Gulapa Law Office was established by Aris L. Gulapa in September 2015 after he left a Makati-based firm where he was a partner for four years. Prior thereto, Aris was an associate in Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (Tokyo, 2008-2010); Kelvin Chia Partnership (Singapore and Vietnam, 2006-2008); and SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (2003-2006).
Aris was joined by Charmaine Haw-Lim, Melissa Chavez, Angel Machuca, Yasmin Sanchez, Aileen Sanguir, Dake Mandocdoc, and Janine Mesina, who all worked closely with Aris on various international and local corporate and commercial transactions in their former firm. Recently, New York-based counsel Oliver Baclay, Jr. joined the firm to establish its intellectual property practice.
In just ten months, Gulapa Law has been nominated for legal awards and has been ranked as a leading Philippine law firm by international legal publications.