Real Estate Development

The  Firm advises major property developers in the Philippines in all aspects of vertical and horizontal real estate development including setting up of townships, undertaking  property and other land acquisition, corporate and tax structuring, sales contracts, construction contracts, addressing regulatory issues before the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB),  titling, due diligence and other tasks encompassing the entire  gamut  of property development from project conception to delivery. Among the many developers the Firm has advised or is currently advising are Rockwell Land, Federal Land, SM, Ortigas and Co., Century Property and Eton Properties.  Legal advice and assistance rendered by  the Firm includes  application  with the Philippine Export Zone Authority (PEZA) for fiscal  incentives for ecozone developers and  locators.


The Firm also advises and assists clients on nationality restrictions on ownership and use of land, and specific issues relating to the rights if indigenous peoples over ancestral lands.  The Firm has assisted SN Aboitiz Power and its subsidiaries in securing appropriate consents from indigenous peoples affected by its acquisition of power plants from the National Power Corporation.