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Ramon Quisumbing

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Ramon Quisumbing is the managing partner of Quisumbing Torres. He is a member of the Dispute Resolution Practice Group and the Services (including Outsourcing) Industry Group of the firm.


Ramon has represented numerous multinational companies, including AT&T, The Dow Chemical Company, Cisco, Budget Rental, Occidental Chemical, Taisei, TeleTech, Agilent, Steelcase and Intel.  His practice focuses on litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and international arbitration. He handles commercial, civil and appellate litigation. Representative Legal Matters: 1) Represents two of the world's leading chemical companies in several cases filed by many thousands of banana plantation workers for the sterility they allegedly suffered from certain pesticides, which together constitute possibly the biggest damages/tort suits ever filed in the Philippines. 2) Represents a Philippine subsidiary of a European sheet metals, industrial equipment and tools manufacturing company in a lease dispute with the owner-lessor of eight buildings leased by the client for its manufacturing plant. 3) Represents and advises an international insurance brokering and financial services corporation based in the UK in litigation against a Philippine government-owned and controlled corporation to enforce a reinsurance agreement. 4) Advises and represents an American multinational oil and gas exploration and production company in a suit filed by an international environmental organization before the Commission on Human Rights, seeking to hold many of the world's largest oil, coal, cement, and mining companies liable for climate change-caused damages supposedly arising out of their carbon emissions. 5) Represents the executors of a decedent's estate in the probate of a foreign will and assist in the ancillary administration of properties in the Philippines. 6) Represents private individuals in intestate proceedings and the administration of estates and real properties.


Trained Philippines and United States; qualified Philippines 1991; New York/United States 1986; Virginia/United States 1980; District of Columbia/United States 1979. In 1988, Baker & McKenzie’s member firm (then called Guerrero & Torres) merged with the local law firm N.J. Quisumbing & Associates, to form Quisumbing Torres and Evangelista. Mr Quisumbing came in as a lateral partner in the same year, and became an international partner in July 1991. Presently, Mr Quisumbing leads the firm as its managing partner.


English; Filipino.


Member, Integrated Bar of the Philippines; Member, New York State Bar Association; Member, American Bar Association; Member, International Bar Association


University of South Florida (1976 BS); Georgetown University (1979 JD).


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Ramon Quisumbing - Quisumbing Torres

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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