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SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

SYCIPLAW CENTER, 105 PASEO DE ROXAS, 1226 MAKATI CITY, METRO MANILA 1226, PHILIPPINES
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Work +63 2 982 3700
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Cebu, Davao, Manila, Subic Bay Freeport Zone

Ricardo Ma. Palma Gil Ongkiko

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SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Work Department

Litigation and Arbitration.

Position

Ricardo Ma. P.G. Ongkiko is a partner in SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan. He heads the firm's Litigation Department and is a member of its Executive Committee. His practice areas include international and domestic arbitration, construction arbitration, mediation, civil and commercial litigation, corporation law, and contract law.

He has handled and tried a broad range of cases involving contract disputes, corporate restructuring and arbitration, debt recovery, infrastructure and engineering disputes, intra-corporate controversies, insurance cases, and tort. He also has extensive experience in international and domestic arbitration dealing with commercial and construction disputes. Mr. Ongkiko has also provided corporate compliance services, having served as director and corporate secretary of several corporations.

Career

Mr. Ongkiko entered SyCipLaw as a legal assistant in November 1988 after taking the Philippine Bar. He became junior associate in 1989 after he passed the Philippine Bar.

He worked briefly with Kinsella Boesch Fujikawa & Towle Law Offices (Los Angeles) as a foreign attorney in 1992 after his graduate studies, before returning to SyCipLaw. He was promoted to senior associate in 1994 and was admitted into the partnership in 1997.

Mr. Ongkiko is a contributor to several publications, including the Philippine Chapters of Herbert Smith’s Guide to Dispute Resolution in Asia, Norton Rose’s Arbitration in Asia, and Kluwer Law International’s International Civil Procedure. He was co-author of the Philippine Chapters of Getting the Deal Through: Restructuring & Insolvency 2012, Aspatore, Inc.’s Winning Legal Strategies: International Litigation: A Country-By-Country Look at Negotiations, Trials, and Successful Dispute Resolution in Major Markets Around the Globe, Global White Page Section’s The Asia-Pacific Restructuring and Insolvency Guide 2006, and Multilaw and Oceana Publication’s Digest of Commercial Laws of the World.

Languages

English, Filipino, and Basic Mandarin.

Member

Mr. Ongkiko is a member of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (East Asia Branch) and the Makati Chapter of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, where he was director from 1997 to 1999 and secretary from 1999 to 2001. He is a trustee, vice president for development, and accredited arbitrator of the Philippine Institute of Arbitrators, and a trustee, assistant corporate secretary, and accredited arbitrator of the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. He is a member of the Philippine Institute of Construction Arbitrators and Mediators, and an accredited arbitrator of the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission. He is also a Philippine Supreme Court-accredited mediator for the Philippine Court of Appeals.

Education

Mr. Ongkiko earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics (1984, magna cum laude) and Bachelor of Laws (1988, cum laude, class salutatorian) degrees from the University of the Philippines. He earned his Master of Laws (1992) from the University of Michigan.

Leisure

Mr. Ongkiko loves to play golf in his free time.


Philippines

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Ricardo Ongkiko heads the ‘excellent’ dispute resolution practice at SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, with strong support from Emmanuel Lombos and Carlos Lopez. The team provides ‘impressive legal analysis and strategic thinking’, with particular expertise in civil, criminal and administrative litigation. Most recently, it successfully defended PLDT in a high-value landmark Supreme Court case on ownership of public utilities.

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Legal Developments by:
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  • Lexology Aviation Navigator: Philippines

    The Philippine section of the Lexology Aviation Navigator is now online. The section was contributed by SyCipLaw partners Imelda A. Manguiat and Carina C. Laforteza, with support from senior associate Bhong Paulo A. Macasaet and associate Ma. Luisa D. Manalaysay-Sabornay . The chapter answers key questions on the regulatory framework, air carrier operations, consumer protection and liability, aircraft, accidents, airports, competition issues, dispute resolution, and recent developments and trends.
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  • Lexology Aviation Navigator: Philippines

