Firm Profile > Ortega Bacorro Odulio Calma & Carbonell > Manila, Philippines

Ortega Bacorro Odulio Calma & Carbonell
5TH AND 6TH FLOORS, ALPAP I BUILDING
140 LP LEVISTE STREET, SALCEDO VILLAGE
MAKATI CITY 1227, METRO MANILA
Philippines

Intellectual property Tier 1

IP is one of the key focus areas at mid-sized firm Ortega Bacorro Odulio Calma & Carbonell, which has a long history in the Philippines market. Its clients - many of which have been working the firm for several decades - seek the team's advice and representation in anti-counterfeiting measures, trade mark opposition and prosecution and patent litigation. Among its clients is Emperador Distillers; Roane Lopez and senior associate Ruby Ann Jalit assist the brandy maker in cross-border trademark transactions, oppositions, and registrations, often working with correspondents from the EU, the US, UK, Africa and Southeast Asia. As part of the firm's move towards full automation of its systems, it utilises specialised management software for its case files and IP work, increasing its efficiency in this space.

Practice head(s):

Renato Calma; Roane Lopez

Other key lawyers:

Patrick Espiritu; Rodmel Bautista; Ruby Ann Jalit

Key clients

GlaxoSmithKline

Bayer

Takeda

NBA Properties

Takeda

Lincoln Electric

The Harris Group

Emperador Distillers

Samsung Electronics

Emperador Distillers

Shipping Tier 2

Ortega Bacorro Odulio Calma & Carbonell has a strong focus on maritime law, advising shipowners and shipping companies on wet and dry shipping matters, both contentious and non-contentious. Elizer Odulio specialises in labour law and often advises the firm's maritime-sector clients (and others) on employment matters. Pedro Carbonell, Benjamin Bacorro and Gregorio Ortega are key practitioners.

Dispute resolution Tier 3

Ortega Bacorro Odulio Calma & Carbonell has particular specialisms in IP and shipping. Many of its key clients are longstanding, though it continues to expand its client base with new clients in various industries. Highlights for the dispute resolution practice included acting for broadsheet the Philippine Daily Inquirer, which is of nationwide circulation, in cases filed against it for libel; Fortunato Pagdanganan, who was recently promoted to partner, led on the case.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Carbonell

Other key lawyers:

Fortunato Pagdanganan; Benjamin Bacorro; Elizer Odulio

Key clients

GlaxoSmithKline

Bayer

Takeda

NBA Properties

Takeda

Lincoln Electric

The Harris Group

Emperador Distillers

Samsung Electronics

Emperador Distillers

Corporate and M&A Tier 4

Ortega Bacorro Odulio Calma & Carbonell's primary focus areas are shipping and intellectual property, though it is also equipped to provide corporate and commercial law advice to its clients, and it also handles cross-border M&A. The firm maintains longstanding relationships with its clients, many of which have been seeking the firm's advice and representation for several decades. In corporate and M&A, Renato Calma is the name to note.

Practice head(s):

Renato Calma

Other key lawyers:

Roane Lopez; Virna Caringal-Divino

Key clients

Glaxo SmithKline

Bayer

Takeda

NBA Properties

Takeda

Lincoln Electric

The Harris Group

Emperador Distillers

Samsung Electronics

Emperador Distillers

Department Name Email Telephone
Labour Gregorio F Ortega
Labour Elizer A Odulio
Admiralty Gregorio F Ortega
Admiralty Benjamin T Bacorro
Admiralty Pedro M Carbonell II
Admiralty Ferdinand G Domasing
Intellectual property Renato G Calma
Intellectual property Roane Alfredo P Lopez III
Intellectual property Virna Emeline C Divino
Corporate/foreign investments Renato G Calma
Taxation, estates and trusts Gregorio F Ortega
Taxation, estates and trusts Renato G Calma
Taxation, estates and trusts Virna Emeline C Divino
Civil and criminal litigation Gregorio F Ortega
Civil and criminal litigation Pedro M Carbonell II
Civil and criminal litigation Ferdinand G Domasing
Civil and criminal litigation Virna Emeline C Divino
Aviation Gregorio F Ortega
Aviation Pedro M Carbonell II
Aviation Ferdinand G Domasing
Banking and finance Gregorio F Ortega
Banking and finance Renato G Calma
Mining Gregorio F Ortega
Mining Benjamin T Bacorro
Mining Renato G Calma
Number of lawyers : 25
English
Filipino
International Trade Mark Association
Association Internationale Pour la Protection de la Propriété Industrielle
Asian Patent Attorneys Association
Philippine-American Chamber of Commerce (New York)
Licensing Executives Society International
American and European Chambers of Commerce of the Philippines
Maritime Law Association of the Philippines