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Zimmerman's Research Guide



The Supreme Court of the Philippines posts recent Opinions (2005 to present), Resolutions (1999 to 2008), Court Rules and Circulars & Orders (1994 to 2008). Supreme Court opinions back to 1901 are available free on the Chan Robles Virtual Law Library and searchable on Lexis (PHLIPP;PHLSCT).

The Court of Appeals posts Decisions and Resolutions (2004 to Present).

The Chan Robles Virtual Law Library also an impressive selection of Philippine laws including the Corporation Code, the Foreign Investments Act and the Intellectual Property Code, plus the Philippine Constitution, environmental laws, labor laws, and more (www.chanrobles.com/virtualibrary1.htm). In addition, all Philippine laws enacted since 1946 are searchable on Lexis (PHLIPP;PHLLAW).

Key tax, corporate, securities, investment, employment, real estate and other business-related laws are summarized in Baker & McKenzie's Doing Business in the Philippines and the Lex Mundi Guide to Doing Business in the Philippines on Lexis (INTLAW;LMBGPH). See also the Guide to Mergers & Acquisitions in the Philippines by Baker & McKenzie.

For information about the Philippine legal system and primary legal materials, see Philippine Legal Research by Milagros Santos-Ong.

Company Information: The Duns Market Identifiers database on Lexis (D&B;DMIPHI) provides an online directory of Philippine companies. More information on selected companies is available from D&B (see "Dun & Bradstreet Reports"). For more information sources, see the "Company Information" entry.

News: The Chan Robles Virtual Law Library provides a page of links to Philippine news sources.

Government Web sites: Links to Philippine government Web sites are posted by Governments on the Web and the Chan Robles Virtual Law Library.

Tax: Philippine taxes are administered by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). The BIR Web site posts information about the Bureau, tax forms and the full text of the National Internal Revenue Code. The Bureau's Rulings, Opinions and Memoranda are available on Lexis (PHLIPP;PHLTAX) back to 1946.

See Also
Country Information
Doing Business in Foreign Countries
D&B Reports
Foreign Laws
Treaties - U.S.
Treaties - Foreign

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