Growth and opportunity: seizing the moment in the Philippines

Nowhere is the ASEAN opportunity greater than in the Philippines, write Dentons’ Elliott Portnoy and PJS Law’s Regina Jacinto-Barrientos on the day their firms’ combination goes live

Dentons bolsters Asean footprint with Philippines tie-up

Combination with local ally PJS Law will hand global giant seventh office in the region

Nine judiciaries launch global network to promote alternative dispute resolution

US, UK, Singapore, and Germany among those to sign up to Judicial Dispute Resolution Network

Philippines citizens file ICC complaint accusing Duterte of murder

Philippine families file ICC complaint accusing president of murder during his war on drugs, who in turn accuses ICC of politicisation.

  • 5yrs

Philippines regulator asks for feedback after issuing draft ICO rules

Regulator offers a range of rules for public comment by various stakeholders, government ambition for an Asian 'silicon valley.'

  • 5yrs

Philippine DFA seeks international law firm partnerships to assist Filipinos with legal troubles

The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is seeking to increase retainer agreements with law offices in other countries to help aid Filipinos with legal issues, especially those on death row.

  • 6yrs

Philippines body considers landmark human rights petition over climate change

A group of applicants has asked the Philippines Commission for Human Rights to consider whether some of the world's biggest companies have violated the rights of millions of people.

  • 6yrs

Philippine President declares martial law

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law on the southern island of Mindanao after clashes between government troops and Islamist militants left three people dead.

  • 7yrs

Impeachment sought after tale of Duterte's role in death squad

The Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG) believes allegations from retired police officer Arthur Lascañas' that President Rodrigo Duterte paid vigilantes for every kill in Davao City is a possible basis to file an impeachment complaint against him.

  • 7yrs

Lawyer disbarred after stealing brother's identity for law school application

A Philippines court has disbarred a lawyer who used his younger brother's name, identity and academic records to obtain his law degree.

  • 7yrs

NRF to move 170 UK jobs to the Philippines

Norton Rose Fulbright is set to move 170 business services jobs to Manila, with management pledging to 'support those affected.'

  • 8yrs

A&O advises on record breaking Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ stake acquisition

Allen & Overy and Philippine law firm Puyat Jacinto & Santos Law have advised on one of largest ever equity investments by a foreign company in the country's financial sector.

  • 8yrs

Philippine patent agents make agreement to beat foreign rivals

A Philippine patents trade association has made an agreement with a technical institute which they believe will increase the number of professional local patent filings.

  • 9yrs

Philippines urged to set up cyber crime courts

The Department of Justice's and its newly created Prosecution Task Force on Cybercrime are calling for specialist courts to be set up.

  • 9yrs

Philippine lawyer claims police threaten her life

Catherine D Salucon is asking for protection against threats to her 'life, liberty and security' after a paralegal colleague was shot and killed last month after the two of them attended a hearing together.

  • 10yrs

Bengal braced for falling tax revenue after big business challenge

The Indian state of West Bengal is braced to see a fall in tax revenue this year after Tata Steel, Cadbury and other multinationals challenged one of its tax laws.

  • 10yrs

The Philippines to overhaul labour laws

The Philippines is expected to pave the way for more liberal employment laws later this month.

  • 10yrs

Philippine Chief Justice lambasts legal profession

As the Philippines seeks to tackle corruption, the Chief Justice calls for the legal profession to step up to the mark.

  • 11yrs

Lawyers handed Philippines election role

Two lawyers in the Philippines were yesterday appointed by President Benigno Aquino III to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to bring 'integrity' to the proceedings.

  • 11yrs