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 labour & employment area as follows


Siguion Reyna Montecillo & Ongsiako is among the oldest law firms in the Philippines, having been in business for more than a century. With more than 45 lawyers, it is a full-service firm and has a client roster that includes domestic conglomerates and Fortune 500 multinationals.

DivinaLaw, a full-service firm, has made a name for itself in just over a decade since its establishment. With more than 50 lawyers in two offices (Manila and Cebu) it is highly rated among both domestic and international clients. In the past year it has added four lawyers to boost its tax, banking and finance, immigration and corporate practices.

Angeline Tham, CEO of DBDOYC (Angkas), an on-demand courier service app, says, “Divina has been able to add tremendous value to our legal strategy and execution, which has resulted in strong growth in the company’s business.”

“I like to work with Divina Law because they show expertise in all matters that require legal opinions, whether it be on labour-only contracting, employment contracts, labour cases, etc,” says Rosanna Santos, vice president, human resources, for Equicom Shared Services. “We never lost a case yet, especially when it’s being handled by Divina Law.”

DivinaLaw has adopted a four days per week work scheme intended to boost productivity and well-being of its employees.


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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