Three SyCipLaw Partners Listed as In-House Community Commended External Counsel of the Year

May 23, 2017

SyCipLaw’s Hector M. de Leon, Jr., Emmanuel M. Lombos, and Luisito V. Liban have been named ‘In-House Community Commended External Counsel of the Year, 2017’.

The recognition is based entirely on the votes and testimonials of in-house counsel polled by The In-House Community. Founded in 1998, The In-House Community has about 21,000 in-house members for whom it provides annual In-House Congress events, the Asian-mena Counsel magazine and online resources. The full list of commended external counsel may be viewed at The In-House Community website:

Hector M. de Leon, Jr. is SyCipLaw’s managing partner. His practice focuses on corporate and commercial matters, with emphasis on equity investments, mergers and acquisitions, project development and finance, and similar commercial transactions. While he has experience representing clients in a range of industries, he has notably deep experience in the energy, mining, oil and gas, and infrastructure sectors.

Emmanuel M. Lombos specializes in dispute resolution, including commercial arbitration. He has extensively argued precedent-setting cases involving major multinational corporations before the Philippine Supreme Court and has acted as litigation counsel in various domestic and foreign arbitrations.

Luisito V. Liban heads SyCipLaw’s Employment and Immigration Department. He specializes in labor and employment, litigation and special projects. Among the transactions he was involved include the acquisition of Mirant’s power plant assets in the Philippines by Crimson Power and the merger of Sanofi-Synthelabo Philippines, Inc. and Aventis Philippines.