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Ocampo & Suralvo Law Offices Named Top Philippines Law Firm of the Year for 2021 by Asia Business Law Journal

Asia Business Law Journal (“ABLJ”) just released its 2021 Philippines Law Firm Awards. We are delighted to announce that Ocampo & Suralvo Law Offices (“OS Law”), DFDL’s affiliate firm, has been recognized in ABLJ’s corporate & commercial and taxation practice rankings!

DFDL extends its congratulations to OS Law’s legal and tax advisers and partners on attaining these richly deserved recognitions and on being counted among one of the top four winning law firms for corporate/commercial and tax services.

Asia Business Law Journal notes that “Ocampo & Suralvo is a leading firm that is highly regarded for its corporate, M&A and tax practices. Led by Jude Ocampo, the firm has 14 lawyers with five partners and three senior associates. The firm is widely regarded as one of the best tax firms.”

Several OS Law’s clients testify to the expertise and knowledge of the firm:

  • Cesar Purisima, the founding partner of Singapore-based private equity firm Ikhlas Capital, says: “Ocampo & Suralvo Law Offices is an excellent legal firm in the Philippines, trusted by top international law firms to take care of Philippine clients.”
  • “OSLaw has been a superb partner on all my legal affairs,” says Purisma, who is also a former secretary of finance of the Philippines. “OSLaw has been working with a number of foreign funds, including Ikhlas Capital, looking to become strategic partners to Philippine corporates. Managing partner Jude Ocampo’s well-rounded skill set makes his firm’s legal counsel particularly valuable as they sit at the table with our partners from end-to-end of the deal process. OSLaw is also strong on tax, which is very helpful in deal structuring.”
  • Tay Ek Ming, managing director of Ikhlas Capital, notes: “OSLaw has the ability and professionalism to handle many different types of legal issues. Jude Ocampo was an invaluable resource and his attention to detail and knowledge of laws are unsurpassed.”
  • Cirilo Noel, vice chairman of Security Bank in the Philippines, recognises Karen Ocampo’s expertise on data compliance. “The data compliance practice of the firm has evolved over the years and is getting a good foothold in this area of practice.”Marie Mbaye, head of legal for Asia-Pacific at French advertising company Havas, says: “I have been working with Jude Ocampo for several years on different complex legal matters and have always been very well advised. He is very pragmatic and straight to the point.”

The winners of Asia Business Law Journal’s Philippines Law Firm Awards were selected based on votes, references and qualitative information received from in-house counsel, other legal professionals, and industry peers in the Philippines and around the world.

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