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

Senior Partner

VICTOR E. M. PANGILINAN

Effective 01 January 2018

PANCHO G. UMALI

Effective 01 July 2018

Senior Associates

CRISELDA S. SANTIAGO

Effective 01 July 2017

CARLO B. VALERIO

Effective 01 January 2018

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→

News and Updates

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (“IPO”) has issued its Revised Rules on Mediation Proceedings, amending Office Order No. 154, Series of 2010 which governed the rules on the referral of cases to mediation. … Read more

On 17 August 2018, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (“DENR”) issued: (1) Administrative Order No. 2018-19 entitled “Guidelines for Additional Environmental Measures for Operating Surface Metallic Mines” (“DAO 2018-19”); and (2) Administrative Order … Read more

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued and approved the Guidelines on the Issuance of Green Bonds under the ASEAN Green Bonds in the Philippines (“Guidelines”) on 16 August 2018, adopting the ASEAN Green Bond … Read more

On 03 July 2018, the Supreme Court promulgated the new Rule on Cybercrime Warrants (A.M. No. 17-11-03-SC). The new set of rules was issued after the passage of the Cybercrime Prevention Act (Republic Act No. … Read more

The Department of Trade and Industry (“DTI”) has issued Department Administrative Order No. 18-07, Series of 2018, dated 13 August 2018 or the Revised Rules and Regulations Implementing Act No. 3883 as amended, otherwise known … Read more

Asia Business Law Journal has named four CMT partners in its first ever edition of the Top 100 lawyers in the Philippines: name partners Simeon V. Marcelo and Joe Nathan P. Tenefrancia, and senior partners … Read more

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