    The Philippine section of the Lexology Aviation Navigator is now online. The section was contributed by SyCipLaw partners Imelda A. Manguiat and Carina C. Laforteza, with support from senior associate Bhong Paulo A. Macasaet and associate Ma. Luisa D. Manalaysay-Sabornay . The chapter answers key questions on the regulatory framework, air carrier operations, consumer protection and liability, aircraft, accidents, airports, competition issues, dispute resolution, and recent developments and trends.
  • Philippine Chapter of Getting the Deal Through: Cybersecurity 2018

    The Philippine chapter of the Getting the Deal Through: Cybersecurity 2018 was contributed by SyCipLaw partner Rose Marie M. King-Dominguez , with support from senior associate Ruben P. Acebedo II . The chapter provides answers to key questions on the legal framework, best practice, enforcement, threat detection and reporting, and update and trends.
  • Getting the Deal Through: Country Focus 2017 - Philippines

    The Philippine chapter of the Getting the Deal Through: Country Focus 2017 was contributed by SyCipLaw partners Hiyasmin H. Lapitan and Franco Aristotle G. Larcina , and associates Anna Teresita A. Marcelo and Michael Trance Joseph M. Nuñez . The chapter provides answers to key questions on the legal landscape of the Philippines, including information on the legal framework, dispute resolution structure, foreign investment and trade, regulators, compliance laws, business operations, employment and intellectual property regulations in the country, among other resources.
  • ALB: “Arbitration under the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission of the Philippines”

    The October 2017 issue of the Asian Legal Business (ALB) includes a Philippine regional update contributed by SyCipLaw partner Ronald Mark C. Lleno entitled, “Arbitration under the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission of the Philippines”. The article provides an overview on the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission (CIAC), its jurisdiction over construction disputes in the Philippines, and some of the issues concerning CIAC arbitration.
  • Getting the Deal Through: Enforcement of Foreign Judgments 2018

    The Philippine chapter of Getting the Deal Through: Enforcement of Foreign Judgments 2018 was contributed by SyCipLaw partner Ricardo Ma. P.G. Ongkiko and associates Anthony Raphael V. Jacoba and Trisha Beverly C. Flores. The chapter provides expert analysis of key issues relating to the enforcement of foreign judgments. Topics covered include: treaties, regulations and conventions, limitation periods, types of enforceable order, competent courts, defenses, judicial requirements and procedures, significance of the enforcing jurisdiction’s public policy to the enforcement of foreign judgments, awards and enforcement process.
  • ALB: “Health is Wealth”

    The October 2017 issue of the Asian Legal Business (ALB) includes a Philippine regional update contributed by SyCipLaw partner Ronald Mark C. Lleno entitled, “Arbitration under the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission of the Philippines”. The article provides an overview on the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission (CIAC), its jurisdiction over construction disputes in the Philippines, and some of the issues concerning CIAC arbitration.
  • SyCipLaw TMT Bulletin: “More Philippine Data Privacy Act: Are you Ready for Phase II?”

    Controllers and processors who have completed Phase I registration with the National Privacy Commission (NPC) will now have to gear up for Phase II. Phase II involves providing the NPC certain information on the organization’s compliance with the Data Privacy Act (DPA).
  • Getting the Deal Through: Appeals 2017

    The Philippine chapter of Getting the Deal Through: Appeals 2017 was contributed by SyCipLaw partner Ramon G. Songco and associate Kathleen Kay A. de Guzman . The chapter provides key insight into the appellate stage of dispute resolution in the Philippines.
  • The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Patents 2018

    The Philippine chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Patents 2018 was contributed by SyCipLaw partners Enrique T. Manuel and Vida M. Panganiban-Alindogan . The chapter answers key questions on patent enforcement, patent amendment, licensing, patent term extension, patent prosecution and opposition, border control measures, and antitrust laws and inequitable conduct. It also gives an overview on current patent developments in the country.
  • IBA Taxes Committee: “Developments in Philippine Tax Laws and Regulations”

    The International Bar Association’s (IBA) Taxes Committee published its annual update on tax developments by jurisdiction for 2017. The 2017 update includes a Philippine report by SyCipLaw partner Hiyasmin H. Lapitan entitled “Developments in Philippine Tax Laws and Regulations”. The Philippine report summarizes recent updates related to tax treaty relief, passed-on gross receipts tax, alternative modes of paying taxes, reduction of real property tax on independent power producers, and case law, as well as upcoming tax reform developments.