The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (2018)
Banking and Finance - Tier 3
Corporate and M&A - Tier 3
Dispute Resolution - Tier 2
Labour and Employment - Tier 2
Projects and Energy - Tier 1
Real Estate and Construction - Tier 1
Tax - Tier 1
Jaime Gatmaytan - Projects and Energy, Real Estate and Construction
Cesar Santamaria - Labour and Employment
Ben Yap - Dispute Resolution
Anthony Gutierrez - Tax
Banking and Finance
The team at Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio (C&G Law) is experienced in advising banks and financial institutions on a range of matters, with particular expertise in regulatory compliance and security transactions. Jaime Gatmaytan leads the practice and recently represented Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ in a $650m loan deal to Therma Power, an Aboitiz subsidiary.
Corporate and M&A
Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio (C&G Law)’s corporate and M&A practice is experienced in advising corporate clients on incorporation matters, governance and compliance issues, structuring, investments and enterprise formation. The firm is also particularly active in cross-border transactions and acts as counsel to local and international clients on a range of high-value matters. Recent highlights include advising HP Inc. on the $1bn acquisition of Samsung’s printer business, which included the transfer of assets and employees and due diligence on various contracts. Key partners within the department include Jaime Gatmaytan, Norma Patacsil, Mary Mundin and Albert Yu Chang.
Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio (C&G Law)’s ‘excellent’ dispute resolution team includes key partners Ben Yap, Anthony Gutierrez, Jess Lopez and the ‘fantastic’ Jesus Protacio. The practice is experienced in a broad range of litigation and dispute resolution matters, with particular expertise in complex and high-value commercial disputes.
Labour and Employment
Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio (C&G Law)’s employment practice has experience in handling matters relating to labour standards, employee benefits, contracts, reorganisations, and mergers and acquisitions. It also has particular expertise in labour dispute proceedings and immigration issues. Cesar Santamaria, Jr is the key contact.
Projects and Energy
Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio (C&G Law)’s project and energy practice frequently handles major domestic and international energy projects, and recently acted for Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ on its $650m loan to Therma Power. Key partners within the department include Jaime Gatmaytan, Ben Yap, Norma Patacsil and Albert Yu Chang.
Real Estate and Construction
The real estate practice at Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio (C&G Law) is active in PPP projects involving construction, financing and operation of public utilities such as airports and rail systems. The firm is currently advising the International Finance Corporation as well as the Development Bank of the Philippines on the Light Rail Transit Line 2 O&M PPP Projects and the Davao Sasa Port Modernization Project. Jaime Gatmaytan, Norma Patacsil, Mary Mundin and Albert Yu Chang are the key contacts.
The Tax practice at Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio (C&G Law) advises clients from the power generation, manufacturing, pharmaceutical and mining industries, such as the Aboitiz Group, Holcim Philippines, and OceanaGold. Anthony Gutierrez and Jesus Protacio handle a range of tax matters, including advisory, planning, litigation and corporate restructuring work, and recently advised Sanofi Aventis Philippines Inc. on the tax treatment of its $25m cross-border business unit swap with Boehringer.