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Welcome to the ALB Philippine Law Awards 2017!

 

Date:     Friday, Oct 6, 2017

Time:    6:30PM (Sharp)

Venue:  Makati Shangri-La, Manila - Rizal Ballroom A 
              Ayala Avenue corner Makati Avenue, Makati City, 1200, Philippines 

 

Asian Legal Business is hosting the 2nd annual ALB Philippine Law Awards on Ocotber 6. The event aims to recognise and reward the outstanding performance of private practitioners and in-house teams that have significantly contributed to the ever-evolving legal landscape of the country. To kick off the event, we will soon accept submissions - self-recommendations and  nominations.

The months-long research process culminates in an awards night and black-tie gala dinner that will be graced by illustrious members of the bench, legal associations and business circles, law firms, in-house departments, and the legal academe in the Philippines.

Come and celebrate legal excellence with us! Put forward your own firm or team or that of others you have worked with in the past year salute and thank them for their great accomplishments and hard work.

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

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GUEST OF HONOUR

 Perry L. Pe

President-Elect

Inter-Pacific Bar Association

 

Mr. Perry L. Pe is the incoming president (March 2018 to April 2019) of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA). He is also the Honorary Consul General of the Kingdom of Denmark in the Philippines. Last year, he served as the President of the Management Association of the Philippines, the country’s premier management organization of C-level officials.  He is also the dean of the Palawan State University Law School, and was chairman and president of the Philippine Association of Law Schools from 2007 to 2012He was amember of the Philippine Supreme Court’s Committee on Legal Education and Bar Matters from 2007 to 2015.  Mr. Pe also acts as a trustee and as an adviser, an independent and regular board member of several philanthropical foundations and corporate organizations such as De La Salle University, Ateneo Law School and the Foundation for Economic Freedom, among others. 

He received his Master of Laws from the Columbia University in New York and his Bachelor of Laws from the Ateneo de Manila University. He is currently a senior partner, a member of the Executive Board and the chairman of the Project Development and Finance Group at Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles.  

 

CATEGORIES

INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES

  1. Dealmaker of the Year
  2. Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year
  3. In-House Lawyer of the Year
  4. Managing Partner of the Year 
  5. Woman Lawyer of the Year
  6. Young Lawyer of the Year

IN-HOUSE CATEGORIES 

  1. Banking and Financial Services In-House Team of the Year
  2. Conglomerate In-House Team of the Year
  3. Construction and Real Estate In-House Team of the Year
  4. Food and Beverage In-House Team of the Year
  5. Insurance In-House Team of the Year
  6. Pharmaceutical and Healthcare In-House Team of the Year
  7. Technology, Media and Telecommunications In-House Team of the Year
  8. Philippine In-House Team of the Year 

DEAL CATEGORIES 

  1. Debt Market Deal of the Year
  2. Equity Market Deal of the Year
  3. M&A Deal of the Year
  4. Project Finance Deal of the Year
  5. Philippine Deal of the Year 

FIRM CATEGORIES 

  1. Arbitration Law Firm of the Year
  2. Banking and Financial Services Law Firm of the Year
  3. Construction and Real Estate Law Firm of the Year
  4. Dispute Resolution Boutique Law Firm of the Year
  5. Immigration Law Firm of the Year
  6. Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year
  7. International Deal Firm of the Year
  8. Labor and Employment Law Firm of the Year
  9. Litigation Law Firm of the Year
  10. Maritime Law Firm of the Year
  11. Matrimonial and Family Law Firm of the Year
  12. Philippine Deal Firm of the Year
  13. Rising Law Firm of the Year
  14. Tax and Trusts Law Firm of the Year
  15. Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year
  16. Transactional Boutique Law Firm of the Year
  17. Philippine Law Firm of the Year

 

 

 

 

OPENING OF SUBMISSIONS

3 JULY 2017

 

For your reference, please click the submission materials below. 

 Research Methodology Summary

Submission Form for Deal Categories 

Submission Form for Individual Categories

Submission Form for In-House Categories

Submission Form for Firm Categories

 

PLEASE BE GUIDED ACCORDINGLY.

