Global Philippines Corporate & Finance
- China: James Grandolfo Milbank LLP
- China: Benjamin CaraleLatham & Watkins
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Associates to watch
- China: Cesareo Singzon Milbank LLP
- China: Diana G. DizonLatham & Watkins
1China: Milbank LLPCorporate & Finance2023 | Band 1 |Milbank is an eminent legal team for Philippines work, recognised for its longstanding expertise in assisting both domestic and international corporations and financial institutions. The firm is particularly active on capital markets matters, acting for both financiers and issuers on debt issuances, IPOs and securities offerings. It also handles M&A, joint venture and private equity transactions in such sectors as energy, TMT and real estate. Its Philippines practice is led out of the firm's Hong Kong office. Examples of the firm's clientele include Credit Suisse, Standard Chartered Bank and BPI Capital. 1Singapore: Allen & OveryCorporate & Finance2023 | Band 1 |Allen & Overy maintains a strong reputation across the gamut of corporate and finance legal issues in the Philippines, particularly in the M&A space. The firm provides advice on joint ventures and foreign investments, as well as refinancings. International banks and domestic corporates in the energy, infrastructure, telecoms, real estate, and food and beverage sectors form a key part of the firm's client base. The team offers additional expertise in debt and equity capital markets products and project finance. It utilises a wide network of offices to assist with wide-ranging cross-border mandates. Examples of the firm's clientele include Ayala Land, General Atlantic and Jollibee Foods.
- China: Latham & WatkinsCorporate & Finance2023 | Band 1
2Singapore: Clifford ChanceCorporate & Finance2023 | Band 2 |Clifford Chance is a global law firm that is active on inbound and outbound investments and acquisitions, private equity deals and a variety of financings in the Philippines. The firm has noteworthy expertise in M&A and joint ventures in the energy and infrastructure sectors. It maintains strong relationships with local government departments, regulatory bodies, the financial sector and a range of local counsel. The team demonstrates further expertise in the capital market space, advising international clients on IPOs and bond offerings. Clients of the firm include BNP Paribas, MUFG Bank and the IFC. 2Singapore: Linklaters Singapore Pte. Ltd.Corporate & Finance2023 | Band 2 |Linklaters has an established Philippines legal practice with many years of experience working with leading banks and corporations on a variety of cross-border transactions. It continues to advise clients on a range of areas including project finance, acquisition finance, DCM and M&A. The firm offers key expertise in the shipping and infrastructure industries. The practice is well placed to advise Philippine corporations on outbound activity, with assistance from its Hong Kong and Singapore offices, as well as further afield. Examples of the firm's clients include the DBS Bank, Alvarez & Marsal Asia and PwC International.