Quisumbing Torres

Philippines

Address:
12th Floor, One/NEO Building, 26th Street corner 3rd Avenue,
Crescent Park West, Bonifacio Global City
Taguig City
Philippines
1634

+ 63 2 8819 4700

+ 63 2 8816 0083


Key contacts:

Managing Partner: Ramon Quisumbing
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Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 56
Network memberships: Quisumbing Torres is a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International
Languages: English, Filipino


For more than five decades, QT has helped top multinational and domestic companies drive their growth in the country. The firm provides global reach with deep local roots, seamlessly delivering exceptional and effective legal advice and assistance to clients across borders.

With a team of more than 50 Philippine lawyers, we are a full-service firm advising clients in the Banking & Finance, Corporate & Commercial, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Immigration, Intellectual Property, and Tax practices.

In addition, our lawyers specialize in various industries, including the following:

  • Consumer Goods & Retail
  • Energy, Mining & Infrastructure
  • Financial Institutions
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials, Manufacturing & Transportation
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Practice areas

  • Administrative and regulatory
  • Appellate
  • Civil litigation
  • Commercial and transactions
  • Commercial arbitration
  • Competition/antitrust
  • Corporate governance
  • Criminal
  • Financial services regulatory : Contentious
  • Healthcare
  • Insolvency
  • Intellectual property
  • International arbitration
  • Labour and employment
  • Litigation
  • Mass Tort
  • Patent contentious
  • Personal injury
  • Plaintiff/claimant
  • Privacy and data protection
  • Product liability and recall
  • Tax
  • Trade and customs
  • Trade mark contentious
  • Trusts and estates
  • White-collar crime

 

Sector expertise:

  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Construction and materials
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Food and beverage
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Manufacturing, Logistics, Chemical and Plastics
  • Mining
  • Natural resources
  • Oil and gas
  • Pharma and life sciences
  • Real estate
  • Social infrastructure
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Transport
  • Utilities

Dispute Resolution and Litigation Arbitration
Donemark Calimon
Partner and Head
donemark.calimon@quisumbingtorres.com

Recent case highlights:
We are assisting a Philippine subsidiary of one of the world's leading cement suppliers in a commercial arbitration under the Rules of the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. The case involves the termination of a Port Services Agreement by the client. We were instructed by the client to represent it in Emergency Arbitration proceedings against the counter-party. The value of the dispute is around PhP1.8 Billion.

We obtained a favorable decision from the Emergency Arbitrator on behalf of the client. The Emergency Arbitrator issued an emergency award revoking a PhP1.8 Billion garnishment issued by the court against the client. However, the court refused to lift the garnishment on the basis of the emergency award. A related application for interim measure, which could modify or affirm the emergency award, is pending with the Arbitral Tribunal.

The issue of whether the Emergency Arbitrator can revoke a court-issued garnishment is novel and will likely reach the Supreme Court.”

Labour and Employment
Kenneth Chua
Partner and Head
kenneth.chua@quisumbingtorres.com

Recent case highlights:
We represent a global financial services company against the monetary claim of one of its most senior officers in the Philippines. The outcome of the litigation may impact other employees who are observing the progress of such litigation.


Intellectual Property
Bienvenido Marquez III
Partner and Head
bienvenido.marquez@quisumbingtorres.com

Recent case highlights:
Successfully assisted a multinational company engaged in the design, manufacture, and distribution of fashion, luxury, and sport eyewear products in investigation and subsequent enforcement/raid against ten establishments owned by six related entities in Manila that are engaged in the large-scale and widespread sale and distribution in the Philippines of counterfeit eyewear products bearing our client’s trademarks and designs. The raids resulted in the seizure of 323,141 pairs of counterfeit eyewear products with an estimated value of USD 31,350 million, one of the largest seizures that our client has had in the past few years.


Tax
Dennis Dimagiba
Partner and Head
dennis.dimagiba@quisumbingtorres.com

Recent case highlights:
We advise and assist one of the largest multinational pharmaceutical companies in contesting a tax assessment relating to the sale of the shares of stock of a subsidiary, involving the difficult issue of valuation of shares.