Becoming a top legal adviser requires firms to go beyond giving solid legal advice and ensure timely completion of tasks. Asia Business Law Journal names the top firms in the Philippines for 2018. We have identified four winners in capital markets area as follows
- PICAZO BUYCO TAN FIDER AND SANTOS
- ROMULO MABANTA BUENAVENTURA SAYOC & DE LOS ANGELES
- SYCIP SALAZAR HERNANDEZ & GATMAITAN
The primary capital markets in the Philippines were shut for the most part for the year, except for one successful initial public offering (IPO) in June. The secondary market has seen a number of deals, and some pretty large ones too.
Some of the most notable of them include: Bank of the Philippine Islands’ US$2 billion Medium Term Note Programme and US$943 million rights offering, Metropolitan Bank & Trust’s US$1.1 billion rights offering; Robinson Land’s US$377 million offering of rights; and Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) US$283 million rights offering.
See other top law firms in other categories:
- Law Firm of the Year
- Best New Law firm
- Best Overall Law Firms
- Banking & Finance
- Capital Market
- Competition & Antitrust
- Corporate & Commercial
- Dispute Resolution
- Labour & Employment
- Energy, Projects & Infrastructure
- Insurance & Reinsurance
- IP Enforcement
- IP Protection
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Private Equity & Venture Capital
- Real Estate
- Restructuring, Refinancing & Insolvency
- Shipping & Maritime
- Structured Finance & Securitization
- Technology, Media & Telecoms
THE JUDGING PROCESS
The winners of Asia Business Law Journal’s Philippines Law Firm Awards were selected based on votes, references and qualitative information received from in-house counsel and other legal professionals in the Philippines and around the world.
A voting form was posted on our website and thousands of in-house counsel, lawyers at international law firms and other Philippines-focused professionals were invited to vote. At the same time, Philippine law firms were asked to make submissions in support of their candidacy for awards. These submissions, combined with research by Asia Business Law Journal’s editorial team, played a supporting role in the judging process.
All Philippines law firms were automatically eligible for inclusion in the awards process. As always, there were no entry fees or any other requirements for entry. Read the full list of The Philippines Law Firm Awards 2018 here