Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

PunoLaw is the Philippines’ leading litigation and dispute resolution counsel preferred by major power, electric utilities and energy companies, real estate firms, banks and infrastructure entities. PunoLaw has a distinguished litigation practice with an excellent success rate in trial practice. The Firm provides strategic and practical solutions that achieve clients’ business objectives.  PunoLaw’s lawyers have mastery of substantive and procedural laws and rules honed and sharpened through extensive years of actual disputes and trial practice.

The Firm’s constructive approach to specific legal issues gives our clients the best tactical advantage in confronting challenges. While litigation is reserved as a last resort, PunoLaw’s legal strategies allow its clients to efficiently manage the litigation process, anticipate counter-moves and identify the counter parties’ weaknesses to build a robust position and achieve early resolution.

Commercial Litigation

Puno Law has a distinguished litigation practice with an excellent success rate in trial practice. Our litigation team is composed of trial lawyers whose techniques are skilfully demonstrated and enhanced before trial and appellate courts, as well as administrative tribunals and bodies. Our extensive and outstanding commercial litigation practice has covered intra-corporate disputes and partnership disputes as well as breach of contract cases, quasi-delict claims, product liability claims, and property disputes, among others.

Criminal Litigation

We handle criminal actions involving entrapment, inquest, arrests, search and seizure of property, preliminary investigation, bail hearing, quashing of information, suspension of arraignment, appeal to the Department of Justice, and trial for defense or as private prosecutor.

Administrative Proceedings

We represent clients before quasi-judicial bodies such as the Energy Regulatory Commission, Civil Aeronautics Board, Department of Justice, Land Registration Administration, Office of the Ombudsman, Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board, Office of the President, Commission on Elections, among others.

Insolvency and Rehabilitation Litigation

We represent debtors or creditors in extra-judicial foreclosure of mortgage, complaint for sum of money, replevin, attachment, recovery of assets, corporate and financial restructuring under a court-supervised rehabilitation and insolvency.

Arbitration, Mediation, and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Puno Law and its individual lawyers have extensive experience in representing clients in several dispute resolutions involving international and domestic arbitrations under UNCITRAL Rules, ICC Rules, HK Arbitration Rules and Construction Arbitration under CIAC rules, including dispute resolution procedure under the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market Rules.

PunoLaw’s Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice is headed by Senior Partners REGIS V. PUNO, a former Undersecretary of the Philippine Department of Justice, and HELENA ROSALES-CALO, a trained arbitrator at the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center.