Alpheus D. Macalalad

Senior Associate

Practice areas

  • Mining and Natural Resources / Energy

Professional Background

Mr. Macalalad is a senior associate in the firm’s Mining and Natural Resources and Energy Departments.

His practice encompasses a broad scope of legal topics involving the Philippine resources sector, ranging from general matters to complex legal issues. Mr. Macalalad consistently provides comprehensive advice to clients regarding corporate restructuring, immigration, labor, indigenous peoples, land acquisition, local government, administrative regulation, intellectual property, and environment, among others, and frequently collaborates with members of the firm’s other departments. He has conducted legal reviews of corporations involved in high stakes transactions and has been part of teams handling controversial cases in the Supreme Court.

He regularly attends local and international mining and energy events and conferences, such as the Mining Philippines Conference and Exhibition, Annual Mine Safety and Environment Conference, Power and Electricity Conference, Asian Development Bank Annual Clean Energy Forum, Mines and Money Asia, and the Asia Mining Conference.

Mr. Macalalad earned his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2006. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the Ateneo de Manila School of Law in 2010, where he was an editor in the Ateneo Law Journal. His published works in the Ateneo Law Journal include: The Philippines and International Registration of Trademarks: An Examination of Philippine Accession to the Madrid Protocol, Trade Name Protection in the Philippines: A Case Comment on Coffee Partners, Inc. v. San Francisco Coffee and Roastery, Inc., and Validity of State Prohibitions on Political Campaigning Through Text Messaging.

Mr. Macalalad was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2011.