News and Updates

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

On 03 July 2018, the Supreme Court promulgated the new Rule on Cybercrime Warrants (A.M. No. 17-11-03-SC). The new set of rules was issued after the passage of the Cybercrime Prevention Act (Republic Act No. … Read more

The Department of Trade and Industry (“DTI”) has issued Department Administrative Order No. 18-07, Series of 2018, dated 13 August 2018 or the Revised Rules and Regulations Implementing Act No. 3883 as amended, otherwise known … Read more

Asia Business Law Journal has named four CMT partners in its first ever edition of the Top 100 lawyers in the Philippines: name partners Simeon V. Marcelo and Joe Nathan P. Tenefrancia, and senior partners … Read more

On 22 November 2017, the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (“IPO”), through the Director of the Bureau of Trademarks, Director Leny B. Raz, issued an advisory on the filing period for the Declaration of … Read more

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