Corporate & Commercial

In line with the Firm’s service philosophy of “protecting and creating” wealth for its clients, our goal is to serve as a trusted business and legal advisor to our clients. As we have a broad range of company client base, our lawyers have considerable experience in corporate governance and board related services such as:

  • consultation regarding starting businesses, assisting with building a business plan, and initial legal needs
  • advising on choice of entity and drafting initial company documents
  • assistance in the review and drafting of contracts, joint venture agreements, mergers and acquisitions
  • legal audit and due diligence
  • initial public offerings
  • corporate secretarial services
  • analysing proposed legislative changes and jurisprudence on listing rules and commercial practice
  • taxation

Our lawyers also provide advice to companies undertaking investment in the Philippines. We have the necessary experience in preparing the necessary documentation for foreign investment proposals and liaising with the Board of Investments (BOI). As we have an excellent understanding of the operations of the BOI and Philippine government policy objectives, we can act as an intermediary in negotiations between our clients and appropriate government bodies during the approval process. We also engage in international customs and trade practice which deals with the importation of goods, duty relief, duty preference, trade remedies and legal restructuring to ensure our clients are duty efficient across the supply chain. We also offer visa assistance for expatriates and their families.