Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles (“Romulo”) is one of the largest and oldest firms in the Philippines. It maintains a constant presence in international transactions.
Romulo has achieved first tier ranking in every practice area covered by the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) 1000. In 2014 Asian Legal Business (ALB) recognized Romulo as “Philippine Deal Firm of the Year” following recognition by ALB as “Employer of Choice.” IFLR conferred Romulo the award for “National Law Firm of the Year for the Philippines” in 2014. Romulo also gained “Banking and Finance Law Firm of the Year” by Finance Monthly in its 2014 Global Awards, “Project & Infrastructure Law Firm of the Year” in the 2014 Lawyers World Global Awards and “Full Service IP Law Firm of the Year” in Acquisition International’s 2014 Intellectual Property Awards.
Romulo is composed of 97 lawyers, all of whom speak English fluently and the majority of whom have received training and graduate degrees from international universities.
We offer legal services across a comprehensive range of practice areas, including: aviation and admiralty; banking; corporate and business laws; capital markets and other financial transactions; energy; environmental laws; finance; foreign investments; infrastructure; intellectual property; labor laws; litigation; mergers and acquisitions; mining, gas, oil, geothermal and other natural resources; securities; and taxation.
Our lawyers are active members and leaders of organizations such as: the American Chamber of Commerce; the APEC Business Forum; the Asian Neighbors’ Forum; the Asian Patent Attorneys Association; the Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines; the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property; the International Business Association; the Inter-Pacific Bar Association; the Makati Business Club; the Management Association of the Philippines; the Maritime Law Association of the Philippines; the Pacific Basin Economic Council; the Philippine-Thailand Business Council; the Philippine-Japan Business Council; the Philippine-Korea Business Council; the Philippine-Singapore Business Council; the Philippine-U.K. Business Council; the Philippine-U.S. Business Council; the Tax Management Association of the Philippines; the U.S. Trademark Association; Union Internationale des Avocats; Asean Law Association; and the Rotary Club.
As one of the oldest law firms in the Philippines, we trace our firm’s history to the law firm of Gibbs, McDonough and Ozaeta, which was established in Manila in 1902 by Allison D. Gibbs and Charles A. McDonough. Roman A. Ozaeta, who later became a distinguished Justice of the Supreme Court, and his son Herminio, an outstanding corporate lawyer in his own right, reconstituted the firm in 1957.
Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles