IFLR 1000 (2023-2024)

Banking - Tier 4
Capital markets: Debt - Other notable
Mergers and acquisitions - Tier 3
Project development - Tier 3
Project finance - Tier 3

Leading Lawyers:
Andrea Katipunan (Rising Star Partner) – Project Development, M&A
Annalisa J. Carlota (Rising Star Partner) – Project Development
Jaime Renato Gatmaytan (Highly Regarded) – Project finance, M&A

Established in 2007, Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio (C&G Law) is a full-service law firm located in Makati. It is a member firm of Rajah & Tann Asia, southeast Asia’s largest legal network.

Focusses / specialisms
The firm specialises in corporate and commercial transactions, litigation and arbitration, taxation, as well as labour and employment. It is particularly active in the energy, real estate and technology industries.

Key clients
Key clients include Ayala Land, Aboitiz group and Lopez/First Gen.

Research period review: 33rd edition (2022/2023)
The banking team was active for a mix of lenders and borrowers on domestic and cross-border structuring, closing lending, securities and other financing transactions.

In M&A, the firm was active on strategic deals on both the buy and sell side. The deals were in the real estate, aviation, energy, manufacturing, logistics, technology and BPO industries.

In projects, the firm is well versed in a variety of both public and private construction and infrastructure work and especially in the energy sector.

Deal highlights: 33rd edition (2022/2023)
Export-Import Bank of China concessional loan.
Lendable SPC/Lendable Asset Management $20 million term loan facility Liquefied natural gas infrastructure development project.

Client feedback: 33rd edition (2022/2023)
“Excellent in their advice, responsive and pragmatic.”

Andrea Katipunan
“Extremely responsive.”