The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2016 Edition)
Real Estate & Construction (Band 1)
Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio was involved in several large matters; in one highlight, Jaime Gatmaytan and Aris Gulapa advised a consortium of four real estate conglomerates on the Laguna Lake Expressway–Dike Reclamation project, the Philippines’ largest PPP project to date.
Projects & Energy (Band 2)
Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio’s team is ‘knowledgeable, responsive and easy to work with’; Aris Gulapa and Jaime Gatmaytan are singled out for their ‘practical advice’. One highlight was advising consortium APO Agua Infrastructura on a $267m joint venture with the Davao City Water District to design, construct and operate a large water treatment facility.
Tax (Band 2)
Anthony Gutierrez is the chief tax partner at Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio; he and Jesus Protacio represented Metro Railway Transit at the Court of Tax Appeals regarding wrongful tax collection.
Dispute Resolution (Band 3)
Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio provides ‘good value for money’; Ben Yap is ‘client friendly and responsive’, and Jesus Protacio is ‘very sound technically’. Clients include First PV Ventures and First Philippine Electric.
Banking & Finance (Band 4)
Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio advises banks and institutions on structuring loans, and regulatory and compliance issues. The team assisted APO Agua Infrastructura with financing the construction and operation of a large water treatment facility in Davao.
Corporate and M&A (Band 4)
The team at Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio acted on M&A transactions in various sectors; it advised Ceneric (Holdings) on the sale of all its shares to Cosmic Technologies.