Philippines Practice

Latham advises on a full spectrum of corporate transactional and finance matters in the Philippines, from major inbound and outbound investments to landmark capital markets transactions and project financings.

Philppines - Makati City, Manila

As a leading international firm, we regularly advise on cross-border M&A, IPOs and bond offerings, as well as project finance transactions.

We represent many of the largest and most diversified companies in the Philippines, as well as regional and global investors active across Southeast Asia. As private equity and strategic investors have increasingly focused on the Philippines as a key investment destination, our team has been able to draw on deep experience and local know-how gained from more than a decade of focus on the Philippines. The lawyers in our Philippines Practice, including Philippine nationals, offer extensive knowledge of Philippine regulations, including foreign ownership restrictions, antitrust, securities market, and energy regulations, to provide clients with tailored advice.

We regularly advise on Philippine “deals of the year,” including many first-of-their-kind deals in the market, all major international capital raisings, and some of the country’s largest cross-border M&A transactions. We have developed deep relationships with all major local and international banks and leading local law firms to help our clients seize opportunities across a range of industries, from energy and infrastructure to consumer goods and digital services.

Our continuing growth in the Philippines market has led industry observers to rank Latham’s award-winning team among the very top-tier of legal advisors active in the country across practices.

One Asia

Lauded as the “Most Innovative Firm in the Asia-Pacific” by the Financial Times, our diverse Asia team connects clients in the financial services, infrastructure, energy, media, and technology industries to world-class legal services in the region and to the full complement of Latham lawyers around the globe.


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