For Philippine legal and tax matters, DFDL collaborates with Philippine law firm Ocampo & Suralvo Law Offices firm (OS Law).
OS Law is a full-service law firm in the Philippines.
OS Law assists its clients with their corporate, commercial, and tax needs across a spectrum of business concerns, including general corporate and commercial matters, company establishment and registration, contract negotiation and drafting, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructuring, foreign direct investments, transfer pricing and litigation.
OS Law is comprised of Philippine attorneys with outstanding academic and professional backgrounds and decades of legal, government, and regulatory experience. They are skilled industry advisers, having worked at top Philippine law firms and professional service firms where they have been involved in significant transactions and dealt with foreign clients acquiring, managing, or divesting Philippine investments. The power and energy sector is a key focus for OS Law as it builds on its partners’ experience with the industry in previous professional capacities.
Their partners’ expert knowledge of the Philippine regulatory framework and experience with domestic and foreign investment proposals, combined with access to DFDL’s regional legal and tax expertise and extensive experience in international cross-border transactions in the South and Southeast Asian markets for more than 20 years, enables OS Law to assist clients in optimizing opportunities and handling investments in this part of the globe.
OS Law is also driven to provide Philippine businesses with solutions that enable them to thrive in the global economy. It provides its clients with access to the tax and legal expertise in many of the world’s fastest-growing investment destinations through collaborations with DFDL, an international law firm focused on Asia’s emerging economies with twelve offices in eight countries, and Kinstellar, a trusted legal counsel to leading investors across Emerging Europe and Central Asia with offices in ten jurisdictions.
Assisted a number of multinationals on their compliance with the data privacy laws including a NASDAQ-listed software and related services provider and a Fortune 500 healthcare services company.
Provided transactional support on the corporate restructuring and divestment of shares in a top Philippine hospital, with a transaction value of approximately Php 5 billion (~USD 100 million).
Provided transaction support in real estate joint ventures in the Philippines for various clients – including the conduct of due diligence examination of real property, tax advisory in the structuring of acquisitions and drafting documentation for construction activities.
Acted as transaction counsel and advised on the acquisition by a Philippine conglomerate of significant real estate assets in Metro Manila.
Worked on various engagements on the application of Philippine anti-trust/competition rules and filings with the Philippine Competition Commission.
Advised buyer on a planned purchase of a controlling stake in a company listed in the Philippine Stock Exchange and supported the conduct of the mandatory tender offer process.
Assisted a global energy company in a due diligence review and investment structuring of a planned multi-billion-dollar acquisition of geothermal energy assets in the Philippines.
Advised on offshore PPP projects in Vietnam, Myanmar, and Cambodia, provided expert legal advice on PPP regulatory framework, procurement process, PPP bankability and structuring.
Advised a Philippine pharmaceutical company in the term licensing agreement for the intellectual property, branding and distribution of a leading pharmaceutical product to the largest pharmaceutical distribution company in the Philippines.
Retained counsel of one of the largest sports retailers in the world, one of the world’s largest home furnishing retailers, and a multinational hotel chain in connection with their Philippine operations.