Recent Legal Updates
Child Abuse: Debase, Degrade or Demean Dignity
No Likelihood of Confusion between Custom-Made Jeans vs. Ready-to-Wears
Forget the Company Physician, High Court will Follow Injured Seafarer’s Doc
Clients who swindle their banks not liable for syndicated estafa
Four absences in six months not sufficient to constitute gross habitual neglect
3 Things Filipino Travelers, Residents, and OFWs Should Remember in Bringing Home Copyrighted Materials
Valid license is necessary to prove fact of a marriage
Real Estate Law
Condo buyer’s right to nullify mortgage of project owner limited only to specific interest in building, not to entire secured property
Redundancy still valid basis for terminating employee but company needs to show “adequate proof” to establish good faith
FNS scores win for mining in Romblon
PHL Court liberally construes CIAC jurisdiction,
arbitration covers third party sureties to construction contracts
Absolute acceptance of all terms of a sale offer by corporation’s
authorized officers required to complete contract
Board of dissolved corporation still has powers to wind up and liquidate entity, affairs subject of intra-corporate dispute rules
Real Estate Law
Court upholds Housing Board jurisdiction over mortgage covering condos or subdivisions
Father convicted of qualified rape instead of statutory, description of crime charged controlling
The Mining Law Review - Mining Law - Philippines Mining Law
Philippine Government’s New Mining Policies and Guidelines
9th Regular Foreign Investment Negative List (FINL) now in place
Punctuality is common sense standard; tardiness sufficient cause for axing probee
Torts and Damages
Registered Owner of Vehicle, Not Employer, Liable for Driver’s Negligence
Offer of Compromise Prior to Filing of Criminal Case Inadmissible
Employees of a Losing Division may be Retrenched, While Entire Company Remains Profitable
Doing Business in the Philippines
Foreign companies without PHL license can still sue Filipino dealerships
5 Things to Expect with PHL’s Accession to the Madrid Protocol
No Need to Wait 180 Days: Reckoning Date to Appeal is Date of Receipt of CIR Decision on Protest
Should Miranda Warnings Be Given to Traffic Violators?
Medical Certificate Needed as Proof for Absence Due to Illness
Feeling singled out? You may not be alone
Time’s Up! Employers Can Dismiss Probees Before Lapse of 6 Months
Why Companies Easily Lose Their Appeal
GPS Tracking: Will Philippine courts follow US vs. Jones?
PHL SC: Limitations on Privacy of Employee’s Computer Use Valid
“General Managers" just employees if not in By-Laws
New IP Rules of Procedure Released
Internal Revenue Round-up
When totality is not enough: abandoning the Holistic
In almost two decades of providing legal services to the public, FNS has evolved to become one of the more distinguished and prominent law firms in the Philippines, hurdling legal battles of historical importance with its innovative and ingenious approach to client-problems.
Housed at the 23rd Floor of Multinational Bancorporation Centre at the heart of the Makati Business District, FNS opened its first branch office in Cavite, Philippines in 1999 and a liaison and referral office in Hongkong known as the Fortun Narvasa & Salazar (H.K.) Services Limited in 2002. Its Baguio City branch office was likewise opened in August 2003 to better serve its clients in Northern Luzon.
With its diversified practice ranging from the prosecution of individual and corporate civil and criminal actions to assisting clients in commercial transactions to providing valued advice in the fast-growing global field of electronic commerce and telecommunications, the Firm provides individualized and cost-effective legal service without compromising the exacting demands of professional excellence and quality.
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Leading Law Firm for the years 2009-2012 in Dispute Resolution and Projects Infrastructure and Energy.
Philip Sigfrid A. Fortun is the leading individual 2009-2012 for Dispute Resolution and Roderick R. C. Salazar III is the leading individual 2009-2012 for Projects Infrastructure and Energy.