Becoming a top legal adviser requires firms to go beyond giving solid legal advice and ensure timely completion of tasks. Asia Business Law Journal names the top firms in the Philippines for 2018. We have identified four winners in corporate & commercial area as follows
- CASTILLO LAMAN TAN PANTALEON & SAN JOSE
- MARTINEZ VERGARA GONZALEZ & SERRANO
- PICAZO BUYCO TAN FIDER AND SANTOS
- SYCIP SALAZAR HERNANDEZ & GATMAITAN
The 37-year-old Manila-based law firm Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon & San Jose has nearly 50 lawyers and has made a name for itself in select practice areas such as corporate, litigation, intellectual property, taxation and employment.
“Castillo is on top of my list [of law firms] given their edge in quality of output, attention to the client, and value delivered,” says China Bank Capital’s Colet.
Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano is a full-service law firm with about 32 lawyers, including 10 partners, and has grown a reputation for its corporate practice, especially with a focus on banking and corporate finance services.
See other top law firms in other categories:
- Law Firm of the Year
- Best New Law firm
- Best Overall Law Firms
- Banking & Finance
- Capital Market
- Competition & Antitrust
- Corporate & Commercial
- Dispute Resolution
- Labour & Employment
- Energy, Projects & Infrastructure
- Insurance & Reinsurance
- IP Enforcement
- IP Protection
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Private Equity & Venture Capital
- Real Estate
- Restructuring, Refinancing & Insolvency
- Shipping & Maritime
- Structured Finance & Securitization
- Technology, Media & Telecoms
THE JUDGING PROCESS
The winners of Asia Business Law Journal’s Philippines Law Firm Awards were selected based on votes, references and qualitative information received from in-house counsel and other legal professionals in the Philippines and around the world.
A voting form was posted on our website and thousands of in-house counsel, lawyers at international law firms and other Philippines-focused professionals were invited to vote. At the same time, Philippine law firms were asked to make submissions in support of their candidacy for awards. These submissions, combined with research by Asia Business Law Journal’s editorial team, played a supporting role in the judging process.
All Philippines law firms were automatically eligible for inclusion in the awards process. As always, there were no entry fees or any other requirements for entry. Read the full list of The Philippines Law Firm Awards 2018 here