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Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz (ACCRALAW)

Corporate/M&A

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What the team is known for

Well known for its work on M&A, corporate restructuring and the establishment of local subsidiaries. Experienced in acting for both national and international companies on corporate transactions, with a particularly strong reputation in the energy and manufacturing sectors. Able to draw on its expertise in dispute resolution in order to pre-emptively avoid conflicts. Also handles regulatory and legislative mandates and has rich experience advising on foreign equity investments.

Work highlights

Acted for the Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation on its merger with RCBC Savings Bank.

Notable practitioners

Andre Navato regularly acts on mergers, investments and acquisitions. A client appreciates that he is able to "communicate the major issues on the deal in a clear and concise manner."

Judy Hao is acknowledged for her corporate work and is described by a market source as "an outstanding lawyer." She has experience in acquisitions and investments.

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Overview

The Firm’s Corporate and Special Projects Department (CSPD) provides advice on Philippine laws on foreign investments, particularly on doing business issues, choice of business entities, appropriate structures to comply with Filipino ownership requirements, and possible availment of fiscal and non-fiscal incentives of foreign-owned subsidiaries. CSPD has assisted Filipino, as well as foreign, investors in establishing joint ventures in the Philippines, and is well-versed with the intricacies of joint venture relationships from its creation to dissolution. It also routinely advises and assists in the establishment of other forms of business ventures in the Philippines and registration with government agencies, including the Board of Investments and the Philippine Economic Zone Authority.

CSPD has also been involved in landmark M&A transactions in the Philippines, dating back from the seventies and eighties involving the restructuring of the whole coconut industry up to the current diversifications of top Philippine companies into areas other than their core businesses. It has also been engaged in complex restructurings of conglomerates in preparation for initial public offerings and in structuring companies for purposes of complying with allowable foreign equity holdings in companies holding lands, engaged in public utilities and exploitation of natural resources, and other activities which are nationalized under Philippine laws.

Corporate/M&A Department

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz (ACCRALAW)

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Department location

ACCRALAW TOWER

2nd Avenue corner

30th Street, Crescent Park West

Bonifacio Global City

Taguig

Metro Manila

Philippines

0399

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Corporate/M&A


Andre B Navato Jr
Band 3
Judy Hao
Band 3