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Get to Know our Diverse Team

Our team of lawyers, each with his own distinct practice areas, are all experts in their respective fields. They met as colleagues working in the different departments of Angara Abello Concepcion Regala and Cruz Law Offices, and have since gone on to further develop their practice.

Kesterson T. Kua

Partner

Mr. Kua is one of the founding partners of SKY Law. He specializes in labor and immigration law. Mr. Kua has extensive experience in labor and employment claims, collective bargaining negotiations, labor dispute resolutions, illegal work stoppages and interruptions, labor audits, international secondments, and work visa and immigration requirements. He has represented clients before the National Labor Relations Commission, the Department of Labor and Employment, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, and the Bureau of Immigration. He is also a professorial lecturer at the University of the Philippines College of Law.

Before founding SKY Law, Mr. Kua was a lawyer in Angara Abello Concepcion Regala and Cruz, one of the biggest law firms in the Philippines, handling the labor issues and concerns of some of the largest multinational companies in the country.

Mr. Kua took up his undergraduate studies in the University of the Philippines School of Economics where he graduated magna cum laude. Thereafter, he took up his law studies in the same University where he represented the Philippines in the Stetson International Moot Court Competition and led the Philippine team to become the East Asian Champions.

ktkua@skylaw.com.ph

Edson Byron K. Sy

Partner

Mr. Sy is one of the founding partners of SKY Law. He specializes in general corporate work, foreign investments, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, anti-trust, banking and finance, real estate, and renewable energy laws, among others. Mr. Sy advises clients on the formation, structuring, and incorporation of various entities in the Philippines - including those engaged in business process outsourcing, logistics, manufacturing, real estate, renewable energy, and retail trade. He handles registration of foreign investments with the Board of Investments, Philippine Economic Zone Authority, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, and Maritime Industry Authority, among others. He has been involved in various acquisitions and sale of assets and/or shares by local and multinational companies. He has served as counsel for the underwriters in connection with stock rights offering by listed companies. He regularly provides legal advice on compliance with anti-trust law and merger control requirements, as regulated by the Philippine Competition Commission.

Before founding SKY Law, Mr. Sy was a Senior Associate in Angara Abello Concepcion Regala and Cruz. He obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2013. He served as President of the Teehankee Center for the Rule of Law from 2012 until 2013. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Management, Major in Legal Management, with Minors in Chinese Studies and International Business from the same university in 2009. Mr. Sy is a licensed real estate broker, and was admited to the Philippine Bar in 2014.

eksy@skylaw.com.ph

Kurt Glen T. Yeung

Managing Partner

Mr. Yeung is a founding partner of SKY Law, and currently serves as its Managing Partner. He specializes in intellectual property and data privacy. Mr. Yeung assists local and multinational clients register, maintain, and protect their intellectual property portfolios. He also advises on issues concerning intellectual property and data privacy, reviews technology transfer arrangements, and prosecutes inter-partes (opposition and cancellation) cases before the Intellectual Property Office.

Before founding SKY Law, Mr. Yeung was a senior associate in Angara Abello Concepcion Regala and Cruz, one of the largest law firms in the Philippines. He obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of the Philippines in 2009. He also graduated cum laude from the same university, with a Bachelors Degree in English Studies. He was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2010.

kgyeung@skylaw.com.ph

Michael Marlowe G. Uy

Senior Associate

Mr. Uy is a Senior Associate of SKY Law. His main practice areas are dispute resolution, banking and finance, media and technology law, and corporate law. Mr. Uy has extensive experience in representing individual and corporate clients before various courts and quasi-judicial agencies. He has also advised multinational clients on matters relating to doing business in the Philippines. He also handles general corporate work, mergers and acquisitions, and regulatory compliance. Mr. Uy currently teaches at the University of Asia and the Pacific. He is a member of the Law Association for Asia and the Pacific (LAWASIA), the Young Practitioners Group of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), and the Makati Chapter of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines. He is also a qualified arbitral tribunal secretary of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC). Mr. Uy previously served as in-house legal counsel for one of the largest banks in the Philippines and was an associate lawyer of other local firms before joining SKY Law.

Mr. Uy obtained his Juris Doctor degree in 2014 from the University of the Philippines College of Law after completing his Master of Arts in Humanities with Specialization in History (cum laude) and Bachelor of Arts in Humanities (cum laude) from the University of Asia and the Pacific in 2009.

mguy@skylaw.com.ph

Rogelio Benjamin J. Redoble

Senior Associate

Mr. Redoble is a Senior Associate of SKY Law. He specializes in taxation, estates and trusts, as well as wills and probate. Mr. Redoble has advised and represented clients on various tax concerns relating to, among others, banking and financial products and services, internet transactions, power generation, tax incentives of investment promotion agencies like PEZA, import and export including business process outsourcing, Regional Operating Headquarters (ROHQs), real estate, foreign investment and repatriation, estate planning and settlement, and local government taxation. He has successfully defended clients against billions of pesos worth of tax assessments, as well as criminal tax charges. He also gives advice on estate planning and settlement. Prior to joining SKY Law, Mr. Redoble served as Chief of Staff of ANGKLA Party-List, the first maritime congressional party-list in the Philippines. He was also a Senior Associate and Department Monitor in the Tax Department of Angara Abello Concepcion Regala and Cruz, one of the largest law firms in the Philippines. Mr. Redoble obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Philipines in 2013, where he was awarded a Dean's Medal for Academic Excellence as well as the Jacinto Price for Remedial Law. In 2009, he obtained his Bachelor of Science, Major in Business Management from Ateneo de Manila University. Mr Redoble was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2013.

rjredoble@skylaw.com.ph