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Asia-Pacific 2022
Philippines Corporate/M&A
Band 2

2 Ranked Lawyers


Provided by Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio

C&G Law’s practice in corporate and commercial transactions is solid and extensive. We advise on all issues and legal developments affecting our clients’ businesses and operations. Our corporate and commercial work has involved various types of industries and businesses, both local and across borders.

The firm also advises on all aspects of business and commercial transactions, including on the choice of an appropriate corporate vehicle for investments; limitations on foreign equity or investment participation in certain ventures; the availability of fiscal or other incentives for particular activities; and the licensing and other regulatory requirements applicable to the carrying out of the business. The firm also assists in the formation and organisation of the enterprise, and in obtaining all approvals and other permits that it requires to commence operations. 

C&G Law also advises on all aspects of equity investments, including business concerns, corporate organisation requirements, investments incentives, nationalisation issues, risk assessment and mitigation, and taxation in connection with share acquisitions. It assists in structuring, documenting and completing investments arrangements, including ensuring compliance with the regulatory requirements applicable to particular transactions. It has undertaken both limited and extensive due diligence exercises for clients involving a broad range of target companies.

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Corporate/M&A: Real Estate - Philippines
Band 2
What the team is known for

Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio provides extensive advice on foreign investments, share and asset acquisitions, as well as regulatory and compliance issues and divestments in the Philippines. Also experienced in assisting clients with the establishment of local businesses. Frequently advises on a range of corporate matters in the energy, aviation and technology industries. Clients benefit from its wide regional coverage and its experience handling cross-border matters. Additionally proficient in the real estate sector, often handling related disputes and tax matters, as well as M&A. Examples of the firms clientele include Stellar and TeaM Energy.


One interviewee comments that Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio "stands out for its ability to communicate in a practical and commercial manner."

Another source appreciates the firm's "quick response times."

Work highlights

Assisted Stellar with the Philippines aspects of its merger with Probe.

Represented TeaM Energy in defence of executive orders imposed by the President of the Philippines relating to the reduction in real property tax of independent power producers.

Notable practitioners

Norma Margarita Patacsil is known to be active on corporate work, whilst also being recognised for expertise in competition matters. One client describes her as "extremely practical and commercial in providing all services."

Jaime Renato Gatmaytan heads the department and is experienced in equity investments and transactions. He often advises on matters in the projects and energy sector.

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Norma Margarita B Patacsil
Norma Margarita B Patacsil
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Jaime Renato B Gatmaytan
Jaime Renato B Gatmaytan
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Albert Vincent Y Yu Chang

Andrea E Katipunan

Annalisa J Carlota

Deborah Miriam D Sobrepeña-Lacson

Katrine Paula V Suyat-Antonio

Kristine Ninotschka L Evangelista

Mary Thel T Mundin

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Norma Margarita B Patacsil

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Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Consumer Products Manufacturing



Food & Drink Producers

International Trade

Mining & Metals


Real Estate