Full-service law firm Ocampo & Manalo nurtures close, personal client relationships
Firm serves a growing list of big-company clients and is open to working with other legal and consultancy firms to expand its cross-border services
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At a time when the Philippine economy is showing sustained growth and many international and regional companies are looking to initiate investments in the country, The Law Firm of Ocampo Manalo Valdez & Lim (Ocampo & Manalo) is well-positioned to help businesses navigate the Philippines’ evolving legal landscape.
Celebrating its 20th year, Ocampo & Manalo is a full-service legal practice specialising in corporate and commercial law. It is among the country’s most well-regarded firms with consistent citations from Asia Pacific Legal 500, AsiaLaw and WorldLaw.
Ocampo & Manalo has in-depth expertise in transport law. It represents major aviation companies, including Turkish Airlines, AirAsia, Jeju Air, Xiamen Airlines, Thai Smile Airways and Hong Kong Airlines. The firm is also the legal adviser for the Philippine distributors of BMW, Kia Motors and Peugeot. Its other major areas of practice are civil law, intellectual property, labour, dispute resolution, immigration and international law.
In recent years, Ocampo & Manalo increased its exposure in the high-growth segments of energy, natural resources, real estate and construction and capital markets, where its client base has been steadily growing.
“We’re a compact-size law firm, but we serve a growing list of big-company clients, with many of them with us from the start,” says Manolito Manalo, co-founder and managing partner. “Fundamental to our long-term relations is the personal touch that we extend to all clients. We go that extra mile to reassure them that they are in good hands.”
The majority of the firm’s clients come from Europe and Asia, comprising multinational corporations, financial services firms, investors and individuals. To extend its overseas reach, Ocampo & Manalo has a formal affiliation with Kuala Lumpur-based Jeff Leong, Poon & Wong. It is also regularly engaged by Milbank for aviation and project finance matters.
“We are open to working with other legal and consultancy firms to expand our cross-border services,” Manalo says. “We seek reliable and competent partners who can deliver on what they promise, helping us bolster our good standing.”
The Law Firm of Ocampo Manalo Valdez & Lim