Corporate Law and Foreign Investment in the Philippines

The Firm has extensive practical experience in handling commercial investments by local and foreign businessmen. Any proposed business structure is customized to suit the commercial, management and financial objectives of the client, ensuring that the structure will add value to the business of the client by promoting the business ethics of the client and its corporate values such as transparency, efficiency and accountability. The strong litigation background of its lawyers is valuable in assessing how a particular agreement, document or procedure will stand in court, thus minimizing possible commercial or corporate disputes. Investors are given comprehensive advice and assistance on key issues such as capitalization, primary and secondary registrations with the Securities and Exchange Commission and other government agencies, taxation, repatriation of capital, labor and immigration, and intellectual property protection and enforcement.

The strong litigation background of its lawyers is valuable in assessing how a particular agreement, document or procedure will stand in court, thus minimizing possible commercial or corporate disputes.

The Firm conducts legal due diligence essential for acquisitions, mergers, reorganizations and corporate financing.

The Firm has a solid grasp of the local market issues and recent developments in legislation, more particularly incentives to foreign investment under various business-related enactments concerning special economic zones, preferred areas of investment, interactive gaming, and build-and-operate law.