It is highly illegal to gamble in China save for a few state-run lotteries. To avoid this prohibition, gambling companies operate offshore so that they may continue catering to Chinese nationals who play casino and e-games online
I have conducted a few lectures on Obligations and Contracts, in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry, to businesspeople with startups. I noticed that one of the most common misconceptions is that “contracts must always be in writing, otherwise there is no contract to speak of.”
Second of three parts–Under Sec 13, there is no more minimum number of directors or trustees. This has given rise to a frequently asked question — Does this removal now allow one-director boards for corporations other than one person corporations? And, is a one-trustee board likewise possible in a non-stock corporation?
Senate Bill No. 1441 seeks to amend the Public Service Act to differentiate a “public service” from a “public utility,” thereby lifting the nationality restriction on the areas of power generation and supply, transportation, broadcasting, and telecommunication, among others.
This is an abridged version of the talk I recently gave to the MAP Corporate Governance Committee officers and members on the Revised Corporation Code which was enacted into law on Feb. 20, 2019.
For quite a number of us, a significant chunk of the things we learn comes from the internet. The internet will likely have information that will satisfy an individual’s intellectual desires. A popular source of information are online video blogs or vlogs.
On May 13, 2018, the nation mourned the loss of one of the greatest statesmen to have served the country: Sen. Edgardo J. Angara.
In the past, it was thought that only simple jobs could be replaced by technology. However, with the onset of artificial intelligence (AI), even work which requires legal analysis is about to face stiff competition.
After years of uncertainty, the Supreme Court (SC) finally laid to rest whether the Department of Justice, through its chief, may issue hold departure orders (HDOs) and watchlist orders (“WLOs”) to prevent people under investigation from leaving the country.
With the recent progress of House Bills 6027 and 6595, more popularly known as the divorce bill and same-sex marriage bill, respectively, proponents say the Philippines is set to finally join the ranks of countries that have modernized their laws on marriage and family relations.
Perjury is one of the vilest crimes that one can commit. With the stroke of a pen or slip of the tongue, it can ruin a man’s reputation, or worse, send him to a detention cell or prison.
Just a few days after it took effect, the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law has set off more than just a few alarms. In addition to allegations it was procedurally infirm (there is a pending case in the Supreme Court challenging it), TRAIN has been criticized as being antipoor.
Competition law is a growing field of practice in the Philippines. Francisco Ed. Lim, Eric R. Recalde, Korina Ana T. Manibog contributed an article to Asian Mena Counsel’s publication providing updates to lawyers in the Philippines and foreign jurisdictions.
Intellectual property law is a specialized field of practice. The Firm’s Intellectual Property Department is well-versed with developments in this field. The Firm’s Victor Basilio N. De Leon, Richmond K. Lee, Jose Eduardo T. Genilo, and Joan Janneth M. Estremadura co-authored the Philippine Chapter on Patent Litigation which is one of the different guides published by Chambers Global.
Renz J. Pagayanan and Agustin P. Geraldez are lawyers from the Firm’s Corporate and Special Projects Department. They contributed articles to the Asian-Mena Counsel’s publication on updates in Philippine laws.
Our Firm’s Intellectual Property Department contributed the Philippine Chapter on Trade Marks. Chambers Global Practice Guide on Trade Marks provides a useful overview on applicable Philippine laws. John Paul M. Gaba, Richmond K. Lee, Jose Eduardo T. Genilo and Maria Isabel M. Llave co-authored this chapter.
The Philippines is known for the growing industry of business process outsourcing entities. The Philippine Chapter of Chambers Global Practice Guide on Outsourcing is a useful tool in understanding local regulations. Emerico O. De Guzman, Neptali B. Salvanera, Erwin V. Filio and Paulo N. Rabanal co-authored this chapter.
Throughout 2018, the Firm’s lawyers contributed to Asia-Mena Counsel’s initiatives to updates its members on the evolving laws in different jurisdictions.