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About SyCipLaw

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) is one of the largest law firms in the Philippines and it is on its 75th year. Its principal office is in Makati City, with branch offices in Cebu City, Davao City and the Subic Bay Freeport Zone.

It is a full-service law firm, and has experts in mergers and acquisitions, special projects, banking, finance, securities, corporate services, litigation and dispute resolution, employment, immigration, tax, and intellectual property.

SyCipLaw has been recognized as the “Philippine Law Firm of the Year” at the Chambers Asia Pacific Awards 2020, the “Philippine Law Firm of the Year” and “Best Overall Law Firm of the Year” at the Asia Business Law Journal Philippine Law Awards 2019, and the “Firm of the Year 2019” by In-House Community. It has been ranked as a “Band 1 Firm” by Chambers Asia Pacific 2020, as a “Top Tier Firm” by the IFLR1000 2020 and Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020, and has been named “Outstanding Firm” by Asialaw Profiles 2020.


Limited On-Site Operations at SyCipLaw Offices During the General Community Quarantine.

(Updated August 19)

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, from August 19 to 31, 2020 –

(a) Metro Manila and Cebu City will be under general community quarantine (GCQ), [1] and 

(b) Davao City and the Subic Freeport Zone (which is part of the province of Zambales) will be under modified general community quarantine (low risk) (MGCQ) [2]

 — pursuant to an announcement made by the Philippine President. 

Under GCQ, (1) all residents are required to observe minimum public health standards at all times, (2) movement of people is limited to accessing essential goods and services and reporting for work in industries allowed to operate, (3) public gatherings are still prohibited, (4) public transportation may resume operations at a reduced capacity, and (5) certain establishments such as law firms may operate on-site at up to 50% capacity. 

Under MGCQ, (1) minimum public health standards shall be complied with at all times, (2) work in all public and private offices may be allowed to resume physical reporting to

work at full operating capacity, and (3) public transportation are allowed to operate following guidelines issued by the Department of Transportation. 

Please note that to protect the safety of our employees, we will have limited operations at our main office in Makati City and at our branch offices in Cebu City, Davao City and in the Subic Freeport Zone. 

Our lawyers are working remotely and you may reach them via email or mobile phone. We expect to deliver the same level of service you anticipate from us. However, we greatly appreciate your understanding for any inconvenience that may arise during the community quarantine period.

If you need any assistance, you may reach out to your usual contact. You may also email sshg@syciplaw.com or info@syciplaw.com.

We hope that you and your family are keeping safe. Our thoughts are with those affected by this pandemic, including those on the front lines battling this disease.

[1] Please see the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases’ (IATF) Resolution No. 64 dated August 17, 2020, https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/07jul/20200817-IATF-RESOLUTION-NO-64.pdf

[2] Please see the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases’ (IATF) Resolution No. 60-A dated July 30, 2020, https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2020/07jul/20200730-IATF-RESOLUTION-NO-60-A.pdf