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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→

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IPOPHL Memorandum Circular No. 2019-024, Series of 2019, which amends the Rules and Regulations on Inter Partes Proceedings took effect on 15 February 2020. Meanwhile, IPOPHL Memorandum Circular No. 2020-002, Series of 2019, which amends … Read more

The patent system protects inventors and innovators against the unauthorized use of their inventions. Preparing a patent application, however, is not easy. Some inventors, especially those with limited financial means, would choose to file a … Read more

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia (“CMT”) won in five (5) categories in the Asia Business Law Journal’s Philippines Law Firm Awards 2019:   Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution Energy, Projects & Infrastructure Intellectual Property Enforcement Intellectual … Read more

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has issued Memorandum Circular No. 1, Series of 2020, otherwise known as the “Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 9856, Otherwise Known as the Real Estate … Read more

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia (“CMT”) has been recommended as a top-tier firm in 2 practice areas: Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property. CMT’s Corporate and M&A, immigration, Projects & Energy, and Real Estate and Construction practice … Read more

The University of the Philippines Geology Alumni Association (“UPGAA”), in partnership with Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia, held its 7th annual Baguio City Geotour on 22 November 2019 in conjunction with the Philippine Mine Safety and … Read more

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