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Make your nominations now for the Philippines Law Firm Awards

We are requesting nominations from in-house counsel in the Philippines and around the world – as well as lawyers at international law firms – who have first-hand experience of the services provided by law firms in the Philippines

Against the clock

In an exclusive interview, the chairman of the Philippine Competition Commission shares his key priorities to ensure a clean slate for a new chair and set of commissioners

Partnering for future of foreign investment in the Philippines

By Divina Gracia Pedron, Andrea Alegre, and James Louie Cuevas, Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

Among the Philippines’ key trade partners, South Korea stands out among prolific investors, notably accounting for 18.5% of approved foreign investment in the past first quarte

Philippines’ Globe Telecoms to sell more than 5,000 towers

Philippines’ mobile leader Globe Telecom will sell 5,709 cellular towers for USD1.28 billion to two local  companies – Frontier Tower Associates Philippines (FTAP) and Miescor Infrastructure Development Corporation (MIDC)

A comparison of data protection laws: Philippines

By Enrique Dela Cruz, Ian Jerny De Leon, and Terence Mark Arthur Ferrer, DivinaLaw

Business law digest

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority announced the Mandatory Reference Checking Scheme and its implementing guidelines, which aim to tackle the “rolling bad apples” problem, a term referring to people who commit misconduct at a financial institution but can get a new job without disclosing it

Maintaining momentum

Massive infrastructure development and liberalisation of overseas investment have boosted the Philippines’ competitiveness, but the pandemic has changed everything. What will a newly elected government mean for business-related legal reform?

Global network for judicial dispute resolution is born

Judiciaries from Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Britain and the United States have established the International Judicial Dispute Resolution Network 

OCBC’s arm sells in-house feeder fund platform

Dechert advised Bank of Singapore, the private banking arm of OCBC Bank, on the sale of its in-house private market feeder fund platform to global fintech Institutional Capital Network (iCapital)

First-to-file takes centre stage in Philippines

By Mila Federis, Federis & Associates

LMCP legal seminar keeps counsel in the know

In partnership with the University of the Philippines, the Legal Management Council of the Philippines (LMCP) conducted a mandatory continuing legal education (MCLE) seminar on 11, 12 and 18 February, and 2 March

Legal updates for Japanese investors in the Philippines

By Nilo Divina, Ciselie Marie Gamo-Sisayan, and Shiela Esquivel, DivinaLaw

The Philippines and Japan share a long history of economic partnership and co-operation. Japan ranks as a top strategic economic partner and is the Philippines’ top export market and second-biggest import supplier, as well as its second-largest source of foreign direct investments (FDIs)

A comparison of digital banking regulations

As technology revolutionises the banking sector, brick-and-mortar retail is increasingly becoming obsolete as regulators jump to set new standards for inclusive finance

A comparison of digital banking regulations: Philippines

By Mark S Gorriceta, Micaela Kristina V Galvez, and Liane Stella R Candelario, Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra

Fair winds for use of copyrighted material

By Shiela Marie Rabaya, ACCRALAW

Case study for sandbox approach on open finance

By Monique B Ang, ACCRALAW 

Proposed provisional patent application in the Philippines

By Ramon Emil Olea, Federis & Associates

Renewable energy regulations in the Philippines

By Kristin Charisse Siao, Efren II Resurreccion and Mely Ann Emerie Cristobal,Villaraza & Angangco

Workers’ rights in the Philippine gig economy

By Martin Luigi Samson, ACCRALAW 

International recognition of Philippine IP strategies

By Ramon Emil Olea, Federis & Associates

Philippines ponders NFTs in online gaming

By Juan Miguel Calimon Dela Cruz, ACCRALAW 

Updates on trademark law in Philippines

By Editha R Hechanova, Noemi P Rivera and Joy Marie Gabor-Tolentino, Hechanova Group

International recognition of Philippine IP strategies

By Amanda Carlota, Federis & Associates

Philippines strikes back against counterfeits and piracy

By Amanda Carlota, Federis & Associates

NIPS gives teeth to Philippine IP protection regime

By Amanda Carlota, Federis & Associates

Revisiting data privacy in a pandemic

By Rachelle M Diaz, PJS Law

Jumping the patent exam queue in the Philippines

By Ramon Emil T Olea, Federis & Associates

Fame hard to attain in the Philippines

By Amanda Carlota, Federis & Associates

Revised IRR for patents, utility models and designs

By Ramon Emil T Olea, Patent specialist, Federis & Associates

Impact of 11th FINL on online businesses

By Agustin P Geraldez Jr, ACCRA Law Offices

Understanding revised rules on vital IPR mediation

By Editha Hechanova, Hechanova & Co

Cryptocurrency laws and regulations in Asia

A comparison of law on cryptocurrencies. As jurisdictions grapple with the undoubted risks and rewards, and whether to regulate, firms provide jurisdictional comparisons

Will TRAIN work in its implementation?

By Eric R Recalde, ACCRA Law Offices

Regulating virtual currency in the Philippines

By Paula P Plaza, ACCRA Law Offices

DDS in relation to Corporation Code’s capital provisions

By Dan Bernard S. Sabilala, ACCRA Law Offices

Airport standards in the Philippines

By Charmaine Haw-Lim and Aileen Sanguir, Gulapa Law Office

New competition law in effect in the Philippines

By Francis Lim, ACCRA Law Offices

Correspondents

India future of group of companies doctrine

Guidance awaited on future of group of companies doctrine

By Ashish Anand, HSA Advocates
Safe harbour rule’s effect on anti-monopoly compliance, Michael Gu

‘Safe harbour’ rule’s effect on anti-monopoly compliance

By Michael Gu, AnJie & Broad Law Firm
Trader protection under Futures and Derivatives Law, Guo Zhongqing

Trader protection under Futures and Derivatives Law

By Guo Zhongqing, AllBright Law Offices
regulation of ESG rating providersvideo

Regulators looking to rate ESG rating providers

By Swathi Girimaji and Harshita Kakar, Bharucha & Partners

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