WLG Fall 2014 Conference in Manila

November 11, 2014

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan hosted the World Law Group (WLG) Member Firm Leaders’ Summit on October 15 and Fall 2014 Conference from October 16-18. The Conference gathered 100 delegates and guests from 37 countries, including Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Korea, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the United States of America.

The Fall Conference program was a blend of plenary sessions, business development and committee meetings, networking breaks, and legal updates. At the opening plenary session, keynote speaker David J. Nicol of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation, followed WLG President Emer Gilvarry’s welcome remarks by sharing his experiences in working in Asia and his thoughts on ASEAN Integration and the WLG.

Two plenary sessions were organized and facilitated by SyCipLaw partners. The plenary session on ASEAN Integration, facilitated by SyCipLaw partner Arlene M. Maneja, featured San Miguel Corporation’s Ferdinand Constantino and Ayala Corporation’s Solomon Hermosura with Chandler & Thong-ek’s Jessada Sawatdipong and Rodyk & Davidson’s Gerald Singham. While the plenary session on Millennials in the Workplace was facilitated by SyCipLaw partner Carlos Roberto Z. Lopez, and included inputs from ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation’s Donald Patrick Lim, IT & Business Process Association of the Philippines’ Jose Mari Mercado, Thomson Reuters’ Peter Buenaseda, and Herzog Fox & Neeman’s Meir Linzen. Surprise Millennial reactor John Paul V. de Leon, a senior associate of SyCipLaw, rounded up the session.

The Member Firm Leaders’ Summit featured Ranajit Dam of Thomson Reuters as luncheon speaker.

Founded in 1988, the WLG is one of the top-tier and most respected international law firm associations. It currently has member firms in 52 countries. Altogether, these member firms are located in 300+ offices in major commercial centers worldwide, and have 15,500+ lawyers in all key practice and industry areas. SyCipLaw is the exclusive Philippine member of the WLG. Please visit www.theworldlawgroup.com for more information.