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

On 16 October 2018, Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia co-presented the first Legal 500 Manila Roundtable on the changing role of legal departments and in-house legal counsel in the Philippines and their relationship with external legal … 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

Before ordering your super cheap signs, make sure you’re aware of the new rulings when it comes to company names. The Department of Trade and Industry (“DTI”) has issued Department Administrative Order No. 18-07, Series … 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

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