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 protection as follows


Baranda & Associates is another of the specialist intellectual property firms that has earned a name across IP service areas, from registration to commercialization and enforcement. The firm is led by Edmund Jason Baranda and has a small team comprising one other partner, two associates and three paralegals.

Hechenova & Co’s IP practice constitutes about 70% of its entire practice, and is deservedly among the most respected in the country. It has represented both large multinational companies such as Honda, Panasonic, and Brazilian footwear maker Alpargatas as well as domestic clients including the Philippine government’s Department of Science and Technology, and its Technology Application and Promotion Institute.

“We are very happy with the services and expertise provided by Hechanova,” says Luiza Duarte, a partner at Brazilian IP law firm Murta Goyanes. Duarte lauds Editha Hechanova, president of the firm, for being proactive and always suggesting new enforcement actions, and for understanding the client’s business and goals with each case. Last year, Hechenova & Co added three new senior lawyers in the areas of trademarks and patents.


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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


The Philippines Law Firm Awards