23 APAC / 2018 Legal Awards Best Corporate & Capital Markets Law Firm 2018 - the Philippines g Company: Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos Contact: Alex Erlito S. Fider Address: Picazo Buyo Tan Fider & Santos, Liberty Centre - Picazo Law 104 H.V. dela Costa Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City Metro Manila, Philippines 1227 Phone: 00632 888 0999 Website: www.picazolaw.com as challenges to overcome. These challenges include the nationality laws that limit foreign ownership in certain industries or business activities. These laws have a large impact on foreign investments and pose a real challenge to the legal practice. On the brighter side, there is a possibility of greater cooperation especially in the ASEAN, as this region is starting to slowly integrate its economies to give companies, like Picazo Law, more opportunities to grow and expand. In addition, the Philippines may enhance its diplomatic ties with China or open up those with other non- traditional countries to bring in more investments and economic growth. This will certainly give way to more foreign investments and joint ventures in the legal front in the future. Locally, the Philippine anti- competition law recently has opened up new areas for specialized corporate legal practice. With its extensive involvement in M&A projects and experience in dealing with various issues in connection with said law, Picazo Law is well-positioned to provide clear direction for compliance with the law or otherwise to shepherd the transaction process for its clients. The firm is also in a uniquely significant position in the current liberalized environment for unsolicited proposals for PPP or BOT projects involving infrastructure and utilities and information technology having the necessary expertise in public- private partnership (PPP) or BOT projects especially in unsolicited proposals. Fundamentally, over the last 31 years Picazo Law has steadily grown with its clients as they evolved from start-ups to successful top corporations, ensuring them of its loyalty and commitment as their business partner. In order to work more effectively and efficiently, and to best serve its clients, the firm continuously improve our administrative system and technological support for its staff. Additionally, the practice also makes sure that its lawyers receive excellent training through a mentoring program that exposes them to the kind of work environment cultivated within the firm, and hones them not just as better lawyers, but better people as well. Picazo Law hopes that through these programs and upgradethe firm consistently deliver to the highest standards, uphold its legacy and sets the benchmark for future lawyers and firms.