02 Mar 2018

Ben Dominic Yap to helm Rajah & Tann Asia’s Philippine member firm C&G Law

Ben Dominic Yap  has succeeded Jaime Renato Gatmaytan (Jim) as Managing Partner at Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio (C&G Law), which is the Philippine member firm of Rajah & Tann Asia (RTA), one of Southeast Asia’s largest legal networks.

Mr Yap is one of the founding partners of C&G Law. He specialises in litigation and arbitration, and also has experience in corporate and commercial transaction work in the energy sector. A practicing lawyer since 1998, Mr Yap has received numerous citations in these fields. Among other accolades and recognitions, he has been named by Asialaw as a leading Philippine lawyer in dispute resolution and litigation from 2015 to 2018, and as “Disputes Star of the Year” for the Philippines for 2018. Chambers Asia Pacific also named him as a leading Philippine lawyer in dispute resolution and arbitration in its 2015 to 2018 publications, as well as a leading Philippine lawyer in the corporate/commercial field in its 2012 to 2014, and 2018 publications.

Mr Gatmaytan said: “Ben is an excellent choice to lead C&G Law and is highly regarded not just within the group but in the legal fraternity at large. I look forward to working closely with Ben as he takes us to new heights of achievements.”

Mr Yap said: “It is a great honour to have the confidence of my fellow colleagues as I assume my new role as Managing Partner of C&G Law. The future is very exciting for us, and I hope to take a leaf from Jim’s leadership and experience and ensure that we continue on our growth trajectory as we continue to provide premier services to our clients. I would also like to thank Jim for his continued contributions to the firm as well as for his leadership and guidance in the past 11 years.”

Mr Gatmaytan had completed two terms as Managing Partner in 2017 but remained in that position until this year to oversee the transition of C&G Law into the RTA legal network. He will stay on as partner and remain the Head of C&G Law’s active Corporate Commercial practice.

C&G Law is one of the fastest growing law firms in the Philippines. It was founded in 2007 and has over 40 fee earners. The law firm was named “Construction and Real Estate Law Firm of the Year” at the 2016 edition of Asian Legal Business’ Philippine Law Awards. It also received awards for “Transactional Boutique Law Firm of the Year”, “M&A Deal of the Year” and “Philippine Deal of the Year” at the 2017 edition of the event. The firm has also been consistently shortlisted for numerous other awards.

About Rajah & Tann Asia – www.rajahtannasia.com

Rajah & Tann Asia brings together leading law firms and lawyers in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam, with each offering the highest standards of service to locally-based clients while collectively having the capability to handle the most complex regional and cross-border transactions and to provide excellent legal counsel seamlessly across the region. With around 650 fee earners, all working towards one shared goal, we are lawyers who know Asia and who give our clients home advantage.