Corporate, Commercial & Finance

FMH is highly regarded in its commercial and corporate practice. It is known for rendering reliable and comprehensive advice on various investment-related matters, ranging from business registration procedures to foreign investment regulations, including analyzing and identifying the corporate vehicle most suitable for the client’s needs. A key service delivered by the firm involves rendering legal advice on securities law issues and trade regulation, among other subjects. The Firm has significant experience in assisting clients that have specialized needs such as those engaged in regulated activities like financing companies, banking institutions, recruitment agencies, and listed companies. In addition, FMH provides corporate secretarial services and assists clients with other special registrations with government agencies, including timely compliance with reportorial requirements and other complex concerns with agencies such as the Securities and Exchange Commission.


FMH has a proven track record in handling special projects involving the conduct of legal due diligence in connection with business mergers and acquisitions, post-acquisition corporate work, contract drafting/review of all component agreements of major financing or commercial arrangements, and structuring of commercial transactions, particularly cross-border transactions, to achieve tax efficiency. The firm has extensive experience in conducting due diligence of companies in the field of mining, logistics, insurance, retail, telecommunications, and manufacturing.


The corporate and commercial practice group provides comprehensive legal advice and offers practical insights on the business and regulatory implications of the law. The commercial and corporate practice group consists of highly-trained lawyers capable of handling complex legal issues and understanding the business concerns of its clients.


This practice is jointly headed by Atty. Rachel P. Follosco and Atty. Virgilio D.C. Herce.

Services

Establishment of optimal corporate vehicle and corporate structures;


Corporate secretarial services;


Registration and compliance with reportorial requirements with government agencies;


Conduct of legal due diligence of target companies;


Preparation and review of agreements for complex commercial transactions;


Legal and procedural advice for investment and strategical business decisions;


Legal advice on licensing requirements and regulatory approvals; and


Deregistration and closure advice and assistance.