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 intellectual property enforcement as follows
Bengzon Negre Untalan (BNU) is among a crop of IP-focused law firms that have made a mark. It has an impressive list of clients that include technology companies like Apple and Autodesk, and pharmaceutical giants such as Abbott, AstraZeneca, Novartis, as well as food and beverage companies including Ajinomoto, Nestle Philippines and San Miguel, among others.
Federis & Associates is a boutique IP-focused firm that has built a reputation for IP enforcement and won the confidence of several large companies. Among its notable work this year was close co-ordination with the Bureau of Customs to secure the seizure and destruction of many counterfeit goods including well-known brands such as Nivea and Kylie Cosmetics.
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