Companies in the CG&R sector are facing significant shifts in their business strategies to cope with changing consumer behavior and evolving trends in customer engagement. There has been an increased focus on direct-to-consumer (D2C) and e-commerce, with companies investing in e-commerce platforms and digitalization, and diversifying their production locations in an effort to mitigate risk and maximize recovery. There is also a strong demand for transparency in labelling and production. These require products to be made using sustainable and ethical standards and to be labelled in a manner that allows the customer to know what the products contain.

We find ways to address a business's legal challenges brought about by market changes and regulatory developments. We understand the full spectrum of legal issues that a product undergoes in its life cycle — from conception through development, supply chain, distribution and beyond, including product recall, liability claims and after-sales obligations.

Our team has a proven track record in advising local and global clients, including many of the well-known food and beverage companies, apparel retailers or international fashion brands, helping them respond to any challenges they face at every stage of the business or product life cycle.

Our decades of "on-the-ground" CG&R experience, tailored client relationship approach, global reach and leading practices in areas relevant to companies active in the industry means we are well placed to support your growth and be your "one-stop shop."

We understand the issues specific to this fast-paced and constantly evolving industry and offer a holistic approach — bringing the knowledge, integrated experience and geographical scope needed to address the varying needs of global CG&R companies without compromising quality.


Consumer Goods

  • Food & beverage
  • Cosmetics & personal care
  • Household products
  • Consumer durables, white goods & appliances
  • Tobacco

Luxury & Fashion

  • Luxury goods
  • Fashion & apparel
  • Jewelry & accessories


  • Brick and mortar establishments
  • Online retailers

Hotels, Resorts & Tourism

  • Hotels & resorts
  • Restaurants & bars
  • Tourism

We help clients with the following:

  • New product development
  • Supply chain efficiency
  • Brand protection
  • International trade, customs and compliance programs
  • Distribution and commercial contracts
  • E-commerce and IT solutions for digital sales
  • Advertising, social media and data privacy
  • Growth strategy and cross-border M&A
  • Corporate governance
  • Competition and antitrust
  • Consumer protection
  • Real estate portfolio management
  • Employment
  • Tax and transfer pricing
  • Disputes, product regulatory, liability and recall


"Quisumbing Torres helped us navigate through the local requirements with various regulators, with whom they have good relationships. The team is very helpful in providing comprehensive and insightful legal advice."

- Chambers Asia Pacific 2023

"The lawyers I am dealing with have the theoretical expertise required of the job. In addition, they have the combined experience of dealing with real life situations and how regulators would view a specific situation, providing clients with a holistic approach to issues."

- The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022

Key Contacts

Bienvenido Marquez III

Bienvenido Marquez III
Partner and Industry Group Co-head
T +63 2 8819 4936
M +63 917 819 4936

              Luisa Fernandez Guina

Luisa Fernandez-Guina
Partner and  Industry Group Co-head
T +63 2 8819 4977
M +63 917 846 4977

The speed and scale of digital transformation and the emphasis on sustainability are impacting several industries, including the EMI sector. Corporate clean energy drive is growing in spite of COVID-19 and other challenges, as more global companies are dedicated to green their entire electricity usage. New hybrid projects, including battery storage, have increased the demand for battery metals in the mining and metals industry. These current trends in the sector require addressing shifting regulatory landscapes; climate change and land use; corporate sustainability and ESG disclosures; sustainable finance; and investor focus and pressures, among others.

We bring our knowledge of critical issues, concerns and drivers in energy, mining and infrastructure matters, providing tailored, specialist advice that addresses the particular complexities of doing business in the industry.

Building on our wealth of experience in this sector, we understand the needs of both the private sector (lenders, financiers, constructors and operators) and public stakeholders (government and concessionaires) in large-scale projects. Our EMI team has been engaged as counsel in relation to projects undertaken by the government under public-private-partnership (PPP) programs and in transactions involving bids relating to the privatization of government assets and contracts. We assist clients in allocating and managing potential risks associated with EMI projects. We also advise on regulatory and contract management, project development, project financing, engagement with regulators and national/local stakeholders, dispute avoidance, investigations and litigation.

The team advises on all aspects of transactions and investments relating to these subsectors:

  • Renewable Energy: Providing market-leading advice on all types of options along with cleantech, carbon and climate change transactions.
  • Power & Utilities: Acting on all aspects of the power business from design/build/operate/finance to regulation, acquisition and disposition of power generation along with transmission, distribution, trading and marketing issues.
  • Infrastructure: Leveraging our deep experience across all related areas to represent all players involved in major infrastructure, transportation and water projects.
  • Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals: Advising clients on their oil and gas transactions throughout the entire industry value chain.
  • Mining & Metals: Collaborating with clients in all phases of a mining project and providing clients with our full service capabilities along with peace of mind.

