The Philippines is the fifth most mineralized country in the world, with an estimated USD 1 trillion in untapped reserves of copper, gold, nickel, zinc, and silver. Notwithstanding difficulties due to policy shifts over the years, the mining industry is recognized as a potential key driver of the country’s economic recovery and long-term growth.
Our firm has represented diverse clients in the industry, successfully working on high-profile strategic projects, including those whose progress and outcome will impact not just government policy and jurisprudence, but Philippine economic development. We have advised clients on a broad range of legal issues, at all times cognizant of our commitment to sustainable and responsible mining.
Our Mining & Natural Resources practice has a well-deserved reputation for successfully advising on all types of intricate transactions from cross-border acquisitions; joint ventures, asset exchanges; disputes, regulatory and environmental issues, public procurement; project development and finance; ensuring compliance with nationality and capitalization requirements; obtaining government approvals, licenses and registrations; preparing and reviewing applications for mineral agreements and exploration permits; and drafting negotiating and reviewing contracts pertinent to the industry.
Meanwhile, the energy industry plays a strategic role in meeting the nation’s long-term goals. The express government objective of achieving energy self-sufficiency promises opportunity in the fields of generation, transmission, distribution, and supply. In this regard, investors require reliable counsel to navigate the heavily regulated field.
Our firm advises on the full spectrum of industry concerns and offers a wealth of resources and local expertise. Our lawyers in the energy practice have provided legal guidance to clients in the local power sector, from the conventional power generators to the players in the growing renewable energy field.
Our teams of highly experienced and motivated lawyers work together to provide our clients with unmatched legal advice and insight. Our dynamic and holistic approach allows us to provide a critical and balanced assessment of our clients’ needs and implement comprehensive and effective solutions which, in turn, enable our clients to adjust quickly to market developments and evolving regulatory regimes.