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

On 20 March 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued a Notice regarding modified requirements for lending and financing companies, pursuant to SEC Resolution No. 207, Series of 2017. In order to secure a … Read more

Consistent with President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign promise to end fixed-term employment, more commonly known as “endo”, the Department of Labor and Employment (“DOLE”) launched a review of Department Order (“D.O.”) No. 18-A, the existing implementing … Read more

The Managing Partner and the partners of the Corporate & Special Projects Department of Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia attended Legal 500’s recent launching of its first GC Powerlist in Southeast Asia. Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia … Read more

Our lawyers successfully represented Therapharma, Inc., an affiliate company of United Laboratories, Inc., the largest pharmaceutical company in the ASEAN region, as an intervenor in a case filed by E.I. Dupont De Nemours and Co. … Read more

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia (CMT) emerged as winner in two (2) categories and was shortlisted in three (3) more categories in the recently concluded 2016 Asian Legal Business (ALB) Philippine Law Awards held last 14 … Read more

During the Philippine In House Legal Summit 2016 spearheaded by the Asian Legal Business (“ALB”) of Thomson Reuters on 28 April 2016, Atty. Manuel L. Manaligod, Jr., Senior Partner of the Corporate Law and Special … 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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