Name: Jessamyn H. Uy-Ligan
Firm Name: Ligan & Uy Attorneys-at-Law
Country: Philippines
Expertise: Corporate Law


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Professional Biography:

Jessamyn H. Uy-Ligan is our exclusively recommended Corporate Law expert in the Philippines on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Jessamyn directly using the contact details listed above.

Ms. Uy is the partner-in-charge of corporate and special projects, immigration, estate settlement, and family law.

She earned her Master of Laws (LL.M.) with a Certificate of Specialisation in Business Law from the University of California – Berkeley School of Law in 2021. As an international student, Ms. Uy epitomised excellence and was privileged to be part of the Dean’s Circle. She was awarded Best Legal Memorandum when she earned her LL.M. degree.

Ms. Uy also graduated with honours in Juris Doctor from Ateneo De Manila University after completing her undergraduate degree in Legal Management at De La Salle University-Manila. Currently, with the sincere aim of offering her collective legal experience and expertise for the greater good, Ms. Uy is in her 3rd term as an elected official in a local public office.

The growing number of international clients, as well as multinational companies committing themselves to the quality service of Ligan & Uy, is by virtue of Ms. Uy’s distinguished experience in corporate practice. Before joining the Firm, Ms. Uy worked at one of the country’s best law firms known for handling complicated business and commercial projects and transactions.

Through her professional experience, Ms. Uy was able to assist clients in forming and structuring business entities, negotiating and finalising mergers and acquisitions, government biddings, and conducting complex due diligence.

Ms. Uy’s considerable expertise in corporate practice is further evidenced by her competent representation of a diverse array of clients. These clients include real estate developers, financial institutions, pharmaceutical, agricultural, and IT companies, foundations, industrial conglomerates, and product manufacturers. Having a strong family and business law background, Ms. Uy has also advised clients on matters involving family constitutions, property relations between spouses, and estate planning.

Excellent, professional, and with integrity—along with Mr. Ligan, Ms. Uy is the embodiment of our Law Firm’s establishing values.

Firm Overview:

Ligan & Uy is a full-service law firm positioned to provide legal services observing the most exacting standards. The Firm represents the integration of vast experiences and practices of two professional lawyers. James Russel D. Ligan and Jessamyn H. Uy possess professional qualifications in the practice of law. They achieved experience and expertise in their respective practice areas by having worked with top-tier and established law firms of international stature.

Ligan  &  Uy has a diverse clientele, which includes, multinational corporations, BPOs, emerging and medium enterprises, start-ups, real estate developers, manufacturing companies, health care professionals and hospitals, distribution and logistics companies, professional services firms, financial sectors, retailers and wholesalers, and those engaged in telecommunication, media and technology, and restaurant and food industries.

We have a thorough understanding of the industries in which our clients operate. The Firm is well placed to service the requirements of its clients across the Philippines in all fields of law and also adequately equipped to handle cross-border transactions. Particularly, the Firm has extensive experience in the areas of corporate law and specialises in representing major foreign and domestic corporations. We handle labour law, wills and estate, immigration, insurance, real estate, family law, and intellectual property issues.

We also offer our proven capabilities in litigation and dispute resolution, representing our clients in high courts and various quasi-judicial tribunals, including the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, National Labour and Relations Commission, National Privacy Commission, Intellectual Property Office, Securities and Exchange Commission, and other adjudicatory bodies.

Our Firm is client-focused, and we take pride in our ability to respond quickly with quality legal services. Big firm expertise. Small firm attention.

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