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 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

CMT Advises BDO Unibank, Inc. on its USD500 Million Syndicated Term Loan Facility CMT has advised BDO Unibank, Inc. in connection with the latter’s USD500 Million Syndicated Term Loan Facility from various international lenders, which … Read more

Our Senior Partner and the Head of our firm’s Intellectual Property Department, Susan D. Villanueva, was elected Co-Chairperson of the Advisory Council for Intellectual Property (“ACIP”) with Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato … Read more

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

Senior Partners


Effective 01 January 2016


Effective 01 January 2017



Effective 01 January 2017

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