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Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres & Ibarra

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Chairman: Eduardo G. Makalintal
Managing Partner: Ruelito Soriano
Number of partners: 11
Number of lawyers: 26
Languages: English, Filipino

Firm Overview:
The firm was established in 1974 by Camilo D. Quiason (who later served as Justice of the Supreme Court from 1993-95) and Eduardo G. Makalintal. The firm’s culture emphasises cooperation rather than competition; while the firm is organised by specialty practice groups, each practice group can tap and would be readily supported by the other groups. The firm counts on continued success by adhering to the principles that sustained its growth from its inception: reliable service, unfailing integrity, solid judgment, competence and a genuine dedication to clients’ needs.

Main Areas of Practice:

Mergers & Acquisitions:
3 partners; 6 fee earners based in the Philippines
■ Representation of various clients in potential joint ventures, or acquisitions of companies in the Philippines
Key Clients: Far Eastern University, First Gen Corporation, Energy Development Corporation, Transnational Diversified Corporation
Key Contact: Ruel Soriano
Tel: +63 2 631 0981
Email: [email protected]

Capital Markets & Securities Regulation:
3 partners; 6 fee earners based in the Philippines
■ Representation of BDO Capital in the stock rights offering of Arthaland Corporation
■ Advised several clients on planned equity and bond offerings
Key Clients: First Gen Corporation, ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation, Transnational Diversified Corporation
Key Contact: Enrique Quiason & Ruel Soriano
Tel: +63 2 6310 981
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

Banking & Finance:
3 partners; 8 fee earners based in the Philippines
■ Representation of borrowers and lenders in various loan agreements
■ Representation of an e-money issuer in obtaining a license from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
Key Clients: BDO Capital & Investment Corporation, Energy Development Corporation, Rockwell Land Corporation, Transnational Diversified Group
Key Contacts: Enrique Quiason, Ruel Soriano
Tel: +63 2 6310 981
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

Tax:
2 partners and 1 counsel; 6 fee earners based in the Philippines
■ Representation of various clients in tax protests before the Court of Tax Appeals
■ Representation of various clients in obtaining tax clearances
Key Clients: Yuchengco Group of Companies, First Philippine Holdings Corporation, Transnational Diversified Group, Energy Development Corporation, ABS CBN Broadcasting Corporation
Key Contact: Benedict Tugonon
Tel: +63 2 6310 981
Email: [email protected]

Energy:
1 partner and 1 counsel; 3 fee earners based in the Philippines
■ Representation of various electric distribution utilities in their rate revision applications
■ Representation of various electric generation companies in obtaining regulatory approvals of their power supply contracts
Key Clients: Clark Electric Distribution Company, Angeles Electric Corp., Cagayan Electric Power & Light Co., Inc., First Gen Corporation, Energy Development Corporation, FDC Utilities, Inc., Cebu Energy Development Corporation
Key Contact: Miguel Mathay
Tel: +63 2 6310 981
Email: [email protected] qmbti.com

Intellectual Property:
1 partner; 2 fee earners based in the Philippines
■ Representation of various clients in prosecution of patent and trademark applications before the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines
■ Representation of various clients in enforcement of intellectual property rights before the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines and the regular courts in the Philippines
Key Clients: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc., Coloplast A/S, Sky Cable Corporation, Healthy Options Corporation
Key Contact: Joel L. Espinueva
Tel: +63 2 8631 0981
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
4 partners; 6 fee earners based in the Philippines
■ Representation of various clients in all forms of civil, commercial and criminal litigation, whether by judicial proceedings, arbitration, or alternative dispute resolution
Key Clients: ABS CBN Broadcasting Corporation, WNS Global Services Philippines, Inc., Lopez Holdings, Inc., PHESCO, Inc., Sky Cable Corporation
Key Contact: Miguel Damaso, Arecio Rendor Jr.
Tel: +63 2 8631 0981
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]