January 23, 2024 Firm News

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (“MHM Group”) and Tayag Ngochua & Chu (“TNC”) establish strategic relationship

MHM Group and TNC are pleased to announce a strategic relationship between the two Firms. This relationship will enable TNC to join as a member firm of the MHM Group to jointly provide ASEAN local law advice to both firms’ global clients.

Components of this relationship include joint training, knowledge sharing, and capacity building in practice areas relevant to clients of both firms investing in, or doing business in the Philippines. To drive our strategic relationship, Mikio Sonoda and Atsushi Inoue will take the lead for MHM Group. They are both MHM Group partners experienced in corporate, M&A and compliance issues in ASEAN including the Philippines.  

MHM Group has been involved in Philippine related matters for many years. This strategic relationship will allow it to take one step further. MHM Group believes this strategic relationship, covering MHM Group offices and networks in Japan, ASEAN, China, and New York will enhance its capability to serve its clients globally.

The Philippines is a growing market with a population of over 110 million, which is expected to increase until around 2050, with the average age being approximately 25 years and the GDP growth rate exceeding 7% in 2022. The Philippines is expected to attract more investments globally including from Japan and Asia. With a well-educated and English-speaking workforce, a developed and sophisticated private sector, and a trend of liberalizing foreign direct investments, the Philippines continues to be a preferred investment destination.

TNC is an independent Philippine law firm represented by Carlos Martin Tayag, Patricia Cristina Tan Ngochua and Allan Christopher Sy Chu, who have more than 40 years’ combined experience as transaction lawyers, and are highly regarded in the Philippine legal market. TNC has substantial experience in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructuring, foreign investments, banking and consumer lending, data privacy, information and communication technology, antitrust, regulatory, and general corporate matters for local and international clients.

Both MHM Group and TNC strongly believe that this relationship and their integrated capabilities will enable us to better contribute to the success of our clients’ business.

Please send any inquiry about this announcement to:
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, Public Relations
Tel: +81-3-6212-8330
Email: mhm_info@mhm-global.com


Tayag Ngochua & Chu
Tel: +63-2-8255-3395
Email: contact@tnc-partners.com