SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) was founded in 1945. It is the largest law firm in the Philippines.
We offer a broad and integrated range of legal services, with departments in the following fields: banking, finance and securities; special projects; corporate services; general business law; tax; intellectual property; employment law and immigration; and dispute resolution.
Within this structure, we have specialists in key practice areas such as mergers and acquisitions, energy, power, infrastructure, natural resources, government contracts, real estate, insurance, international arbitration, mediation, media, business process outsourcing, and technology.
We represent clients from almost every industry and enterprise, and the firm’s client portfolio includes local and global business leaders. We also act for governmental agencies, international organizations, and non-profit institutions.
SyCipLaw is consistently ranked by renowned legal directories, such as Chambers and Partners and IFLR. Some recent professional awards and recognition received by SyCipLaw include:
• IFLR1000 2019 Awards – Top Tier Philippine Law Firm in the areas of Banking, Capital Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, Project Development, Project Finance, Restructuring and Insolvency
• Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2018 – Philippine Law Firm of the Year
• The 2018 Asia IP Awards – Winner, Philippine Patents
Recent Firm News & Legal Updates
The Philippines is currently a party to 43 double taxation agreements, all of which contain a mutual agreement procedure (MAP) provision.
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) Partners authored the Philippine chapter of the ASEAN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Bond Toolkit, a primer for the issuance of SDG bonds in the ASEAN, launched during the 37th ASEAN Capital Markets Forum (ACMF) Chairs' Meeting and the ACMF International Conference.
Asia Business Law Journal (ABLJ) has released its list of the top 100 Philippine lawyers in private practice. The list includes six partners and two counsels from SyCipLaw.