For queries on how to join the submissions, please contact Caryl Aquino

 at mary.aquino@thomsonreuters.com or +632 982 5938.

 

 

AMONG THE JUDGES 

 

 

FINA DELA-CUESTA TANTUICO

Former President, Philippine Bar Association

Atty. Tantuico was the former president of the Philippine Bar Association, the oldest voluntary bar association in the Philippines. She is an alumna of the University of the Philippines where she obtained her A.B. English degree (cum laude) in 1982 and Bachelor of Laws degree in 1988. She was Legal Counsel and Corporate Secretary of United Overseas Bank Philippines. Currently, she is Legal Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Philippine listed firms F& J Prince Holdings Corporation and Philippine Telegraph & Telephone Company. She is also Legal Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Magellan Capital Holdings Corporation and Pointwest Technologies Corporation, a multi-awarded Philippine software development company. She is Past President of the U.P. Women Lawyers’ Circle, Trustee and Corporate Secretary of the U.P. Law Alumni Foundation Inc. She is also a Professorial Lecturer at the College of Law of the University of the Philippines as well as the College of Law of the Lyceum of the Philippines University. She has been an active member of the Philippine Bar Association since 1994

 

ROEL A. REFRAN

Chief Operating Officer, The Philippine Stock Exchange

Roel Arco Refran, a certified public accountant, lawyer and capital markets professional, is Chief Operating Officer of The Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc., Alpha Southeast Asia Deal Awards’ Best Stock Exchange for 2016, 2015 and 2013. Roel chairs the Capital Markets Development Committee of Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Board of Trustees of Philippine Fulbright Scholars Association.

A Professor of Law at Ateneo de Manila University, Roel also teaches at De La Salle University College of Law and University of the Philippines Virata School of Business (UP-VSB) as Professorial Lecturer 1. He was awarded the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award by UP-VSB.

Roel holds an MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School (USA) where he was a Fulbright scholar, a Business Administration and Accountancy degree, magna cum laude, from UP, and a Juris Doctor degree, Second Honors, from AdMU.

 

 

 

THE SHORTLIST**

 

INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES

 

Dealmaker of the Year

Francisco Ed. Lim - Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz

Marievic G. Ramos-Añonuevo - Sycip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan 

Monalisa C. Dimalanta - Puyat Jacinto & Santos

Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year

Donemark J. L. Calimon - Quisumbing Torres

Emmanuel M. Lombos - Sycip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Louie T. Ogsimer - Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles

Victor P. Lazatin - Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz

 

In-House Lawyer of the Year

Christian Gerard P. Castillo - Ayala Group

Cyril Alfred S. Castro - Lazada E-Services Philippines

Edgar S. Tordesillas - Sun Life of Canada (Philippines)

Geronimo Randy L. Recinto - AIG

Ma. Clara C. De Castro - Philippine Airlines

Manuel Colayco - Aboitiz Equity Ventures

Marie Antonete B. Quiogue - Atlantic Gulf & Pacific Company of Manila

Miscen Desiderio-Dime - Accenture

 

Managing Partner of the Year

Emerico O. De Guzman - Angara Abello Concepcion Ragala & Cruz

Mark S. Gorriceta - Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra

Ramon J. Quisumbing - Quisumbing Torres

Regina Jacinto-Barrientos - Puyat Jacinto & Santos

 

Woman Lawyer of the Year

Ma. Clara C. De Castro - Philippine Airlines

Ma. Elizabeth E. Peralta-Loriega - Puno & Puno

Mae Elaine T. Bathan - DivinaLaw

Marie Antonette B. Quiogue - Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & Delos Angeles

Miscen Desiderio - Dime - Accenture

Pagan Arches-Reyes - Aboitiz Equity Ventures

Patricia-Ann T. Prodigalidad - Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz

Regina Jacinto-Barrientos - Puyat Jacinto & Santos

 

