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Mia Carmela Imperial

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Mia Imperial is a partner in Quisumbing Torres' Dispute Resolution Practice Group. She heads the Restructuring & Insolvency Focus Group and is a member of the Competition Focus Group.


Mia handles restructuring and insolvency litigation; intra-corporate disputes; regulatory proceedings; competition law enforcement and litigation; criminal and cybercrime litigation; and anti-corruption compliance and governance matters. Aviation, energy/infrastructure, healthcare, consumer goods are among the industries that Mia represents. Representative Legal Matters: 1) Advise and represent a multinational company engaged in equipment engineering, and an international diversified commodities merchandising and trading company, both unsecured creditors of an insolvent Philippine fertilizer manufacturing company, in corporate rehabilitation/restructuring proceedings before the Philippine courts in September 2015. 2) Represent a global healthcare company in three administrative proceedings before the Food and Drug Administration, all of which target one of the client’s key products (dengue vaccine). 3) In collaboration with another Philippine law firm, assist a US-based financial services company in a raid conducted by the National Bureau of Investigation’s Anti-Organized and Transnational Crime Division on its Philippine branch and caused the dismissal of criminal charges for securities fraud filed against the company's employees. 4) Assist a leading provider of motor oil and automotive lubricants in connection with the Department of Trade and Industry Fair Trade and Enforcement Bureau’s enforcement action and complaint against supposed products in the Philippine market violating safety standards. 5) Defend a fashion and fragrance business based in Spain, and a German manufacturer of optical systems, industrial measurements and medical devices against their Philippine distributors' claims in relation to the termination of their Distribution Agreements. 6) Defend a multinational company engaged in oil and gas exploration and production against a complaint filed by an international environmental non-government agency with the Commission on Human Rights, in relation to the supposed impact of carbon emissions on climate change. 7) Advise and represent a China-based developer and supplier of electric power equipment on various EPC issues in several solar power plant projects in the Philippines. 8) Represent one of the world's largest anti-slavery not-for-profit organization, on pro bono basis,  in several retaliatory suits filed by suspected human traffickers. 


Trained Philippines; qualified 2000; apprenticeship at Sycip Salazar Gatmaitan & Hernandez 1997; law clerk/associate Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon & San Jose 1999-2000; joined Quisumbing Torres in mid-2000, and rose to senior associate; engaged in private entrepreneurial ventures from January 2011 to July 2012; before re-joining Quisumbing Torres in 2015, worked for the Office of the General Counsel of the Asian Development Bank and as corporate counsel for a US-based management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company; partner Quisumbing Torres 2015.


English; Filipino.


Member, Integrated Bar of the Philippines;  Director, Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Makati Chapter; Trained Arbitrator, Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc.; Member, Ateneo Human Rights Center; Member, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Member, European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines; Member, International Bar Association


Ateneo de Manila University (J.D. with Honors) (1999);  Ateneo de Manila University (A.B. Philosophy) (1994)


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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