Welcome to Legal Group

The Legal Department serves to delineate legal boundaries in the management of the corporation and administers the company’s legal activities to ensure maximum protection of the rights and interests of the company and the proper discharge of its legal obligations.

Corporate Governance and Risk Management

The Management Committee of FLI works together with the Legal Department to ensure that the company’s acts, practices and directions are valid and within the bounds that the laws permit. The Legal Department assists Mancom by ensuring that all legal aspects of an act or decision are carefully taken into consideration, and all legal implications are carefully assessed, for the best interest for the Company.

Customer Support, Contracts and Joint Ventures

The Legal Department assists the Operations Group and the Customer Engagement Group in handling customer-related concerns, such as demand letters for refund, and compensation, among others, and those which especially involves the interpretation and implementation of contracts, and laws such as the Condominium Act, Civil Code, and other relevant laws. The Legal Department is crucial in ensuring that the contracts executed by the Company are valid, enforceable, advantageous, and redound to its and its employees’ best interests.

Litigation

The Legal Department handles the cases and actions filed for or against the company and its subsidiaries before the regular courts, the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB), and National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC), as well as the monitoring of the other cases being handled by the external counsels. This includes the preparation and filing of pleadings, motions, and other legal documents as may be required by law and attending hearings, negotiations, mediations, and conferences.

HR Support

The Legal Department assists the HR Department and provides support in handling employee’s violations of the company’s Standards of Personal and Business Ethics and ensures that policies relating to employees are always within the bounds of the law. It ensures that the rights of both the company and the employees are duly protected.

Land Acquisition and Due Diligence

The Legal Department assists the HR Department and provides support in handling employee’s violations of the company’s Standards of Personal and Business Ethics and ensures that policies relating to employees are always within the bounds of the law. It ensures that the rights of both the company and the employees are duly protected.

IPO and other Special Projects

Legal Department processes all applications with the Intellectual Property Office for the tradenames/trademarks of the projects of FLI and its subsidiaries. The Department also handles other special projects as may be assigned by the management.

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Matters

Legal Department registers and/or incorporates the condominium corporations. It also assists in increasing the capital stock of a particular corporation or shortening its corporate life, as well as all other applications and filings with the SEC .

Property Management Support

Legal Department serves as counsel of the Federal Land Property Management Corporation and assists not only its Head Office but also the projects that it handles in terms of legal issues.