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Dispute Resolution — Philippines


Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz (ACCRALAW) - Dispute Resolution Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Standout disputes team with deep experience acting on matters litigated at a high level in the national courts. Also well regarded for its accomplished arbitration practice, offering experience in both the domestic and international arenas. Sectors of focus include banking, energy and TMT. Represents clients from the trial level up to and including appeals to the Supreme Court.

Strengths Clients praise the firm's "awareness of client needs, good government connections and unquestionable integrity."

Clients describe the team as "very confident" and appreciate their knowledge of the region and "the issues we might face in proceedings."

Work highlights Successfully acted for Banco de Oro, Bank of Commerce, Metropolitan Bank and Trust, Philippine Bank of Communications, Philippine National Bank and Philippine Veterans Bank over a dispute with the government concerning a 20% final withholding tax on ten-year zero coupon bonds.

Successfully argued the validity of a contract of lease for 23,000 optical mark readers for Smartmatic-TIM.

Notable practitioners

Victor Lazatin is an extremely well-regarded disputes specialist whose top-tier expertise is widely acknowledged by his peers. He represents businesses in significant litigation, and recently acted for Smartmatic-TIM in a contract validity case in the Supreme Court.

Francisco Lim utilises his commercial expertise to bolster his skill representing businesses in litigation. He recently played a key role in leading the team in the firm's representation of STI Education Systems Holdings in opposition to the issuance of a commencement and stay order in favour of the Philippine Women's University.

Patricia-Ann Prodigalidad has developed a strong reputation among both clients and peers for her litigation experience. She led the firm's assistance of Chevron Upstream in a case concerning a petition for an investigation into human rights violations by major carbon emitters.

Luis Vera Cruz remains a skilful litigator and respected figure in the market who recently led on the firm's representation of Shell in its opposition to a permanent environmental protection order. In addition to his domestic litigation capability, he is known for his participation in international arbitrations.

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Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia - Dispute Resolution Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly regarded litigation team with experience in commercial, tax and banking litigation, with corporate rehabilitation issues being a notable specialism. Singled out for its impressive history of acting on high-profile public interest cases and significant commercial disputes. Also well equipped to handle appellate work, as well as complex alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration.

Strengths One client describes the team as comprising "highly respected lawyers who boast a very good pedigree and a tradition of academic and professional excellence."

Another source admires the team's long-term planning, saying they have "total confidence in their ability to provide good and thorough legal strategies and advice."

Work highlights Represented the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, leading Catholic universities San Beda College Alabang and Ateneo de Manila University, and shopping centre owner Riverbanks Development, in a petition before the Philippine Supreme Court questioning new energy regulations, eventually obtaining a temporary restraining order.

Represented Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas in a petition for a writ of certiorari, with an application for a temporary restraining order and a writ of parliamentary injunction filed with the appellate court seeking the annulment of the trial court's order enjoining the disposal of all assets acquired from a closed commercial bank.

Notable practitioners

The head of the department, Simeon Marcelo has developed a strong reputation for handling prominent litigation cases, and has previously been Solicitor General of the Philippines, head of the Office of the Ombudsman, and an independent adviser to the World Bank. He recently led the firm's assistance of First Philippine Holdings in seeking the return of BDO shares taken from it during a period of martial law.

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Innate talent, exacting diligence and dogged determination are qualities that best exemplify our litigators.

Each year, top graduates of leading law schools in the country are drawn to our firm by a common desire to undergo intensive and comprehensive training on legal research, pleading preparation and trial techniques. After this rigorous initiation into litigation practice, our recruits emerge capable of working efficiently under extreme pressure and engaging, together with our seasoned litigators, in “bare-knuckle” litigation for which our trial lawyers have become known for. Investments in our training program have given us a deep bench of litigators who work as a cohesive team under the guidance of the country’s former Solicitor General and Ombudsman.

Our collective experience from decades of engagement in complex disputes has yielded unparalleled expertise that has consistently delivered positive and concrete results for our clients. Today, our firm has the unique ability to wage coordinated and multi-pronged litigation campaigns that has an unmatched record of success both in public interest cases and in critical, high-stakes and must-win commercial disputes.

By matching arduous training with expansive experience, we deliver tailored solutions to our broad spectrum of clients that include high net worth individuals, as well as start-up companies and prominent corporations, leading banking and financial institutions, multinational conglomerates and even entire industries.




