About us

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Friday, 07 September 2012 18:27 Written by
The Firm is engaged in general practice, with individual partners concentrating in the areas of Corporations, Banking & Finance, Taxation, Intellectual Property, Immigration, Employment and Dispute Resolution, among others.

 


 

CORPORATIONS

The corporate practice of the Firm covers the following:

  • Formation of Corporations
  • Corporate Secretarial Services
  • Trust, Nominee and Escrow Services
  • Foreign Investment Regulation
  • Establishment of Branches, Representative Offices and Regional Headquarters
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Joint Ventures
  • Economic Zones

BANKING & FINANCE

The banking & finance practice of the Firm includes the following:

  • Issuance of Securities
  • Listing of Securities
  • Tender Offers
  • Due Diligence for Issuers and Underwriters
  • Broker/Dealer Regulation
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Project Finance
  • Banking Regulation
  • Loan Documentation
  • Debt Restructuring
  • Foreign Exchange Operations
  • International Trade Transactions
  • Cryptocurrency

TRADE & COMMERCE

The trade & commerce practice of the Firm covers the following: supply contracts, service contracts, franchise agreements, real estate transactions, construction, telecommunications, power, water, infrastructure, energy and mining.

TAXATION

Closely related to our commercial law practice is our tax practice.  We handle various tax related matters, such as the creditable withholding tax, value added tax, documentary stamp tax, transfer tax, tax treaty relief, customs duties, among other taxes encountered in business transactions.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

The intellectual property practice (i.e., patents, trademarks, copyrights, technology transfers) of the Firm covers the following:

  • Application and Registration
  • Licensing Agreements
  • Infringement
  • Unfair Competition
  • Inter partes and Interference
  • Seizure
  • E-Commerce

IMMIGRATION

The immigration practice of the Firm focuses on securing resident visas for:

  • Management and Technical Personnel
  • Investors
  • Retirees

EMPLOYMENT

The employment practice of the Firm includes collective bargaining. We also counsel clients on labor matters such as company policies, contracting, termination, recruitment and placement, human resource development, compensation and benefits and social security.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

We handle litigation cases involving the various fields of law before the courts and administrative agencies. We also handle the resolution of disputes through conciliation, mediation and arbitration. 

 

Tuesday, 04 September 2012 17:26

Partners and Counsel

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PARTNERS

Dindo DonatoDEMOSTHENES B. DONATO

Admitted to bar, 1989, Philippines.  Education:  Fordham University, New York (LL.M. Banking Corporate & Finance Law, 1995); Ateneo de Manila University (LL.B., 1988); Ateneo de Manila University (A.B Economics, 1984).  Author:  Labor Juris (2010).  Member, Center for Research and Special Studies, Inc.,  2001.  Member, University of the Philippines - Solair Labor Law Reform Task Force, 1999-2000.  Member, Integrated Bar of the Philippines - Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations, 1992‑1994.  Concentration:  Mergers and Acquisitions; Foreign Investment Regulation; Corporations; Project Finance; Labor.

Jeff ZarateJEFFREY-JOHN L. ZARATE

Admitted to bar, 1994, Philippines.  Education:  Ateneo de Manila University (J.D., 1993); Ateneo de Manila University (B.S. Business Management, 1989).  Member:  Integrated Bar of the Philippines.  Concentration:  Real Estate Transactions; Litigation; Labor.

ASSOCIATES

Mandy ReyesAMANDA REGINA G. REYES

Admitted to the Philippine Bar, 2008.  Education: Ateneo de Manila University (J.D., 2006); University of the Philippines, Diliman (B.S. Business Administration, 2000). Member, Integrated Bar of the Philippines. Concentration:  Financial Transactions; E-Commerce; Labor.

Leilani MoralesLEILANI C. MORALES

Admitted to the Philippine Bar, 2008.  Education: University of the East (LL.B., 2007); University of the Philippines, Los Baños (B.S. Statistics, 2002)Member, Integrated Bar of the Philippines. Concentration: Real Estate Transactions; Litigation; Labor.

Seth InfanteSETH M. INFANTE

Admitted to the Philippine Bar, 2015. Education: Arellano University School of Law (LL.B., 2014); Technological University of the Philippines, Manila (BAS Environmental Science, 2008). Member, Integrated Bar of the Philippines. Concentration: Real Estate Transactions; Litigation; Labor.

SPECIAL COUNSEL

Sonia EmLUZONIA M. EM

Admitted to bar, 1990, Philippines.  Education:  University of the East (LL.B., 1987); University of Sto. Tomas (A.B. Philosophy, 1983).  Member:  Integrated Bar of the Philippines; Law Society of Hong Kong (Registered Foreign Lawyer, 1996).  Concentration:  Corporations; Intellectual Property; Immigration.

Mon BraganzaRAMON U. BRAGANZA

Admitted to bar, 1989, Philippines. Education: Ateneo de Manila University (LL.B., 1988); University of Sto. Tomas (B.S. Psychology, 1976). Member: Integrated Bar of the Philippines. Concentration: Credit Transactions; Litigation; Labor.

Kathyrn ZarateKATHYRN ANG-ZARATE

Admitted to bar, 1996, Philippines. Certified Public Accountant, 1991, Philippines. Education: Ateneo de Manila University (J.D., 1995); University of Sto. Tomas (Bachelor of Science in Commerce, major in Accounting, 1990). Member: Integrated Bar of the Philippines; Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Concentration: Taxation; Telecommunications; Mergers and Acquisitions; Corporate Finance; Corporations.

OF COUNSEL

Nick ZarateNICOLAS A. ZARATE

Admitted to bar, 1971, Philippines. Education: University of the Philippines (LL.B., 1970); Northwestern Visayan Colleges (A.B., 1964). Member, Philippine Constitution Association. Member, National Environment Protection Council - Legal Committee, 1978-1983. Member, Integrated Bar of the Philippines. Concentration: Real Estate Transactions;  Environment; Corporations.

Saturday, 12 May 2012 17:33

Work with us

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The Firm is not hiring any new associate or staff at this time.  

Business Hours

Business Hours:  Monday - Friday, 8.30 AM - 5.30 PM (GMT+8)

BUSINESS OFFICE

7/F Electra House, 115 Esteban Street, Legaspi Village
1229 Makati City, Philippines