Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano (MVGS) was founded in 2006 through the dynamic mix of young experts in the legal profession. In the short period since its establishment, the young team has managed to bring MVGS to the forefront of a growing legal environment making it one of the leading law firms in the Philippines, where previously only the large and older law firms dominated. MVGS attributes much of its success to its ability to adopt fresh, innovative and creative ways of addressing client concerns. This critical attitude manifests in the Firm’s successful projects as MVGS prides itself with a client roster that includes the Philippines’ biggest conglomerates and major players across various industries as well as some of the largest foreign conglomerates doing business in the Philippines.
The Firm has been recognized in the fields of corporate and commercial law, debt and equity capital markets, banking and finance, mergers & acquisitions, project development and energy.
MVGS is at the helm of the private sector’s participation in the Philippine Government’s Public and Private Partnership (PPP) program Since December 2011, of the 9 PPP projects awarded, the Firm has advised on 5, all of which were awarded to its clients – ranging from the construction of public school classrooms in two (2) different regions of the Philippines, to the modernization of an orthopedic center, to redeveloping, expanding, operating and maintaining the second largest airport in the Philippines, with combined local and foreign investments of about US$1.3 billion. It is currently advising on other ongoing PPPs set to be bid out in 2015.
MVGS also boasts of a much sought-after practice in M&A, projects & energy, capital markets and corporate finance. In the capital markets, the Firm has advised on 3 initial public offerings at the Philippine Stock Exchange for 2014. MVGS has likewise been involved in significant private equity deals involving both private companies and those listed with the Philippine Stock Exchange. In the area of project finance, MVGS has in 2013 to 2015 advised on financing projects with combined value of US$4.05 billion to fund a broad spectrum of industries, including power generation, water utilities, renewable energy, toll roads, airports and other infrastructure projects
MVGS is a full service law firm with an active practice not just in corporate and commercial law, but in the areas of intellectual property, dispute resolution, litigation, labor & employment and immigration law, as well.
MVGS has been consistently recognized as a “top tier” and “leading law firm” by The Legal 500, Asia-Pacific since 2014 and 2015.