Villaraza & Angangco

Philippines

Analysis

Overview

Full-service firm Villaraza & Angangco is recognised for its practice areas of corporate and M&A, dispute resolution, intellectual property, real estate and technology and telecommunications. As a firm with decades of experience serving its clients, the firm is fully equipped for any legal matter, and through its work has gained the trust of leading multinational corporations, financial institutions and conglomerates. Its key lawyers include dispute partners Alejandro Alfonso Navarro and Augusto San Pedro as well as IP specialist Bienvenido Somera. 

Client feedback 

The Villaraza & Angangco team was very efficient in handling the case. It provided timely updates, provided the client with necessary advise and was very comprehensive in providing legal assessment of the risks and possible outcomes of the litigation.” – Corporate and M&A 

The team’s output is always excellently executed, thorough, and well-prepared.”  Energy 

“Offers a professional service and quick response. – Labour and employment 

Jose Florino 

Responds timely and efficiently and has a good grasp of legal frameworks. 

Rashel Pomoy 

Responsive and Thorough. 

Maria Concepcion Simundac 

Over-all, she is an excellent legal partner. She is hands-on, responsive, reliable in meeting timelines, and provides creative solutions and alternatives on complex regulatory or policy issues. 

 
Tax

Work highlights 

Advised China Telecommunications Corporation on tax matters in relation to its investment in DITO Telecommunity Corporation. 

Key clients 

Emperador DistillersLotte Corporation, Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines, Welcome Creditline

 
Labour and employment

Work highlights 

Overseeing the growth of Amazon Operation Services Philippines to over 3,000 employees in the Philippines 

Key clients 

Hijo Resources Corporation, LF Philippines, King & Spalding 

 
Intellectual property

Work highlights 

Successfully cancelled four ‘Evergreen patent registrations of the Esomeprazole compound for Getz Pharma. 

Key clients 

ABS-CBN Corporation, DescorpPetron Corporation 

 
Dispute resolution

Work highlights 

Acted for Fountel and FAI and successfully obtained a reversal of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) decision nullifying the share acquisitions of Fountel and FAI in PSI on the ground of supposed fraudulent practices under the securities regulation code. 

Key clients 

Felicitas Antoinette, Fountel Corporation 

Corporate and M&A

Work highlights 

Advised Udenna Corporation on its acquisition of all issued shares in Chevron. 

Key clients 

Bank of the Philippine Islands, BDO Unibank, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation

 
Banking and finance

Work highlights 

Assisted DITO Telecommunity Corporation on a project financing bridge loan between DITO Telecommunity Corporation and Bank of China affiliated entities. 

Key clients 

FSG Technology VenturesSEA Group, Stripe, QCash Finance Corporation