105 Paseo de Roxas
Contact: Hector M de Leon, Jr
Number of lawyers: 128
Number of partners: 43
Languages: English, Filipino, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Korean
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (“SyCipLaw”) is one of the largest law firms in the Philippines and it is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. Its principal office is in Makati City, with branch offices in Cebu City, Davao City and the Subic Bay Freeport Zone.
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; SyCipLaw maintains links with established and leading firms across the globe and membership to various exclusive international lawyers’ associations.
SyCipLaw is recognized as the “Philippine Law Firm of the Year” at the Chambers Asia Pacific Awards 2020; “Philippine Law Firm of the Year” and “Best Overall Law Firm of the Year” at the Asia Business Law Journal Philippine Law Awards 2019; and “Firm of the Year 2019” by In-House Community; ranked as “Outstanding Firm” by Asialaw Profiles 2020; “Band 1 Firm” by Chambers Asia Pacific 2020; and “Top Tier Firm” by the IFLR1000 2020 and Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020.
Banking, Finance & Securities:
SyCipLaw represents clients in a broad range of lending, capital market, and other financing transactions, as well as in financial restructurings.
Contact: Vicente D. Gerochi IV
The firm provides a full range of services for our clients, including setting up a business presence in the Philippines and advising on compliance and governance matters.
Contact: Simeon Ken R. Ferrer
SyCipLaw’s intellectual property practice is the largest in the country in terms of client base and range of services offered. These include basic rights protection, such as trademark, copyright, patent and product registration.
Contact: Vida M. Panganiban-Alindogan
Employment & Immigration:
SyCipLaw’s Employment and Immigration Department advises and represents clients in a variety of non-adversarial and adversarial employment law matters, as well as in developing programs and strategies intended to improve labor relations in businesses.
Contact: Dante T. Pamintuan
Litigation & Dispute Resolution:
SyCipLaw has a wide-ranging litigation practice in virtually all court levels, as well as in various administrative agencies. The firm also has a very extensive arbitration practice, being involved in foreign arbitrations, international commercial and other domestic arbitrations, and construction arbitrations.
Contact: Ricardo Ma. P. G. Ongkiko
SyCipLaw’s Special Projects group undertakes the firm’s project and transactional work, which constitute the firm’s traditional focus and largest practice area.
Contact: Rocky Alejandro L. Reyes
SyCipLaw’s tax department provides the entire range of tax services, from advising on and structuring the tax aspects of corporate transactions to administrative and judicial litigation in relation to tax refunds and defending clients against assessments for both
national taxes and customs duties and local taxes.
Contact: Carina C. Laforteza