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

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia (“CMT”) has maintained its status as a Top Tier Firm in Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property in the recently published Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018. Legal 500 Asia Pacific provides unbiased … Read more

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has launched a new Company Registration System (“CRS”) on 21 November 2017, which became fully operational on 24 November 2017. The CRS is the online registration of corporations, issuance … Read more

The Department of Foreign Affairs (“DFA”) has issued Department Order No. 010-2017 dated 25 October 2017 or the Implementing Rules and Regulations (“IRR”) of Republic Act No. 10928, otherwise known as “An Act Extending the … Read more

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

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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