SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Philippines

Analysis

Overview

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan is an undisputed top-tier firm in the PhilippinesAs the largest law firm in the Philippines, it offers a broad range of legal services across most practice areasIts key partners include corporate lawyer Hector de Leon, dispute lawyer Carlos Roberto Lopez and project specialist Rocky Alejandro Reyes. 

Client feedback 

Thorough, skilled and responsive lawyers. – Dispute resolution 

Provides expert opinion. – Labour and employment 

“The firm is very responsive to requests.  They acknowledge receipt of an email promptly and are very professional.” – Labour and employment 

It is unafraid to relentlessly follow up with us to ensure the best result.”  Regulatory 

“Has a great pool of outstanding lawyers. – Tax 

Patricia Daz 

Responsive, hardworking, positive. 

Leslie Dy 

Very deep expertise, high credibility, provides confidence to clients, acknowledged authority, transparency, builds relationships with client.” 

Russel Rodriguez 

Very knowledgeable about the practical side of labour laws. 

 
Tax

Work highlights 

Representing a Philippine telecommunications company as petitioner in a case before the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) in connection with the customs seizure of its telecommunications equipment intended for the modernisation of its network system in the Philippines.

 
Labour and employment

Work highlights 

Advised Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co on its investment in Frontier Tower Associates Philippines. 

Key clients 

First Pacific Company, Metro Pacific Investments CorporationPXP Energy Corporation 

 
Intellectual property

Work highlights 

Advised Colgate on all aspects of intellectual property for consumer products. 

Key clients 

Biofarma, Bose Corporation, Dyson TechnologyMerck & CoPfizer, Samsung ElectronicsThe Clorox Company 

 
Dispute resolution

Work highlights 

Defended ainfrastructure corporation in a Supreme Court case involving high amount of potential revenues arising from a Philippine toll way project. 

Key clients 

Barrick Gold Corporation, HedcorOceanaGold, Placer Dome 

 
Corporate and M&A

Work highlights 

Advised Metro Pacific Investments Corporation on its sale of shares in Metro Pacific Light Rail Corporation. 

Key clients 

Keppel Infrastructure Trust, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & CoMitsubishi Corporation 

 
Capital markets

Work highlights 

Acted for DBS BankStandard Chartered Bank and DB Trustees (Hong Kong) on San Miguel Corporation’s issuance of $500 million senior perpetual capital securities under its $3 billion medium term note and securities programme. 

Key clients 

BDO Capital, China Bank Capital Corporation, Philippine Commercial CapitalPNB Capital and Investment CorporationRCBC Capital CorporationSB Capital Investment Corporation

 
Competition/antitrust

Work highlights 

Advised Infineon Technologies on a merger between Infineon Technologies and Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, with Cypress as the surviving entity. 

Key clients 

Aéroports de ParisBeacon Powergen Holdings, Metro Pacific Investments CorporationMitsubishi Corporation 

 
Banking and finance

Work highlights 

Advised Metro Pacific Investments Corporation and Keppel Infrastructure Trust on a $260 million senior secured term loan facility granted to Hyperion Storage Holdings Corporation. 

Key clients 

GrabExpressJPMorgan Chase

 
Construction

Work highlights 

Advised on the operations and maintenance of the Clark International Airport.

 
Real estate

Work highlights 

Advised Mitsubishi Corporation on its joint venture with Filinvest Alabang for the development of a mixed-use project in Filinvest City.

 
Shipping

Work highlights 

Advised Mayer Brown acting for BNP Paribas on the Philippine registration and de-registration procedure of dual-flagged vessels used as security in relation to a financing transaction. 

 
Technology and telecommunications

Work highlights 

Advised Teladoc on Philippine regulatory matters regarding telemedicine.