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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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The Revised Corporation Code (“RCC”) now allows the formation of a corporation by a sole stockholder. While the old Corporation Code (Batas Pambansa Blg. 68) requires at least five (5) natural persons to form a … Read more

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has issued Memorandum Circular No. 10, Series of 2019, promulgating the Rules on Material Related Party Transactions for Publicly-Listed Companies (the “Rules”) which became effective on 27 April 2019. … Read more

Pursuant to the Memorandum of Understanding dated 12 October 2018 between the regulators of the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore, on 26 February 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued SEC Memorandum Circular No. … Read more

Republic Act No. 11202, otherwise known as the “Mobile Number Portability Act” was signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte on 08 February 2019. It took effect on 06 March 2019, or fifteen (15) days … Read more

Subsequent to the passage of Republic Act No. 11232, otherwise known as the Revised Corporation Code, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), through separate Notices issued on 15 March 2019, has requested for comments on … Read more

On 8 January 2019, the Philippine Competition Commission (“PCC”) issued Clarificatory Note No. 19-001 (“CN No. 19-001”) to guide the public on the coverage of compulsory notification under Republic Act No. 10667, otherwise known as … Read more

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