Maria Vinina Bonita A. Padilla

Senior Associate

Practice areas

  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Taxation
  • Telecommunications and ICT

Professional Background

Ms. Padilla is a Senior Associate in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department of our Firm where she has developed an area of practice in tax litigation, trial advocacy and commercial litigation, banking litigation, labor and employment litigation, and appellate practice. She is likewise a member of the Tax Litigation Group and the Telecommunications and ICT Group of our Firm.

She obtained her Juris Doctor degree from the Ateneo Law School in 2010 where she authored a thesis entitled, "The Day After Tomorrow: An Application of the Theory Of Rebus Sic Stantibus to a Collective Bargaining Agreement". She was an intern of the Ateneo Human Rights Center from 2006-2010 and served as the Labor Law Head of the Ateneo Central Bar Operations in 2009; Special Project Committee Head of the Legal Network for Truthful Elections (LENTE) from 2007-2009; and Office and Circulations Manager and Photography Contributor of The Palladium from 2006-2008. She was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2011. She also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Commerce with a major in Legal Management from the De La Salle University where she graduated in 2005.