Young Lawyer of the Year

Cyril Alfred S. Castro - Lazada E-Services Philippines

Kathlyn Joy M. Guanzon - Sykes

Katrina V. Doble - Villaraza & Angangco

Mae Elaine T. Bathan - DivinaLaw

Marie Antonete B. Quiogue - Atlantic Gulf & Pacific Company of Manila

Rico Paolo Quicho - Gulapa Law Office

 

IN-HOUSE CATEGORIES

 

Construction and Real Estate In-House Team of the Year

Amec Foster Wheeler

Ayala Group

 

Insurance In-House Team of the Year

Philippine AXA Life Insurance Corp

Sun Life of Canada (Philippines)

 

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

Accenture

Lazada E-Services Philippines

 

Philippine In-House Team of the Year

Aboitiz Equity Ventures

Accenture

Amec Foster Wheeler

Ayala Group

Lazada E-Services Philippines

Philippine AXA Life Insurance Corp

Sun Life of Canada (Philippines)

 

FIRM CATEGORIES

 

Arbitration Law Firm of the Year

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz

Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio

Quisumbing Torres

Sycip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

 

Banking and Financial Services Law Firm of the Year

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz

Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio

DivinaLaw

Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra

Sycip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

 

Construction and Real Estate Law Firm of the Year

Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra

Gulapa Law Office

Quisumbing Torres

Sycip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

 

Immigration Law Firm of the Year

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz

Sycip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Quisumbing Torres

 

Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

Quisumbing Torres

Sycip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Villaraza & Angangco

 

International Deal Firm of the Year

Allen & Overy

Clifford Chance

Latham & Watkins

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

 

Labor and Employment Law Firm of the Year

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz

Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio

DivinaLaw

Quisumbing Torres

Sycip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

 

Litigation Law Firm of the Year

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

Del Rosario Raboca Gonszales Grasparil

DivinaLaw

Flaminiano Arroyo & Dueñas

Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio

Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra

Quisumbing Torres

Sycip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

 

Philippine Deal Firm of the Year

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz

Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio

Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra

Gulapa Law Office

Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano

Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos

Puyat Jacinto & Santos

Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles

Sycip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

 

Tax and Trusts Law Firm of the Year

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz

Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio

Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra

Puno & Puno

Quisumbing Torres

Sycip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

 

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year

Disini & Disini

Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio

Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra

Gulapa Law Office

Quisumbing Torres

Sycip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Villaraza & Angangco

 

Transactional Boutique Law Firm of the Year

Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio

Gulapa Law Office

 

Philippine Law Firm of the Year

(To be announced on the awards night)

 

DEAL CATEGORIES***

 

Debt Market Deal of the Year

 

AboitizPower's Shelf-Registered Bonds

Law firms: Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos; Puyat Jacinto & Santos

Banks: BDO Capital & Investment Corp; BPI Capital Corp; First Metro Investment Corp; Land Bank of the Philippines; United Coconut Planters Bank

 

ADB's Dimsum Bond Issuance

Law firm: Allen & Overy

Banks: Asian Development Bank; BNP Paribas; Citibank

 

BPI's Acquisition Financing for Saavedra Group

Law firms: Herrera Teehankee & Cabrera; Martinez Vergara Gonzalez Serrano; Quasha Ancheta Pena & Nolasco; Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & Delos Angeles

Bank: Bank of the Philippine Islands

 

BPI's Syndicated Loan Facility

Law firms: Clifford Chance; Latham & Watkins; Sycip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Banks: ANZ Banking Group; HSBC; Mizuho Bank; Standard Chartered Bank

 

Chelsea Logistics Corp's Bridge Loan

Law firms: Allen & Overy; Sycip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Bank: Bank of China Limited, Manila Branch

 

DoubleDragon's Corporate Retail Bond Issuance

Law firm: Puyat Jacinto & Santos

Banks: BPI Capital Corp; RCBC Capital Corp

 

Financing for AboitizPower's Acquisition of Stake in GNPower Plants

Law firms: Clifford Chance; Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio;Puyat Jacinto & Santos; Sidley Austin

