Announcement of New Partners

May 24, 2013

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) is pleased to announce the admission of Russel L. Rodriguez and Marietta A. Tibayan to the partnership.

Russel L. Rodriguez

Mr. Rodriguez specializes in civil and commercial litigation. He has handled and tried a broad range of cases involving contract disputes, corporate restructuring and rehabilitation, debt recovery, enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards, family law and settlement of estates, infrastructure and engineering disputes, intra-corporate controversies, labor disputes, insurance claims, and disputes involving land, mining and natural resources. He also has extensive experience in immigration and deportation cases, insurance law, labor and employment law, and criminal litigation, both as a private prosecutor and as defense counsel.

Mr. Rodriguez received his Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) and Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Philippines.

Marietta A. Tibayan

Ms. Tibayan specializes in foreign investments, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and property development, and corporate services. She has extensive experience in the acquisition and disposition of companies including those engaged in power and energy, food, electronics, pharmaceuticals, mining, manufacturing, real estate, and business process outsourcing . She has wide-ranging experience in contract preparation, review and negotiations, including those involving joint ventures and hotel operations. She has assisted in the setting up of multinational companies in the Philippines and in advising on legal issues arising in the course of their business operations.

Ms. Tibayan received her undergraduate degree in Legal Management (magna cum laude) from Ateneo de Manila University and her Bachelor of Laws (salutatorian) from the University of the Philippines.