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Quisumbing Torres, a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International

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Managing Partner: Ramon J Quisumbing
Number of lawyers in the Philippines: 56 (including partners)
Languages: English, Filipino

Firm Overview:
Quisumbing Torres (QT) is a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein with member law firms around the world.
For more than five decades, QT has helped top multinational and domestic companies drive their growth in the country. The firm provides global reach with deep local roots, seamlessly delivering exceptional and effective legal advice and assistance to clients across borders.
QT lawyers specialise not only from the standpoint of practice areas but also from the perspective of the most relevant market industries.

Main Areas Of Practice:

Consumer Goods & Retail:
Services include advising and assisting with the establishment of corporate vehicles, government approvals, permits, licenses, and registrations for clients’ operations, preparing and negotiating and reviewing contracts for various commercial transactions, such as licensing agreements, distribution agreements, lease agreements, and other arrangements, brand protection, and compliance with international trade and customs regulations. QT also advises clients on e-commerce, advertising, data privacy, competition and anti-trust, consumer protection, employment, transfer pricing, product regulations and recall, and disputes.
Contact: Pearl Liu
Email: [email protected]

Energy, Mining & Infrastructure:
Building on a wealth of experience in this sector, QT understands the needs of both investors and financiers. Transactional capability, coupled with broad-ranging skills in project development, finance, corporate, tax, and environmental and competition law, means QT delivers commercially effective solutions at every stage of the process.
Contact: Dennis Quintero
Email: [email protected]

Financial Institutions:
QT provides financial institutions with sectorspecific, pragmatic advice on tax structuring, M&A and joint ventures, IP protection, IT, outsourcing, real estate portfolio management, employment, compensation schemes and pensions, data privacy compliance, regulatory compliance, investigations, financial crimes and dispute resolution.
Contact: TJ Mendoza
Email: [email protected]

Healthcare:
Healthcare lawyers bring a unique track-record and valuable insight from working with numerous healthcare companies on a variety of transactions. As trusted advisors to the world’s largest pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and healthcare services companies, the team works across jurisdictions, and practice areas to help industry players in various areas such as mergers and acquisitions, market entry, patents and brands protection, transfer pricing and tax planning strategies, product liability cases and complex disputes, regulatory compliance, clinical trials, competition and trade, commercial agreements, data privacy, and employment. Industry knowledge, combined with awareness of local legal requirements around the globe, ensures that the team provides industry tailored advice that minimises risks while at the same time achieving objectives and maximising opportunities.
Contact: Christina Macasaet-Acaban
Email: [email protected]

Industrials, Manufacturing & Transportation:
With a wealth of experience across all relevant areas of law and a thorough understanding of the strategic and operational business challenges, IMT lawyers help leading organisations implement their strategy by developing and delivering commercially effective and innovative solutions. Combining a full service approach with decades of industry experience, QT deals with their corporate, transactional, employment, tax, IT, IP, regulatory and compliance, and dispute resolution matters. QT provides support in a number of sub-sectors, including agribusiness, aviation, aerospace and defence, automotive, chemicals, construction and building materials, industrial conglomerates, and transportation and logistics. QT offers valuable insights on current trends affecting clients in light of digital technology (Internet of Things, advanced analytics, e-commerce, blockchain trading, artificial intelligence), physical technology (autonomous vehicles, advanced robotics, new materials) and environmental challenges (environmental threats, trade uncertainty).
Contact: Donemark Calimon
Email: [email protected] com

Technology, Media & Telecommunications:
Leveraging deep industry knowledge and broad experience, QT offers sophisticated legal advice and pragmatic solutions on a wide range of TMT issues which help forward-thinking companies remain innovative and profitable in a quickly evolving environment of technological advances, as well as guide them in finding strategic opportunities within the marketplace. QT focuses on three key areas:
■ Communications & Mobility: Including licensing and regulatory matters, internet issues, and privacy/data protection
■ Digital Media: Including interactive entertainment, content and content delivery, broadcasting and transmission, and crisis and reputation management
■ Technology: Including issues on artificial intelligence, big data, cloud computing and e-commerce
Contacts: Gil Zerrudo, Bienvenido Marquez III
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Practice Areas:
Banking & Finance
Capital Markets
Competition
Compliance
Corporate & Commercial/M&A
Dispute Resolution (including Arbitration)
Employment
Immigration
Information, Technology & Communication
Insurance
Intellectual Property
Real Estate/REITs
Restructuring & Insolvency
Service (including Outsourcing)
Tax