Experience / Expertise:
Alternative Investment Funds (incl. Private Equity)
Anti-Trust / Competition
Banking and Finance
Capital Markets
Compliance / Regulatory
Coporate and M&A
Energy & Natural Resources
Intellectual Property
International Arbitration
Islamic Finance
Life Sciences/Healthcare
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Maritime & Shipping
Projects and Project Financing (incl. Infrastructure)
Real Estate / Construction
Telecommunications, Media and Technology
Restructuring and Insolvency
Applicable Fee Earners

Main Practice Areas

Banking and Finance; Capital Markets; Securities Regulation; Mergers and Acquisitions; Investment; Corporate Services; Private Commercial Transactions; Government Contracts; Privatization; Energy and Power; Infrastructure; Mining and Natural Resources; Real Estate; Insurance; Employment and Immigration; Intellectual Property; Litigation and Arbitration; Tax; Telecommunications, Media and Technology.

Firm Profile

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan was founded in 1945 and is a leading full-service law firm in the Philippines. Our principal office is in Makati City, with branch offices in Cebu City, Davao City and the Subic Bay Freeport Zone. We offer a broad and integrated range of legal services, with departments in the following fields: banking, finance and securities; special projects; corporate services; litigation and dispute resolution; employment law and immigration; intellectual property; and tax.

With this structure, SyCipLaw has specialists in key practice areas, such as mergers and acquisitions, energy, construction, infrastructure, aviation, antitrust, natural resources, government contracts, real estate, insurance, arbitration, mediation, technology, media and telecommunications.

We count among our clients, global and domestic enterprise leaders, conglomerates and start-ups, all forms of business entities, and non-profit institutions as well as high net worth individuals and their families. We counsel international organizations as well as governments.

We regularly counsel clients in cross-border transactions and matters. Our experience and established institutional presence in the Philippines, together with our relationships with foreign firms and memberships in various international legal networks, enable us to assist clients in implementing their regional and international strategies. We provide legal solutions grounded on local expertise and context and informed by cross-border experience and insight.


  • Ranked as Band 1 Firm, Chambers Asia-Pacific Rankings 2020
  • Philippine Firm of the Year, Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2020
  • Top Tier Firm, Legal500 Asia-Pacific 2020
  • Top Tier Firm, IFLR1000 30th Edition
  • Top Tier Firm, IFLR1000 2020
  • Philippine Firm of the Year, Asialaw Awards 2020
  • Client Service Excellence Award Firm of the Year (Philippines), Asialaw Awards 2020


SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Address: SyCipLaw Center, 105 Paseo de Roxas, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines 1226

Tel: (632) 8982 3500/3600/3700

Fax: (632) 8817 3896

Email: sshg@syciplaw.com

Website: www.syciplaw.com

Contact: Hector M. de Leon, Jr.

Number of lawyers: over 130

Offices in Asia: Makati City, Cebu City, Davao City & Subic Bay Freeport Zone

Year Established: 1945

Languages Spoken: English, Filipino

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