Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano (MVGS)

Philippines

Analysis

Overview

Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano is a top-tier law firm in the Philippines. The firm capably provides service in the areas of corporate and M&A, banking and finance, intellectual property, dispute resolution and labour and employmentEduardo Martinez, Reynaldo Dizon and Shirley Alinea are key contacts. 

Client feedback 

It provides no-nonsense advice which oftentimes result in a much quicker resolution of issues.” – Banking and finance 

Has deep knowledge of the legalities of the transactions, is practical and proactive.” – Capital markets 

The Firm is well-versed in corporate and M&A legal concerns and was fully equipped to advise the sell side in the transaction.” – Corporate and M&A 

Gwyneth Ong 

She is an expert in the field of M&A and corporate matters. She is firm in pursuance of her client's interests. She is conscientious, responds promptly, and fully addresses concerns of the client.” 

Elmer Serrano 

Very responsive and knowledgeable.” 

Mark Vergara 

Gives good insight and has a deep network which is useful when executing transactions.”

 
Tax

Work highlights 

Advised Three Point Star Holdings on its acquisition of an idle two-hectare land situated in Parañaque City through a public auction conducted by Parañaque City.

 
Corporate and M&A

Work highlights 

Assisted BDO on the merger of its two securities brokerage businesses, BDO Securities Corporation and BDO Nomura Securities 

Key clients 

Farallon Capital, Hitachi Digital Payment Solutions, Human ManagedMaison Noble Holdings, Pacific Online Systems Corporation

 
Capital markets

Work highlights 

Advised DDMP REIT on its IPO of almost $6 million common shares.  

Key clients 

BDO Unibank, MerryMartSta. Lucia Land, Suncity Group Holdings

 
Banking and finance

Work highlights 

Assisted in the restructuring of a credit facility of Udenna Group with BDO Unibank.  

Key clients 

CSW-IloiloMizuho Bank, SB Capital

 
Construction

Work highlights 

Represented Anchor Land Holdings as counsel for the implementation of its joint venture with the City of Parañaque involving the development and operation of a commercial mixed-use project in Parañaque City 

Key clients 

Citicore Renewable Energy Corporation, Suntrust