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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A hefty tax assessment issued by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (“BIR”) of the Philippine Government is a constant concern for all businesses, both local and multinational, operating in the Philippines. This is especially true … Read more

Our firm successfully defended United Laboratories, Inc. (“Unilab”) and Therapharma, Inc. (“Thermapharma”) in an appeal of the dismissal of a patent infringement case filed against them by Warner Lambert Co., LLC (“Warner Lambert”) and Pfizer, … Read more

Pancho G. Umali, Eric T. Dykimching and Aldwill T. Go of the Corporate & Special Projects and Mining & Natural Resources/Energy Departments of Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia attended Legal 500’s 2017 Shanghai Summit on 12 … Read more

Pursuant to Republic Act No. 10173, otherwise known as the, “Data Privacy Act of 2012” (“Data Privacy Act”), the National Privacy Commission (“NPC”) recently published its Circular No. 1, Series of 2017 (“NPC Circular No. … Read more

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (“MGB”) will adopt a two-step Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) process, which will include mediation and arbitration, pursuant to Executive Order No. 97 (Series of 2012) and Department of Environment and … Read more

The Philippine Intellectual Property Office (“IPOPHL”) issued on 07 July 2017 Memorandum Circular No. 17-010 (“IPOPHL MC No. 17-010”; Subject: Rules and Regulations on Trademarks, Service Marks, Trade Names and Marked or Stamped Containers of 2017) which provides for … Read more

We are pleased to announce the promotion of the following lawyers:

Senior Partners

ROSA MICHELE C. BAGTAS

Effective 01 January 2016

DIVINA GRACIA E. PEDRON

Effective 01 January 2017

Partner

ROWANIE A. NAKAN

Effective 01 January 2017

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