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Jude Ocampo Listed as Top Philippines Lawyer 2021 by Asia Business Law Journal

Asia Business Law Journal recently released its 2021 report on the Top 100 Lawyers in the Philippines. DFDL is very proud to announce that Jude Ocampo (Ocampo & Suralvo Law Offices Partner, DFDL’s affiliate firm) has been featured on this list. Congratulations to Jude on attaining the much-deserved recognition of being named a top 100 lawyer (key practice areas: corporate & commercial; infrastructure; M&A; power & energy; taxation) for the second year running!

Jude specializes in mergers and acquisitions, corporate law and tax compliance matters. Over the years, Jude has assisted numerous global and ASEAN multinationals on multi-jurisdictional corporate reorganizations and has advised a multitude of clients on complex cross-border transactions, mergers and acquisitions.

Just a glimpse of how his clients testify to his expertise and knowledge:

“Jude has proven to be a real business partner. Jude partnered with us and paved the legal road for our company registration and set-up. Tax considerations within the Philippines, Taiwan and Singapore all had to be considered. Jude’s process is very well thought out, documented and simple to follow. He and his team are top notch.” (Jason K Pitts, CFO, Banner Engineering)

“Jude has been a reliable and dependable partner of True Digital Philippines from its inception to the scale-up stage. Like any other company, we experienced some birth pains. Jude provided us with insightful legal advice and proper guidance to ensure that we grow the business based on the agreed strategy with our stakeholders in our Thailand headquarter. His approach and careful consideration of Philippine laws and regulations made us achieve our goals. That’s why we continue to trust and consult him whenever we venture into new businesses.” (Dindo Marzan, president, True Digital Philippines)

“Jude has come to be a trusted and invaluable partner as we pursue deals in the Philippines. The depth and breadth of his expertise on deal advisory and regulatory matters take clients like us through the ins and outs of complex deals with a safe pair of hands. He and his team go above and beyond to ensure our deals are done right and with the highest standards of integrity.” (Ek Ming Tay, managing director, Ikhlas Capital).

“Jude’s unparalleled handle on commercial and regulatory law makes him uniquely effective in challenging situations. His insight comes from a marriage of expertise in both legal and business matters and is therefore consistently sharp and creative, thorough and nuanced.” (Cesar V Purisima, former finance secretary of the Philippines; Asia Fellow, Milken Institute).

The top 100 Philippines Lawyers List is based on extensive research conducted by Asia Business Law Journal. To identify the top 100 lawyers in the Philippines, the team turned to in-house counsel in the Philippines and around the world, as well as partners at international law firms and asked them to indicate which lawyers should be put forward. Nominations were made by professionals from across a wide range of Philippine and global companies or law firms.

Click here to access the full report: