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.
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.
Established in 1963, Quisumbing Torres has been advising many of the most dynamic and successful business organizations in the Philippines and overseas for more than 50 years.
With a team of more than 50 Philippine lawyers, we are a full-service firm, advising clients in the Banking & Finance, Corporate & Commercial, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Immigration, Intellectual Property, and Tax practice areas.
Our lawyers specialize not only from the standpoint of the above practice areas but also from the perspective of industries, including:
Our services include advising andassisting with the establishment of corporate vehicles, government approvals, permits, licenses, and registrations for clients’ operations, preparing and negotiating and reviewing contracts for various commercial transactions, such as licensing agreements, distribution agreements, lease agreements, and other arrangements, brand protection, and compliance with international trade and customs regulations. We also advise clients on e-commerce, advertising, data privacy, competition and anti-trust, consumer protection, employment, transfer pricing, product regulations and recall, and disputes.
Building on our wealth of experience inthis sector, we understand the needs of both investors and financiers. Our transactional capability, coupled with our broad-ranging skills in projectdevelopment, finance, corporate, tax, and environmental and competition law, means we can deliver commercially effective solutions at every stage of the process.
We provide financial institutions withsector-specific, pragmatic advice on tax structuring, M&A and joint ventures, intellectual property protection, IT, outsourcing, real estate portfolio management, employment, compensation schemes and pensions, data privacy compliance, regulatory compliance, investigations, financial crimes and dispute resolution.
Our healthcare lawyers bring a unique track-record and valuable insight from working with numerous healthcare companies on a variety of transactions. As trusted advisors to the world's largest pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and healthcare services companies, our team works across jurisdictions, and practice areas to help industry players in various areas such as mergers and acquisitions, market entry, patents and brands protection, transfer pricing and tax planning strategies, product liability cases and complex disputes, regulatory compliance, clinical trials, competition and trade, commercial agreements, data privacy, and employment. Our knowledge of the industry, combined with awareness of local legal requirements around the globe, ensures that we provide industry tailored advice that minimizes risks while at the same time achieving objectives and maximizing opportunities.
Our IMT lawyers help leadingorganizations implement their strategies by developing and delivering commercial and innovative solutions. Combining our full service approachwith decades of industry experience, we assist with their corporate, transactional, employment, tax, IT, IP, Regulatory and Compliance, and dispute resolution matters. We provide support in a number of sub-sectors, including agribusiness, aviation, aerospace and defense, automotive, chemicals, construction and building materials, industrial conglomerates, and transportation and logistics. We provide insights on current trends affecting clients in light of digital technology (Internet of Things, advanced analytics, e-commerce, blockchain trading, artificial intelligence), physical technology (autonomous vehicles, advanced robotics, new materials) and environmental challenges (environmental threats, trade uncertainty).
Leveraging on our deep industry knowledge and broad experience, we offer sophisticated legal advice and pragmatic solutions on a wide range of TMT issues which help forward- thinking companies remain innovative and profitable in a quickly evolving environment of technological advances, as well as guide them in finding strategic opportunities within the marketplace. We focus on three key areas – (1) Communications and Mobility (including licensing and regulatory matters, internet issues, and privacy / data protection), (2) Digital Media (including interactive entertainment, content and content delivery, broadcasting and transmission, and crisis and reputation management), and (3) Technology (including issues on artificial intelligence, big data, cloud computing and e-commerce).
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.