Building upon the founding principles that brought success to a partnership that spanned over 33 years

A group of 15 partners led by Avelino J. Cruz, Jr., former Secretary of National Defense and Simeon V. Marcelo, former Ombudsman and Solicitor General – exceptional lawyers with impeccable professional reputations – founded Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia. Read more→

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On 27 November 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued Memorandum Circular No. 17, Series of 2018 (“M.C. No. 17”) which provides for a revision of the General Information Sheet (“GIS”) to include beneficial … Read more

Attys. Elmar B. Galacio and Kristine Ann C. Venzuela, CPA, were recently certified as Fraud Examiners (CFE) by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud … Read more

CMT’s Aida Araceli G. Roxas-Rivera and Paolo S. Tamase contributed the article Cryptocurrency Laws and Regulations in the Philippines in the May/June 2018 issue of the Asia Business Law Journal. The article explains that pending … Read more

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (“IPO”) has issued its Revised Rules on Mediation Proceedings, amending Office Order No. 154, Series of 2010 which governed the rules on the referral of cases to mediation. … Read more

On 17 August 2018, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (“DENR”) issued: (1) Administrative Order No. 2018-19 entitled “Guidelines for Additional Environmental Measures for Operating Surface Metallic Mines” (“DAO 2018-19”); and (2) Administrative Order … Read more

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued and approved the Guidelines on the Issuance of Green Bonds under the ASEAN Green Bonds in the Philippines (“Guidelines”) on 16 August 2018, adopting the ASEAN Green Bond … Read more

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