Amicus Curiae

2 April 2024 Amicus Curiae

Establishment of Joint Ventures for Purposes of Undertaking Public-Private Partnership Projects

The significant and indispensable role of the private sector in the delivery of high-quality infrastructure and basic services to the public has long been recognized. Pursuant to its Build-Better-More Program, the Philippine government aims to focus on establishing infrastructure projects which are critical to the country’s development.
1 April 2024 Amicus Curiae

Beyond and within borders: PHL’s participation in the BEPS Inclusive Framework may need reconsidering

As digital technologies evolve and reshape the global economy, they pose increasingly complex taxation challenges. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) seeks to address these tax challenges through the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) 2.0 project, the Two-Pillar Approach: Pillar One (re-allocation of taxing rights) and Pillar Two (global minimum taxation).
31 March 2024 Amicus Curiae

A New Tool to Aid the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in the E-Commerce Space

From 1 January to 1 December 2023, the Bureau of Customs (BoC) seized over P24.36 billion pesos worth of smuggled counterfeit foods, up from P20 billion in the previous year.
4 March 2024 Amicus Curiae

Reform in the visa application process

On 31 January 2024, the Bureau of Immigration (“BI”) issued Immigration Memorandum Circular No. 2024-002 (“Memorandum Circular”) which establishes a Visa Processing Center (VPC) and provides for its procedure for visa application processing.
7 February 2024 Amicus Curiae

Optimizing Business Recovery with Court-Mandated Guidelines for Notification in Financial Rehabilitation Proceedings

Business organizations, like any other ventures, are not immune to the complexities of economic downturns that may be brought about by volatile market conditions, shifting consumer preferences, or unforeseen global events.
31 January 2024 Amicus Curiae

Internet Transactions Act and Philippine E-commerce

The Philippine e-commerce market is experiencing continuous growth. E-commerce sales are expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of nine percent (9%). Against this backdrop, Republic Act No. 11967, or the Internet Transactions Act of 2023 (“ITA”) was signed into law last December 5, 2023.

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