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Fortun Narvasa & Salazar - Dispute Resolution Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well known for both criminal litigation and land and family estate disputes, with a depth of experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in the Supreme Court. Has been increasingly active representing clients in the construction industry.

Strengths Peers note the firm's visibility, saying that it is "a well-known litigation firm, we see them a lot."

Notable practitioners

Philip Fortun is a founding partner of the firm, of whom sources say that he has "a strong reputation for high-profile criminal cases," though he is also skilled at representing clients in civil matters. One peer says: "He stands out for the cases he handles."

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Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio - Dispute Resolution Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Robust team able to advise on the full life-cycle of a dispute. Noted for arbitration expertise, assisting particularly frequently with ICC-administered arbitrations, and recognised for its representation of leading conglomerates. Well equipped to handle the full range of litigation matters, including Supreme Court litigation. Also experienced in conducting audits for compliance checks and leading internal investigations into the activity of personnel.

Strengths Clients appreciate the lawyers' willingness to "go over and beyond what we ask for," noting their ability to instantly get "clued up" on matters and exceed clients' expectations.

Peers acknowledge them as "specialists in litigation."

Work highlights Acted for First Philec Solar and First Philippine Electric in an international arbitration with SunPower concerning the clients' joint venture agreement and a solar wafer slicing agreement.

Represented Aboitiz Power-Magat, Aboitiz Power-Benguet and AP Renewables against the Energy Regulatory Commission before the Supreme Court challenging the validity of certain regulations concerning issues such as anti-competitive behaviour and the automatic adjustment mechanism for collecting electricity generation charges.

Notable practitioners

Ben Yap is a renowned arbitration specialist with a wealth of experience representing clients in the energy, construction and employment sectors. As head of the firm's disputes practice, he is also well equipped to handle Supreme Court litigation. Clients appreciate that he is "very approachable and easy to talk to, despite his seniority." In a work highlight he led the team representing Ferrero Asia in an arbitration before the ICC in Hong Kong concerning a formerly exclusive distributor that wished to continue in its role despite the exclusivity agreement having come to an end.

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C&G Law’s dispute resolution practice includes a solid arbitration practice.

The firm’s litigation practice is strong and extensive, and it includes representing and acting for its clients before courts and quasi-judicial bodies of all jurisdictions, levels, and venues, as well as before administrative and legislative bodies, in the Philippines.  The arbitration practice of the firm is similarly formidable and includes experience in international and domestic arbitration. 

The firm’s litigation experience covers a diverse range of subjects, such as contractual disputes, product liability, torts, medical malpractice, intra-corporate controversies, enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards, natural resources and environmental law, public utilities, taxes and other governmental impositions, corporate rehabilitation, and banking and securities law. 

On the other hand, the firm’s substantial experience in international and domestic arbitration includes ad hoc arbitrations and those conducted under the auspices of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), the UNCITRAL, and the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission (CIAC).

As a result of all these, C&G Law has built a name for itself in the dispute resolution field, especially in those involving complex and high-value commercial disputes. 


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PJS Law (Puyat Jacinto & Santos) - Dispute Resolution Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Regularly instructed on banking, energy and infrastructure litigation, as part of the wider commercial dispute resolution practice. Also offers extensive expertise in business process outsourcing issues and IP disputes. Regularly engaged to advise on compliance issues regarding the recently enacted Data Privacy Act.

Work highlights Successfully assisted several power generation businesses in resolving various disputes related to the construction and operation of their generation facilities before both courts and other administrative agencies and quasi-judicial bodies.

Acted as counsel for the local affiliate mining companies of LG International in a corporate rehabilitation case filed with the commercial courts.

Notable practitioners

Joshua Gilbert Paraiso is a key contact at the firm.

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Poblador Bautista & Reyes - Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for Dedicated team with a market-recognised emphasis on dispute resolution. Noted for its work on contentious contractual, debt collection, product liability and real estate issues. Other areas of particular strength include criminal litigation and contentious tax matters.

Strengths Peers acknowledge the firm's commitment to its disputes practice, describing the team as "very heavily involved in disputes."

Notable practitioners

Alexander Poblador is widely considered to be a market leader for his specialisms in real estate, banking and corporate litigation. He is described by a peer as being "great to work with and tough to work against. I've only got good things to say."

Mario Luza Bautista is a specialist in labour law, immigration, insurance and financial disputes, and peers agree that she is a highly thought of figure in the market.

