FNS rose to the top level, Band 1, of the leading firms in Natural Resources & Mining for the year 2011 "in recognition of its expertise in the field and its deep base of local and foreign clientele". FNS is described as "absolutely brilliant - a top firm with cost effective fees and excellent industry knowledge of minerals and mining."
Dicky Salazar maintained his standing among the Leading Individuals in Band 1 of the Natural Resources & Mining legal practice and is said to have won "much acclaim for his stellar practice" and to be "first-class in all aspects". He is deemed to "stand(s) out for his experience and intellect."
Dicky was also considered as "a highly experienced lawyer, whose practice encompasses all aspects of natural resources work as well as telecoms and maritime matters and litigation and arbitration issues."
FNS also maintained its Band 3 ranking among the leading firms in Dispute Resolution in the Philippines in the Chambers Asia Pacific Client's Guide 2011 Edition. Chambers Asia 2011 describes FNS as being "best known for its successful niche in criminal litigation practice, regularly advising on serious crimes, corruption cases, fraud and other disputes ... and also handles land disputes, land registration cases and estate matters."
Philip Sigfrid Fortun is also included in Band 2 of the Leading Individuals in this field of law and is considered "a standout name in headline criminal and administrative law cases, praised by commentators for being 'very tenacious in court.".