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Miguel Galvez

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Miguel Antonio Galvez is the head of Quisumbing Torres’ Immigration Practice Group and a member of the Dispute Resolution Practice


Miguel’s practice includes immigration, commercial, criminal and administrative litigation, arbitration, anti-bribery and anti-corruption compliance. With 15 years of experience, he has represented and advised various global and local clients in these areas. He has given various lectures in Mandatory Continuing Legal Education courses on the subject of immigration and remedial law. He has also lectured on the subject of anti-bribery and anti-corruption compliance. Representative Legal Matters: 1) Advise and represent a Spanish multinational company engaged in oil and gas exploration and production in a suit filed by an international environmental non-government agency before the Commission on Human Rights. 2) Advise and represent two major international chemical companies in torts suits filed by banana plantation owners, which together possibly constitute the biggest damages/tort suits ever filed in the Philippines. 3) Lead counsel for a leading manufacturer of construction equipment in several cases against non-paying customers. 4) Advise and represent a local paper manufacturer in a high value insurance litigation case involving a machinery breakdown against several insurance companies. 5) Act as lead defense counsel for a leading advertising agency in harassment criminal cases filed against company executives. 6) Represent the Philippine subsidiary of a global supplier of automotive products in civil and criminal cases against a former executive involving misappropriated company assets and disclosure of company secrets. 7) Defend the local entity of a global telemarketing and outsourcing company in an investigation led by government agencies involving fraudulent work visa applications that were filed under the client's name, by persons who were not the client's employees.


Trained Philippines; qualified 2002; Mr Galvez has been with the firm since 2002; junior associate in the dispute resolution practice group; promoted to partner in 2012; head of the firm’s immigration practice group.


English; Filipino.


Member, Integrated Bar of the Philippines; Member and Accredited Arbitrator, Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc.; Member, Immigration Lawyers Association of the Philippines; Member, International Bar Association


Ateneo de Manila University (1997 AB Philosophy); Ateneo de Manila University (2001 JD).


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

The dispute resolution team at Quisumbing Torres acts in arbitration proceedings, commercial disputes and civil and administrative litigation, representing clients such as Uber Systems, UHS Essential Health Philippines and Publicis Groupe. The key partners within the practice are Donemark Calimon, Ramon Quisumbing, Rodrigo Quimbo, Miguel Galvez and Mia Imperial.

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Miguel Galvez - Quisumbing Torres

Within: Immigration

Miguel Galvez leads the ‚Äėhighly recommended‚Äô immigration practice at Quisumbing Torres, which has expertise in, among other issues, visa and permit applications, dual citizenship matters, and blacklisting and deportation proceedings. The ‚Äėefficient‚Äô and ‚Äėhighly knowledgeable‚Äô team regularly advises notable domestic and international clients, for example Apple Computer South Asia.

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