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DPT Our Practice

We are highly recognized in each of our practice areas which is serviced by highly skilled and experienced lawyers and support staff to ensure the desired outcome of any task, whether simple or complex. Our collaboration with industry players in each of our practice areas gives our clients a singular advantage in obtaining a seamless and successful resolution of their significant legal concerns. Because our clients have relied on our skills, experience and insider perspective in each of our practice areas, we have served as valued advisors for their most compelling legal issues.

Our Practice


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We provide a full range of services on energy matters. Our lawyers are highly skilled in energy transactions and regulatory matters and are well versed on the development, financing and construction of energy projects, as well as acquisitions and dispositions of energy facilities. With the recent passage of the Philippine Renewable Energy Act, the Philippines is poised to become Southeast Asia's largest producer of alternative energy. Our firm is at the forefront of this sunshine industry serving as legal consultant for hydropower projects in Northern Philippines and other renewable energy ventures throughout the country.

Corporate and Commercial

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Our lawyers provide timely and pragmatic legal advice to businesses on a broad range of commercial and corporate transactions, across all business and industry sectors. Our corporate and commercial law attorneys work, together with our lawyers in other relevant practice areas, to provide comprehensive advice and business solutions on structuring and documenting strategic arrangements. This involves advice and solutions on suitable business structures, including joint ventures, partnerships, and strategic alliances as well as making submissions to government and sector-specific regulators.


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We have served as tax counsel to both international and domestic companies. We have a former Philippine Bureau of Internal Revenue [BIR] lawyer in our office with expertise in designing, implementing and defending tax strategies for our clients' operations and transactions. Our tax lawyers continue to aggressively pursue the best possible BIR tax debt solution for each client at substantial cost savings. Unlike accounting firms, we have experienced tax litigators who can represent clients in all phases of tax dispute resolution. We have handled large tax controversies at the audit, administrative, and appeals levels and have successfully litigated some of the most significant tax disputes on record.


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We represent some of the largest and renowned private Catholic educational institutions and school systems in the Philippines. Our lawyers have extensive experience in favorably resolving the wide variety of issues that confront our clients, including teacher tenure and termination, education-related labor disputes, student discipline, students' rights, eligibility, contract negotiation, policy development, regulatory and administrative compliance, complaint investigations, personnel matters and litigation.


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We offer our clients the advantages of a highly focused, boutique-sized business litigation firm with big law firm benefits. The result for our clients is a personal, aggressive, sophisticated and high-quality legal representation, provided in a cost-effective manner. Our lawyers have extensive trial and appellate experience, for both plaintiffs and defendants, across a broad spectrum of business litigation disputes, including disputes involving the Philippine government, before a broad range of administrative and judicial bodies. We have leveraged our significant litigation experience to advice, structure, devise, and implement exceptional legal strategies for our clients' commercial transactions and projects.

Real Property

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Real property transactions involve a substantial number of documents, most of which contain complex legal language. With billions of pesos worth of deals under our belt, our lawyers understand all the intricacies of real property transactions, documents and agreements, whether for lease, purchase or sale, ranging from simple transactions to complex negotiations involving banks and mortgage companies. We have extensive experience in conducting reviews of all title work and in preparing and reviewing all documents for our clients' deal to ensure the resolution of all issues and the transfer of clean title as well as the correct distribution of funds and the successful closing of the transaction.

Intellectual Property

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We serve clients across the globe, from Top 500 companies to small and medium-sized enterprises across a broad spectrum of industries. Our practice is broad-ranging, from all aspects of patent, trademark, and copyright law and litigation, to advice on licensing, franchising and related aspects of commercial law. We have successfully litigated and favorably resolved intellectual property disputes. By tapping this experience, we can help our clients develop a litigation strategy and execute on that strategy to best resolve litigation matters.