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

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

On 22 November 2017, the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (“IPO”), through the Director of the Bureau of Trademarks, Director Leny B. Raz, issued an advisory on the filing period for the Declaration of … Read more

CMT Chairman Simeon V. Marcelo was invited by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) to the inauguration of the ICC’s Case Management Office in Singapore. The official inauguration ceremony was attended by notable arbitration practitioners … Read more

Republic Act No. 10963, otherwise known as the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act or the TRAIN Act, was signed into law and subsequently took effect on 01 January 2018. The following table summarizes … Read more

CMT Senior Partner Divina Pedron is proud to have participated in the virtual series of IR Global’s multi-jurisdictional roundtable discussion on IP enforcement and litigation. The roundtable discussion focused on the infringement of IP rights. … Read more

The Philippine Supreme Court En Banc issued Administrative Matter No. 17-03-09-SC otherwise known as the Community Legal Aid Service Rule (“Rule”). Beginning with those who will pass the 2017 Bar Examinations, lawyers who will be … Read more

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