News and Updates

On 13 June 2017, the Department of Labor and Employment (“DOLE”) issued Department Circular No. 01, Series of 2017 (“D.C. No. 1”) clarifying the scope and application of Department Order No. 174, Series of 2017 … Read more

Citing the need to promote the development of the Philippine capital market and encourage the widest participation of ownership in enterprises, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) published on 31 May 2017 the proposed Rules … Read more

The Bureau of Internal Revenue issued Revenue Regulations No. 5-2017 prescribing the guidelines for the implementation of the tax privileges of persons with disability (“PWDs”) and their benefactor, and tax incentives for the establishments granting … Read more

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) was unanimously endorsed by the Working Group on Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) as an International Searching Authority and International Preliminary Examining Authority (ISA/IPEA) under the PCT. The … Read more

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia (“CMT”) has once again emerged as a top firm for Intellectual Property. Asian Legal Business (“ALB”) ranked CMT as a Tier 1 Firm for Patents, Trademarks and Copyright in the Philippines … Read more

On 20 March 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued a Notice regarding modified requirements for lending and financing companies, pursuant to SEC Resolution No. 207, Series of 2017. In order to secure a … Read more

Consistent with President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign promise to end fixed-term employment, more commonly known as “endo”, the Department of Labor and Employment (“DOLE”) launched a review of Department Order (“D.O.”) No. 18-A, the existing implementing … Read more

The Managing Partner and the partners of the Corporate & Special Projects Department of Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia attended Legal 500’s recent launching of its first GC Powerlist in Southeast Asia. Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia … Read more

Our lawyers successfully represented Therapharma, Inc., an affiliate company of United Laboratories, Inc., the largest pharmaceutical company in the ASEAN region, as an intervenor in a case filed by E.I. Dupont De Nemours and Co. … Read more

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia (CMT) emerged as winner in two (2) categories and was shortlisted in three (3) more categories in the recently concluded 2016 Asian Legal Business (ALB) Philippine Law Awards held last 14 … Read more

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