Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia is an enduring legal institution founded on the core values of integrity, professionalism, meritocracy, and mutual respect and provides unparalleled legal representation in various fields of law.
It consistently delivers the highest quality of effective legal representation that efficiently meets every client’s needs, observing the highest professional standards, through a continuous enhancement and development of expertise, coupled with an understanding of the client and its business, in an environment that fosters creativity, mutual respect, and teamwork.
The firm’s lawyers are highly respected by their peers for providing legal guidance to leaders of the nation, captains of industry, and even the common man. All 20 partners, together with the firm’s associates and non-legal personnel, who count among the very best in the profession, are bound by a commitment to deliver the highest quality of service to help the firm’s clients attain success and contribute to nation building.
The firm is, among others, recognized for its conscientious, proactive, and highly skilled Mining & Energy team.
The team provides counsel to leading mining and exploration companies on a broad range of matters, including compliance with nationality and capitalization requirements, obtaining government approvals, licenses and registrations required for the commencement of mining activities, preparing and reviewing applications for mineral agreements and exploration permits, and drafting, negotiating and reviewing contracts pertinent to the mining industry, such as joint ventures, operating agreements and other suitable business arrangements. It also has experience in rendering title opinions, advice on land tenure and ancestral domain issues, and mining litigation, among others.
In our energy practice, we advise investors, private equity funds, lenders, contractors and suppliers on the appropriate transaction and governance structures of mergers and acquisitions, including development, financing, operation, sale and distribution projects in the power and energy sector. Our lawyers have represented various clients in successfully obtaining required government accreditation and permits and also routinely negotiate, draft and review agreements and contracts necessary to implement complex transactions in this field.
A multi-disciplinary approach, often involving collaboration with the firm’s other departments, allows the team to effectively service all its clients’ business needs.
The team has been consistently commended for offering concise, relevant and insightful advice born from a precise understanding of the needs of foreign companies doing business in the Philippines. The group also possesses distinct competencies and resources that give it the ability to forge strategic partnerships with relevant agencies and organizations.