Office Address

Phone Number

+63 2 982 3500/3600

Fax Number

+63 2 817-3896

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SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Main Office Address

SyCipLaw Center
105 Paseo de Roxas
Makati City 1226
Metro Manila, Philippines

Office Locations

Manila, Cebu, Davao, and Subic, Philippines

Firm Phone Number

+632 982-3500; +632 982-3600; +632 982-3700

Firm Fax Number

+63 2 817-3896

Personal Background

Lozano is a senior partner and head of the firm’s Human Resources Practice Group, which covers employment, industrial relations and immigration. He also serves as a member of the Executive Committee, the management body entrusted with the formulation of the firm’s general policies not requiring partnership action. He is also head of the firm’s Personnel Committee.

Lozano specializes in labor and employment law. He has been in the active practice during the last 34 years specializing mainly in collective bargaining negotiations, preventive labor relations, labor mediations, conciliation and litigation, and human resource management counseling.  He has assisted domestic and international clients satisfactorily conclude collective bargaining negotiations and manpower reorganizations involving strategic retrenchment, downsizing, and right-sizing as a result of corporate acquisitions and mergers. Lozano has assumed top positions in various professional and civic organizations over many years and is named as one of the leading employment lawyers by the Chambers & Partners (Asia).

Lozano was admitted to the Philippine bar in 1976 and joined the firm in 1977 after service in the Department of Labor and Employment.  He is a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Philippine Bar Association and People Management of the Philippines. 

Firm Background

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan is the largest law firm in the Philippines, with its principal office in Makati, the financial and business center of metropolitan Manila, and branch offices in Cebu City and Davao City in Southern Philippines. Although the firm's practice centers on business activities, it has since its founding offered a broad and integrated range of legal services that cover such areas as family relations, constitutional issues, and other matters of law unrelated to commerce.

The firm's practice is diversified, as reflected in its seven principal departments: Banking, Finance & Securities, Corporate Services, Intellectual Property, Human Resources, Litigation, Special Projects, and Tax. Within this structure, certain of the firm's lawyers are involved in further fields of specialization, such as immigration, shipping, and maritime law. Four of the firm's partners are admitted to the New York bar.

The firm represents enterprises in many fields, including construction, energy, manufacturing, mining, banking and financial services. In addition to domestic, foreign, and multinational business corporations, the firm represents individuals, non-profit institutions, governmental agencies, and multilateral organizations.

In the field of human resources, the firm represents clients in compulsory and voluntary arbitration as well as in adversarial and non-adversarial labor proceedings, including strikes, unfair labor practice cases, standard complaints, employee money claims, and other conflicts between labor and management. The firm has long experience and a successful track record in collective bargaining in the banking, financial, manufacturing, and industrial sectors. The firm also advices clients on matters of labor and employment, whether in unionized or non-unionized settings, including issues involving the implementation of company policies and regulations, the effects of merger and other corporate restructuring, the adoption of labor-saving devices, and the organization of labor-management committees and councils. The firm also conducts labor audits and prepares and reviews company employment policies, personnel manuals, rules and regulations.

Firm Practice Areas

Banking, Finance & Securities, Corporate Services, Labor and Employment, Intellectual Property, Human Resources, Litigation, Special Projects, Tax, Construction, Energy, Manufacturing, Mining