Practice Areas: General Corporate and Commercial Law, Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution, Litigation and Mergers and Acquisitions.
Tess De la Rosa is special counsel for the Firm whose practice currently focuses on general corporate and commercial law, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, litigation, and mergers and acquisitions.
Prior to joining the Firm, Tess had extensive law practice in a firm with prime focus on litigation in the fields of civil, criminal, family, corporate, labor, special proceedings, and land registration. After a stint of more than five years in a law firm, she became an industrial partner in another law firm where she primarily handled litigation in civil, criminal, family law, construction arbitration, and land registration. She also handled corporate, property and international commercial law, dealing with all aspects of organizing corporations, joint ventures and other commercial arrangements. She also deals with partnerships, structuring and registering foreign investments, together with negotiating and documenting commercial transactions. She is also experienced in the field of taxation law, specifically dealing with all matters involving real property, share conveyancing, and intellectual property law. She likewise handles dealing with all aspects of protecting patents, trademarks and copyrights, and the licensing, sale or transfer of technology.
In the field of Commercial and Construction Arbitration, Tess represented a real estate developer in an arbitration dispute involving a multi-million amount against a foreign-owned contractor for specific performance of the latter's obligations under the relevant agreement. She likewise represented a joint-venture developer in an arbitration dispute involving a multi-million claim against an insurance company as a guarantee of the sub-contractor's performance under the relevant agreement. She also represented a domestic contractor in an arbitration dispute involving a multi-million claim against an insurance company for specific performance of the latter's obligations under the relevant agreement. She assisted Jorge Melo in representing a domestic mining company in an arbitration dispute involving USD 9.3 million enjoining the company from rescinding the relevant agreement despite the breach committed by the other party. She is likewise a trained arbitrator by the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center.
She earned her Bachelor of Laws Degree from the San Beda College of Law and her Bachelor of Arts Major in Behavioral Science from the University of Sto. Tomas.