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Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

Dispute Resolution

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What the team is known for

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia's highly regarded team of litigation lawyers in Manila possesses experience in commercial, tax and banking litigation. Singled out for its impressive history of acting on high-profile public interest cases and significant commercial disputes. Also well equipped to handle appellate work, as well as complex alternative dispute resolution, with capabilities in handling cross-border arbitration matters. Further experience handling criminal mandates. Has a good track record acting for a number of local and international energy companies as well as multinational corporations.

Strengths

One impressed interviewee praises Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia as "our go-to for urgent matters," adding: "Its highly seasoned attorneys give incisive and practical legal advice."

Another source praises the firm for "reporting consistently to keep the client updated."

Work highlights

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia represented Unicapital against a Philippine corporation and its then-president and chief executive officer in a case relating to the non-payment of a PHP300 million loan.

Notable practitioners

John Jerico Balisnomo is a senior partner at Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia in the Philippines, who is experienced in criminal, civil and tax litigation. He is well versed in advising multinationals from a range of sectors, including oil and gas, and agriculture.

Simeon Marcelo is recognised as an esteemed lawyer in the Philippines. He acts for a range of domestic and multinational clients on complex litigation matters.

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Overview

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.




Members

Balisnomo, John Jerico

Balisnomo, John Jerico L

Cruz, Rodel

Galacio, Elmar

Marcelo, Simeon

Pangilinan, Victor Emmanuel

Silos, Miguel

Tenefrancia, Joe Nathan

Clients

Bank of the Philippine Islands

First Philippine Holdings

Green Energy Management

Marine Fuels Philippine

Industries

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Appellate Practice

Banking Litigation

Corporate Rehabilitation

Tax Litigation

Trial Advocacy & Commercial Litigation

Dispute Resolution

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

firm
Location

9th-12th Floors, One Orion,

11th Ave. cor. University Parkway,

Taguig

Metro Manila

Philippines

1634

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Philippines

Dispute Resolution


John Jerico L Balisnomo
Band 3
Simeon Marcelo
Band 1