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The Firm was established by Aris L. Gulapa in Manila in September 2015. From a complement of 6 lawyers, the Firm now has 23 lawyers. The Manila office has since admitted 6 more partners and is now known as Gulapa & Lim.

In 2017, the Firm became the first Philippine-based law firm to set up a presence in New York City through its affiliate, Gulapa & Baclay.

In 2018, Gulapa & Lim became the first Philippine-based law firm to register a representative office in San Francisco.

In January 2020, the Firm opened an office in Cebu City through its affiliate, Gulapa & Ismael.

Key People

Aris L. Gulapa
Founding Partner

Before setting up Gulapa Law, Aris was a partner at a Makati-based law firm from October 2011 to September 2015. Previously, Aris worked at SyCip Salazar Hernandez…

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