Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

Dispute Resolution Department

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Innate talent, exacting diligence and dogged determination are qualities that best exemplify our litigators.

Each year, top graduates of leading law schools in the country are drawn to our firm by a common desire to undergo intensive and comprehensive training on legal research, pleading preparation and trial techniques. After this rigorous initiation into litigation practice, our recruits emerge capable of working efficiently under extreme pressure and engaging, together with our seasoned litigators, in “bare-knuckle” litigation for which our trial lawyers have become known for. Investments in our training program have given us a deep bench of litigators who work as a cohesive team under the guidance of the country’s former Solicitor General and Ombudsman.

Our collective experience from decades of engagement in complex disputes has yielded unparalleled expertise that has consistently delivered positive and concrete results for our clients. Today, our firm has the unique ability to wage coordinated and multi-pronged litigation campaigns that has an unmatched record of success both in public interest cases and in critical, high-stakes and must-win commercial disputes.

By matching arduous training with expansive experience, we deliver tailored solutions to our broad spectrum of clients that include high net worth individuals, as well as start-up companies and prominent corporations, leading banking and financial institutions, multinational conglomerates and even entire industries.


Balisnomo, John Jerico

Balisnomo, John Jerico L

Cruz, Rodel

Galacio, Elmar

Marcelo, Simeon

Pangilinan, Victor Emmanuel

Silos, Miguel

Tenefrancia, Joe Nathan


Bank of the Philippine Islands

First Philippine Holdings

Green Energy Management

Marine Fuels Philippine


Alternative Dispute Resolution

Appellate Practice

Banking Litigation

Corporate Rehabilitation

Tax Litigation

Trial Advocacy & Commercial Litigation