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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 Group.


Miguel Antonio’s practice includes immigration, commercial, criminal and administrative litigation, arbitration, anti-bribery and anti-corruption compliance. With 16 years of experience, he has represented and advised various global and local clients in these areas. He has given various lectures on the subject of immigration law, remedial law, and anti-bribery and anti-corruption compliance.

Representative matters:

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.

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.

Advise and represent a leading manufacturer of construction equipment as lead counsel, in connection with its finance lease agreements, securities agreements, and claims against customers arising from such agreements.

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.

Assist an American money transfer and payment services provider in several criminal cases involving fraud, data privacy and identity theft.

Advise and represent a multinational distributor of food and health supplements in a criminal case for misappropriation of company assets against a former employee of the client.

Act as lead defense counsel for a leading advertising agency in harassment criminal cases filed against company executives.

Defend the local entity of a global outsourcing company in an investigation 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.

Assist and represent the Philippines-based call center subsidiary of a US-based international apparel company in reporting and initiating an investigation with the Bureau of Immigration, regarding the filing of fraudulent and falsified immigration applications under the name of the client.


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.


  • Co-author, "Philippine Chapter: Class Actions Navigator", Baker McKenzie (2017)
  • Co-author, "Primer on Immigration to the Philippines", Quisumbing Torres (2017)


English; Filipino.


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


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


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Quisumbing Torres¬†advises international clients on arbitration, commercial litigation, corporate and intra-corporate disputes, civil litigation and corporate compliance. Clients include Consolidated Iron Sands, Pilipinas Shell Petroleum and Publicis Groupe. Donemark Calimon¬†and Ramon Quisumbing¬†head the team with support from¬†Miguel Galvez¬†and associate Anna Calsado-Amoroso. Jay Santiago, who has ‚Äėexcellent writing skills and is easily accessible‚Äô, re-joined the firm as a senior associate. The team provides ‚Äėtop-notch legal advice‚Äô and has ‚Äėgreat response times‚Äô.

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Within: Leading individuals

Miguel Galvez - Quisumbing Torres

Within: Immigration

The ‚Äėhighly recommended‚Äô practice at¬†Quisumbing Torres¬†is ‚Äėknowledgeable about the legal requirements of work permit and visa applications for foreign nationals‚Äô. It is adept at obtaining visas for expatriates as well as offshore work permits and visa applications for foreign nationals who are classified as restricted. The firm advises a variety of large multinationals, domestic companies and individuals.¬†Miguel Galvez¬†is the key practitioner.

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