We have extensive experience in corporate and commercial law practice involving both Philippine and foreign clients, and deemed as the Firm’s key area of expertise. Our clients in this field of specialization include various Philippine and foreign institutions as well as multinational companies engaged in oil, petroleum, power, petrochemicals, business process outsourcing, banking, manufacturing, trade, beverage, food, agriculture, transportation, mining, computer and advanced electronic technology, construction, real estate, educational institutions and related business sectors.
Our corporate and commercial practice cover the following key areas:
Corporate Services and General Company Advice
We assist our clients both local and foreign, in the establishment of companies or partnerships, joint ventures, special economic zone enterprises, subsidiaries, branches, regional headquarters, and representative offices in the Philippines. The Firm advises the client on the appropriate legal presence in the Philippines, considering the tax, regulatory, investment incentive, applicable Philippine restrictions on the extent of foreign participation, and other concerns that may affect the client and its related businesses. We assist in the preparation, filing, and processing until official approval is obtained, of application papers in connection with the formation of the legal entities referred to above. We liaise with government agencies in securing in an expeditious basis, the issuance of related regulatory permits and business registrations.
The Firm provides corporate services on the conduct of board and stockholders meetings, preparation of minutes of the board and the stockholders meetings, issuance of corporate resolutions and certifications, assistance in the completion of proxy nomination, the keeping of stock and transfer books, the issuance of stock certificates and the submission of regulatory reports to appropriate agencies of the government.
We provide legal advice and consultancy to our corporate clients on legal issues which most regularly impact upon their businesses. We advise on all elements of corporate and commercial law.