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 restructuring, refinancing & insolvency areas as follows


Gulapa Law, founded by former C&G Law partner Aris L Gulapa in 2015, has offices in Manila and New York. What sets this firm apart is that it provides Philippine companies with advice on the US through its New York-based affiliate, Gulapa & Baclay. The founder worked in Manila, Vietnam, Singapore, Tokyo and New York before setting out on his own, and now also gives counsel to clients on doing business in the ASEAN region.

Villanueva Gabionza Dy Law Offices, led by its founding partners Cesar L Villanueva and Santiago T Gabionza, provides the full suite of legal services. Its restructuring, refinancing and insolvency practices has earned the respect and admiration of its peers, who voted the firm as among the country’s top restructuring and insolvency practitioners.


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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