We help clients with the following:

Facilitating business growth

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Projects
  • Finance and Capital Markets

Mitigating risk in an ever-changing climate

  • Compliance and investigations
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Antitrust & Competition

Making your business grow

  • Environmental
  • IP & Technology
  • Employment

Navigating the complexities of doing business globally

  • Tax
  • Global reorganizations


"They understand client concerns from a commercial point of view very well, and their ability to spot essential points of the issue and feed back in a timely manner is excellent."

- Chambers Asia Pacific 2023

An interviewee reports that Quisumbing Torres's service is "efficient, and they can always solve a problem."

- Chambers Asia Pacific 2022

Key Contact

Dennis Quintero

Dennis Quintero
Partner and Industry Group Head
T +63 2 8819 4962
M +63 917 512 4962

The financial institutions landscape continues to undergo fundamental changes, triggered by the entry of new market players, adoption of digital services, availability of alternative modes of financing, and restrictions from new regulations. The desire to offer more individualized, technology-driven customer services along with new revenue streams is prompting institutions to consider acquiring fintech start-ups. Consolidation is also trending amidst the growing number of non-performing loans and the low rates of return on core lending.

We have nearly 60 years of on-the-ground experience representing financial sponsors, corporate entities and financial institutions, lenders and borrowers alike. Our multidisciplinary, integrated teams bring their wide-ranging legal, regulatory and tax experience to each matter, providing both strategic and day-to-day advice and addressing some of the most challenging transactions and business issues.

We deliver legal advice in a commercial context, having familiarity with a wide range of issues across several industries. Our aim is to help you simplify complexity in a given transaction and assist you in meeting your business objectives.

We understand the impact of regulatory changes on your operations and develop practical solutions while reinforcing compliance and accountability measures.

We help clients with the following:

  • Regulatory compliance, investigations and litigation
  • Outsourcing, privacy, data protection and cyber attacks
  • Financial product issues and commercial activities 
  • Structured, leveraged and asset financing
  • Insolvency and refinancing
  • Debt and equity capital markets
  • Investment funds and asset management
  • JVs, restructurings and company integration
  • Antitrust and competition
  • Intellectual property
  • Employment and benefits
  • Tax advisory
  • M&A and divestments


"Quisumbing Torres fields a nimble team that is recommended for its work on all aspects of banking and finance transactions from acquisition and project financings to advising on derivatives and real estate financings. It is also recommended for its advice on a broad range of financial products."

- Chambers Asia Pacific 2023

Key Contact

Charles Veloso

Alain Charles Veloso
Partner and Industry Group Head
T +63 2 8819 4954
M +63 917 512 4954

The impact of COVID-19 on the healthcare and life sciences industry has brought about certain issues that clients in these sectors now have to face — from addressing medical supply shortages and developing, testing and bringing to market COVID-19 therapies and vaccines, to organizations using telehealth as a means of providing care virtually.

As trusted advisors to the world's largest pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and healthcare services companies, we are well positioned to support clients and help address these pressing business issues. Our healthcare and life sciences lawyers understand the challenges industry players face and what it takes to overcome them.

The team is trained to deliver pragmatic solutions relevant to your legal needs and attuned to market developments. Our lawyers have built strong professional relationships with key government agencies. Fused with our solid understanding of the Philippine regulatory framework in this sector, you gain a valuable partner cable of providing legal and commercial analyses of your stated issues.

Our team collaborates with other member firms of Baker & McKenzie International and participates in its initiatives through the regional and global Healthcare & Life Sciences Industry Groups spanning 74 offices in 45 countries and covering 10 of the largest pharmaceutical markets in the world. We have a deep appreciation of the legal and cultural complexities of operating across continents and borders. Whatever the nature, scale, and location of the operation, our lawyers work collaboratively and seamlessly across practices to protect companies on all legal fronts effectively.

Our knowledge of the industry, combined with awareness of local legal requirements around the globe, ensures that we provide industry-tailored advice that minimizes risks while achieving business objectives and maximizing opportunities.

We leverage and customize this experience for each client.

We help clients with the following:

  • Joint ventures, M&A, and other forms of foreign direct investment
  • Contract manufacturing, distribution agreements and marketing agreements
  • Tax and customs
  • Outsourcing of logistics and warehousing functions
  • FDA regulatory and pharmaceutical laws and regulations
  • Import and export, including importation of samples
  • Labeling, distribution and marketing of pharmaceutical products
  • Setting up of research and manufacturing facilities
  • Clinical trials
  • Pharmaceutical and medical equipment/device product registration
  • Product liability and recall
  • Anti-counterfeiting, patent and trademark portfolio enforcement and prosecution
  • Permissible practices regarding marketing and sponsoring of health professionals
  • Interactions with patient groups


"We have been working with Quisumbing Torres on various corporate issues over the years and feel that they can deliver practical advice and assurance on our compliance with the local laws. Also Quisumbing Torres maintains close connection with the regulators so it is easy to reach out in case any consultation or regulatory interpretation is required."