Lauded by peers as an IP expert, Gilbert Reyes has a wealth of experience in contentious patent and trade mark matters, as well as admiralty and family law cases.

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Quisumbing Torres, a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International - Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for Accomplished team with a diverse range of expertise covering the full range of civil and criminal litigation, from contract and property disputes and tort claims to fraud claims and theft. Also known for representing businesses in international and domestic arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution methods. Clients include multinational corporates from various sectors, including energy, technology and healthcare.

Strengths Sources highlight the lawyers' client service as a key strength: "They are quick to respond and comprehensive in their response. I also like the work they do to go the extra mile."

Another admires their domestic experience: "They know a lot about business in the Philippines."

Notable practitioners

Ramon Quisumbing is a highly respected figure in the realms of litigation, international arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, and has acted on behalf of a number of multinational businesses, with work for chemical and manufacturing clients being a particular specialism.

Head of department Donemark Calimon has a wealth of expertise in both litigation and arbitration, representing clients in corporate rehabilitation, tax and regulatory disputes. One client says he is "comprehensive and highly knowledgeable with a calm, confident and comprehensive approach."

About the Team (content provided by Quisumbing Torres, a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International)

We help clients make informed decisions that are consistent with their commercial objectives. Our access to an international network allows us to successfully represent both foreign and domestic clients on some of the biggest commercial disputes and landmark cases in the Philippines. These cases include various types of dispute resolution proceedings including disputes involving commercial, tort, customs, environment, product liability, tax and other regulatory issues.

Our team’s experience and expertise enable us to assist clients in the following areas:

Arbitration:

  • International and domestic commercial arbitration
  • Construction arbitration

Commercial Litigation:

  • Corporate disputes, including shareholders’ actions and other inter-corporate and intra-corporate disputes
  • Partnership and joint venture controversies
  • Distribution agreement disputes
  • Insolvency and corporate rehabilitation

Civil Litigation:

  • Airline litigation
  • Contract and property disputes
  • Enforcement of foreign judgments and foreign arbitral awards
  • Damage claims

Administrative and other litigation:

  • Tax and customs litigation
  • Mining litigation
  • Compliance litigation

Criminal litigation:

  • Crimes involving fraud (simple and syndicated estafa)
  • Crimes against property (theft and qualified theft)
  • Violations under the Cybercrime Law
  • Libel and oral defamation
  • Anti-Dummy Law prosecution
  • Anti-bribery and anti-corruption prosecutions






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Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles - Dispute Resolution Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Strong dispute resolution practice demonstrating wide-ranging expertise across civil, commercial and criminal litigation. Noted for its extensive corporate client base. Additionally attracts significant praise for the excellence of its arbitration offering.

Notable practitioners

Team co-head Louie Ogsimer is described by peers as a "very visible" figure in the market. He is well known for his proficiency in both arbitration and litigation, and is well equipped to handle cross-border disputes concerning Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia.

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SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan - Dispute Resolution Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Pace-setting full-service firm with an accomplished litigation and arbitration practice that works in close co-ordination with its commercial counterparts at all levels, and has significant experience handling appeals in the Supreme Court. Its impressive client roster includes international banks, hospitals and large corporates operating in the aviation, energy and consumer goods sectors.

Strengths One client "felt safe in the hands of their litigation team: they're very thorough in their approach to preparing and defending these cases, and are adept at client management."

Another client reports: "I'm very satisfied, they're a particularly strong firm."

Work highlights Successfully acted for PLDT in bringing a Supreme Court petition questioning the validity of the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission’s requirement that public utility corporations maintain at least 60% Filipino ownership in all classes of shares.

Successfully defended Filminera Resources against Ang Aroroy ay Alagaan's petition for the issuance of a writ of kalikasan with an application of a Temporary Environmental Protection Order by petitioners for allegedly causing environmental damage in their mining operations.

Notable practitioners

Nelson Antolin is a market-renowned figure for dispute resolution. He is an of counsel at the firm, and his practice is largely focused on construction and general commercial matters.

Of counsel Roberto San Juan is famed for his experience handling Supreme Court cases and has lately acted for OceanaGold in a large mining dispute concerning the reversal of a suspension order issued by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary. He also advises on energy disputes.

