May 28, 2012 SyCipLaw: 2012 ALB Philippine Deal Firm of the Year Winner
Top-tier Philippine law firm SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) was adjudged as the Philippine Deal Firm of the Year at the Marina Bay Financial Centre ALB Southeast Asia Law Awards 2012, alongside Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles.
The event, held on May 11 at Singapore’s Shangri-La Hotel, was attended by over 300 senior lawyers and in-house counsel from all over Southeast Asia. Already on its 8th year, the award recognizes the excellence and outstanding achievements of Southeast Asia’s leading law firms and in-house legal teams, including top deals and dealmakers.
Some of the notable deals that SyCipLaw handled include representing PLDT in the acquisition of a controlling equity stake in Digitel; representing joint lead managers Citigroup Global Markets Limited and HSBC in the issuance of subordinated guaranteed perpetual capital securities by Royal Capital B.V., with the guarantee of International Container Terminal Services, Inc.; acting as Philippine counsel to Gold Fields Netherlands Services BV in the Mankayan Project Acquisition; advising ING Bank and ING Investment Management Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) Limited in the sale by ING Bank of its trust and investment management business and other related assets in the Philippines to the Bank of the Philippine Islands; acting as special Philippine counsel to CIT Bank in financing for the purchase of two aircrafts by Challenger Aero Limited and the deregistration of aircrafts in the Philippines; acting as counsel to the lead managers in the SMC Global Power Holdings Corporation notes issue; and advising Meralco PowerGen Corporation on the acquisition of Redondo Peninsula (RP) Energy Inc.
Asian Legal Business (ALB) is owned by Thomson Reuters. For the full list of winners, please visit the ALB Law Awards website.