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.