Legal Awards 2023

May22239 Headquartered in Parañaque, Philippines, Casipit Lasam Bendijo Lopez Ontog and Associates (CLLBLAW) is a full-service law firm that provides legal expertise as well as comprehensive business services. The firm’s team consists of a number of skilled attorneys, including Senior Partner, Atty. Francis Angelo A. Lopez, who has been awarded the title of Best Taxation & Corporate Specialist Lawyer in the APAC Legal Awards 2023. Since the Firm’s establishment in 2013, CLLBLAW has become one of the best and most highly regarded law firms in its country, serving a wide range of clients. Handling issues across multiple areas of law, it provides legal services and counsel related to corporate and organisational development, research, consultation, and litigation. CLLBLAW is fundamentally committed to protecting the interest of its clients, both legally and practically. Furthermore, as a botique and cost-effective firm, it is able to provide them with personalised, hands-on legal and value-added services at reasonable rates. Having graduated from Lyceum of the Philippines University College of Law with a Juris Doctor degree, Francis Lopez embarked on his legal career in 2012. Soon after, he joined CLLBLAW as Senior Partner in 2013. Now, a decade later, Francis provides inhouse legal counsel at a number of multinational companies, associations and condederations across Metro Manila and Southern Luzon, focusing on criminal, family, labour, immigration, customs and taxation law. With more than 10 years of experience in the legal field, Francis is a highly skilled lawyer with a proven track record of success. “The most rewarding aspect of working in the legal sector for me is the ability to help people,” Francis shares. “Whether it's representing a client in court, drafting a contract, or providing legal advice, I feel good knowing that I'm making a difference in someone's life. I'm also proud of the fact that I'm able to use my legal skills to uphold justice and protect the rights of others.” Francis believes that his passion for helping people truly sets himself apart from the rest. He believes that every person deserves access to quality legal representation and is committed to providing his clients with the best possible service. “I am always available to answer my clients’ questions, and I am always willing to go the extra mile to help them achieve their goals,” he explains. “I am a creative problem solver. I am not afraid to think outside the box, and I am always looking for innovative solutions to my clients' legal problems. I am also a skilled negotiator, and I can get the best possible results for my clients.” With these key strengths, Francis is a valuable asset to his clients. He works hard to gain an understanding of their legal problems, developing creative solutions that address their specific needs. Thanks to the exceptional standard of service he provides, he has been able to build strong relationships with his clients. They can trust that he is committed to helping them, so they feel comfortable with him representing their interests. As a result of his continued excellence, Francis Lopez has been named Best Taxation & Corporate Specialist Lawyer, Philippines, in the APAC Legal Awards 2023. Moving forwards, Francis hopes to soon complete the Global Master in Sports Management and Legal Skills, which he is studying for with F.C. Barcelona at the Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía (ISDE) Law Business School of Spain. Furthermore, he has recently been accepted to take up Strategy Execution for Public Leadership at the Harvard Business School Online and Master of Public Management at the University of the Philippines Open University, so he looks forward to embarking on these additional educational journey. Francis will also continue his work at CLLBLAW in the years to come. Contact Details: [email protected] Contact: Atty. Francis Lopez Company: Casipit Lasam Bendijo Lopez Ontog and Associates (CLLBLAW) Web Address: Best Taxation & Corporate Specialist Lawyer 2023(Philippines): Atty. Francis Angelo A. Lopez Jul23464