Lean. Dynamic. Award-winning.

Established in December 2007 by Cornelio Abuda and Jehremiah Asis, Abuda Asis & Associates is known for its lean but strong and dynamic team of former big-firm lawyers in the Philippines dedicated to providing corporate legal services and helping entrepreneurs and established businesses realize their potential.

Abuda Asis & Associates is a boutique law firm focused on corporate law to provide practical, in-depth advice and expertise.

About the firm

Experienced in Corporate Law Services

To date, Abuda Asis & Associates has a team of four partners and six associates. The team provides legal counseling in the Philippines and has extensive experience in specialized fields of corporate law such as:

  • Project Finance
  • Energy, Utilities and Infrastructure
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Banking & Finance
  • Taxation

Awards and Recognitions

Since the firm’s establishment, Abuda Asis & Associates has represented clients in a number of landmark and award-winning project finance transactions. The firm has been involved in more than a dozen Deal of the Year awards, including the Asia Pacific Infrastructure Deal of the Year (2016) awarded by Project Finance International for the LRT 1 Cavite extension project. The firm also ranked first among Philippine legal advisers by IJ Global (formerly the Infrastructure Journal and Project Finance) based on the aggregate value of energy and infrastructure deals from July 2015 to June 2016.

Abuda Asis & Associates is one of Asia Business Law Journal's Philippine best law firm awardees for 2019, gaining recognition in the field of structured finance and securitization. The firm is regarded as "one of the most respected banking and finance firms in the Philippines, with a special reputation for its structured finance and securitization expertise".

In the 2023 edition of asialaw Profiles and Leading Lawyers, Abuda Asis & Associates is cited as a Recommended Firm for Banking & Finance and Banking & Financial Services and as a Notable Firm for Energy and Infrastructure. Chambers & Partners lists the firm in Band 3 for Banking & Finance and for Projects, Infrastructure & Energy in its current rankings for law firms in the Philippines. In IFLR1000's latest Asia Pacific rankings, the firm is ranked in Tier 3 for Project Finance and in Tier 4 for Banking and M&A among Philippine law firms. It is also acknowledged as a Notable Firm for Project Development. The Legal 500 also placed the firm in Tier 3 for Banking & Finance and cited it among the 'Firms to Watch' for Real Estate & Construction.

In the Asian Legal Business (ALB) Philippine Law Awards 2021, the firm bagged the prestigious Projects, Energy and Infrastructure Law Firm of the Year award.

From startup counseling and general corporate matters to project financing, mergers and acquisitions, and special projects, our goal is simple: let businesses realize their true potential.