Transactional, Mergers and Acquisitions

In addition to the firm’s expertise in corporate law, our lawyers represent domestic and foreign clients in cross-border transactions such as joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, investments, restructuring and even divestments.

Our lawyers are often called upon to assist foreign investors in finding tailored solutions to legal issues that confront their business plans in the Philippines and customizing structures to comply with Philippine laws and overcome regulatory hurdles. We work closely with our clients in the formulation and implementation of their business strategy from drafting of documents, negotiating, and assisting in the closing and post-closing phases of joint ventures, cross-border transactions, corporate dissolutions, liquidations, buy-outs and restructuring.

Our experience in handling foreign direct investments and all related matters is particularly extensive, including the setting up of wholly-owned or joint venture business entities in the country, registration with appropriate government agencies and securing incentives for our clients to optimize their investments in the Philippines. Our proven track record in this field has earned our ranking as one of the highly recommended law firms in the Philippines by AsiaLaw in 2018 for Mergers and Acquisition and ranked under Tier 2 by Asia Pacific Legal 500 for 2019.

We regularly conduct corporate due diligence audits for local and foreign clients that require extensive knowledge on corporate governance and regulation, which may differ per industry concerned.

In these representations, our clients appreciate that our lawyers take into consideration not only the legal aspect required of the transaction but also, practical business perspectives unique to them. Our firm takes pride in the ability of our lawyers to identify the needs of our clients, which vary depending on the industry they come from or they wish to venture in, from energy to healthcare, manufacturing and distribution, and from mining to media, just to name a few.

Our Transactional, Mergers and Acquisitions Team is headed by Hector A. Martinez ranked as one of Philippines’ Top 100 Lawyers for 2018 by Asia Business Law, Carlos G. Platon, ranked as Leading Individual for Corporate and M&A by Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2019), Rachelle Aileen Santos, recognized as Leading Lawyer for Corporate and M&A by Asia Law Profile, Jenny R. Santiago and Mia Carissa C. Martin.