The firm is a general law practice firm and is one of the oldest in the Philippines. The firm corresponds with leading law firms around the world. Representative clients include Bayer, Takeda, NBA Properties, Inc., President and Fellows of Harvard College, Samsung, Lincoln Electric, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Texas Instruments. The firm acts as legal adviser to the American, British, German, Swedish, and Greek Embassies in the Philippines.
Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio (C&G Law) is a full-service law firm in the Philippines specialising in competition and anti-trust, corporate and commercial transactions, energy and infrastructure, labour and employment, litigation and arbitration, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and construction, taxation as well as technology, media, and telecommunications.
C&G Law is highly regarded in many of these fields (including for litigation and arbitration), as are several of the firm’s partners. Founded in 2007, the firm has quickly grown to become one of the larger law firms in the Philippines. It is one of the country’s top law firms and is a go-to firm for several top conglomerates, especially for businesses in the energy industry.
C&G Law currently comprises 17 partners, as well as a full complement of associates and paralegals.
Established in the Philippines on January 2006 by a group of like-minded and innovative lawyers each with over 15 years of experience in their own fields of specialization, Hechanova Bugay Vilchez & Andaya-Racadio is a full-service law firm. The firm has a very strong intellectual property law practice dealing with contentious issues, as well as in the fields of corporate law and taxation.
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Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALAW) is the biggest law firm in the Philippines with a cohesive multi-disciplinary team of legal professionals who possess in-depth knowledge in specialized fields of law, backed by extensive experience with almost 50 years of law practice of law. From a core group of seven lawyers at its inception in 1972, the Firm has grown to a prestigious service organization of more than 140 lawyers and over 170 non-legal personnel. ACCRALAW is uniquely positioned to service its local and foreign clients with fully equipped offices in the most important commercial centers in the Philippines. Its principal office is in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila and its branches are in the key cities of Cebu City in the Visayas and Davao City in Mindanao. In addition, the Firm and its lawyers are technologically adept to address their clients’ requirements.
The Firm has an excellent track record in litigation and dispute resolution, labor and employment law, intellectual property, and in handling diverse, significant and complex business projects and transactions for both local and multinational clients. It has been involved in landmark litigation cases and significant business transactions.
ACCRALAW’s clientele represents the full spectrum of business and industry, and includes professional organizations and individuals. Servicing the Firm’s clients are seven practice departments and two branches, which offer timely, creative and strategic legal solutions matched with cost-efficient administration and expert handling of clients’ requirements.
The Managing Partner of the Firm is Emerico O. De Guzman and its Co-Managing Partner is Patricia-Ann T. Prodigalidad.
The Philippine maritime industry is a dynamic and ever-growing business in which DelRosarioLaw has played, and continues to play, a major part. The firm acts for multinational shipping clients on controversies involving labour, personal injury, vessel arrest, collisions, salvage, oil pollution, damage/loss of cargoes, bunker claims, charter party/bill of lading disputes, protection & indemnity (P&I)/hull & machinery (H&M) and freight demurrage & defence (FD&D) work, ship finance, sale and purchase documentation, registrations, management and crewing.
Co-managing partner, Ruben T Del Rosario, former charter president of the Philippine Maritime Voluntary Arbitrators’ Association, is regularly invited to speak at national and international fora on issues related to amendments to the standard terms and conditions of the POEA contract and other matters relating to Filipino crew claims.
DelRosarioLaw’s labour practice acts on a full range of matters involving Filipino seafarers’ claims and industrial relations disputes. With Filipinos making up over 25% of all seafarers worldwide, labour claims and suits for death, disability, illness, illegal dismissal and other related claims make up a large part of our practice.
DelRosarioLaw represents, among others, the International Group of P&I Clubs, as well as insurance companies and cruise lines.
In response to the growing needs of the clients, Del Rosario Pandiphil, the firm’s paralegal affiliate, handles all seafarers’ medical claims. Del Rosario Pandiphil is also now the Philippine network partner of the Through Transport Club, the largest club for ship, terminal, and depot operators, container lessors, and freight forwarders, and is a member of, and insured with, the ITIC Club.
The firm continues to evolve
The firm’s corporate practice has grown substantially in recent years to accommodate increased business and the outsourcing activities of its clients in the Philippines. These business activities include direct foreign investments, company formations such as RO/ROHQ, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and general corporate work.
The firm’s tax and immigration practices have likewise grown to support the growing corporate clientele, to ensure their compliance with the ever developing local regulatory environment.
Major international law firms regularly refer cases to DelRosarioLaw, trusting them to ably handle their representation in the Philippines. The litigation and dispute resolution practice of the firm continually expands to various fields of law to cope with the ever expanding business concerns of its clients.
In recent years there has been a large increase in matters pertaining to intellectual property. The firm’s IP clients include international giants Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Sony.
Co-managing partner Arturo T del Rosario Jr, besides specialising in maritime law, also holds the position of president of the International Property Association of the Philippines and spearheads DelRosarioLaw‘s work covering trademark and patent applications and disputes.