News & Updates

News and Updates

Thinking Outside the Box: Enforcing your IP Rights beyond Philippine courts and IPOPHL

Carlo B. Valerio | Natalie Isabel P. LimIn the dynamic landscape of global commerce, the protection of intellectual property (IP) rights stands as a cornerstone of innovation and economic growth.…

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Navigating the Internet Transactions Act (R.A. No. 11967): A Primer on Opportunities and Risks for Digital Economy Players

Carlo B. Valerio | Bianca Marie J. Angela M. RañolaRepublic Act No. 11967 or the Internet Transactions Act (“ITA”) was enacted to “promote and maintain a robust electronic commerce (e-commerce)…

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Executive Order No. 59 Streamlines Requirements for Infrastructure Flagship Projects

By Liam Calvin Joshua C. Lu In a bid to expedite the development of the country’s Infrastructure Flagship Projects (“IFPs”), the President has promulgated Executive Order No. 59 (“EO 59”), which…

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DOE issues Department Order No. DO2024-04-0003 Streamlining Certifications for Energy Projects of National Significance

Patricia A. O. Bunye | Hannah Rose Marian U. FurigayThe Department of Energy (“DOE”) of the Philippines issued on 01 April 2024 Department Order No. DO2024-04-0003 (the “Department Order”), entitled…

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Embracing Innovation: Insights on Artificial Intelligence in the Legal Profession

Hannah Rose Marian U. Furigay On April 19, 2024, Ms. Marian Coquia-Regidor of Zendesk delivered a detailed lecture on the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) within the legal sector at Cruz…

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EXPLORING THE TAXATION TREATMENT IN THE PHILIPPINES OF CROSS-BORDER SERVICES

By Eric T. Dykimching and Christianne Grace F. Salonga  The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) issued on January 10, 2024, Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC) No. 5-2024 (RMC 5-2024),  establishing the guidelines…

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Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia Hosts AIPLA’s Global Networking Event in the Philippines

Patricia A.O. Bunye | Raiza Alexis D. Radoc | Bianca Marie J. Angela M. Rañola |Natalie Isabel P. Lim Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia (CMT) hosted an afternoon of cocktails and conversations…

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SEC INTRODUCES A REGULATORY SANDBOX TO FOSTER THE GROWTH OF INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES IN THE PHILIPPINES

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has introduced the SEC Strategic Sandbox through SEC Memorandum Circular No. 9, Series of 2024 (Circular) dated 25 April 2024,  enabling firms to delve…

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SEC RELEASES GUIDELINES FOR CORNERSTONE INVESTORS IN IPOS

By Christianne Grace F. Salonga  and Urania Estrellita Amelia Remedios P. Lindo The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued the Guidelines for Cornerstone Investors in Initial Public Offerings dated 11…

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CMT Sponsors 2024 PIArb-ICCA Philippine Roadshow

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia (CMT) will host the Seminar-Workshop on the New York Convention and Investment State Arbitration on 03 May 2024 organized by the Philippine Institute of Arbitrators (PIArb)…

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