Drew Network Asia (DNA) receives award from the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) of the Philippines

Our network of premium law firms, Drew Network Asia (DNA), has been recognised with an award by the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) of the Philippines for supporting the Commission’s strategic initiative this year in pursuit of ease of doing business at its 86th Anniversary and Recognition Ceremony on Tuesday, 29 November 2022. The annual event was held at the SEC Headquarters in Makati City, Manila.

Manuel Z. Gonzalez and Mark O. Vergara, founding partners of Martinez Vergara & Gonzalez Sociedad (MVGS), a leading full-service law firm in the Philippines and a pillar firm of DNA, represented DNA to receive the award.

Managing Partner of MVGS, Manuel Z. Gonzalez said, “We are very happy and honoured to receive this award on behalf of DNA! Since we became part of the DNA family in October 2021, the partnership with other DNA firms, Drew & Napier, Makarim & Taira S. and Shearn Delamore & Co has helped us to grow and deliver legal services to our clients seamlessly in the region. Receiving this award is a testament to DNA’s goal of operating as a one-stop shop in handling legal matters in multiple jurisdictions and our commitment to constantly develop better ways of doing business and providing solutions for our clients in the network.

Cavinder Bull, SC, CEO of Drew & Napier said, “This award from SEC further strengthens DNA’s commitment in operating as a firm of firms and to providing exceptional services to our clients in the region. I would like to thank all our DNA member firms and every one in DNA for their hard work and contributions in making it possible.”

Lia Alizia, Managing Partner, Makarim & Taira S. said, “SEC’s award for DNA marks a significant achievement for DNA and is a fitting end to the year for the alliance.

Dhinesh Bhaskaran, Managing Partner, Shearn Delamore & Co said, “DNA’s award from SEC is an excellent reminder that we are going in the right direction in doing business in the legal industry. I hope that DNA, in time to come, will become a network of choice for those who are seeking cross border legal advice and services

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Manuel Z. Gonzalez

Senior Partner / Head, Capital Markets / Head, Projects & Energy
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Mark O. Vergara

Senior Partner / Head, Banking and Finance
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Cavinder Bull, SC

Chief Executive Officer
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Lia Alizia

Managing Partner / Intellectual Property / Employment / Banking & Finance (Litigation) / Dispute Resolution / Arbitration & Litigation / Competition Law
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Dhinesh Bhaskaran

Managing Partner / Dispute Resolution / Head, Environmental / Head, Medico-Legal / Regulatory Compliance & Enforcement / Arbitration and Mediation
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