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Philippines Gulapa Law welcomes new corporate lawyer

15 June 2020 by Asia law

The new partner is joining the firm in June 2020

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Amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure and Evidence to take effect on 1 May 2020

06 March 2020 by Asia law

The Supreme Court recently issued amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure and the Revised Rules on Evidence (collectively, the "Revised Rules"). The Revised Rules will take effect on 1 May 2020. Like the earlier released Revised Guidelines on Continuous Trial of Criminal Cases, the Revised Rules are intended to expedite civil and criminal litigations and, to this end, streamline the litigation process.

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Philippine Competition Commission Increases Mandatory Notification Thresholds

06 March 2020 by Asia law

M&A transactions whose definitive agreements are executed on or after 1 March 2020 will be subject to mandatory notification to the PCC if they meet the new thresholds of PhP 6 billion for the Size of Party test, and PhP 2.4 billion for the Size of Transaction test.

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Philippine Competition Commission resolves first abuse of dominance case

28 November 2019 by Asia law

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has issued a decision on its first case on abuse of dominance. Abuse of dominance is a violation of Section 15 of the Philippine Competition Act (PCA).

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THE PHILIPPINES: Joining the rank of “innovation achievers”

04 September 2019 by Patricia Bunye

In the recently released 2019 Global Innovation Index (“GII”) report, the Philippines saw a notable 19-place leap from the 73rd spot in 2018 to 54th this year.

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Bienvenido Marquez III is the newly-elected president of The Licensing Executives Society Philippines (LESP) for 2019 - 2021.

09 August 2019 by Asia law

LES Philippines is the local Society of LES International, a worldwide federation of professionals involved in the transfer of technology, industrial property, and intellectual property rights.

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New Philippine IP-Related Laws for MSMEs and Start-Ups

08 August 2019 by Asia law

The Philippines recently passed three new laws to assist micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and start-ups

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Philippines: poised to tighten employment rules

22 July 2019 by Asia law

In the Philippines, a business owner may engage people to perform work either by entering into employment relationships or by contracting out the work to be performed.

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Quisumbing Torres Elects Four New Partners

04 July 2019 by Asia law

Quisumbing Torres (QT) announces the promotion of four lawyers to partnership.

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Government Expands Maternity Benefits for Female Workers in the Private Sector

05 June 2019 by Asia law

A new law was recently enacted to protect and promote the rights and welfare of women in due consideration of their maternal function.