We cover the major fields of law practice, from giving legal advice to our clients to advocating their causes in every possible venue that requires legal representation.
We represent clients in civil, commercial, criminal, and administrative litigation in all court levels and in various administrative agencies.
We have broad experience in litigation in such areas as contract disputes, torts, intracorporate controversies, corporate rehabilitation, securities regulation, real estate, intellectual property, mining and natural resources, environment, transportation, insurance, telecommunications, taxation, wills and estates, and family relations.
Depending upon where clients’ interests lie, we act as private prosecutors and defense counsel in criminal cases.
We provide innovative, effective, and efficient approaches and solutions to legal problems to attain clients’ objectives in various stages, from averting litigation, or settling one in progress, to pursuing one and winning it.
We handle commercial and construction industry arbitration.
The field of arbitration has grown in recent years. Given the delays associated with judicial actions, more and more contracts now contain arbitration clauses and this mode of dispute resolution has come to be accepted as an alternative to court actions.
Our Manager Partner, Atty. Edmundo L. Tan, is the president of the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. (PDRCI) for the terms 2018-2019 and 2019-2020. Some of our lawyers are PDRCI-accredited arbitrators.
We handle labor and employment concerns of clients in the industries of banking, insurance, retail, manufacturing, business and knowledge process outsourcing, financial technology, and agriculture. We assist them towards full compliance with Philippine labor and employment laws to minimize legal risks of lawsuits under the Labor Code and related statutes. We have broad experience in the areas of illegal dismissal, collective bargaining negotiations, strikes and preventive mediation, voluntary arbitration, as well as traditional labor matters and disputes.
We provide the full range of corporate services from advisory to incorporation work and business set-up and related compliance, execution of complex business acquisitions, establishment of joint ventures, preparation of shareholder agreements, and implementation of corporate restructuring plans such as mergers and spin-offs, increase or decrease of capital stock, debt-to-equity conversions, equity restructuring, and quasi-reorganization. Some of our lawyers act as corporate secretaries, while others serve as directors.
We assist clients in handling tax assessments and refunds before the Bureau of Internal Revenue and provide general tax advice and legal representation in tax litigation before the Court of Tax Appeals and regular courts.
We also provide consultations and advice to clients on legal and regulatory matters affecting their interests and activities in a broad range of businesses such as banking, telecommunications, shipping, mining, agriculture, manufacturing, trading, insurance, shopping mall operations, property development, facilities management, resorts and leisure operations, gaming, securities brokerage, and information technology.
Through our retainer services, we assist the client in navigating the intricacies of laws and regulations, avoiding contentious issues in their dealings with regulators and counterparties, and protecting their interests and attaining their objectives.
We handle registration of foreign nationals and cases involving acquisition and re-acquisition of Philippine citizenship, deportation, and naturalization.
We handle all kinds of intellectual property matters, from advisory work and registration of copyrights, patents, trademarks, tradenames, and utility models, to inter partes proceedings before the Intellectual Property Office and IP-related litigation in courts.
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