Latham & Watkins has advised Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC on its proposed 20 billion Philippine peso ($420 million) acquisition of a stake in AC Energy Philippines.
Benjamin S. Tolosa, Jr. is the managing partner and head of litigation and dispute resolution at Tolosa Javier Law Firm (TJ Law) in the Philippines. In this chat with ALB, he talks about how his firm has grown in less than two years of its founding, the importance of open and transparent communication to the firm, and how he wants TJ Law to solidify its reputation as a premier litigation firm in the Philippines.
The fifth edition of the Philippine Law Awards, a virtual event held on Nov. 20, showcased the work of the finest lawyers, firms, in-house teams and legal work in the country.
As the pandemic drags on, redundancies as a result of COVID-19 have begun to rise in the region, with Zoom, Skype or email used at times to deliver the bad news. But employers must be careful to ensure they don’t cross the line or skip necessary steps during these extraordinary times. Lawyers around Asia weigh up the risks and considerations that ﬁrms should bear in mind.
Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALAW), Allen & Overy and Dechert advised the Ayala Land-backed AREIT on its $276.65 million IPO, with Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos Law Offices and Latham & Watkins representing the lead managers and book runners.
It was a star-studded night at the fourth annual ALB Philippine Law Awards, as some of the biggest names in the industry came together to celebrate the outstanding contributions of private practitioners and in-house counsel in the country.
Asian Legal Business is proud to showcase the high-caliber law firms, in-house teams, and individual lawyers who made it to the shortlist for the ALB Philippine Law Awards 2019. They are evidence of the excellent performances of local and international legal practitioners who have made a positive impact in the Philippines.
Joseph Omar Castillo, a lawyer with experience at firms such as Puyat Jacinto & Santos Law Offices (PJS Law), Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALAW) and Baker McKenzie, has been named by budget carrier AirAsia Philippines as its chairman.
Latham & Watkins and SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan have advised San Miguel Corporation (SMC) on its $2.15 billion acquisition of Holcim Philippines from LafargeHolcim, whose legal counsel was Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, with Allen & Overy and Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos representing the mandated lead arrangers and underwriters.
The ALB Employer of Choice Rankings were compiled talking into account responses from more than 2,500 private practice lawyers across Asia, ranging from managing partners to paralegals, as well as our own market knowledge.
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan recorded 10 wins at the ALB Philippine Law Awards 2018, while Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALAW) picked up five, including the prestigious Philippine Law Firm of the Year award.