- The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023

Key Contact

Christina Macasaet Acaban

Maria Christina Macasaet-Acaban
Partner and Industry Group Head
T +63 2 8819 4947
M +63 917 819 4947

Digitalization/Industry 4.0, supply chain rationalization and carve-outs are shaping the agendas of industrials, manufacturing & transportation (IMT) sectors worldwide. We are at the forefront of these key issues for our IMT clients and can help them navigate these risks by acting as a collaborative business partner.

As with technological advancements, these issues pose certain challenges in data security, employment retention and import and export compliances, prompting our clients to seek advice, guidance and structure.

We work with many of the world's leading IMT clients as they embrace the changes in their sector, whether through refocusing their portfolios or expanding into new markets.

With a wealth of experience across all relevant areas of law and a thorough understanding of strategic and operational business challenges, our IMT lawyers help leading organizations implement their strategy by developing and delivering commercially effective and innovative solutions.


  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Automotive & Future Mobility
  • Aviation
  • Chemicals & Plastics
  • Construction & Building Products
  • Food & Agribusiness
  • Industrial Manufacturing & Conglomerates
  • Transportation & Logistics

We help clients with the following:

  • Antitrust and Competition
  • Compliance
  • Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Global Separation
  • Employment
  • Infrastructure Building, Engineering and Construction
  • International Commercial Agreements
  • Intellectual Property, Data and Technology
  • Joint Venture
  • Project Finance
  • Regulatory Law
  • Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Tax


"The aviation, aerospace and defence practice at Quisumbing Torres handles a range of aviation financing and leasing arrangements, in addition to airline merger control issues. The group frequently advises on bilateral airline alliances and the operation of international alliance networks, and counts regulatory, employment and insolvency mandates in its workload."

- The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023 

"One impressed source notes that Quisumbing Torres 'provides practical legal advice, customizing its guidance based on our company's profile and risk appetite."

- Chambers Asia Pacific 2022


Key Contact

Kristine Mercado Tamayo 

Kristine Anne Mercado-Tamayo
Partner and Industry Group Head
T + 63 2 8819 4955
M + 63 998 962 7573

As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, a new wave of smart technologies is changing how we approach everyday activities — from finance, transportation and healthcare to purchasing goods and communicating, to name a few. Companies face a myriad of complexities in various stages of change and an increasing pressure towards sustainability at every facet of their operations. Organizations must react to the challenges that these opportunities bring in order to manage risks in a changing regulatory and compliance environment.

Leveraging our deep industry knowledge and broad experience, we help businesses understand the transformation life cycle and guide clients every step of the way. We help forward-thinking companies remain progressive and profitable in a quickly evolving environment of technological advances, and we guide them in finding strategic opportunities within the marketplace.

We offer sophisticated legal advice and pragmatic solutions on a wide range of TMT issues:

  • Digital transformation and connectivity: 5G | Data Centers | AI/ML | Antitrust for Tech Clients | Connected Cars and Autonomous Vehicles | Fintech | Drones | Tech M&A
  • Digital content: Platform/Content | Interactive Entertainment | Content Production
  • Sustainability of business models: Future of Work | Sustainability
  • Tax for techs
  • Business future proofing: Technology Transactions

We help clients with the following:

  • Digital and Social Media
  • E-commerce
  • Fintech
  • Global Technology Agreements – Localization, Update and Streamlining
  • Mobile Network Virtual Operator/Enabler
  • Outsourcing
  • Privacy and Data Protection 
  • Software as a Service /Cloud Computing
  • Software Licensing and Open Source Code
  • Technology Disputes
  • Technology Procurement and Major IT Transactions
  • Telecommunications


"The team’s expertise on the matter and vast experience in the industry makes them valuable legal resources for TMT. They are always up-to-date in providing insights on new and recent industry developments."

- The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023

"A leader in the TMT sector, Quisumbing Torres provides a full range of services to clients in all tech-related fields. Its unique position as a Baker McKenzie member firm allows it to 'integrate and maximize its resources from the global network, and share its learnings with clients' — an attribute that is highly valued by clients."

- The Legal 500 Asia 2022

Key Contacts

Gil Zerrudo

Gil Roberto Zerrudo
Partner and Industry Group Co-head
T +63 2 8819 4916
M +63 917 819 4916

              Divina Pastora V. Ilas-Panganiban 

Divina Ilas-Panganiban
Partner and Industry Group Co-head
T +63 2 8819 4961
M +63 917 819 4961