PRACTICE AREAS

Corporate and Commercial Finance

FMH is highly regarded in its commercial and corporate practice.  It is reputed to render reliable and comprehensive advice on various investment-related matters, ranging from business registration procedures to foreign investment regulations, mergers and acquisitions, including the conduct of due diligence, securities law issues, and trade regulation, among others.  This practice is jointly headed by Rachel P. Follosco and Virgilio D.C. Herce.


Arbitration and Litigation

During the past few years, FMH has handled the most number of construction arbitration/litigation cases among the law firms in the country.  Its arbitration and litigation practice covers practically all kinds of commercial transaction cases. The Firm’s practice in this field is spearheaded by Jesusito G. Morallos.


Immigration

The firm’s immigration practice is headed by Virgilio D.C. Herce.  Owing to the commendable performance of the Firm on immigration matters, it has been appointed as the Philippine representative of a number of international immigration firms for their clients requiring immigration services in the Philippines.


Intellectual Property

FMH assists clients in filing and prosecuting, trademark, copyright, and patent registrations with the Intellectual Property Office of thePhilippines.  The Firm has registered patent attorneys who are also members of the Intellectual Property Association of thePhilippines. This practice area is jointly headed by Virgilio D.C. Herce and Jesusito G. Morallos.


Tax and Labor

FMH is able to provide comprehensive advice to its clients from basic tax registration and compliance requirements to complex tax structuring/planning for transactions and investments.  The Firm is also well respected for its work in tax assessment and tax refund cases.

The labor law practice of the Firm is extensive. It covers Human Resources (HR) consultancy work, compensation and benefits package, planning and review, drafting of employment-related contracts, preparation of HR policies and manuals, review of company rules and regulations and labor law manuals, and handling of a wide range of labor cases.  The Firm’s practice in this area is spearheaded by Rachel P. Follosco.


Other Areas of Law

We can also provide assistance in the following areas:
  • Banking and Finance
  • Environment
  • Natural Resources
  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)/Arbitration
  • Mining
  • Real Estate
  • Securities