SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) is one of the largest law firms in the Philippines with branch offices in Cebu City, Davao City, and the Subic Bay Freeport Zone. It is a full-service law firm and was founded in 1945.
We offer a broad and integrated range of legal services, including those in the following fields:
- M&A and Special Projects
- Banking, finance and securities
- Corporate services and general commercial law
- Employment law and immigration
- Litigation and dispute resolution
- Intellectual property
SyCipLaw has specialists in key practice areas such as anti-trust and competition, energy, infrastructure, real estate, data privacy, natural resources, government contracts, insurance, international arbitration, and TMT.
The firm represents 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 ranked as a top tier firm by Chambers Asia-Pacific, Chambers Global, Asia-Pacific Legal 500, Asialaw Profiles, IFLR1000, and the ALB M&A rankings.
The firm's practice is diversified. Within this structure, certain lawyers of the firm are involved in further fields of specialization, such as immigration, shipping, and maritime law. Four of the firm's partners are admitted to the New York bar.
The firm represents enterprises in many fields, including construction, energy, manufacturing, mining, banking and financial services. In addition to domestic, foreign, and multinational business corporations, the firm represents individuals, non-profit institutions, governmental agencies, and multilateral organizations.
In the field of employment and immigration, the firm represents clients in compulsory and voluntary arbitration as well as in adversarial and non-adversarial labor proceedings, including strikes, unfair labor practice cases, standard complaints, employee money claims, and other conflicts between labor and management. The firm has long experience and a successful track record in collective bargaining in the banking, financial, manufacturing, and industrial sectors. The firm also advices clients on matters of labor and employment, whether in unionized or non-unionized settings, including issues involving the implementation of company policies and regulations, the effects of merger and other corporate restructuring, the adoption of labor-saving devices, and the organization of labor-management committees and councils. The firm also conducts labor audits and prepares and reviews company employment policies, personnel manuals, rules and regulations.