ESTABLISHED IN 1980
Total number of professionals: 60 (20 partners)
Principal office: Taguig
Key practice areas
Corporate & commercial law; immigration; intellectual property; labour; litigation & dispute resolution; mining & natural resources; power & energy; real estate; taxation; telecommunications and information communication technology.
Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law) is a full service law firm that has been at the forefront of the Philippines legal landscape since its founding in 1980. With lawyers adept at handling the most intricate problems to provide comprehensive solutions, highly trained legal staff and decades of experience in serving a full spectrum of clients’ interests, the firm offers professional services of the highest caliber.
The firm’s corporate and commercial law department is involved in momentous mergers & acquisitions in strategic industries throughout the Philippines, including banking and finance, telecommunications, transportation, real estate, manufacturing, food retail, business process outsourcing, insurance, entertainment and pharmaceuticals. The firm provides transactional advice on capital markets, securities regulation and finance, and serves as counsel in major foreign investments in the Philippines. The firm is counsel to leading multinational and foreign companies on a broad range of matters, including compliance with nationality and capitalization requirements and obtaining government licenses. The firm is a trailblazer in providing legal services relating to financial technology, data privacy and anti-financial crimes.
The litigation and dispute resolution department of the firm has established its reputation as a litigation powerhouse. It is the chosen counsel of business leaders, both local and foreign, in diverse industries. The firm is involved in commercial, civil, tax and criminal representation and trial advocacy in every forum, providing efficient and effective strategies. The firm’s expertise in international arbitration and alternative methods of dispute resolution is widely known. The firm’s litigators have successfully handled cases in all appellate levels of the judicial system and routinely handle appeals from quasi-judicial agencies.
The intellectual property department of the firm is globally recognized for its unparalleled brand of excellence and is among the most distinguished IP firms in the Philippines. The firm assists in trademark and patent prosecution, preparation and maintenance of both Philippine and foreign trademark, patent, utility model and industrial design and registration and deposit of copyrights and other related rights. The firm assists clients to ensure that full commercial value is realized through intellectual property commercialization, licensing and franchising. The IP litigation practice covers regular court and administrative litigation for both inter partes and IP violation cases. The firm has a sterling record of success in handling big-ticket litigation matters that impact the development of the Philippine jurisprudence in intellectual property.
V&A Law’s other key practice areas include labour and employment; immigration; taxation; technology, media & telecommunications; real estate; power & energy; mining & natural resources; banking; and corporate rehabilitation.