Senior Associates
  • Richie Avigale A. Ramos-Pilares
    Bar Qualifications

    2007, Philippines

    Education
    • Ateneo de Manila University School of Law (Juris Doctor, ranked 10th, Second Honors, 2006)
    • University of the Philippines Diliman (A.B. Philosophy, minor in Education, Magna Cum Laude, 2001)
    Professional Associations

    Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Makati City Chapter

    Languages
    • English
    • Filipino
    Work Experience
    • Professor, Ateneo de Manila School of Law, 2013 up to present
    • Vice President and Senior Legal Counsel, Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC), 2015-2016
    • Associate, Angara Abello Concepcion Regala and Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALAW), , 2006-2008
    Practice Areas
    • Corporate and Commercial (Commercial Law)
    • Energy (Renewable Energy, Power Generation, Distribution and Transmission, Regulatory Approvals)
    • Dispute Resolution (Litigation)
    • Family Law (Nullity of Marriage, Annulment, Legal Separation, Adoption / Guardianship, Custody & Support, Anti-Violence Against Women & Children, Marital Property Relations)
    • Labor and Employment (Employee Litigation, General Employment Advice)
  • Jose A. Linsangan
    Bar Qualifications

    2008, Philippines

    Education
    • Ateneo de Manila University School of Law (Juris Doctor, 2007; Best Thesis Medalist)
    • Ateneo de Manila University (A.B. Political Science minor in Philosophy, Second Honors, 2002)
    Professional Associations

    Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Quezon City Chapter; ASEAN Law Association (ALA)

    Languages
    • English
    • Filipino
    Work Experience
    • Associate, Angara Abello Concepcion Regala and Cruz Law Offices [ACCRALAW], 2008-2010
    Practice Areas
    • Dispute Resolution (Litigation)
    • Energy (Regulatory Approvals)
    • Intellectual Property (Anti-Piracy / Anti-Counterfeiting, Copyright, Patents, Trademarks)
    • Infrastructure (Roads and Tollways)
    • Information Technology / Communications (Information Technology, Telecommunications)
    • Legal Advocacy (Governmental and non-governmental Relations, Legislative Affairs)
    • Family Law (Nullity of Marriage, Annulment, Legal Separation, Adoption / Guardianship, Custody & Support, Anti-Violence Against Women & Children, Marital Property Relations)
    • Labor and Employment (Employee Litigation, General Employment Advice)
    • Election Law
  • Joseph Vincent B. Alvaera
    Bar Qualifications

    2008, Philippines

    Education
    • Ateneo de Manila University School of Law (Juris Doctor, 2007)
    • De La Salle University (B.S. Legal Management, 2003)
    Professional Associations

    Integrated Bar of the Philippines

    Languages
    • English
    • Filipino
    Work Experience
    • Caguioa & Gatmaytan Attorneys-at-Law [CaGat Law], 2008-2010
    Practice Areas
    • Dispute Resolution (Dispute Resolution (Litigation, Domestic/Construction Arbitration))
    • Bankruptcy / Financial Restructuring (Corporate Rehabilitation)
    • Labor and Employment (Employee Litigation, General Employment Advice)
    • Energy (Dispute Resolution and Regulatory Approvals)
  • Lovely Concepcion M. Chavez
    Bar Qualifications

    2009, Philippines

    Education
    • Ateneo de Manila University School of Law (Juris Doctor, second honors, 2008)
    • De La Salle University (A.B. International Studies, American Studies, 2003)
    Professional Associations

    Integrated Bar of the Philippines

    Languages
    • English
    • Filipino
    Work Experience
    • Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation, 2011-2013
    • Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices [ACCRALAW], 2008-2011
    Practice Areas
    • Dispute Resolution (Litigation, Domestic Arbitration)
  • Timothy Joseph N. Lumauig
    Bar Qualifications

    Ranked 9th Overall, 2010 Philippine National Bar Examinations

    Education
    • Ateneo de Manila University School of Law (Juris Doctor, 2009)
    • Ateneo de Manila University (A.B. Economics, 2005)
    Professional Associations

    Integrated Bar of the Philippines

    Languages
    • English
    • Filipino
    Work Experience
    • Associate Director - International Tax Division, SyCip Gorres Velayo (SGV) & Co., 2010-2012
    • Apprentice, Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz (ACCRA) Law Offices, 2007
    Practice Areas
    • Taxation (International Tax, Tax incentives management, Estate Planning, Transactional Tax for complex business transactions, spin-offs, securities offerings, joint ventures, and financings, Tax Litigation involving both local and national taxes, General Tax Advisory)
    • Mergers and Acquisitions (Mergers / Corporate Reorganizations, Joint Ventures)
    • Banking and Finance (Project Finance)
    • Corporate and Commercial (Commercial Law)
    • Dispute Resolution (Litigation)
  • Paolo E. Abarquez
    Bar Qualifications