Banks: Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ; DBS Bank; HSBC; Maybank Kim Eng Securities; Mizuho Bank; Standard Chartered Bank

 

ICTSI and Royal Capital's Tender Offer and Issuance of Securities

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

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

 

Equity Market Deal of the Year

 

Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp's IPO

Law firms: Allen & Overy; Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy; Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos;Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles

 

CEMEX Holdings' IPO

Law firms: Cleary Gottleib Steen & Hamilton; Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos; Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & Delos Angeles; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Banks: BDO Capital & Investment Corp; Citigroup Global Markets; HSBC, Singapore Branch; J.P. Morgan Securities

 

Del Monte Pacific's US Dollar-Denominated Shares

Law firms: Conyers Dill & Pearman; SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Banks: BDO Capital & Investment Corp; China Bank Capital Corp; PNB Capital and Investment Corp; RCBC Capital Corp

 

M&A Deal of the Year

 

AboitizPower's Acquisition of Stake in GNPower Plants

Law firms: Clifford Chance; Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio; Puno & Puno; Puyat Jacinto & Santos; Kirkland & Ellis; Sidley Austin

Banks: Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ; DBS Bank; HSBC; Maybank Kim Eng Securities; Mizuho Bank; Standard Chartered Bank

 

Acquisition of Negros Navigation Co

Law Firms: APU Law; Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano; Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & Delos Angeles; Santiago and Santiago Law Office

 

GT Capital - MPIC Strategic Partnership

Law firms: Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos; Puno & Puno

 

Philippines Renewable Energy Holdings' Tender Offer for Energy Dev Corp

Law Firms: Allen & Gledhill; Hogan Lovells; Picazo, Buyco, Tan, Fider & Santos; Pinsent Masons; Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres Ibarra Sison & Damaso; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

 

PLDT and Globe's Acquisition of SMC's Telco Assets

Law firms: Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos; Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles; SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

 

Posana's Acquisition of Shakey's Pizza and Project Pie Chains

Law firms: Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano; Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & Delos Angeles

Bank: BDO Unibank

 

Project Finance Deal of the Year

 

Angat Hydroelectric Power Plant Refinancing

Law firms: Clifford Chance; Latham & Watkins; Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos; Sycip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Banks: Bank of Commerce; Bank of Philippine Islands; KEB Hana Bank; Maybank Philippines; Philippine Business Bank; Shinhan Bank; United Coconut Planters Bank

 

Financing for AboitizPower's Acquisition of Stake in GNPower Plants

Law firms: Clifford Chance; Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio;Puyat Jacinto & Santos; Sidley Austin

Banks: Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ; DBS Bank; HSBC; Maybank Kim Eng Securities; Mizuho Bank; Standard Chartered Bank

 

ICTSI's Development of VICT in Melbourne

Law firms: Allens; Allen & Overy; Linklaters; MinterEllison

Banks: Bank of China Limited, Sydney Branch; Bank of China Limited, Manila Branch; Cathay United Bank, Singapore Branch; Citibank N.A., Sydney Branch; Citibank, N.A., London Branch; DBS Bank; Investec Bank

 

Integrated LNG Terminal and Power Plant in South Sulawesi

Law firms: AKSET Law; Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & Delos Angeles

 

Redondo Peninsula Energy's Subic Coal-Fired Power Plant

Law firms: Abuda Asis & Associates; Latham & Watkins; Puno & Puno

Banks: Bank of the Philippine Islands; Robinsons Bank Corp; Union Bank of the Philippines

 

Regional Airports Project

Law firms: DLA Piper Australia; Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles

 

Sarangani Energy Corp's Syndicated Term Loan

Law firm: Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano

Banks: Asia United Bank; BDO Capital & Investment Corp; BDO Unibank; Philippine Business Bank; Planters Development Bank; RCBC Capital Corp; Rizal Commercial Banking Corp; Robinsons Bank Corp; United Coconut Planters Bank

 

SMC's Limay Coal-Fired Plant Financing

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

 

Philippine Deal of the Year

(To be announced on the awards night)

 

** The list will be updated regularly until Friday, September 22.  

***COMPLETENESS AND ACCURACY OF INFORMATION – Please note that the inclusion of banks and legal advisors in the 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 that party.

