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 mergers & acquisitions as follows
- CRUZ MARCELO & TENEFRANCIA
- PICAZO BUYCO TAN FIDER AND SANTOS
- ROMULO MABANTA BUENAVENTURA SAYOC & DE LOS ANGELES
- SYCIP SALAZAR HERNANDEZ & GATMAITAN
M&A is one of the key practice areas for most corporate law firms, and as might be expected it is the biggest names that have made it to the list.
There were some large deals in the region, such as the Philippines-based San Miguel Corp’s acquisition of power generation company Masin-AES for US$2 billion from US -listed AES Corporation.
There were also large Southeast Asian deals, such as the Grab-Uber merger and GIP-Equis deal, which required significant Philippines-based work and kept dealmakers busy in 2018.
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