In the practice of law, what drives us is our three-fold mission—to deliver value to the client, promote growth of the law, and participate in nation building.
To deliver more value, we opted to be less. We narrow down our practice areas, focusing on what drives us and what we do best—
Delivering real value is our main thing. Whether in litigation, PPP or corporate work, our result is what defines us. Res ipsa loquitor.
Our Litigation and Arbitration Group handles legal disputes and cases of varying complexities and in all their phases. Our bottom line is delivering strategic solutions and speedy relief within the bounds of professional and ethical standards.
In complex litigation, delivering results is a process hammered by solid preparation and team work. Indeed, more cases are won in the boardroom than in the courtroom. As such, we put premium on rigorous analysis of facts and law, in-depth case build-up and planning, structuring of reliefs based on fact-based rules application, pre-trial work with emphasis on legal project management principles, and client collaboration at every stage of the process.
Our litigation and arbitration practice builds on a track record of performance in complex and high stakes commercial disputes, from securities and investments, intellectual property and intra-corporate transactions, to procurement and construction as well as public accountability cases.
In handling cases, we measure the value of our advocacy not so much on the effort or time spent but on the results delivered. This bias for results is reflected in our billing system, which departs from the usual time-based and per appearance charges. Our legal fees are largely structured on milestones accomplished or results delivered.
As part of our commitment to social justice and growth of the law, we also engage in inspired pro bono advocacy for the underprivileged in select meritorious cases.
In line with our mission to participate in nation building, our firm has purposely specialized in Public Private Partnership (PPP) transactions. Our objective is to harness private capital to undertake and develop public infrastructure projects at no financial cost to the government.
Our PPP Group serves as counsel, legal manager or transaction adviser to local conglomerates and global firms in structuring and undertaking PPP transactions and solutions. The services encompass the full spectrum of PPP modalities, including build operate transfer (BOT) schemes, joint ventures, long-term lease and joint developments.
Our overall thrust is to enable private sector proponents to engage in nation-building by availing of PPP opportunities while managing their legal, financial and political risks.
Organized into different project teams, our PPP lawyers guide clients in navigating the phases and challenges in the PPP life cycle from crafting Unsolicited Proposals, compliance with regulatory requirements, structuring corporate vehicles, financial close and project implementation.
Our PPP practice builds on a record of involvement in big-ticket PPP projects, such as reclamation, railways, elevated highways, ports, land development, government centers, and related public infrastructure.
Our Corporate Group handles a wide range of legal issues and concerns for business. Our key areas of corporate practice cover corporate advisory, procurement and construction law, regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, tax advisory, and anti-trust law.
As advisor, our Corporate Group guides clients in managing business risks and enhancing revenues through sound corporate structuring, proper corporate house-keeping, and effective contract management.
Our Corporate Group also assists the PPP Group in structuring and managing PPP transactions, with emphasis on tax management, financial close, anti-trust compliance, sound design of special purpose corporations.
Our Corporate Group also engages in corporate and tax due diligence; corporate structuring and licensing; contract preparation, review and management; tax planning and tax assessments; corporate and tax health checks; and anti-trust compliance.