Emmanuel Lombos is rated highly by his peers and continues to represent a range of prominent clients in litigation, as well as maintaining his strong reputation for arbitration. He led the firm in acting for Manila North Tollways and Cavitex Infrastructure in two independent arbitrations filed against the Republic of the Philippines for damages sustained as a result of its refusal to act on and approve rate petitions for adjustments pursuant to schedules and formulae in the two companies' tollway agreements with the Philippines. He is highlighted by one source as a "very thorough, out-of-the-box thinker."

Carlos Lopez is experienced representing businesses in both the Supreme Court and appellate court, with clients seeking him out for his "energetic, quick-thinking and excellent oral and written advocacy and skill in front of judges and under cross-examination." He recently led the team in representing OceanaGold in an appeal to the Office of the Philippine President seeking the reversal of a suspension order issued by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary following an industry-wide audit in the mining sector.

Ricardo Ongkiko is a well-reputed arbitrator active representing clients in various sectors, from infrastructure and engineering to insolvency and insurance. In a recent highlight, he co-led the firm in representing CCT-Toyo in challenging an arbitral award rendered by the Philippine Construction Industry Arbitration Commission Tribunal and obtaining a USD1.36 million judgment against the project owner.

About the Team (content provided by SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan)

SyCipLaw has a wide-ranging litigation practice in all court levels — from the municipal trial courts and the regional trial courts, to the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court, as well as in various administrative agencies. The firm also has a very extensive arbitration practice, being involved in foreign arbitration, international commercial and other domestic arbitration, and construction arbitration.

The firm represents both foreign and local clients in a wide array of industries — mining, power, banking, pharmaceutical, milk and other food manufacturing, distilled spirits, hotel, airline, construction, hospital, and others.

SyCipLaw has, over the years, handled the most significant, high-value, and complex Philippine commercial law court cases and arbitration, a number of them against or with the Philippine Government. 

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Villaraza & Angangco - Dispute Resolution Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected firm with experience across the full spectrum of disputes, including mediation, commercial litigation and appellate work. Represents a range of leading clients from the real estate, banking, energy and telecoms sectors, among others. Frequently acts for foreign investors in disputes with their partners in local businesses.

Strengths Clients appreciate the group's holistic approach to cases: "Very practical: they understand how to navigate the legal system with political and social considerations in mind."

One source says: "They're very detailed and have a strong work ethic - they're always organised and prepared."

Work highlights Acted as counsel for Globe Telecom in the first suit in Philippines history against the Philippine Competition Commission, contesting a ruling concerning the denied approval of a USD1.38 billion purchase of San Miguel's shares in Vega Telecommunications.

Notable practitioners

Augusto San Pedro is regarded as a practitioner whose "steadiness and experience" provides confidence and a "light at the end of the tunnel" for clients in tough situations. He has notable expertise and experience in insurance, finance and corporate disputes. He led the team in acting as lead counsel of several law firms in an intra-corporate dispute of shareholders of Alliance Select Foods International involving at least 21 cases filed against the former and incumbent officers by a group of foreign shareholders.

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Senior Statesperson

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Nelson Antolin is a market-renowned figure for dispute resolution. He is an of counsel at the firm, and his practice is largely focused on construction and general commercial matters.

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Senior Statesperson

Estelito P Mendoza & Associates

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Estelito Mendoza of Estelito P Mendoza & Associates is a revered practitioner whose extensive dispute resolution practice spans more than five decades. He has represented clients in major domestic cases.

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Senior Statesperson

Roberto C San Juan

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Of counsel Roberto San Juan is famed for his experience handling Supreme Court cases and has lately acted for OceanaGold in a large mining dispute concerning the reversal of a suspension order issued by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary. He also advises on energy disputes.

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Eminent Practitioner

Quisumbing Torres, a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Ramon Quisumbing is a highly respected figure in the realms of litigation, international arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, and has acted on behalf of a number of multinational businesses, with work for chemical and manufacturing clients being a particular specialism.

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Band 1

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz (ACCRALAW)

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Victor Lazatin is an extremely well-regarded disputes specialist whose top-tier expertise is widely acknowledged by his peers. He represents businesses in significant litigation, and recently acted for Smartmatic-TIM in a contract validity case in the Supreme Court.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Alexander J Poblador

Poblador Bautista & Reyes

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Alexander Poblador is widely considered to be a market leader for his specialisms in real estate, banking and corporate litigation. He is described by a peer as being "great to work with and tough to work against. I've only got good things to say."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Mario Luza Bautista

Poblador Bautista & Reyes

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Mario Luza Bautista is a specialist in labour law, immigration, insurance and financial disputes, and peers agree that she is a highly thought of figure in the market.

