Gulapa Law

Philippines

Analysis

Overview

Established in 2015, boutique law firm Gulapa Law is well recognised for its expertise in construction, energy and infrastructure. Its market-leading infrastructure group has been advising the government in various PPP projects. Gulapa Law continues to expand by servicing more international clients, with a consistent trend of delivering quality work. Infrastructure specialist Aris Gulapa is the main contact. 

Intellectual property

Work highlights 

Advising a Singapore-based client on the registration of trademarks in 13 jurisdictions using the legal framework provided in the Madrid Protocol, with the Philippine Intellectual Property Office as the office of origin.  

Key clients 

APO Production Unit, Asian Development BankFashion BoxFrontiir 

 
Dispute resolution

Work highlights 

Represented a private complainant in a criminal case for slander by deed against her former employer. 

Key clients 

JBROS Construction Corporation, Joey Aquino

 
Corporate and M&A

Work highlights 

Assisting Manila Water Company in the drafting and revision of its concession agreement with MWSS. 

Key clients 

Better Shape InnovatorsPhilippine Phosphate Fertilizer Corporation, Pivot International 

 
Competition/antitrust

Work highlights 

Advising AXA Philippines on regulatory and competition matters concerning its portfolio of insurance products. 

Advised the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) consortium on the unsolicited proposal for the expansion and rehabilitation of the NAIA Complex and in competition issues arising from the project.

 
Infrastructure

Work highlights 

Assisting ADB, the transaction advisor of the Department of Transportation, in structuring the Metro Manila Subway Project and drafting the bidding documentation. 

Key clients 

Infracorp Development, WaterMatic Philippines Corporation 

 
Real estate

Work highlights 

Representing the super consortium of seven conglomerates (Aboitiz, Ayala, Filinvest, JG Summit, Metro Pacific, Megaworld, and Philippine Airlines) in their proposal to rehabilitate and expand the NAIA. 

Key clients 

Aboitiz InfraCapitalADB, SM Prime Holdings