Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio (C&G Law)


30F 88 Corporate Center
Sedeño cor. Valero Streets, Salcedo Village
Makati City 1227

Telephone:+632 894 0377
Fax:+632 8552 1978

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Founding Partner & Managing Partner: Ben Dominic R. Yap
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Number of lawyers: over 60
Network memberships: Rajah & Tann Asia
Languages: English, Filipino

Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio (C&G Law) is a full-service law firm in the Philippines specialising in competition and anti-trust, corporate and commercial transactions, energy and infrastructure, labour and employment, litigation and arbitration, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and construction, taxation as well as technology, media, and telecommunications. C&G Law is highly regarded in many of these fields (including for litigation and arbitration), as are several of the firm’s partners. Founded in 2007, the firm has quickly grown to become one of the larger law firms in the Philippines. It is one of the country’s top law firms and is a go-to firm for several top conglomerates, especially for businesses in the energy industry.  C&G Law currently comprises 17 partners, as well as a full complement of associates and paralegals.

  • Administrative and regulatory
  • Appellate
  • Civil litigation
  • Class action
  • Commercial and transactions
  • Commercial arbitration
  • Competition/antitrust
  • Corporate governance
  • Criminal
  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Financial services regulatory: Contentious
  • Healthcare
  • Insolvency
  • Intellectual property
  • International arbitration
  • Labour and employment
  • Litigation
  • Mass Tort
  • Plaintiff/claimant
  • Privacy and data protection
  • Product liability and recall
  • Professional liability
  • Professional malpractice
  • Tax
  • Trade and customs
  • Trademark contentious
  • Trusts and estates
  • White-collar crime

Commercial Disputes (including International Arbitration)
Ben Dominic R. Yap
Managing Partner & Co-Head of Disputes

  • Ben recently acted as lead counsel for a Philippine arbitration involving the sum of nearly Php 3 Billion and as co-counsel for a Singapore arbitration involving an English-law governed contract governed.

Jesus Paolo U. Protacio
Partner & Co-Head of Disputes

  • Paolo is advising a contractor engaged by a Philippine government agency for the construction of certain civil works worth approximately USD190 million in connection with a potential dispute. He also leads the firm in many of the complex commercial litigations.  

Tax Disputes
Anthony Mark A. Gutierrez
Partner & Head of Tax

  • Mark recently assisted an energy company in successfully concluding a disputed tax assessment worth PHP9 billion. He frequently leads complex tax disputes that the firm is involved in.  

Labor and employment Disputes
Cesar (Jun) E. Santamaria, Jr. 
Partner & Head of Labor & Employment

  • A professor of labour law in one of the country’s oldest universities, Jun’s services are widely sought by the firm’s clients for labour advisory and dispute matters.  He is credited with the growth and increased profile of the firm’s labour practice.

  • Accounting
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Construction and materials
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Food and beverage
  • Forestry
  • Gaming
  • Government and public policy
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Insurance
  • Media
  • Mining
  • Natural resources
  • Oil and gas
  • Pharma and life sciences
  • Real estate
  • Shipping
  • Social infrastructure
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Tourism
  • Transport
  • Utilities