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SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Projects, Infrastructure & Energy

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What the team is known for

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan maintains its reputation for being a market-leading full-service law firm in the Philippines, with an impressive track record of working on major resources, power and infrastructure developments. Its sectors of focus include oil and gas and IPP projects, as well as aviation. Acts for an impressive roster of prominent local institutions and large global companies across communications and transport infrastructure developments. It harbours additional experience assisting with BOT structures and PPP projects.

Strengths

A source attests that SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan's lawyers are "very knowledgeable about the rules and regulations of the power industry."

"They are our go-to law firm when it comes to big projects," confirms a client.

Work highlights

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan assisted a consortium of Filinvest Development, JG Summit Holdings, Changi Airports Philippines and Philippine Airport Ground Support Solutions, alongside Luzon International Premiere Airport Development as project implementer, with the operation and maintenance of Clark International Airport.

Notable practitioners

Hector De Leon is highly regarded by market sources for his experience in mining and renewable energy projects. He is the firm's managing partner in Manila.

Rocky Alejandro Reyes is recognised for his work on projects and is considered an active practitioner in the Philippines. He is experienced in public-private partnership and build-operate-transfer matters.

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Overview

SyCipLaw assumed prominence in infrastructure work in the ‘80s, when it assisted the government in its industrialization program, involving a steel manufacturing plant, a phosphate fertilizer processing plant and a copper smelting facility. The practice has since grown to include work on the first private light rail transit project in the country, representing both developers and financiers of telecommunications projects in the mid-‘90s, and active involvement in toll road and airport terminal projects. It has also advised developers of water supply projects and has gained particular expertise in dealings with municipal water districts.

The firm has a long and intensive involvement in projects for private energy production, commencing with the development of the first power plant undertaken on a build-operate-transfer basis in the Philippines. We have participated in almost all of the Philippine independent power projects, representing a combined capacity of more than 6,000 MW. These include the largest coal-fired, gas-fired, and diesel stations in the country, as well as hydroelectric and geothermal plants. The firm also represents distribution utilities in relation to their long-term power supply agreements and the conduct of competitive selection processes as required by law.

Our firm has also acted as principal legal consultant to independent power projects in Thailand, Pakistan, Indonesia, Vietnam, China and other countries in the region.

Members

Reyes, Rocky Alejandro L (Head of Department)

Barreto, Maria Jennifer

Bertillo-Ancheta, Melyjane

De Leon Jr, Hector

Encarnacion, Rafael

Gerochi IV, Vicente

Lapitan, Hiyasmin

Maneja, Arlene

Manguiat, Imelda

Pamfilo, Jose Florante

Riturban, Aaron Roi

Salita Jr, Angel

Varona, Philbert

Clients

Aboitiz Power Corporation

Bell Canada

Dentsu Aegis Network

Manila Electric Company (MERALCO)

Metro Pacific Investments Corporation

Ortigas & Company

PLDT, Inc.

San Miguel Corporation

Industries

Energy

Mining & Metals

Real Estate

Telecommunications

Transportation

Utilities

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

Projects, Infrastructure & Energy


Hector De Leon Jr
Eminent Practitioners
Rocky Alejandro L Reyes
Band 3