News and Updates

Republic Act No. 10963, otherwise known as the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act or the TRAIN Act, was signed into law and subsequently took effect on 01 January 2018. The following table summarizes … Read more

CMT Senior Partner Divina Pedron is proud to have participated in the virtual series of IR Global’s multi-jurisdictional roundtable discussion on IP enforcement and litigation. The roundtable discussion focused on the infringement of IP rights. … Read more

The Philippine Supreme Court En Banc issued Administrative Matter No. 17-03-09-SC otherwise known as the Community Legal Aid Service Rule (“Rule”). Beginning with those who will pass the 2017 Bar Examinations, lawyers who will be … Read more

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia (“CMT”) has maintained its status as a Top Tier Firm in Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property in the recently published Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018. Legal 500 Asia Pacific provides unbiased … Read more

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has launched a new Company Registration System (“CRS”) on 21 November 2017, which became fully operational on 24 November 2017. The CRS is the online registration of corporations, issuance … Read more

The Department of Foreign Affairs (“DFA”) has issued Department Order No. 010-2017 dated 25 October 2017 or the Implementing Rules and Regulations (“IRR”) of Republic Act No. 10928, otherwise known as “An Act Extending the … Read more

A hefty tax assessment issued by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (“BIR”) of the Philippine Government is a constant concern for all businesses, both local and multinational, operating in the Philippines. This is especially true … Read more

Our firm successfully defended United Laboratories, Inc. (“Unilab”) and Therapharma, Inc. (“Thermapharma”) in an appeal of the dismissal of a patent infringement case filed against them by Warner Lambert Co., LLC (“Warner Lambert”) and Pfizer, … Read more

Pancho G. Umali, Eric T. Dykimching and Aldwill T. Go of the Corporate & Special Projects and Mining & Natural Resources/Energy Departments of Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia attended Legal 500’s 2017 Shanghai Summit on 12 … Read more

Pursuant to Republic Act No. 10173, otherwise known as the, “Data Privacy Act of 2012” (“Data Privacy Act”), the National Privacy Commission (“NPC”) recently published its Circular No. 1, Series of 2017 (“NPC Circular No. … Read more

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