E-Commerce Law

Our attorneys can provide effective solutions and opinions in relation to Philippine E-commerce Law. We keep up-to-date with current events and trends to provide sound legal advice to our local and foreign clients in anticipation of future e-commerce, internet and technology business conditions.

The field of e-Commerce governs commercial electronic transactions, primarily those executed through the internet. We have provided our clients with the legal and corporate framework and safeguards for their e-commerce business models, as well as drafting the corresponding electronic contracts and user agreements.

In response to the recent passage of the Electronic Commerce Act (Republic Act No. 8792) and its implementing rules and regulations, our law firm provides legal advice and counseling on the legal risks and issues relating to commercial transactions and non-commercial matters concerning electronic commerce and information technology (IT).

This law “aims to facilitate domestic and international dealings, transactions, arrangements, agreements, contracts, and exchanges and storage of information through the utilization of electronic, optical and similar medium, mode, instrumentality, and technology to recognize the authenticity and reliability of electronic documents related to such activities and to promote the universal use of electronic transaction in the government and general public.”

Legal Services for Components of e-Commerce Law

  • Legal and corporate framework and safeguard for business models
  • Drafting electronic contracts and user agreements
  • Internet Jurisdiction
  • Digital Signatures
  • Copyright infringement
  • Online publishing
  • Electronic retailing (e-tailing)
  • Online & e-mail related defamation (libel & slander)
  • Software licenses and various other technology-related agreements
  • Online content licensing
  • Privacy and data control issues in a changing legal environment
  • Liability risks in dealing with third party information
  • E-Commercial intellectual property basics: copyright, DMCA
  • Property rights beyond intellectual property: the right to control and protect one’s own computer and online system
  • Laws validating electronic transactions
  • Online contract formation
  • Attribution: identifying the parties
  • Domain names and their control
  • Website and online jurisdiction issues
  • Terms of service: access contracts, online site or service agreements, and application service providers
  • Linking
  • Liability for informational content
  • Consumer law issues in e-commerce
  • E-mails and evidence in e-commercial contexts
  • Structuring the analysis of tax issues in the e-commerce context