Building upon the founding principles that brought success to a partnership that spanned over 33 years

A group of 15 partners led by Avelino J. Cruz, Jr., former Secretary of National Defense and Simeon V. Marcelo, former Ombudsman and Solicitor General – exceptional lawyers with impeccable professional reputations – founded Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia. Read more→

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Cruz Marcelo and Tenefrancia (CMT) fortifies its reputation as a leading Philippine law firm in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution when it recently obtained a decisive victory in an arbitration proceeding. CMT represented one of the … Read more

San Miguel Food and Beverage, Inc. v. Phil. Jacobe Ventures, Inc., IPV Case No. 10-2019-00007 San Miguel Food and Beverage, Inc. (“San Miguel”), one of the largest food and beverage conglomerates in the Philippines, owns … Read more

The National Telecommunications Commission (“NTC”) issued Memorandum Circular No. 03-06-2019, or the “Rules and Regulations Implementing Republic Act. No. 11202, otherwise known as the “Mobile Number Portability Act” (“IRR”)”. The IRR took effect on 02 … Read more

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia (“CMT”), in partnership with King & Spalding (“K&S”), hosted a seminar on Arbitration on 26 July 2019 entitled “Protecting the Interests of Philippine Companies Through Arbitration”.  The seminar was held at … Read more

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued on 31 July 2019 its Memorandum Circular No. 17, Series of 2019 (the “Revised Guidelines”) entitled “Revised Guidelines on Securities Deposit of Branch Offices of Foreign Corporations,” superseding … Read more

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