Manila, Philippines, 1 March 2024 – Quisumbing Torres participated in the GC Summit Philippines 2024, held at the Grand Hyatt Manila’s magnificent ballroom. The event brought together over 260 in-house lawyers.

The event began with an introduction by Francisco Castro, The Legal 500’s Editorial Lead. The firm's Corporate & Commercial / M&A Practice Group Head Maria Christina J. Macasaet-Acaban, then took the stage, sharing her insights and setting the tone for the day dedicated to addressing the wide range of challenges faced by in-house lawyers in the Philippines.

The agenda included hot topics such as a deep dive into the complexities of commercial arbitration, the intricacies of delisting, discussing its advantages, drawbacks, and tax implications, mental health in the workplace, the evolving roles of legal professionals in the tech and fintech sectors, strategies and recommendations to invigorate the Philippine IPO market, attracting foreign investors and fostering economic growth, the integration of technology and artificial intelligence (AI) into legal practice and the dynamic relationship between in-house counsel and external legal advisors in navigating complex cross-border transactions and disputes.

A highlight of the summit was the comprehensive analysis of competition law enforcement updates, digital market issues, and the interplay with ESG considerations, led by the firm's Corporate & Commercial / M&A Partner and Assistant Practice Group Head Alain Charles Veloso and Dispute Resolution Partner Michael Macapagal. Joining them were Commissioner Ferdinand M. Negre from The Philippine Competition Commission and Takahiro Kenjie Aman from GCash. Their discussion centred on emerging regulatory frameworks, challenges in digital market enforcement, and the imperative of aligning competition policies with sustainability goals.

The GC Summit Philippines 2024 served as a catalyst for fostering legal excellence, promoting business innovation, and forging meaningful connections within the legal and corporate community. Following the event’s conclusion, the dialogue continued into a cocktail reception.