The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2017 Edition)
Real Estate and Construction (Band 1)
The ‘outstanding and very responsive’ practice at Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio provides ‘very good advice’. Jaime Gatmaytan (a ‘star’ with ‘deep market knowledge’) leads the team, which includes Norma Patacsil and Mary Mundin.
Tax (Band 1)
The ‘very quick’ Anthony Gutierrez and the ‘careful, attentive’ Jesus Protacio are the key partners at Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio. The ‘highly knowledgeable, responsive’ team advised Metro Railway Transit Corporation in a claim against the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) regarding a wrongful tax assessment.
Dispute Resolution (Band 2)
Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio’s ‘creative’, ‘highly knowledgeable’ team includes key partners Jesus Protacio, Cesar Santamaria, Jr, the ‘sharp, trustworthy’ Ben Yap and the ‘very quick’ Anthony Gutierrez.
Employment (Band 2)
The ‘prompt, supportive’ department at Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio is led by Cesar Santamaria, Jr; he and Norma Patacsil have ‘superb knowledge of employment matters’. Philippine AXA Life Insurance Corporation is a key client.
Projects and Energy (Band 2)
Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio houses a number of ‘experts in their field’, including Jaime Gatmaytan, Ben Yap and Jesus Protacio. Aboitiz Power and First Gen Corporation are clients.
Banking & Finance (Band 3)
The team at Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio advised International Finance Corporation and Development Bank of the Philippines on a bid to operate and maintain the LRT Line 2. Jaime Gatmaytan leads the practice, which includes Norma Patacsil.
Corporate and M&A (Band 3)
Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio’s department advised Pearson on its Affordable Learning Fund’s capital infusion into Affordable Private Education Center, and acted for Ayala Healthcare Holdings on its PHP400m purchase of a 50% stake in a local pharmacy selling generic pharmaceuticals. Jaime Gatmaytan, Norma Patacsil and Mary Mundin are the key partners