Technology; corporate law; capital markets; M&A; securities law
Mark Gorriceta is the managing partner and head of the corporate group and head of the technology media and telecommunications group of Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra (GorricetaLaw). With over 17 years in private practice, Mark has developed extensive expertise in complex corporate transactions, commercial contracts and regulatory matters in a range of areas that impact businesses – whether for start-ups or top 1000 companies in the Philippines. He is a leading lawyer in the fields of capital markets, M&A and securities law. He is also considered the foremost tech lawyer in the Philippines. With pioneering expertise on the law on digital assets, fintech, blockchain, virtual currencies, e-commerce, data privacy, and artificial intelligence, he is legal counsel to the biggest and most impactful technology and online companies in the Philippines.
Mark has been recognised as one of the Philippines’ Top 100 Lawyers for 2020 by the Asia Business Law Journal and awarded as the Philippines’ Managing Partner of the Year for 2020 by Asian Legal Business (ALB). He was also named as one of the Dealmakers of Asia for 2020 by ALB and among the Top 10 Philippines’ Clients Choice Lawyers for 2021 by ALB.
Under his leadership, GorricetaLaw has been awarded back-to-back (2019 and 2020) Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year and 2019 Innovative Technologies Law Firm of the Year in ALB Philippine Law Awards. GorricetaLaw was also voted back-to-back (2019 and 2020) “Best Technology Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year” by Asia Business Law Journal. The firm was also awarded the“Construction and Real Estate Law Firm of the Year” during the 2020 Philippine Law Awards by ALB.
In 2017 and 2018, Mark was named one of “Asia’s Top 40 lawyers under 40” by ALB. In 2018 and 2019, he was also named as one of “Asia’s Who’s Who Lawyers” by ALB.
Mark is a faculty member of the Ateneo de Manila University’s Center for Continuing Education. He teaches M&A for the advanced module diploma course in corporate finance.