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SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Dispute Resolution

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What the team is known for

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan is a leading full-service law firm in the Philippines, with an accomplished litigation and arbitration practice. The team works in close coordination with its commercial counterparts at all levels and has significant experience handling appeals in the Supreme Court. Also handles proceedings before the Philippine Competition Commission and the Philippine Energy Regulatory Commission. Its impressive client roster includes international banks, infrastructure and mining corporations and energy companies, such as OceanaGold (Philippines), Barrick Gold and Manila Electric. Houses significant expertise in construction arbitration.

Strengths

An interviewee praises SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan as "smart and responsive," adding: "I have been really impressed with their briefing and writing."

Another impressed source comments: "Their experience and wide sources of legal data are helpful in our court cases."

Work highlights

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan represented mining corporations Barrick Gold and Placer Dome in a petition for a Writ of Kalikasan filed against the companies, which sought to compel the defendants to rehabilitate areas allegedly damaged in a mining accident in the late 1990s.

Notable practitioners

Carlos Roberto Lopez is active on a range of litigation matters for clients in sectors including mining, infrastructure and utilities in the Philippines. He is well versed in Supreme Court proceedings, as well as regulatory commissions, such as the Philippine Energy Regulatory Commission. He acts for major domestic corporates as well as foreign entities.

Emmanuel Lombos is well known and respected for his activity on arbitration in the Philippines. He is also experienced in litigation matters and has acted for a number of significant clients, including international government entities and corporates.

Ramon Songco remains active on disputes in the Philippines, including class actions and writ petitions, for clients in a variety of sectors, especially mining and power. He is also experienced in representing clients before the Supreme Court.

Ricardo Ongkiko is recognised as a very active arbitration lawyer in Manila. He is experienced in construction and commercial arbitration, including international proceedings, for both domestic and international clients.

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Overview

SyCipLaw has a wide-ranging litigation practice in all court levels — from the municipal trial courts and the regional trial courts, to the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court, as well as in various administrative agencies. The firm also has a very extensive arbitration practice, being involved in foreign arbitration, international commercial and other domestic arbitration, and construction arbitration.

The firm represents both foreign and local clients in a wide array of industries — mining, power, banking, pharmaceutical, milk and other food manufacturing, distilled spirits, hotel, airline, construction, hospital, and others.

SyCipLaw has, over the years, handled the most significant, high-value, and complex Philippine commercial law court cases and arbitration, a number of them against or with the Philippine Government. 

Members

Ongkiko, Ricardo Ma P G (Head of Department)

Alvizo, Thaddeus

Castillo, Domingo

Dee, Anthony

Dy, Leslie C

Fontanosa, Alan

Larcina, Franco Aristotle

Liban, Luisito

Lleno, Ronald Mark

Lombos, Emmanuel M

Lopez, Carlos Roberto

Mambuay, Amer Hussein

Rodriguez, Russel

Songco, Ramon

Clients

Asian Development Bank

Citibank N. A.

Colgate-Palmolive Philippines

Del Monte International

First Pacific Company

Manila Electric Company

OceanaGold

Philip Morris

PLDT

Industries

Banks

Energy

Media

Mining & Metals

Real Estate

Software & Computer Services

Telecommunications

Transportation

Utilities

Dispute Resolution

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

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Location

SyCipLaw Center

105 Paseo de Roxas

Makati City

Metro Manila

Philippines

1226

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Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Philippines

Dispute Resolution


Carlos Roberto Lopez
Band 2
Emmanuel M Lombos
Senior Statespeople
Ramon G. Songco
Band 3

Dispute Resolution: Arbitration


Emmanuel M Lombos
Senior Statespeople
Ricardo Ma P G Ongkiko
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