of the Year Awards. SMC’s coal-fired plant financing is one of seven featured Banking & Finance Deals of the Year, while AP Renewables’ climate bond is one of six featured Infrastructure Deals of the Year. SMC’s coal-fired plant financing refers to the US$400 million project financing of a new 300MW coal-fired power plant in Limay, Bataan of SMC Consolidated Power Corp ...

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan | March 2017
Philippines

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan won the National Law Firm of the Year (Philippines) at the IFLR Asia Awards 2017. Marievic G. Ramos-Añonuevo, head of the Banking, Finance & Securities group, and Rocky Alejandro L. Reyes, head of the Special Projects group, received the award on the firm’s behalf. Partners Angel M. Salita, Jr.; Philbert E. Varona; and Melyjane G. Bertillo-Ancheta were also on hand to represent the firm ...

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan | March 2017
Philippines

SyCipLaw lawyers conducted a day-long seminar on the Data Privacy Act of 2012 and its implementing rules last January 6 at the EDSA Shangri-la Hotel. The seminar was organized by the Center for Global Best Practices and was attended by legal counsel, IT officers and other representatives of organizations from different industries. The seminar focused on practical guidelines for compliance. SyCipLaw speakers were partners Rose Marie M. King-Dominguez and Franco Aristotle G ...

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan | March 2017
Philippines

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan is a nominee for Philippine Law Firm of the Year at the upcoming Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2017. The Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards honor the work of national and international law firms across the region based on the research for the recent edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific. They reflect notable achievements over the past 12 months, including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth, and excellence in client service ...

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan | March 2017
Philippines

The Project Finance International (PFI) Awards 2016 recognized the Tiwi MakBan project as Bond Deal of the Year and the LRT1 Cavite project as Infra Deal of the Year. SyCipLaw teams advised on these projects. The Tiwi MakBan project involves the issuance by AP Renewables of a landmark climate bond. SyCipLaw acted as borrower’s counsel for AP Renewables, Incorporated (APRI), a unit of Philippine energy company Aboitiz Power ...

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan | February 2017
Philippines

Light Rail Manila Corporation’s (LRMC) PHP 24 billion project financing was recognized as the Best Project Finance Deal of 2016 in Southeast Asia at the 10th Annual Alpha Southeast Asia Best Deal and Solution Awards. The 15-year loan facility will finance the operations and maintenance of the existing Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT1) system and the construction of an 11 ...

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan | February 2017
Philippines

Two of SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan’s transactions in 2016 are shortlisted in the IFLR Asia Awards 2017. Shortlisted for debt & equity-linked deal of the year is the issuance by AP Renewables of a landmark climate bond (“Tiwi MakBan project bond”), where SyCipLaw acted as borrower’s counsel for AP Renewables, Incorporated (APRI), a unit of Philippine energy company Aboitiz Power ...

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan | February 2017
Philippines

Chambers Asia Pacific 2017 ranked SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan as Band 1 in all categories applicable to Philippine firms. The firm’s complete rankings may be found at the following link: www.chambersandpartners.com/asia/firm/3072/sycip-salazar-hernandez-gatmaitan. Firm and individual rankings are summarized below: Banking & Finance - Band 1 - Mia G. Gentugaya (Band 2) - Vicente D ...

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan | February 2017
Philippines

SyCipLaw is shortlisted in two categories of the Asia Legal Awards 2017. Aside from a nomination as Asian Law Firm of the Year, the SMC $435M multi-facility coal power plant financing is also nominated for Finance Deal of the Year: Projects. The SyCipLaw team, composed of partners Simeon Ken R. Ferrer, Hector M. de Leon, Jr. and Angel M. Salita, Jr. with senior associates John Paul V. de Leon, Jr. and Bhong Paulo A. Macasaet, acted as local counsel to the lenders in the transaction ...

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