 For queries about the shortlist, please email Caryl Aquino.

 

ALB Philippine Law Awards 2017

 

INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES

 

Dealmaker of the Year

Francisco Ed. Lim - Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz

 

Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year

Emmanuel M. Lombos - Sycip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

 

In-House Lawyer of the Year

Geronimo Randy L. Recinto – AIG

 

Managing Partner of the Year

Emerico O. De Guzman - Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz

 

Woman Lawyer of the Year

Regina Jacinto-Barrientos - Puyat Jacinto & Santos

 

Young Lawyer of the Year

Cyril Alfred S. Castro - Lazada E-Services Philippines

Katrina V. Doble - Villaraza & Angangco

 

IN-HOUSE CATEGORIES

 

Construction and Real Estate In-House Team of the Year

Ayala Group

 

Insurance In-House Team of the Year

Sun Life of Canada (Philippines)

 

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

Accenture

 

Philippine In-House Team of the Year

Aboitiz Equity Ventures

 

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

 

Construction and Real Estate Law Firm of the Year

Sycip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

 

Immigration Law Firm of the Year

Quisumbing Torres

 

Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

 

International Deal Firm of the Year

Allen & Overy

 

Labor and Employment Law Firm of the Year

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz

 

Litigation Law Firm of the Year

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz

 

Philippine Deal Firm of the Year

Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles

 

Tax and Trusts Law Firm of the Year

Puno & Puno

 

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year

Disini & Disini

 

Transactional Boutique Law Firm of the Year

Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio

 

Philippine Law Firm of the Year

Sycip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

 

DEAL CATEGORIES

 

Debt Market Deal of the Year

AboitizPower's Shelf-Registered Bonds

Law firms: Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos; Puyat Jacinto & Santos

Banks: BDO Capital & Investment Corp; BPI Capital Corp; First Metro Investment Corp; Land Bank of the Philippines; United Coconut Planters Bank

 

Equity Market Deal of the Year        

CEMEX Holdings' IPO

Law firms: Cleary Gottleib Steen & Hamilton; Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos; Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & Delos Angeles; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Banks: BDO Capital & Investment Corp; Citigroup Global Markets; HSBC, Singapore Branch; J.P. Morgan Securiti

 

M&A Deal of the Year

AboitizPower's Acquisition of Stake in GNPower Plants

Law firms: Clifford Chance; Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio; Puno & Puno; Puyat Jacinto & Santos; Kirkland & Ellis; Sidley Austin

Banks: Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ; DBS Bank; HSBC; Maybank Kim Eng Securities; Mizuho Bank; Standard Chartered Bank

 

Project Finance Deal of the Year

Integrated LNG Terminal and Power Plant in South Sulawesi

Law firms: AKSET Law; Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & Delos Angeles

 

Philippine Deal of the Year

AboitizPower's Acquisition of Stake in GNPower Plants

Law firms: Clifford Chance; Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio; Puno & Puno; Puyat Jacinto & Santos; Kirkland & Ellis; Sidley Austin

Banks: Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ; DBS Bank; HSBC; Maybank Kim Eng Securities; Mizuho Bank; Standard Chartered Bank

 

 

 

 

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Senior Events Researcher 

Phone: +632 982 5938

Email: mary.aquino@thomsonreuters.com

 

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Senior Awards and Operations Manager

Phone: +852 2847 2046 

Email: tracy.li@thomsonreuters.com

   

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Event details:

Date:     Friday, Oct 6, 2017

Time:    6:30PM (Sharp)
Venue:  Makati Shangri-La, Manila - Rizal Ballroom A 
              Ayala Avenue corner Makati Avenue, Makati City, 1200, Philippines 
 
 
Price of table/seat includes:
•           Cocktails
•           Four-course gourmet dinner
•           Live  entertainment
•           Unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks
•           Black-tie awarding ceremony
•           Use of ALB Philippine Law Awards 2017 winner or finalist logo on marketing collateral
 
 
For more information, contact Tracy at tracy.li@thomsonreuters.com / +852 2847 2046.
 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

ELIGIBILITY 

How do I know if I am eligible to make a submission? 

