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Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

Projects, Infrastructure & Energy

2 ranked lawyersBand 3PhilippinesAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Provides a comprehensive service across the mining and natural resources sectors, handling issues such as joint ventures, M&A and operating agreements. Also offers expertise in mining disputes, permitting and operating agreements. Active advising on corporate and environmental compliance issues relating to power project development. It is routinely sought out by overseas entities seeking to do business in the Philippines.

Strengths

A pleased interviewee explains that "the partners are diligent and very responsive. They get the work done and produce results immediately."

Work highlights

Advised Sagittarius Mines in relation to its appeal of a DENR order cancelling the ECC.

Notable practitioners

Pancho Umali is involved in a wide range of practices including mining resources and energy, as well as advising on renewable energy projects. A client appreciates that he is "very responsive and provides well-considered and good advice."

Patricia Bunye remains highly regarded for her years of expertise in mining matters. She handles regulatory as well as commercial issues for a number of high-profile mining companies.

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Philippines

Projects, Infrastructure & Energy


Pancho G. Umali
Band 3
Patricia A O Bunye
Band 1