About Manila

One of the world's fastest growing economies, the Philippines is evolving into a strong manufacturing and services economy. Our commitment to provide integrated regional coverage and comprehensive service capability to clients doing business in Asia is strengthened by our partnership with Zambrano Gruba Caganda & Advincula ("ZGLaw"), a member of WPG located in the Philippines. Clients can now take advantage of the numerous development opportunities this changing economy presents through a single point of contact with us.

ZGLaw, a full-service firm, has been consistently recognised by its peers and legal publications for its tax practice, as well as in banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, litigation and dispute resolution.

ZGLaw

Zambrano Gruba Caganda & Advincula (ZGLaw)is a full-service law firm with a strong standing reputation in representing and advising clients in general corporate and commercial matters, tax, banking, finance and capital markets, as well as foreign investments in the Philippines. The Firm focuses on commercial issues, such as mergers and acquisitions, corporate financing, real estate transactions, tax, commercial litigation and labour relations. They also perform business and corporate formation, secure tax incentives from government regulatory agencies, draft and negotiate lease agreements, and advise on regulatory concerns for various industries.

Our Collaborative Work

Some significant matters ZGLaw and WongPartnership have jointly worked on include having acted for the following:

  • A full service bank in the Philippines with setting up a Singapore branch office to carry out wholesale banking in Singapore under a license granted by the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
     
  • Menarini Asia-Pacific, part of the world's largest Italian biopharmaceutical company, on managing its IP portfolios throughout Asia.
     
  • Brimwood Investments Limited in the acquisition of intellectual property rights and brand name relating to Japanese tableware.
     
  • A BVI fund in an SIAC arbitration against a Philippines conglomerate over toll road concessions in South East Asia concerning claims in excess of US$1 billion.
     
  • The liquidator of one of the largest steel manufacturers in South-east Asia in an SIAC arbitration commenced against the liquidator and the secured creditors of the steel manufacturer, for alleged breach of an asset purchase agreement (governed by Philippine law), involving claims of over US$600 million.

Contact

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Vivien YUI

Partner

+65 6416 8009

+65 6532 5711

vivien.yui@wongpartnership.com

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Wendy LIN

Partner

+65 6416 8181

+65 6532 5722

wendy.lin@wongpartnership.com

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Lily GRUBA

Managing Partner - ZGLaw

+632 889 6060

+632 889 6066

lkgruba@zglaw.com