Real Estate

Land acquisition and registration hold a significant part of our firm’s overall practice.

We assist clients in, among other things, acquiring land for their projects, filing cases for original land registration in court or administrative proceedings, registering and annotating mortgages, sale deeds, adverse claims, lis pendens and other transactions involving land, processing foreclosures of mortgages as well as filing cases for reconveyance of property and ejectment.  We also advise clients on, and assist in, expropriation proceedings.

We currently advise an energy group in connection with the acquisition of land for the various power-related projects of its companies.  This work involved

preparing the acquisition plan and the required documents and contracts, completing land registration requirements, assisting with the negotiations with landowners and making representations with local government units, affected  communities and national government agencies for the project permits, overseeing the land registration cases filed for the various project sites to confirm ownership over the properties, assisting in the review of the current permits and required permits for existing and new projects; assessing and mitigating potential legal risks for various projects.

We also oversee the land acquisition of various target properties as part of an industrial park expansion and advised the client on the legal framework and strategy for property acquisition.