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Events July 2019 Spotlight: Gorriceta holds first Law x Tech Summit in the Philippines

June 25, 2019

With over 300 attendees, the Law x Tech Summit 2019 held last 25 June 2019 at Dusit Thani Manila gathered thought leaders, representatives of key government regulatory agencies, leading tech law experts from the Philippines and Singapore, and key tech players in the Philippines.

Titled 'Legal and Regulatory Frameworks on Emerging and Disruptive Technologies in the Philippines and Southeast Asia,' the Summit, organized by Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra together with Yusarn Audrey, included discussions regarding enterprise and consumer protection, digital asset offerings, virtual currency exchanges, crowdfunding, and enterprise navigation through rising verticals and other tech ecosystems.

His Excellency, the Singapore Ambassador to the Philippines, Hon. Gerard Ho, graced the event as he highlighted economic potential and economic benefits through the strengthening of business and technological ties between Singapore and the Philippines.

The Summit also showcased the new regional partnership and cooperative alliance between Gorriceta and Yusarn Audrey, the latter a leading intellectual property and technology law firm based in Singapore with offices in Thailand and Malaysia. The partnership will enable both Firms to widen their footprints in the ASEAN Region.

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Events From Wall Street to the Whole Word Fireside Chatp

June 30, 2019 | @Conrad Manila

Atty. Edsel F. Tupaz was the moderator for a fireside chat at the recent DU$D event, “From Wall Street to the Whole World.” The fireside chat dwelt on the nature and character of stable coins under today’s business climate, emerging verticals that could benefit the rise of the stable coin, and the benefits and possible pitfalls of tokenizing traditional, illiquid assets.

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Event 2019-2020 ASEAN Science and Technology (S&T) Fellowship

June 23, 2019 | Bali, Indonesia

Gorriceta Partner Edsel F. Tupaz, Lead of the Firm's Infrastructure Practice Group and a former member of the Department of Public Works and Highways Bids and Awards Committee, was featured last April 11, 2019 on GMA's Reporter's Notebook. Reporter's Notebook is one of the leading and most awarded investigative documentary shows in Philippine television. On the show, Edsel discussed contractor accountability, blacklisting procedures, and infrastructure project outcomes.

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Event Climate Smart and Disaster Resilient ASEAN International Conference

April 22-23, 2019 | Bayleaf Hotel, Intramuros Manila

Atty. Edsel F. Tupaz, a Harvard Law Alumnus, served as a moderator for the Policy and Governance Plenary in the Climate Smart and Disaster Resilient ASEAN International Conference. The distinguished set of speakers include the Undersecretary of the DENR, Atty. Analiza Anna Teh, the Chief Science Advisor of the Zoological Society-London, Jurgenne Primavera, a US-ASEAN Fellow for Science and Technology in Universiti Putra Malaysia, Dr. Siti Zaharah Sakimin, and the CEO of SunAsia Energy Inc., Hon. Tetchi Capellan. The conference brought together leading academic scientists, researchers, scholars, government agencies, non-government organizations, and other stakeholders to discuss climate change and disaster risks in the ASEAN region.

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Event 2019 Internship Program

2019

Gorriceta has officially launched its 2019 Internship Program.

The Internship Program is competitive and draws interns from a highly qualified applicant pool. Of over 90 applicants and statements of interest, Gorriceta accepted eight (8) interns for 2019, with an acceptance rate of 8.8%.

Gorriceta wishes to welcome the following law students as 2019 Gorriceta Interns: 1) Brian Mejia (Ateneo Law); 2) Carl Ang (DLSU Law); 3) Genica Lahoz (Ateneo Law); 4) Marian Merino (Ateneo Law); 5) Miguel Tensuan (Ateneo Law); 6) Moira Sarmiento (Ateneo Law); 7) Rachelle Go (Ateneo Law); 8) Trisha Eguia (Ateneo Law)

Gorriceta Interns will be immersed in the Firm's core practice areas, which include Capital Markets, Technology Media & Telecommunications, Mergers & Acquisitions, Taxation, Litigation, Dispute Resolution, Labor Law, Infrastructure and Special Projects, General Corporate Services, Intellectual Property, Real Estate, Public Policy, International Law, and Entertainment and Media Law.

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