About the Firm
Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio, formerly known as Caguioa & Gatmaytan (C&G Law), is a full-service law firm of over 30 lawyers specializing in corporate and commercial transactions, litigation and arbitration, taxation as well as labor and employment. C&G Law is currently composed of eleven partners, namely, Jaime Renato B. Gatmaytan, Ben Dominic R. Yap, Norma Margarita B. Patacsil, Anthony Mark A. Gutierrez, Jesus Paolo U. Protacio, Cesar E. Santamaria, Jr., Mary Thel T. Mundin, Albert V. Yu Chang, Jess Raymund M. Lopez, Kristine N.L. Evangelista, and Vladi Miguel S. Lazaro and a complement of associates and paralegals. Jaime Renato B. Gatmaytan is the firm’s managing partner.
C&G Law was established in February 2007 by Alfredo Benjamin S. Caguioa, Jaime Renato B. Gatmaytan, Ben Dominic R. Yap, Norma Margarita B. Patacsil, Anthony Mark A. Gutierrez, and Jesus Paolo U. Protacio. Each of the founding partners brought with him significant experience and expertise in a broad range of practice areas and diverse fields of law. As a result, although the firm itself is relatively young, its practice as well as the skills and services it offers are comparable with those of considerably larger or older law firms.
In January 2013, Alfredo Benjamin S. Caguioa was appointed by the then-President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III as Chief Presidential Legal Counsel (and later Secretary of the Department of Justice) and withdrew from C&G Law. In January 2016, he was appointed as the 174th Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. The firm has since changed its name from Caguioa & Gatmaytan to Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio but also continues to practice under the style “C&G Law” as it has become popularly known.