Full-Service Law Firm in Makati City, Philippines
Law Firm OverviewSicangco & Sicangco Law Offices is located in Makati City, Philippines and offers a range of legal representation and counsel to families, businesses, and individuals. Legal practices and services encompass corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and insolvency, employment and labor relations, intellectual property, taxation, government contracts, information and communications technology, infrastructure and development projects, mining and natural resources, real property transactions, estate planning and trusts, family and civil law, and immigration. In addition to litigation, the firm offers arbitration, mediation, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
The attorneys have decades of combined legal experience and the knowledge to handle from fundamental issues to highly complex legal matters. They are committed to the pursuit of rendering personalized and exceptional legal services and representation responsive to the needs of clients.
Sicangco & Sicangco Law Offices is dedicated to protecting the rights of clients ranging in size from individuals to global businesses with thousands of employees.
Year this Office was Established: 1999
Languages: Filipino, English
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Corporate Services and General; Company Advice; Commercial Contracts; Restructuring; Government Contracts; Infrastructure and Development Projects; Mining.
Areas of Law Description
Sicangco and Sicangco Law Offices' practice areas are the following:
- Corporate Law
Our law firm has extensive experience in corporate and commercial law practice involving both Philippine and foreign clients, and deemed as the Firmís key area of expertise. Our clients in this field of specialization include various Philippine and foreign institutions as well as multinational companies.
* Banking and Project Finance
Our law Firm provides advice on regulatory issues involving banking institutions and borrowers in all kinds of domestic and international financing transactions, credit transactions, including project financing, export credits and guarantees, documentary credits, debt to equity swaps, and other forms of restructurings.
* Joint Ventures
We have wide ranging experience in advising joint ventures and strategic alliances and have actively participated, advised, and directed some of the major joint ventures conducted between Philippine and multinational corporations of the past years.
* Mergers and Acquisitions
We provide advice on a wide range of deal structures relating to mergers and acquisitions and other forms of corporate reorganization of both local and foreign corporations, we assist clients with complex agreements involving corporate divestment, privatizations, buy outs, dissolution, liquidation, spin-off tender offers through to divestments and other corporate reorganizations.
We assist clients at outsourcing locator services at an ecozone area or information technology building, incorporation and business organization, business permit and licensing requirements. We also handle registration requirements with the Philippine Economic Zone Authority and Board of Investments of outsourcing companies.
Our law firm is focused on addressing clientís specialized and unique requirements and the development of the most effective and cost efficient approach to meet their aims and objectives. We pride ourselves in the practice of our lawyers to conscientiously and thoroughly prepare before any litigious procedure is undertaken.
Our firm is known to provide our clients with a litigation team composed of individuals with the expertise and experience to meet the specific needs of the case. We are skilled in the demands of the entire litigation process. Our lawyers take maximum effort to secure enforcement of awards.
- Employment and Labor Relations
Our knowledge of current labor laws and regulations including working practices and policies of labor authorities and groups enable us to bring about a valuable and competent resolution of labor related disputes. We have wide experience in advising and assessing full aspects of employment relations.
We provide advice and assistance on immigration related matters to individual clients and to expatriate personnel of corporate clients of the Firm. The Firm also assists in special non-immigrant, securing tourist, pre-arranged employment, temporary visitor, treaty trader, special investorís resident, quota and non quota immigrant visas.
- Intellectual Property
Our firm provides advice and representation on registration of trademarks, patent or inventions, utility model and design, copyright, registration and compliance certification for compulsory and voluntary licensing, and other electronic commerce matters. We assist clients in having their intellectual property rights properly protected.
- Estate Planning and Trusts
Our lawyer assists clients in the identification of the estate plannerís needs, probate of last wills and testament, the drafting of the estate plan, and consultation with regards to drafting. We provide advice on the formation of trusts as well as the tax and legal consequences of such an arrangement.
We assists clients in the establishment of tax efficient structures for investments, provides advice on all commercial transactions. Our law firm is engaged in general taxation practice covering entire areas of tax litigation, tax advising and tax planning. We provide advice to inbound investments and implications on tax treaties between the Philippines and tax treaty countries.
- Family and Civil Law
The firm represents clients in declaration of nullity of marriage, annulment proceedings, judicial separation of properties, legal separation, adoption, guardianship, presumptive death, and child custody.
- Government Contracts
The law firm provides advice to clients on related regulatory, legislative and contractual requirements including but not limited to the preparation and submission of eligibility requirements to various government agencies on diverse transactions.
- Mining and Natural Resources
Our law firm provides advice on Philippine mining and environmental laws, compliance with nationality and capitalization requirements, government approvals, licenses and registrations required for the conduct of the mining operations, review of applications for mineral agreements and exploration permits and preparation and review of all contracts related to the mining industry.
Mr. Roberto V. Sicangco
Civil Litigation, Competition Law, Copyright, Corporate Law, Corporate Litigation
Ms. Rosemarie M Sicangco
Asset Protection, Banking and Finance, Business and Industry, Commercial Law, Corporate Finance
- Philippine Bar Association
- Maritime Law of the Philippines
- Integrated Bar of the Philippines
- Federacion Internacional de Abogadas
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