Asialaw Profiles (2021)

Banking and finance - Recommended
Banking and financial services - Recommended
Competition/antitrust - Recommended
Construction - Highly Recommended
Corporate and M&A - Recommended
Dispute resolution - Highly Recommended
Energy - Highly Recommended
Infrastructure - Highly Recommended
Labour and employment - Highly Recommended
Real estate - Recommended
Tax - Recommended
Technology and telecommunications - Other notable firms

Leading Lawyers:

Ben Dominic Yap - Dispute Resolution (Distinguished practitioner)
Jaime Renato Gatmaytan - Construction (Distinguished practitioner)


Banking and finance
Assisted DBS, Mizuho, MUFG and Standard Chartered in a $3 billion loan facility to Aboitiz Power Corporation in relation to a stake acquisition of AA Thermal.

Advised LafargeHolcim and Holcim Philippines on regulatory and competition law aspects of their $2.15 billion deal, which lapsed in May 2020.

Corporate and M&A
Advised Fraser Property on its divestment of shares in Frasers Hospitality Investment Holding.

Dispute resolution
Representing Metro Rail Transit Corporation in proceedings before the Philippine Supreme Court against the City of Makati concerning the property taxes.

Advising First Gen Corporation on the development, installation, ownership, operation and maintenance of an LNG facility.

Assisted Republic Cement Iligan in the structuring, drafting and negotiation of their contracts with the contractor for the construction and commissioning of a new coal mill in the Philippines.

Labour and employment
Representing a multinational financial services corporation in the inspection and enforcement proceedings conducted by the Department of Labour and Employment with respect to its contracting arrangements.

Real estate
Assisted AREIT, a subsidiary of Ayala Land, in its domestic IPO.
Acted for Jose Luis Alcuaz in seeking to exclude a parcel of land from the assets of Mañosa Properties.

Acted as tax counsel to Metro Rail Transit Corporation in relation to a deficiency taxes dispute.