Associates

Angelica T. Abon

Leo Francis F. Abot

Reena Alekssandra M. Acop

Joel Adrian C. Alarde

Bryan Gerard T. Antonio

Agatha M. Apolinario

Patrick Edward L. Balisong

Earl Anthony V. Bautista

Paolo Gabriel P. Bautista

Faye Antoinnette L. Bengzon

Kevin Joseph C. Berbaño

Julia Inez M. Blando

Armando M. Bondoc Jr.

Ana Regina A. Buban

Jill Eileen P. Cabais

Christopher A. Capulong

Roman George P. Castillo

Reina Marie M. Cayanong

John Dominic P. Censon

Il Young Choi

Julia Alexandra D. Chu

Maia Freya M. Co

Christiane Claire T. Cregencia

Jamie Lindsey A. Cristobal

Gracienne Rose G. Curso

Czar Matthew Gerard T. Dayday

Fenina Maria C. De Leon

Richard S. M. De Leon

Rei Luis Anton A. Domingo

Julia Desiree L. Dy

Rochelle S. Enrile

Sophia Francesca Z. Espinosa

Franhzi T. Ferraris

Danizza Monique D. Fortuna

Dece Christine C. Fulache

Giancarlo Kristoffer D. Gabriel

Raymond Joseph S. Garcia

Rose Ann Joy V. Gonzales

Keisha Trina M. Guangko

Ma. Carina Theresa G. Guanio

Paolo L. Guzman

Trisha Mae B. Guzman

Rafael Miguel A. Hernandez

Julia Patricia C. Herrera-Lim

Patricia Anjela N. Javier

Sharlene Ann O. Joson

Marcella Maria L. Karaan

Kristi Angeli C. King

Jon Ericson T. Ledesma

Monica Therese B. Lee

Evan Clark P. Lim

Jeric Erwin T. Lim

Yzabel Renee E. Limchoc

Franco Luis G. Lopez

Jesse Brian B. Lui

Margaret Laureen C. Lumabas

Armand Karlo G. Lustre

Joseph R. Malcontento

Erickson C. Mariñas

Aaron Daryl P. Marquez

Elijah Joseph A. Mateo

Jose Patricio S. Medalla

John Alfred H. Mendoza

Monique Therese P. Mujer

John Stephen B. Pangilinan

Lourd Marc Andrew D. Parong

Christian Michael A. Perreras

Jose Maria C. Ramos

Patricia E. Ramos

Ara Patrice P. Rillera

Patrice Jane L. Romero

John Matthew D. Ruiz

Liezel Angelique L. Sabaupan

Severino Miguel B. Sanchez

Mariela Marden L. Santiago

Raymond Nhil P. Shappit

Denise Gabrielle E. Simpelo

Stefi Monika S. Suero

Samantha Marie C. Sundiam

Nicole Kate P. Tan

Tanya Beatriz Y. Tan

James Patrick L. Urquiola

Rio Mei L. Uy

Joanne Marie R. Valles

Gilda Patrizia A. Veluya

Erica Mae C. Vista

Joe Anthony C. Yarra

Leo Francis F. Abot

lffabot@syciplaw.com


Leo Francis F. Abot is a member of the Firm's Special Projects, Banking, Finance & Securities, Corporate Services, and Intellectual Property departments, and the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications law (TMT) practice group.

Mr. Abot has broad experience in commercial and intellectual property law. His practice covers general corporate law and corporate governance, investments, regulatory compliance and licensing, technology, media, and telecommunications law (TMT), data privacy, financial technology (FinTech), mergers and acquisitions (M&A), banking and financing, and intellectual property (IP).

As a member of the corporate and intellectual property groups, Mr. Abot regularly:

  • advises clients in various industries such as telecommunications, manufacturing, food and drug, real estate, business process outsourcing, logistics, energy, and banking and financial services;
  • assists in legal due diligence exercises and documentation for commercial transactions such as mergers and acquisitions and financing matters;
  • handles various intellectual property matters such as trademark prosecution, inter partes cases (e.g., trademark opposition proceedings), and review of franchise agreements and technology transfer arrangements; and
  • performs corporate housekeeping functions, serving as Assistant Corporate Secretary of several Philippine companies.

Mr. Abot also assists in safeguard measures proceedings before the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry and Tariff Commission where the firm represents various foreign exporters.

Admission to the Bar

2020, Philippines

Education

Ateneo de Manila University (J.D., Second Honors and Class Valedictorian; A.B., summa cum laude)

Publications

Co-Author, Lexology: Getting the Deal Through (Telecoms & Media Philippine Chapter) 2020


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