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Welcome to the inaugural ALB Philippine Law Awards!

  

Date:     Friday, Oct 14, 2016
Time:    6:30PM (Sharp)
Venue:  Fairmont Makati - Ballroom 1
             1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue, Makati City, 1224 Philippines
 
Asian Legal Business is hosting the presentation of 20 awards in the Philippines's legal circle. These prestigious awards will pay tribute to the outstanding performance of private practitioners and in-house teams that have significantly contributed to the evolving legal landscape of the region. Nominations are now open and we will accept submissions in the form of self-recommendations and third-party nominations.
 

This black-tie banquet will be graced by illustrious members of the bench, legal associations and business circles, law firms, in-house departments, and the legal academe from across Philippines. 

Come and celebrate legal excellence with us! Put forward your own team or that of others you have worked with in the past year as an earnest act of recognition and gratitude for their great accomplishments and hard work.

 

GOOD LUCK AND SEE YOU ON OCTOBER 14!

For enquiries about the event, please contact Caryl Aquino at mary.aquino@thomsonreuters.com or +632 982 5938.

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GUEST OF HONOUR

 

 Rosario T. Setias-Reyes

National President, Integrated Bar of the Philippines

 

Rosario Setias-Reyes is the first woman to become the national president and chairperson of the board of governors of Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP), the official organisation of all Philippine lawyers in the country. Setias-Reyes, who assumed leadership of the IBP in 2015, finished her law degree at the University of Santo Tomas, where she also earned her BA in Political Science, graduating cum laude.

Her active involvement in the IBP began in 2003, when she got elected as the body’s Governor for Greater Manila Region, which was composed of five chapters and had a total membership of approximately 13,000. In 2007, she was appointed National Director for Legal Aid and handled some special tasks assigned to her. In 2013, Setias-Reyes was elected as IBP’s executive vice president.

Prior to heading IBP, Setias-Reyes put up her own firm, R.S. Reyes Law Offices, in 2000. Under the aegis of her firm, she served as consultant to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). A corporate law specialist, she was also vice president for internal affairs of the Bank Lawyers Organization of the Philippines, treasurer of the Women Trial Lawyers Organization of the Philippines and secretary general of the Legal Network for Truthful Elections (LENTE).

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CATEGORIES

Deal Categories 

1.    Debt Market Deal of the Year

2.    M&A Deal of the Year

3.    Project Finance Deal of the Year

4.    Philippine Deal of the Year 

 

In-House Categories 

1.    Banking and Financial Services In-House Team of the Year

2.    Construction and Real Estate In-House Team of the Year

3.    Insurance In-House Team of the Year

4.    Technology, Media and Telecommunications In-House Team of the Year

5.    Philippine In-House Team of the Year 

 

Firm Categories 

1.    Arbitration Law Firm of the Year

2.    Banking and Financial Services Law Firm of the Year

3.    Boutique Law Firm of the Year

4.    Construction and Real Estate Law Firm of the Year

5.    Deal Firm of the Year

6.    International Deal Firm of the Year

7.    Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year

8.    Labor and Employment Law Firm of the Year

9.    Litigation Law Firm of the Year

10.    Matrimonial and Family Law Firm of the Year

11.   Rising Law Firm of the Year

12.   Tax and Trusts Law Firm of the Year

13.   Philippine Law Firm of the Year

 

Individual Categories

1.    In-House Lawyer of the Year

2.    Managing Partner of the Year 

3.    Woman Lawyer of the year

4.    Young Lawyer of the Year

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SUBMISSIONS ARE CLOSED.

 

To download the nomination form for DEAL CATEGORIES, please click here.

To download the nomination form for FIRM CATEGORIES, please click here.

To download the nomination form for IN-HOUSE CATEGORIES, please click here.

To download the nomination form for INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES, please click here.

 

 

 

 

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THE SHORTLIST

 

 

INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES

 

In-House Lawyer of the Year

Pagan Arches-Reyes - Aboitiz Equity Ventures

Valerie Feria Amante - Jollibee Foods Corp

Dante Miguel V. Cadiz - San Miguel Yamamura Packaging Corp

 

Managing Partner of the Year

Regina Jacinto-Barrientos - Puyat Jacinto & Santos

Alejandro Alfonso E. Navarro - Villaraza & Angangco

 

Woman Lawyer of the Year

Pearl T. Liu - Quisumbing Torres

Carmela L. Sacasas-Punzalan - San Miguel Yamamura Packaging Corp

Thea T. Daep - Villaraza & Angangco

 

