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Chairman: F. Arthur L. Villaraza
Managing Partner: Alejandro Alfonso E. Navarro
Number of partners: 21
Number of lawyers: 64
Languages: English, Filipino

Firm Overview:
Established in 1980, Villaraza & Angangco (“V&A Law”) is a decorated full-service law firm with consistently recognised expertise in the areas of litigation and dispute resolution, corporate and commercial law, intellectual property law, and labour and employment. Headed by legal luminaries and practitioners who are deemed experts in their respective fields, its about 70 lawyers and 100 highly trained non-legal staff capably provide the firm’s foreign and domestic clients with comprehensive, multi-layered, innovative, and practical solutions that truly deliver results. With decades of experience serving at the forefront of the evolving landscape of Philippine law, Villaraza & Angangco continues to establish itself as among the leading firms in both international and domestic legal spheres offering professional service of the highest caliber.

Main Areas of Practice:

Banking & Finance:
5 partners; 24 fee earners based in Philippines
Key Clients: Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd., Alternergy Mini Hydro Holdings Corporation, Bank of the Philippine Islands, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation, BDO Unibank Inc. China Telecommunications Corporation, Dito Telecommunity Corporation
Contacts: Raoul R. Angangco, Sylvette Y. Tankiang, Franchette M. Acosta
Tel: +63 2 8988 6088
Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Capital Markets:
5 partners; 24 fee earners based in Philippines
Key Clients: Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd., Swiss Re International S.E., Swiss Re. Corporate Solutions Ltd., Swiss Re Asia Pte. Ltd
Contacts: Raoul R. Angangco, Sylvette Y. Tankiang, Franchette M. Acosta
Tel: +63 2 8988 6088
Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Corporate & M&A:
5 partners; 24 fee earners based in Philippines
Key Clients: China Telecommunications Corporation, Dito Telecommunity Corporation, Globe Telecom, Udenna Corporation, Mitsubishi Estate Co. Ltd., ISOC Group, Taihu Holdings Pte Ltd., Ayala Group, Bank of the Philippine Islands, Aboitiz Land, Inc., Fountel Corp. (Medical City), Aboitiz Land, Inc.
Contacts: Raoul R. Angangco, Sylvette Y. Tankiang, Franchette M. Acosta
Tel: +63 2 8988 6088
Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Labour & Employment:
3 partners; 6 fee earners based in Philippines
Key Clients: Amazon Operation Services Philippines, Inc., Autodesk Asia PTE. LTD. (Philippines Representative Office), Twitter, Inc., Seyfarth Shaw LLP, LF Philippines, Inc., Tata Consultancy Services (Philippines), Inc., CommSec Inc., Tropical Focus Philippines, Inc.
Contacts: Alejandro Alfonso E. Navarro
Tel: +63 2 8988 6088
Emails: [email protected]

Immigration:
2 partners; 24 fee earners based in Philippines
Key Clients: Tata Consultancy Services (Philippines), Inc., Paypal Philippines, Inc. Remitly, Inc., Twitter Philippines, Inc. Spinalcare Chiropractic, Inc., AirBnb Philippines, Inc.
Contacts: Raoul R. Angangco, Sylvette Y. Tankiang, Franchette M. Acosta
Tel: +63 2 8988 6088
Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Infrastructure & Energy:
5 partners; 24 fee earners based in Philippines
Key Clients: China Telecommunications Corporation, Panhua Group Ltd., ISOC Asia Telecom Towers, Inc., ISOC Holdings, Inc., Mitsubishi Estate Co. Ltd., Taihu Holding Pte Ltd., BayWa R.E. Solar Pte Ltd.
Contacts: Raoul R. Angangco, Sylvette Y. Tankiang, Franchette M. Acosta
Tel: +63 2 8988 6088
Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
3 partners; 7 fee earners based in Philippines
Key Clients: Petron Corporation, Innogen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Getz Pharma (Phils.), Inc., AIMA Technology Group Co., BDO Unibank, Inc., F&CO Co., Ltd., UCC Holdings Co., Ltd., ABS-CBN Corporation, Penguin Books Limited, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., LKK Health Products Group Limited, Hugo Boss AG, Opus One Winery LLC, Wavee Group Inc., BigHit Entertainment Co., Ltd., Paris Croissant Co., Ltd., Tencent Holdings Limited, HBO Asia, Franck Muller Group, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
Contacts: Bienvenido I. Somera, Jr.
Tel: +63 2 8988 6088
Emails: [email protected]

Litigation & ADR:
12 partners; 30 fee earners based in Philippines
Key Clients: Consortium of Philippine Banks (Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation, BDO Unibank, Inc., Bank of the Philippine Islands), Globe Telecommunications, Inc., China Telecommunications Corporation, Manila Water Company, Inc., Makati Development Corporation, Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Inc., The Directors of Professional Services, Inc.
Contacts: Alejandro Alfonso E. Navarro, Augusto A. San Pedro, Jr, Thea T. Daep, Joseph Anthony P. Lopez
Tel: +63 2 8988 6088
Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Mining & Natural Resources:
6 partners; 25 fee earners based in Philippines
Key Clients: Austral-Asia Link Mining Corporation, Philippine H2O Ventures
Contacts: Raoul R. Angangco, Sylvette Y. Tankiang, Franchette M. Acosta
Tel: +63 2 8988 6088
Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Real Estate & Construction:
5 partners; 24 fee earners based in Philippines
Key Clients: Mori Hamada & Matsumoto for Hankyu Hanshin Express Philippines, Inc., NAPPCO Land Development Corporation, Bricolage Holding Inc., Ayala Land Inc. and its affiliates, Aboitiz Land, Inc., ISOC Asia Telecom Towers, Inc., Mitsubishi Estate Co. Ltd., Haskell Philippines
Contacts: Raoul R. Angangco, Sylvette Y. Tankiang, Franchette M. Acosta
Tel: +63 2 8988 6088
Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Restructuring & Insolvency:
5 partners; 24 fee earners based in Philippines
Key Clients: Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation, Bank of the Philippines Islands, BDO Unibank, Inc.
Contacts: Alejandro Alfonso E. Navarro, Augusto A. San Pedro, Jr, Thea T. Daep, Joseph Anthony P. Lopez
Tel: +63 2 8988 6088
Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Taxation:
1 partner; 6 fee earners based in Philippines
Key Clients: China Telecommunications Corporation, Emperador Distillers, Inc., Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc., China Telecom Fufu Information Technology Co., Ltd., EWP Philippines, Inc., Abundance Providers and Entrepreneurs Corporation, Infinitus Health Products (Philippines) Inc., Backpanda Philippines, Inc.
Contacts: Sylvette Y. Tankiang
Tel: +63 2 8988 6088
Emails: [email protected]

Telecommunications/ Media/ Technology:
5 partners; 24 fee earners based in Philippines
Key Clients: China Telecommunications Corporation, Globe Telecom, Innove Communications Inc., Tata Consultancy Services (Philippines), Inc., ISOC Infrastructure Inc., Lalamove Philippines, Inc., Ninja Express Tech Philippines, Inc., SEA Group, Stripe, Inc.
Contacts: Raoul R. Angangco, Sylvette Y. Tankiang, Franchette M. Acosta
Tel: +63 2 8988 6088
Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]