We highly encourage all firms, individuals and in-house teams to submit, as we have numerous award categories to choose from. We welcome both past participants and newcomers to join the submission for the awards. The full list of award categories and nomination forms can be found at http://www.legalbusinessonline.com/awards/philippine-law-awards-2017

Is self-nomination permitted?

Yes, we accept self-nominated submissions. We also accept third-party submissions, should you wish to nominate an external party or vice versa.

Is there a fee required to make a submission in the law awards?

No, there is no fee payment required for you or your firm/team to make a submission. 

TIMELINE OF EVENTS

When will the finalists and winners be announced?

The shortlist of finalists will be released around 4-8 weeks prior to the awards ceremony. The winners will be exclusively announced at the awards ceremony on Friday, Oct 6, 2017 in Manila.

When do the submissions open? When is the deadline to submit?

The submissions will open in July 3. The final deadline to submit will be in Mid Aug. For any questions relating to submissions and deadlines, please contact mary.aquino@thomsonreuters.com.

NOMINATION PROCESS AND ASSESSMENT 

How are the finalists chosen?

Asian Legal Business will compile all of the submission entries, and the ALB editorial and research teams will extensively review each submission to ensure the criteria are met in order to advance to the shortlist of finalists. We stress that this process is fair, impartial and not subject to external influences. 

How are the winners chosen? 

Once the shortlist of finalists have been announced, an independent judging panel will review and select their top three choices for the award categories they are assigned to. The scores for each award category will be tabulated, and the individual/firm/team with the highest score will be announced as the winner. 

Who will be on the judging panel for ALB Philippine Law Awards 2017

There will be an independent judging panel of at least 25 senior and expert legal industry leaders to review the submission materials. The judging panel will be selected on the basis of their expertise and knowledge, and will be comprised from various sectors to correspond to the diverse list of award categories. A partial list of judges’ names will be released prior to the awarding ceremony, and the remaining judges will be revealed on the evening of the awards. 

What will my contact information/my client’s information be used for?

All contact information provided will not be disclosed to external parties; and will only be seen by our ALB research team and the judges panel. We keep the information on record internally, in case we need to contact you or your client regarding any questions or discrepancies in the submission form. 

Where will my name/firm name/team name be published if we are a finalist or winner?

As a finalist and/or winner, your firm/team/individual name will be published in ALB awards materials and print magazine. For more information, please contact us.

Is my submission confidential?

Any information you submit will only be reviewed by the ALB team and independent judging panel, whose names will be published. The material submitted will only be disclosed to the above; if there is any information that is strictly confidential, please mark clearly on the nomination form. Though we do our best to maintain the security of the information you provide, any information you transmit to us is done at your own risk and Thomson Reuters is not responsible for any unauthorized transmission of information.  

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Please get in touch with our ALB Law Awards research team at mary.aquino@thomsonreuters.com or call +632 982 5938.

Can I participate in Awards across the region?

Yes, you can participate in more than one market. Please note there may be specific criteria for each market; key dates for 2017 and information listed below.

Malaysia Law Awards | April 6 2017 (Kuala Lumpur)

SSQ ALB China Law Awards | April 20 2017 (Beijing)

SE Asia Law Awards | May 18 2017 (Singapore)

Japan Law Awards | June 7 2017 (Tokyo)

The Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Awards | September 8 2017 (Hong Kong)

Philippine Law Awards | October 6 2017 (Manila)

Indonesia Law Awards | October 26 2017 (Jakarta)

Korea Law Awards | November 16 2017 (Seoul) 

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I would like to order a winner’s trophy and/or certificate (for finalists and winners).

Please contact Amantha.Chia@thomsonreuters.com or (+65) 6870 3917.

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