Young Lawyer of the Year

Mark S. Gorriceta - Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra

Aris L. Gulapa - Gulapa Law Office

Michael Barney Almazar - Gulf Law

Najha Katrina J. Estrella - Puyat Jacinto & Santos

Joseph Anthony P. Lopez - Villaraza & Angangco

 

IN-HOUSE CATEGORY

 

Philippine In-House Team of the Year

Aboitiz Equity Ventures

Ayala Group

Globe Telecom

Jollibee Foods Corp

PMFTC

San Miguel Yamamura Packaging Corp

Shell

SM Investments Corp

 

DEAL CATEGORIES*

 

Debt Market Deal of the Year

 

AP Renewables' Issuance of First Climate Bond

Law firms: Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos; SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Banks: Asian Development Bank; Bank of the Philippine Islands; BPI Capital Corp

 

ICTSI's Regulation S Issuance

Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy; Norton Rose Fulbright; Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos; SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Banks: Citigroup Global Markets; Credit Suisse Securities (Europe); HSBC; Standard Chartered Bank

Accounting firm: SyCip, Gorres, Velayo & Co

 

Syndicated Financing Facility for HBI

Law firms: Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos;Villaraza & Angangco

Banks: Asia United Bank; Bank of the Philippine Islands; Security Bank Corp

 

Vista Land & Lifescapes’ Establishment of EMTN Programme

Law firms: Latham & Watkins; Maples and Calder; Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy; Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos; Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles

Banks: DBS Bank; HSBC

Accounting firm: SyCip, Gorres, Velayo & Co

 

M&A Deal of the Year

 

AEV-CRH's Acquisition of Lafarge's Cement Business

Law firms: Arthur Cox; Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon & San Jose; Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia; Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles; Sidley Austin

 

BCDA-Filinvest's JV for the Development of Clark Green City

Law firm: SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

 

BTMU's Acquisition of 20 Percent Interest in Security Bank

Law firms: Allen & Overy; Puyat Jacinto & Santos

 

GT Capital Holdings' Acquisition of 51 Percent of PCFI

Law firm: Puno & Puno

 

International Finance Corp's Investment in RCBC

Law firm: SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Banks: Bank of New York Mellon; RCBC

Accounting firm: KPMG Manabat Sanagustin & Co

 

Koninklijke Philips' Global Restructuring

Law firms: Rajah&Tann Singapore; SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

 

Universal Robina Corp's Acquisition of Griffin Food

Law firms: Mayne Wetherell; Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc and de los Angeles; Russell McVeigh

 

Project Finance Deal of the Year

 

Bulacan Water Supply Project

Law firm: Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles

 

Light Rail Manila Corp's LRT 1 Cavite Extension Project

Law firms: Nabarro LLP; Pinsent Masons; Shearman & Sterling; SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Banks:Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co; Rizal Commercial Banking Corp; Security Bank Corp 

 

Mactan Cebu Int'l Airport Passenger Terminal Project

Law firms: Hogan Lovells; Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano; SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Banks: Asian Development Bank; Bank of the Philippine Islands; BDO Capital & Investment Corp; BDO Unibank; Land Bank of the Philippines; Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co; Philippine National Bank

 

New Philippine e-Passport System

Law firm: Gulapa Law Office

 

San Buenaventura Power's 500-MW Coal-Fired Power Project in Quezon Province

Law firms: Abuda Asis & Associates; Latham & Watkins; Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos

Banks: BDO Capital & Investment Corp; BDO Unibank; China Banking Corp;First Metro Investment Corp; Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co; Philippine National Bank; PNB Capital & Investment Corp; RCBC Capital Corp; Rizal Commercial Banking Corp

 

SMC's 300-MW Coal-Fired Power Project in Limay, Bataan

Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Latham & Watkins; Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy; Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos; SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Banks: DBS Bank; Mizuho Bank; Standard Chartered Bank, Hong Kong and Philippine branches

 

Therma Visayas' 300-MW Coal-Fired Power Plant in Toledo City

Law firms: Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio; Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos

Banks: Asia United Bank; Bank of the Philippine Islands; BDO Unibank; China Banking Corp; Development Bank of the Philippines; Land Bank of the Philippines; Maybank; Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co; Philippine Savings Bank; Security Bank Corp

 

FIRM CATEGORIES

 

Arbitration Law Firm of the Year

DivinaLaw

Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio

Quisumbing Torres

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Villaraza & Angangco

 

