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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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

CMT successfully represented Philippine Electricity Market Corporation (“PEMC”) as a petitioner in the case filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) to cancel the corporate name of World Electricalmech System Management (WESM), Inc (“World … Read more

On 13 June 2017, the Department of Labor and Employment (“DOLE”) issued Department Circular No. 01, Series of 2017 (“D.C. No. 1”) clarifying the scope and application of Department Order No. 174, Series of 2017 … 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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