where third parties, manufacture and sell spare parts, In light of the implementation of various community quarantine measures brought by the covid-19 pandemic, many entrepreneurs incurred significant financial losses, forcing some business into closure, Patent filings in India have increased from 47,854 patent applications in 2017-18 to 50,667 in 2018-19. Considering India has become such an important jurisdiction, the cost of filing patent applications has become a concern, The Association of Corporate Counsel Australia partnered with Empsight International to produce the 2020 ACC Law Department Compensation and Policies Practices Report, drawing from a survey of corporate legal departments from 68 organizations in Australia, The Korea In-house Counsel Association (KICA) moved into a new office at 301-2 of the Lawyers’ Education and Culture Centre in Seocho-dong, Seoul, on 20 October, The Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA), in collaboration with SIM University, have put together an academic programme after receiving an outpouring of requests for more legal tech competency courses. He is very approachable and easy to deal with.”, Salazar also draws admiration from John Tivey, a partner at White & Case in Australia: “Roderick has many years of experience working on complex, high-profile matters and is a stalwart of the legal profession. 3, 2019 Country Outstanding | Position: The Lawyers Global reserves the right to remove from this listing the firm(s) that, proving their identity, request the removal of their listing. Even in the midst of China-US trade tensions, the Philippines is enjoying positive growth fuelled by domestic demand. Outstanding | Position: To learn more about cookies and your privacy, click on the different category headings. To identify the top 100 lawyers in the Philippines, we turned to in-house counsel in the Philippines and around the world, as well as partners at international law firms, and asked them to tell us which lawyers should make the cut. 6. Perhaps this is because of the respect and trust individual lawyers have built and nurtured in lawyer-client relationships, and more importantly their reputation by name, which far outweighs their firm’s brand name or size – both factors that are predominant in more developed jurisdictions. He is a past president of the Philippine Maritime Law Association, former Vice Chairman of the IPBA Maritime Committee and former core group member of the Draft Maritime Code project of the Philippine Congress. All firm names and logos are trademarks ™ or registered ® trademarks of their respective holders. Reviews 0 Karim Garcia, vice president of Metro Pacific Investments in the Philippines, has this to say about Najha Katrina Estrella, a partner at PJS Law: “Najha’s charm is matched by her legal mind and her firm handle on transactions. Manage companies. It is important to note that while the compilation of the A-list was based solely on independent editorial research, the biographies and contact details that appear alongside many of the listings have been written by the participating lawyers and the content has not been independently verified by Asia Business Law Journal. and work permits. Ramil is very quick in replies and offers a thorough assessment on relevant issues and in-depth perspectives on foreign investor concerns. Lisboa No. Asia Business Law Journal reveals the Philippines’ top 100 lawyers. As would be expected, many heads of the Philippines’ top law firms are on the A-list including: Cesar Manalaysay, managing partner, Siguion Reyna Montecillo & Ongsiako, who also holds several directorships, office or representative positions in key companies such as Pru Life UK and The Thomson (Philippines) Corp; Ramil Bugayong, senior partner, PJS Law, who advises on corporate and commercial matters and frequently lectures on taxation and continuing legal education matters; Mila Federis, co-founder and managing partner of Federis & Associates Law Office, who focuses exclusively on intellectual property law and on professional activities, and devotes time to pro-bono cases; and Arturo Del Rosario, senior partner, Del Rosario & Del Rosario, whose area of practice is exclusively maritime litigation and is a past president of the Maritime Law Association of the Philippines. Welcome back, User settings. Jeanette Ardemil, legal and compliance superintendent at Greenstone Resources, Philippines, says you need a “wide range of knowledge of the legal profession [to give] timely advice and practical solutions to the issues faced by his clients,” when talking about Roderick Salazar, senior partner at Fortun Narvasa & Salazar.