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Paolo Emmanuel S. Tamase

Senior Associate

Practice Areas

Arbitration & ADR


Litigation and Dispute Resolution


Mining and Natural Resources / Energy



Professional Background

Mr. Tamase is a member of the firm’s Mining & Natural Resources and Energy Departments, as well as its Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department. Since joining the firm in 2016, he has counseled or represented clients in resource extraction-related acquisitions, international commercial arbitration, commercial litigation, trade law disputes, and out-of-court settlements. Specializing in public law and government regulation, Mr. Tamase has advised on local government matters and is part of teams that have secured key injunctions against administrative issuances. 

Mr. Tamase earned his Juris Doctor from the University of the Philippines College of Law in 2016, graduating valedictorian and cum laude. As a law student, he served as Chair of the Philippine Law Journal, Asia’s oldest English-language law review, and Chancellor of the Order of the Purple Feather, the official honor society of the College of Law. He also competed in the 2015 Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition and held the Violeta Calvo-Drilon, Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines, and Chief Justice Fred Ruiz Castro merit scholarships. Mr. Tamase obtained his B.S. Business Economics, magna cum laude, from the same university in 2012.

Admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2017, Mr. Tamase is also a Senior Lecturer in the University of the Philippines College of Law where he has taught constitutional law, local governments, legal theory, and legal history since 2018.

Mr. Tamase is on leave from the firm for his Master of Laws in Yale Law School.

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