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Band 2

Esguerra & Blanco Law Offices

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Ramon Esguerra of Esguerra & Blanco Law Offices is described by clients as a "top figure who has handled a number of high-profile cases" and has a strong reputation in corporate and IP litigation.

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Band 2

Philip Sigfrid A Fortun

Fortun Narvasa & Salazar

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Philip Fortun is a founding partner of the firm, of whom sources say that he has "a strong reputation for high-profile criminal cases," though he is also skilled at representing clients in civil matters. One peer says: "He stands out for the cases he handles."

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Band 2

Emmanuel M Lombos

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Emmanuel Lombos is rated highly by his peers and continues to represent a range of prominent clients in litigation, as well as maintaining his strong reputation for arbitration. He led the firm in acting for Manila North Tollways and Cavitex Infrastructure in two independent arbitrations filed against the Republic of the Philippines for damages sustained as a result of its refusal to act on and approve rate petitions for adjustments pursuant to schedules and formulae in the two companies' tollway agreements with the Philippines. He is highlighted by one source as a "very thorough, out-of-the-box thinker."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Carlos Roberto Lopez

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Carlos Lopez is experienced representing businesses in both the Supreme Court and appellate court, with clients seeking him out for his "energetic, quick-thinking and excellent oral and written advocacy and skill in front of judges and under cross-examination." He recently led the team in representing OceanaGold in an appeal to the Office of the Philippine President seeking the reversal of a suspension order issued by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary following an industry-wide audit in the mining sector.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

The head of the department, Simeon Marcelo has developed a strong reputation for handling prominent litigation cases, and has previously been Solicitor General of the Philippines, head of the Office of the Ombudsman, and an independent adviser to the World Bank. He recently led the firm's assistance of First Philippine Holdings in seeking the return of BDO shares taken from it during a period of martial law.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Augusto A San Pedro Jr

Villaraza & Angangco

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Augusto San Pedro is regarded as a practitioner whose "steadiness and experience" provides confidence and a "light at the end of the tunnel" for clients in tough situations. He has notable expertise and experience in insurance, finance and corporate disputes. He led the team in acting as lead counsel of several law firms in an intra-corporate dispute of shareholders of Alliance Select Foods International involving at least 21 cases filed against the former and incumbent officers by a group of foreign shareholders.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Donemark J.L. Calimon

Quisumbing Torres, a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Head of department Donemark Calimon has a wealth of expertise in both litigation and arbitration, representing clients in corporate rehabilitation, tax and regulatory disputes. One client says he is "comprehensive and highly knowledgeable with a calm, confident and comprehensive approach."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon & San Jose

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Roberto Dio of Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon & San Jose is widely recognised by peers as a key player in the market. He is well experienced in representing clients before the Supreme Court, most frequently in disputes related to IP and construction.

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Band 3

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz (ACCRALAW)

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Francisco Lim utilises his commercial expertise to bolster his skill representing businesses in litigation. He recently played a key role in leading the team in the firm's representation of STI Education Systems Holdings in opposition to the issuance of a commencement and stay order in favour of the Philippine Women's University.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Team co-head Louie Ogsimer is described by peers as a "very visible" figure in the market. He is well known for his proficiency in both arbitration and litigation, and is well equipped to handle cross-border disputes concerning Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Patricia-Ann T Prodigalidad

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz (ACCRALAW)

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Patricia-Ann Prodigalidad has developed a strong reputation among both clients and peers for her litigation experience. She led the firm's assistance of Chevron Upstream in a case concerning a petition for an investigation into human rights violations by major carbon emitters.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Gilbert Raymund T Reyes

Poblador Bautista & Reyes

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Lauded by peers as an IP expert, Gilbert Reyes has a wealth of experience in contentious patent and trade mark matters, as well as admiralty and family law cases.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Luis A Vera Cruz Jr

Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz (ACCRALAW)

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Luis Vera Cruz remains a skilful litigator and respected figure in the market who recently led on the firm's representation of Shell in its opposition to a permanent environmental protection order. In addition to his domestic litigation capability, he is known for his participation in international arbitrations.

^ See whole ranking table