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When: 13 - 14 March 2018
Where: Manila, Philippines
The WSG 2018 Asia Pacific Regional Meeting, hosted by SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, took place in Manila, Philippines and welcomed over 40 participants from 22 firms worldwide. The event was a tremendous success and included valuable guest speakers, contributing panelists and optimal networking opportunities among professionals across the WSG Network.

Guest Speakers, Moderators and Panelists
in order of appearance
Wednesday, 14 March


1. Panel Discussion

Arlene Maneja
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

As Competition Law continues to grow in the Asia Pacific Region, there is no better time to strengthen compliance and update laws. This panel discussed how competition regulators view mergers and acquisitions to enable lawyers to structure their agreements and craft their transaction documents in a manner compliant with competition law. Panelists shared their experiences, both as deal practitioners and as competition regulators, to provide practical insights in dealing with competition law issues in the course of an M&A transaction.


2. General Counsel Forum

Aaron Roi Riturban
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

This General Counsel Forum discussed the criteria of Philippine corporations when engaging foreign legal and financial advisors and the latest challenges faced by in-house counsel lawyers in the increasingly complicated business landscape.


  • Mary Rose Tan
    AVP-Associate General Counsel & Secretary
    San Miguel Corporation

  • Antonio Eugenio Ungson
    Chief Legal Counsel, Officer & Secretary
    Del Monte Pacific Limited

  • Lianne Gervasio-de la Paz
    Deputy General Counsel
    Philippine Stock Exchange

3. WSG Regional Updates

WSG Global Ambassador, Robert Falvey, recapped 2017's successful member referrals & collaborations and championed the growth and robust participation of WSG Practice Groups.

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WSG's members are independent firms and are not affiliated in the joint practice of professional services. Each member exercises its own individual judgments on all client matters.

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