Innate talent, exacting diligence, and dogged determination are qualities that best exemplify the firm’s litigators.
The firm’s expertise and the strength of its practitioners have been affirmed industry-wide amongst peers and clients alike, having been consistently recognized by international legal publications and listings such as The Legal 500, Asialaw, Chambers and Partners, Asian Legal Business, among others.
Our litigators earned professional recognition, being individually ranked, cited, and awarded as top-tier litigators in various practice areas, including being among The Philippines’ Top 100 Lawyers (Asia Business Law Journal), Client Choice and Asia Super 50 Disputes Lawyers (Asian Legal Business), Leading Individuals in Dispute Resolution (The Legal 500), Litigation Stars (Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific), Distinguished Practitioners for Dispute Resolution (Asialaw Leading Lawyers) and Client Service Excellence Award (Asialaw).
Because of its solid reputation, top graduates from the nation’s leading law schools are drawn each year by a desire to undergo intensive training on legal research, pleading preparation, and trial techniques through a mentorship program run by the firm’s stable of litigators. After their rigorous initiation into litigation practice, the firm’s recruits emerge capable of working efficiently under extreme pressure. They work in teams led by the firm’s seasoned litigators and engage in “bare-knuckle” litigation for which the firm’s trial lawyers have become known. Investments in the firm’s rigorous training program have given it a deep bench of litigators who work as a cohesive force under the guidance of the country’s former Solicitor General and Ombudsman, Simeon V. Marcelo.
As a result, the firm provides clients with a high partner-to-associate ratio for each account. Clients are assured that our litigation partners provide direct personal attention in each engagement to successfully resolve disputes. By matching arduous training and youthful energy with expansive experience and strategic thinking across multiple legal disciplines, the firm delivers tailored and comprehensive solutions to its broad spectrum of clients. Today, the firm’s collective experience in successfully handling complex and multi-pronged disputes has yielded a track record of consistently delivering positive and impactful results for our clients.