About Us: 25 Years of Legal FiNeSse

FNS has been providing top quality legal service in the Philippines for the last twenty five years.  We maintain a visible presence in the Makati Central Business District with our headquarters in the main hub of business in Ayala Avenue and a liaison office in Hong Kong, with the goal “of providing faster and more responsive service to its clients”, this according to Senior Partner Roderick ‘Dicky’ R. C. Salazar lll.  “Improving our craft has been the trademark and branding of the Firm since it was founded in 1993 and this we intend to continue through strict adherence to the precepts of excellence, professionalism, efficiency and integrity,” Dicky continues.

Throughout the years, the Firm’s partners and associates have become well-known specialists in their respective multi-disciplinary fields of expertise. Senior and Founding Partner Gregorio ‘Ogie’ Y. Narvasa ll adds “international legal survey institutions list and recommend our Firm for various practice areas, particularly in civil and criminal litigation, corporate and commercial law, mining and natural resources.  Specializations in labor, immigration, and intellectual property have likewise been our Firm’s thrust to ensure that all client concerns are met in a timely, professional manner with the combined efforts of our lawyers committed to fulfilling the needs of our varied clientele.”

This is the tradition and the norm at FNS.  The clients are given not only the advantage of expertise, but also the intrinsic support of a full complement of dedicated and experienced legal team.

FNS is a full-service Firm. We work on Criminal and Civil Litigation, Corporate and Commercial Transactions, Employment and Industrial Relations, Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution, Electronic Commerce and Information Technology, Estate Planning, Immigration, Intellectual Property, Mining, Energy, Project Finance and Natural Resources, Real Estate, Franchising, Rehabilitation and Insolvency Proceedings, Shipping and Maritime Law, Taxation, and Telecommunications and Public Utilities.

For us, the main goal is the success of the case and the complete satisfaction of the client.  Senior and Founding Partner Philip Sigfrid ‘Sig’ A. Fortun declares, “every victory, gratification and triumph that our client attains with our total involvement means an accomplishment of our mission of service.”  Sig notes – “a happy and satisfied client makes for a happy and successful firm.” Dicky states, “we are bent not only on fulfilling the legal requirements but also on surpassing the individual expectations of the clients through focus and efficiency.  It is our vision to help the clients realize their full potential, maintain their stature, realize their objectives and achieve success in all their endeavors.  For us in the Firm, a satisfied client translates to our success in the practice of law.”

Keeping abreast with the latest laws and jurisprudence in the Philippines and worldwide, has always been one of the Firm’s elemental concern, not only to provide as Dicky says, “cutting edge advice to the clients, but also to advance the standards of legal service in the Philippines.”  Sig comments, “Our Firm contributed to the mandatory continuing legal education of its colleagues in the profession through its Legal Advantage Services some years back.  We also provide our national and international clients with connections to the world’s finest legal resources through our correspondent foreign firms in Europe, the Americas and the Asia Pacific.”

With the next twenty five years in sight, FNS continues to deliver on its mission of providing the best quality service with consistency, professionalism, and efficiency.