DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

Dispute Resolution

2 ranked lawyersBand 1PhilippinesAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Highly regarded litigation team with 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 a notable capability for handling cross-border arbitration matters before SIAC. Has a good track record acting for a number of local and international energy companies.

Strengths

A client explains: "I am exceptionally impressed by the depth of advice of its lawyers and by the quality of their work and their effective representation, especially given time constraints. It can launch and orchestrate a multifaceted and multi-pronged litigation."

Another appreciates that "they value our relationship, they make themselves readily available for our meeting requests and they respond to our emails and calls right away."

Work highlights

Acted for Asia United Bank in a criminal case against a president of another company in relation to violation of the trust receipts law.

Notable practitioners

John Jerico Balisnomo heads the department and is experienced in criminal, civil and tax litigation. A client appreciates his ability to "explain things in a way that is easily understandable, explaining everything we should expect and not wasting our time."

Esteemed practitioner Simeon Marcelo is recognised by a source as "a prominent litigator who used to be Solicitor General," adding that he is also known for his anti-corruption work. He acts for a range of domestic and multinational clients.

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Philippines

Dispute Resolution


John Jerico L Balisnomo
Band 3
Simeon Marcelo
Band 1