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Cross Border Law Reforms Change in Investment Climate

The Philippines has had a head start in providing for a regulatory framework for foreign direct investments.  Much of the economic policy vehicles enacted into statutes of various jurisdictions in Asia in the last twenty-five years were already in existence in the Philippines almost half a century ago,   As early...

Patents For Public Health In The Philippines

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. Born in 1995, it is both a negotiating forum, working highly on consensus of the Members, and a forum for settling trade-related disputes. As of July 2008, there are 153 Member-countries....

Insolvency And Corporate Rehabilitation In The Philippines

Insolvency refers to the inability to pay one’s debts as they fall due. Rehabilitation, on the other hand, pertains to the process of recovery and reorganization, and is especially applicable to a juridical entity, such as a corporation. In the Philippine setting, these are the two main possible scenarios of...