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

Philippines > Intellectual property Tier 1

Ortega Bacorro Odulio Calma & Carbonell, the oldest law firm in continuous existence in the Philippines, has a long history of advising major brands on the establishment and protection of intellectual property rights, in particular patents and trade marks. Many of the firm's clients are household names in their sectors; for example, the group registers and maintains the names of all the teams in the NBA and implements anti-counterfeiting measures to guard against unauthorised distributors. Renato Calma, Roane Lopez and Virna Emeline Caringal-Divino are the key practitioners and all handle non-contentious and disputes work.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Bayer

Takeda

Lincoln Electric

The Harris Group

Emperador Distillers

Samsung

NBA Properties, Inc.

President and Fellows of Harvard College

Philippines > Shipping Tier 2

Ortega Bacorro Odulio Calma & Carbonell's admiralty and maritime department acts for clients before courts and administrative or governmental agencies in matters relating to collision, vessel arrest, smuggling and pollution. Pedro Carbonell is a litigation specialist and is well regarded for his work in cargo and crew claims. Founding partner Benjamin Bacorro remains a key practitioner; his practice also extends to intellectual property matters.

Key clients

P & I Clubs based in UK and Asia

Eastern Mediterranean Manning Agency

Grace Marine Shipping Agencies

C-Man Maritime, Inc.

TCM Tsakos Maritime Philippines, Inc.

Fil-Star Maritime Corporation

88 Aces Maritime Services, Inc.

SITC Container Lines Phils, Inc

Orient Overseas Container Line

COSCO Shipping Lines

Heung-A Shipping

Benline Agencies Phils., Inc.

Philhua Shipping, Inc.

Wallem Philippines Shipping, Inc.

One Stop Logistics Solutions

Lorenzo Shipping Corp.

Fil-Pride Shipping, Inc.

Malayan Towage & Salvage Corporation

Philippines > Dispute resolution Tier 3

One of the oldest firms in the Philippines, Ortega Bacorro Odulio Calma & Carbonell has a strong reputation for acting for local companies and individuals in a variety of disputes, most particularly those relating to shipping and intellectual property. A recent highlight was representing an individual in a dispute in the Supreme Court against a bank regarding the cancellation of a contract of sale on the grounds of fraud. Founding partner Benjamin Bacorro specialises in maritime law in addition to criminal litigation. Pedro Carbonell is noted for cargo and crew claims

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Del Monte

Insular Oil Corporation

Petro Gazz

Ram Foods

Orica Explosives

Western Shipping

Inter-Argo Ph., Inc

Quadra Commodities S.A

Camel Appliances

Samsung Electronics

Philippines > Corporate and M&A Tier 4

Ortega Bacorro Odulio Calma & Carbonell provides corporate advice to clients from the maritime, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, and chemical sectors. A particular specialism is corporate compliance work and the group regularly reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission on behalf of its clients. Renato Calma, Aleli Militsala Boniol and Virna Emeline Caringal-Divino lead the team.

Key clients

3M

Del Monte Philippines, Inc.

Amkor Technology Philippines Inc.

Golden Arches Development Corporation

ISS GMT (GLOBAL MARINE TRAVEL)

Stamm International

Rainphil

Samsung Electro Mechanics Philippines Corporation

SITC CONTAINER LINES Philippines, Inc.

88 ACES MARITIME SERVICES, INC.

BUSINESS COLLEGE ATHENS (BCA)

Infineum Singapore Pte Ltd

SumikaChemical Analysis Service, Ltd.

TCM Tsakos Maritime Philippines, Inc.

C-man Maritime, Inc.

Inter orient Maritime Enterprises, Inc.

Fil-Star Maritime Corporation

The firm has the distinction of being the oldest law firm in continuous existence in the Philippines. It was established in the Philippines in 1901 by American law practitioners when the Philippines was ceded over to the United States by Spain.

The firm has a diversified general law practice and corresponds with leading law firms in major cities of the world.  It handles all aspects of corporate, commercial and international business transactions, protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights, licensing and technology transfers, civil and criminal litigation, admiralty, labor-management relations, and taxation.  It also acts as legal adviser to the American, British, German, Swedish, and Greek  Embassies in the Philippines.

The firm’s partners are supported by associates and assistants, technical consultants and administrative and secretarial staff.  Each case or assignment is handled by a team supervised by a partner.  If required by the nature, magnitude and complexity of the work, more than one partner or team may be involved.  Every client has access to a partner for advice on urgent matters.

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Labour Gregorio F Ortega gregorio.ortega@ocbocc.com
Labour Elizer A Odulio elizer.odulio@ocbocc.com
Admiralty Gregorio F Ortega gregorio.ortega@ocbocc.com
Admiralty Benjamin T Bacorro benjamin.bacorro@ocbocc.com
Admiralty Pedro M Carbonell II pedro.carbonell@ocbocc.com
Admiralty Ferdinand G Domasing ferdinand.domasing@ocbocc.com
Admiralty Fortunato C Pagdanganan fortunato.pagdanganan@ocbocc.com
Intellectual property Renato G Calma renato.calma@ocbocc.com
Intellectual property Roane Alfredo P Lopez III roane.lopez@ocbocc.com
Intellectual property Virna Emeline C Divino virna.divino@ocbocc.com
Corporate Renato G Calma renato.calma@ocbocc.com
Corporate Roane Alfredo P Lopez III roane.lopez@ocbocc.com
Corporate Aleli Militsala T Boniol aleli.boniol@ocbocc.com
Taxation, estates and trusts Gregorio F Ortega gregorio.ortega@ocbocc.com
Taxation, estates and trusts Renato G Calma renato.calma@ocbocc.com
Taxation, estates and trusts Virna Emeline C Divino virna.divino@ocbocc.com
Taxation, estates and trusts Aleli Militsala T Boniol aleli.boniol@ocbocc.com
Civil and criminal litigation Gregorio F Ortega gregorio.ortega@ocbocc.com
Civil and criminal litigation Pedro M Carbonell II pedro.carbonell@ocbocc.com
Civil and criminal litigation Ferdinand G Domasing ferdinand.domasing@ocbocc.com
Civil and criminal litigation Virna Emeline C Divino virna.divino@ocbocc.com
Civil and criminal litigation Fortunato C Pagdanganan fortunato.pagdanganan@ocbocc.com
Aviation Gregorio F Ortega gregorio.ortega@ocbocc.com
Aviation Pedro M Carbonell II pedro.carbonell@ocbocc.com
Aviation Ferdinand G Domasing ferdinand.domasing@ocbocc.com
Banking and finance Gregorio F Ortega gregorio.ortega@ocbocc.com
Banking and finance Renato G Calma renato.calma@ocbocc.com
Mining Gregorio F Ortega gregorio.ortega@ocbocc.com
Mining Benjamin T Bacorro benjamin.bacorro@ocbocc.com
Mining Renato G Calma renato.calma@ocbocc.com
Number of lawyers : 25
English
Filipino
International Trade Mark Association
Association Internationale Pour la Protection de la Propri?t? 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