Commercial Arbitration & ADR
In today’s challenging business environment, efficient and expeditious ways to resolve legal disputes are a must. Our lawyers employ creative, innovative ways to settle controversies without the attendant cost of litigation.
Currently, the Firm has established a thriving practice in international commercial arbitration, domestic arbitration, and construction industry arbitration, where it has represented international and local clients in global disputes involving mining, retail, construction, financial/capital markets, and shareholders rights.
Our Firm was engaged by the National Irrigation Authority to act as their local counsel in an USD 800 million case filed by a power provider. The case involved a dispute over the rate of return provisions of the agreement. The engagement required us to work with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, a leading international law firm based in the United Kingdom. As the contract was governed by Philippine law, we advised Freshfields on different aspects of local law, including civil law and contract law principles.
The Firm was engaged as Philippine counsel of the Metro Manila Sewerage System in an arbitration proceeding with Maynilad Water Services, Inc. , one of the concessionaires of the biggest water privatization project in the world. The Firm acted as local counterpart to Allen and Overy, a UK law firm, under the direct supervision of the Office of the Government Corporate Counsel.