Banking and Financial Services Law Firm of the Year

DivinaLaw

Puyat Jacinto & Santos

Quisumbing Torres

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Villaraza & Angangco

Boutique Law Firm of the Year

Abad Alcantara Acero Law

Bengzon Negre Untalan

Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra

Gulapa Law Office

 

Construction and Real Estate Law Firm of the Year

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio

Gulapa Law Office

Quisumbing Torres

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Villaraza & Angangco

 

Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year

Bengzon Negre Untalan

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

Quisumbing Torres

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

 

Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year

DivinaLaw

Quisumbing Torres

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

 

Litigation Law Firm of the Year

DivinaLaw

Quisumbing Torres

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Villaraza & Angangco

 

Rising Law Firm of the Year

Abad Alcantara Acero Law

Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra

Gulapa Law Office

 

Tax and Trusts Law Firm of the Year

Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio

Puno & Puno

Quisumbing Torres

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

 

Philippine Deal Firm of the Year

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio

Puyat Jacinto & Santos

Quisumbing Torres

Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

 

International Deal Firm of the Year

Allen & Overy

Jones Day

Latham & Watkins

Milbank, Tweed, Haley & McCloy

Sidley Austin

 

Philippine Law Firm of the Year

(To be announced on the night)

 

 

*COMPLETENESS OF INFORMATION – BANKS, ACCOUNTING FIRMS AND LEGAL ADVISERS: Please note that the inclusion of banks, accountants and legal advisors in the abovementioned transactions essentially reflects the information provided by nominating organisations. Therefore, any omission of a party involved in any of these transactions should not be taken as a commentary on the role assumed by the omitted party. For any missing or improperly listed parties, please email Caryl Aquino.

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THE WINNERS

 

INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES

 

In-House Lawyer of the Year

Valerie Feria Amante - Jollibee Foods Corp

 

Managing Partner of the Year

Regina Jacinto-Barrientos - Puyat Jacinto & Santos

 

Woman Lawyer of the Year

Pearl T. Liu - Quisumbing Torres

 

Young Lawyer of the Year

Michael Barney Almazar - Gulf Law

 

IN-HOUSE CATEGORY

 

Philippine In-House Team of the Year

Shell

 

DEAL CATEGORIES

 

Debt Market Deal of the Year

AP Renewables' Issuance of First Climate Bond

Law firms: Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos; SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Banks: Asian Development Bank; Bank of the Philippine Islands; BPI Capital Corp

 

M&A Deal of the Year

AEV-CRH's Acquisition of Lafarge's Cement Business

Law firms: Arthur Cox; Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon & San Jose; Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia; Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles; Sidley Austin

 

Project Finance Deal of the Year

Mactan Cebu Int'l Airport Passenger Terminal Project

Law firms: Hogan Lovells; Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano; SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Banks: Asian Development Bank; Bank of the Philippine Islands; BDO Capital & Investment Corp; BDO Unibank; Land Bank of the Philippines; Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co; Philippine National Bank

 

FIRM CATEGORIES

 

Arbitration Law Firm of the Year

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

 

Banking and Financial Services Law Firm of the Year

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

 

Boutique Law Firm of the Year

Gulapa Law Office

 

Construction and Real Estate Law Firm of the Year

Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio

 

Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

 

Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year

DivinaLaw

 

Litigation Law Firm of the Year

Villaraza & Angangco

 

Rising Law Firm of the Year

Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra

 

Tax and Trusts Law Firm of the Year

Puno & Puno

 

Philippine Deal Firm of the Year

Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles

 

International Deal Firm of the Year

Allen & Overy

 

Philippine Law Firm of the Year

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

 

 

General Enquiries

 

Mary Carousel "Caryl" Aquino

Senior Events Researcher

Phone: +632 982 5938

Email: mary.aquino@thomsonreuters.com

 

Tracy Li

Senior Awards and Operations Manager

Phone: +852 2847 2046

 Email: tracy.li@thomsonreuters.com

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sardor Yangibayev

Sales Executive

Phone: +65 6870 3190

Email: sardor.yangibayev@thomsonreuters.com 

 

 

 

Date:   Friday, 14 October 2016

Time:   6:30PM (Sharp)

Venue:  Fairmont Makati, Manila - Ballroom 1
            1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue, Makati City, 1224 Philippines 

 
Inclusions

  • Cocktails
  • Four-course gourmet dinner
  • Live entertainment
  • Unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks
  • Black-tie awarding ceremony

** Payments to be made by credit card. All fees for this event will be charged in USD.

For reservation assistance or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sardor at Sardor.yangibayev@thomsonreuters.com or +65 6870 3190.



 

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