After practicing in Manila, Singapore, Vietnam, Tokyo, and New York for more than 12 years, Aris Gulapa set up Gulapa Law Office in September 2015. In 2017, the firm admitted two new partners and is now known as “Gulapa & Quicho (Gulapa Law)”.
Within a short period, Gulapa Law was recognized by international publications (IFLR, Legal500, ALB, AsiaLaw Profiles, ABLJ) as a leading firm in construction/real estate, corporate/M&A, projects/energy, and competition/antitrust. The firm was named one of the “Firms to Watch” and “Best Boutiques” in 2017 by ALB.
Gulapa Law became the first Philippine firm to set up an office in New York in 2017 and San Francisco in 2018.
With the combined experience of the firm’s partners, MVGS takes pride in having established itself as a leading law firm, providing a comprehensive range of services to its clients. The firm delivers excellent legal services in the areas of corporate and commercial, banking, securities, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing, information technology, litigation, labor and employment, and immigration.
The firm represents local and foreign companies considered the leading and most recognized in their respective industries, and acts as retained counsel for many of the major conglomerates in the country.
From a modest commercial law practice in downtown Manila at the turn of the 20th century, Romulo is currently one of the largest law firms in the Philippines with an international perspective. We serve clients from across the globe from our offices in Manila, Cebu, and Hong Kong.
Our lawyers are also active officers and members of business and civic associations both in the Philippines and around the world, including Lex Mundi.
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) was founded in 1945. It is a full-service law firm and is one of the largest law firms in the Philippines.
The firm offers a broad and integrated range of legal services, with departments in the following fields: banking, finance and securities; special projects; corporate services; litigation and dispute resolution; employment law and immigration; intellectual property; and tax.
Within this structure, SyCipLaw has specialists in key practice areas, such as mergers and acquisitions, energy, construction, infrastructure, aviation, anti-trust, natural resources, government contracts, real estate, insurance, arbitration, mediation, technology, media, and telecommunications.
The firm represents clients from almost every industry and enterprise, and the firm’s client portfolio includes local and global business leaders. The firm also acts for governmental agencies, international organizations, and non-profit institutions.