Practice Areas

Barcenas Barcenas & Partners Law Offices (BBPLaw) is a full-service law firm offering a wide-range of legal services in various areas of law, including Corporate, Commercial, Investments, Intellectual Property, Tax and Estate Planning, Labor, Property and Family Law. It also has a specialized practice in International Trade Law and Competition Law and Policy. Its partners have a combined 38 years of legal, government and public policy experience.

Corporate, Commercial and Investment Law Practice

BBP Law assists clients in applying and securing corporate registrations with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and other post registration requirements, as well as in corporate compliance. It provides assistance in registering and securing incentives under the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA), other similar economic zones, and incentives under other laws. The firm also provides corporate housekeeping and corporate secretarial services, and assists clients in drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts and other arrangements and transactions relating to their business operations. Services also include corporate and transactional structuring to address clients’ specific needs.

Tax Law Practice

BBP Law advises clients on tax compliance requirements and the tax implications of various transactions and arrangements. The firm assists clients request for tax rulings from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on matters requiring clarification and confirmation of tax rules, as well as on estate planning and other forms of tax planning and structuring. It also assists clients in filing protests against tax assessments, and represents them in cases before the Court of Tax Appeals and other appellate courts.

Family Law Practice

BBP Law handles adoption, declaration of nullity of marriage, legal separation, custody and support cases as well as applications for protection orders.

Intellectual Property Law

BBP Law assists clients in processing registrations of their trademarks, tradenames and industrial designs. In coordination with other professionals and experts, the Firm also renders assistance in clients’ patent registrations.

Labor Law Practice

BBP Law provides advice and direction to employers and employees regarding pertinent labor laws. This includes guidance in employer-employee relations to address the specific needs of clients in accordance with labor laws. The firm also assists clients draft appropriate policy and employee conduct manuals, and conducts investigations of employee misconduct and infractions. In addition, the firm assists clients deal with union issues, including, but not limited to, collective bargaining agreement (CBA) negotiations, and handles labor litigation and settlement.

Property Law

BBP Law provides assistance and advice on property acquisitions, transfers and encumbrances, including related clearances from the appropriate government agencies and registration with the Register of Deeds.

Special Projects

BBP Law advises and provides technical assistance to private firms, government and industry groups on the implications of state obligations under the World Trade Organization and free trade agreements, particularly in the Asia Pacific Region. It also advises stakeholders on the implications of competition law on their businesses, and provides technical assistance to legislative and other stakeholder initiatives on competition law and policy. Technical assistance includes conducting research and preparing policy papers and reports on relevant issues.​

Our Team

BBPLaw has a strong team of attorneys, consultants and experienced staff collaborating across its major practice areas. The BBPLaw team provides creative solutions, and is committed to offering clients the highest quality of service. The partners at BBPLaw have a combined 32 years of legal, government and public policy experience and bring with them a broad range of skills that complement their legal expertise in their respective practice areas.