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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→

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News and Updates

The Philippine Intellectual Property Office (“IPOPHL”) issued Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 2020-013B amending MC No.. 2020-013 adjusting its schedule for the resumption of its limited operation due to the nation’s observance of Eid’l Fitr on … Read more

The Philippine Intellectual Property Office (“IPO”) issued Memorandum Circular (MC) Nos. 2020-013 and 2020-013A providing guidelines for its limited operations starting 25 May 2020 and announcing fresh extension of deadlines falling within the period of … Read more

Financial derivatives, such as stock options, warrants and futures, are commonly used in the Philippine capital market. To improve the regulatory compliance of investment companies and their fund managers and protect shareholders and unitholders, the … Read more

The Philippine Intellectual Property Office (“IPO”) issued on 04 May 2020 Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 2020-012 allowing the conduct of mediation through online meetings/conferences.   Under MC No. 2020-012, parties to pending mediation proceedings may … Read more

The Philippine Intellectual Property Office (“IPO”) issued on 27 April 2020 Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 2020-011 continuing its work-from-home arrangement until 15 May 2020 and extending deadlines to respond to official actions, declarations, and other … Read more

Benchmark Litigation recognized four Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia partners in its 2020 ranking of the Philippines’s leading practitioners in the field of litigation and dispute resolution. Name partner Simeon V. Marcelo and senior partners John … Read more

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