    2010, Philippines

    Education
    • Ateneo de Manila University School of Law (Juris Doctor, 2009)
    • De La Salle University (B.S. Business Management, 2002)
    Professional Associations

    Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Quezon City Chapter

    Languages
    • English
    • Filipino
    Work Experience

    None

    Practice Areas
    • Energy (Power Generation, Distribution and Transmission, Regulatory Approvals)
    • Corporate and Commercial (Commercial Law)
    • Family Law (Nullity of Marriage, Annulment, Legal Separation, Adoption / Guardianship)
    • Labor and Employment (General Employment Advice)
    • Election Law
  • Roberto T. Santiago, Jr.
    Bar Qualifications

    2011, Philippines

    Education
    • City, University of London (Master of Laws in International Commercial Law, 2016)
    • Ateneo de Manila University School of Law (Juris Doctor, 2009)
    • Ateneo de Manila University (B.S. Legal Management, cum laude, 2005)
    Professional Associations

    Integrated Bar of the Philippines, RSM Chapter

    Languages
    • English
    • Filipino
    Work Experience
    • Legal Intern, Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon & San Jose, 2007
    Practice Areas
    • Corporate and Commercial (Commercial Law)
    • Energy (Renewable Energy, Power Generation, Distribution and Transmission, Regulatory Approvals)
    • Mergers and Acquisitions (Mergers / Corporate Reorganizations, Strategic Investments and Acquisitions)
    • Contract Administration
  • Francez Vanessa N. Villavert
    Bar Qualifications

    2011, Philippines

    Education
    • University of the Philippines (Juris Doctor, 2010, Member, Order of the Purple Feather)
    • Ateneo de Manila University (B.S. Legal Management, Cum Laude, 2006,)
    Professional Associations

    Integrated Bar of the Philippines CALMANA City Chapter

    Languages
    • English
    • Filipino
    Work Experience

    None

    Practice Areas
    • Securities (Equity and Debt Capital Markets)
    • Mergers and Acquisitions (Mergers / Corporate Reorganizations, Joint Ventures, Strategic Investments and Acquisitions)
    • Taxation (Transactional Tax for complex business transactions, including mergers, strategic acquisitions, spin-offs, securities offerings, joint ventures, and financings, Tax Litigation)
    • Corporate and Commercial (Commercial Law)
    • Energy Dispute Resolution
    • Energy (Renewable Energy, Power Generation, Distribution and Transmission, Regulatory Approvals)
  • Bryan A. San Juan
    Bar Qualifications

    2011, Philippines

    Education
    • University of the Philippines (Juris Doctor, Valedictorian and Cum Laude, Gonzalo W. Gonzalez Award for Most Outstanding Law Intern of UP Law, ACCRA Law Medalist for Excellence in Law and Chancellor of the Order of the Purple Feather, 2010)
    • University of the Philippines (B.A. Political Science, Cum Laude, 2002, Master International Studies; Cand.)
    Professional Associations

    Integrated Bar of the Philippines

    Languages
    • English
    • Filipino
    Work Experience
    • Legal Consultant, Government of the Republic of the Philippines Peace Panel for the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, 2009-2010
    • Research/Editorial Consultant, Special Project of the Office of the Chairman, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Counter-Terrorism Task Force, 2006
    • Ambassador Yuchengco Research Fellow, Pacific Forum Hawaii-Young Leaders Conference on Weapons of Mass Destruction, 2006-2008
    • Presidential Staff Officer, Macroeconomy and Political Affairs Office, Presidential Management Staff-Office of the President of the Republic of the Philippines, 2002-2005
    Practice Areas
    • Energy Law, Mergers and Acquisitions (Mergers / Corporate Reorganizations, Joint Ventures, Tender Offers, Strategic Investments and Acquisitions)
    • Privatization (Public Bidding / Negotiated Sale)
    • Mining (Mining and Metals)
    • Social License (Social Acceptability of Mining, Free and Prior Informed Consent and Concerns on the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act)
    • Corporate and Commercial (Commercial Law)
    • Banking and Finance (Project Finance)
    • Dispute Resolution (Litigation)
  • Timothy John G. Rocamora
    Bar Qualifications

    2010, Philippines

    Education
    • Ateneo de Manila University School of Law (Juris Doctor, 2009)
    • Ateneo de Manila University (B.S. Legal Management, 2005)
    Professional Associations

    Integrated Bar of the Philippines, RSM Chapter

    Languages
    • English
    • Filipino
    Work Experience
    • Associate, Salvador & Associates, 2012-2013
    • Tax Consultant, Isla Lipana & Co./PwC Philippines, 2010-2012
    Practice Areas
    • Taxation (International Tax, Tax Incentives Management, Estate Planning, Transactional Tax for complex business transactions, spin-offs, securities offerings, joint ventures, and financing, Tax Litigation involving both local and national taxes, General Tax Advisory)
    • Mergers and Acquisitions (Mergers / Corporate Reorganizations, Joint Ventures)
    • Banking and Finance (Project Finance)
    • Corporate and Commercial (Commercial Law)
  • Recolito Ferdinand N. Cantre Jr.
    Bar Qualifications

