C&G's litigation practice is strong and extensive and includes representing and acting for its clients before courts and quasi-judicial bodies of all jurisdictions, levels and venues, as well as before administrative and legislative bodies, in the Philippines. The arbitration practice of the firm and its lawyers is similarly formidable and includes experience in international and domestic arbitration.
C&G has been cited as a ranking Philippine law firm in the Dispute Resolution field by Chambers & Partners in its 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 Asia-Pacific publications.
C&G is an Asialaw highly recommended firm for Dispute Resolution.
The firm and its lawyers have handled and tried a broad range of cases, including those involving the following matters:
· Construction, engineering and infrastructure disputes
· Corporate restructuring and rehabilitation
· Criminal law
· Debt recovery
· Energy Regulatory Commission requirements and disputes
· Environmental law
· Enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards
· Family law
· Intellectual property law
· Intra-corporate controversies
· Land and mineral and other natural resources
· Labor and employment law
· Maritime casualties
· Medical malpractice claims
· Privatization and government contracts
· Public utilities
· Settlement of estates
· Taxation and other governmental impositions.
The firm and its lawyers have substantial experience in international and domestic arbitration dealing with commercial and construction disputes, including those conducted under the auspices of the International Chamber of Commerce, the UNCITRAL, and the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission. They have also been involved in ad hoc arbitrations.
- C&G is Philippine counsel for a leading Philippine solar wafer slicing company in a multi-million dollar ICC arbitration in Hong Kong against an American solar industry company in relation to disputes arising out of their joint venture and supply agreements.
- The firm is Philippine counsel for one of the Philippines' largest geothermal power producer in a multi-million dollar ICC arbitration in Singapore against its turnkey contractors.
- The firm advises several leading Philippine power generation companies in proceedings before the Supreme Court (the highest court in the Philippines) where various cause-oriented groups and lawmakers have challenged the validity of certain laws and regulations relating to (a) the automatic adjustment mechanism for collecting electricity generation charges, (b) offering generation capacity to the electricity spot market, (c) the gross pool concept adopted by the electricity spot market, (d) the characterization of generation companies as non-public utilities, (e) cross-ownership restrictions in the power sector, and (f) alleged anti-competitive behavior.
- The firm was Philippine counsel in the successful prosecution by a leading Philippine solar wafer slicing company in a multi-million dollar ICC arbitration in Hong Kong against a Korean solar industry company in relation to disputes arising out of their joint venture and supply agreements.
- C&G is handling a multi-billion peso arbitration proceeding involving a major mining project in the Philippines.
- C&G assists a leading independent power producer in various proceedings before the Energy Regulatory Commission.
- C&G advises a leading multinational energy company on various legal and regulatory issues involving a build-operate-transfer agreement for the development and operation of a water delivery facility with a hydroelectric power generation component.
C&G and its lawyers are committed advocates of their clients' causes, and are focused on providing competent, timely, and efficient representation, regardless of the tribunal or venue. The firm's advocacy extends beyond court rooms, as it also endeavors to give sound and practical counsel to its clients with the aim of avoiding or minimizing, and managing the risks of, litigation and of ensuring the quick, effective, and successful resolution of disputes, bearing in mind the best interests of the firm's clients.
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