Shell PH legal team named best in Asia, MENA regions

July 08, 2020
Shell Companies in the Philippines (SciP) legal team (L-R): Atty. Mark Hadrian Gamo, Atty. Charles Edward Cheng, Atty. Ellie Navarra, Atty. Ma. Lourdes Dino, Atty. Jannet Regalado, Maria Teresa Ranada, Atty. Kiril Caral, Atty. Erwin Orocio, Lerina Tamayo, Atty. Raul Quiroz, Regina Pajao, Atty. Vince Juan, Atty. Ryan Andres. Not in the picture: Atty. Florimon Bernardo, Atty. Rubin Cura, Mae Mojares, Tina Lozano.

WHEN operating at a global scale, the level of legal competency and acumen needed to align a company’s business strategy with the regulatory requirements of the international arena is no small consideration.

As a testament to their dedication towards good corporate governance and consistent legal compliance, the Shell Companies in the Philippines (SciP) legal team was recognized as the In-House Legal Team of the Year at the fifth annual In-House Community Counsel of the Year Awards.

The In-House Community is a prestigious consortium of in-house legal teams that represent some of the largest multinational corporations in the world. The group holds an annual recognition ceremony to celebrate the top-performing legal teams in the categories of dedication, innovation, efficiency and value, integration, encouragement and improvement, and CSR and diversity.

Besting 13 other companies in the Asia and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions, the SciP legal team won the award as a result of several milestone achievements, including the protection of an open and competitive fuel market.

SciP’s legal team streamlined legal knowledge management for faster, effective, and compliant decision-making. By developing a one-page guideline that distills the relevant laws and jurisprudence on job contracting, handling competitively sensitive information, and employee discipline and performance management, top and mid-level managers are now more informed of the legal aspects of their transactions.

“This award is a testament to the team’s efforts for the past several years. The team has consistently demonstrated excellence and strong performance, by providing legal advice in a pro-active, timely, cost effective and professional manner. The award, which is actually the second accolade the team has received from its peers, having received the prestigious Asian Legal Business award for Philippine In-House Team in 2016, is proof that indeed the SciP Legal Team is one of the best corporate legal teams in the world,” saidd Atty. Jannet Regalado.