    2011, Philippines

    Education
    • University of the Philippines, College of Law (Juris Doctor, 2010)
    • Jose Rizal University (B.S. Accountancy, 2005)
    Professional Associations

    Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Ranked 15th Overall, CPA Board Exams, 2005); Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Masbate Chapter

    Languages
    • English
    • Filipino
    Work Experience
    • Associate Director, International Tax Services, Ernst & Young (SyCip Gorres Velayo & Co.), 2011-2013
    • Professorial Lecturer, Accounting Department, Jose Rizal University, 2007
    • Associate, Financial Audit Group, Grant Thornton (Punongbayan & Araullo, CPAs) , 2005-2006
    Practice Areas
    • Taxation (International tax, Transfer pricing, Tax incentives management, Estate planning, Transactional tax for complex business transactions, Joint ventures and financings, Tax remedies, Tax litigation, General tax advisory)
    • Mergers and Acquisitions (Mergers / Corporate reorganizations)
    • Banking and Finance (Project finance)
    • Corporate and Commercial (Commercial law)
    • Securities (Capital market investments)
    • Dispute Resolution (Litigation)
  • Elyrhey Cesar R. Vasig
    Bar Qualifications

    2011, Philippines

    Education
    • Ateneo de Manila University School of Law (Juris Doctor, 2010)
    • Ateneo de Manila University (A.B. Political Science, 2006)
    Professional Associations

    Integrated Bar of the Philippines

    Languages
    • English
    • Filipino
    Work Experience
    • Associate, Angara Abello Conception Regala and Cruz [ACCRALAW], 2011-2013
    • Court Attorney, Court of Appeals Manila, 2011
    Practice Areas
    • Dispute Resolution (Litigation, Domestic Arbitration)
  • Kathryn S. Sabado
    Bar Qualifications

    2010, Philippines

    Education
    • Ateneo de Manila University School of Law (Juris Doctor, 2009)
    • De La Salle University (Political Science, 2004)
    Professional Associations

    Integrated Bar of the Philippines Makati City Chapter

    Languages
    • English
    • Filipino
    Work Experience
    • Junior Associate, Villanueva Gabionza & De Santos Law Offices, 2011-2014
    • Political Affairs Officer II, Office of Rep. Emmeline Y. Aglipay, 2010-2011
    Practice Areas
    • Dispute Resolution (Litigation)
    • Family Law (Nullity of Marriage, Annulment, Legal Separation, Adoption, Custody and Support, Anti-Violence Against Women and Children, Marital Property Relations)
    • Labor & Employment (Employee Litigation, General Employment Advice)
  • Kathy C. Buenaventura
    Bar Qualifications

    2011, Philippines

    Education
    • Ateneo de Manila University School of Law (Juris Doctor, Second Honors, 2010)
    • University of Asia and the Pacific (B.A. Major in Humanities with Professional Certificate in Political Economy, 2005)
    Professional Associations

    Integrated Bar of the Philippines; Lex Athenia Victoria; Women Lawyers Association of the Philippines

    Languages
    • English
    • Filipino
    Work Experience
    • Legal Counsel, Citra Metro Manila Tollways Corporation, 2013-2014
    • Associate, Quisumbing Torres Law Offices (Baker & McKenzie Member Firm), 2010-2012
    Practice Areas
    • Corporate and Commercial (Commercial Law)
    • Energy (Oil and Gas, Renewable Energy, Regulatory Approvals)
    • Mergers and Acquisitions (Mergers / Corporate Reorganizations, Joint Ventures)
    • Infrastructure (Roads and Tollways, Engineering, Procurement and Construction)
    • Dispute Resolution (Litigation)
  • Camille Alison D. Lim
    Bar Qualifications

    2011, Philippines

    Education
    • Ateneo de Manila University School of Law (Juris Doctor, 2010)
    • University of Asia and the Pacific (B.A. Major in Humanities with Professional Certificate in Political Economy, 2006)
    Professional Associations

    Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Quezon City Chapter

    Languages
    • English
    • Filipino
    Work Experience
    • Salvador and Associates , 2010-2014
    Practice Areas
    • Corporate and Commercial (Commercial Law)
    • Energy (Oil and Gas, Renewable Energy, Regulatory Approvals)
    • Mergers and Acquisitions (Mergers / Corporate Reorganizations, Joint Ventures, Strategic Investments and Acquisitions, Securities)
    • Infrastructure (Engineering, Procurement and Construction, Contract Administration)