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Del Rosario & Del Rosario Offices
14TH FLOOR, DELROSARIOLAW CENTRE, 21ST DRIVE CORNER 20TH DRIVE
BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY
1630 TAGUIG, METRO MANILA
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Philippines > Shipping Tier 1Del Rosario & Del Rosario acts for multinational shipping clients on controversies involving labour, personal injury, and vessel arrests as well as ship finance, sale, and purchase documentation. The firm has extensive experience advising ship owners on sinking and wreck removal following natural disasters such as typhoon Quinta which caused the destruction of MV St. Nuriel and St. Dominic. The team advised on various liability and wreck removal issues arising from the sinking of the two vessels in the vicinity of a private port in Batangas. Arturo Del Rosario co-manages the practice with Ruben Del Rosario who specialises in maritime law and is the former charter president of the Philippine Maritime Voluntary Arbitrators Association. Joseph Rebano is another notable name.
Other key lawyers:
- Advised MV Vienna Wood N and its insurers, handled administrative investigation and criminal prosecutions of all crew members and negotiated settlement with colliding vessel and heirs of missing 16 Filipino fishermen presumed dead.
- Enforced maritime lien against MV Bourbon docked at the port of Manila.
- Advised on sinking and wreck removal of MV St. Nuriel and St. Dominic in Batangas due to typhoon Quinta in October 2020.
Del Rosario & Del Rosario > Firm Profile
The firm: The Philippine maritime industry is a dynamic and ever-growing business in which DelRosarioLaw has played, and continues to play, a major part. The firm acts for multinational shipping clients on controversies involving labour, personal injury, vessel arrest, collisions, salvage, oil pollution, damage/loss of cargoes, bunker claims, charter party/bill of lading disputes, protection and indemnity (P&I), hull and machinery (H&M) and freight demurrage and defence (FD&D) work, ship finance, sale and purchase documentation, registrations, management and crewing.
Co-managing partner Ruben T Del Rosario, former charter president of the Philippine Maritime Voluntary Arbitrators Association, is regularly invited to speak at national and international fora on issues related to amendments to the standard terms and conditions of the POEA contract and other matters relating to Filipino crew claims.
DelRosarioLaw’s labour practice acts on a full range of matters involving Filipino seafarers’ claims and industrial relations disputes. With Filipinos making up over 25% of all seafarers worldwide, labour claims and suits for death, disability, illness, illegal dismissal and other related claims are significant.
DelRosarioLaw represents, among others, the International Group of P&I Clubs as well as insurance companies and cruise lines.
In response to the growing needs of clients, Del Rosario Pandiphil, Inc, the firm’s paralegal affiliate, handles all seafarers’ medical claims. Del Rosario Pandiphil is also now the Philippine network partner of the Through Transport Club, the largest club for ship, terminal and depot operators, container lessors and freight forwarders, and is a member of, and insured with, the ITIC Club.
Areas of practice: The firm’s corporate practice has significantly grown in recent years to accommodate the increased business and outsourcing activities of its clients in the Philippines. These include direct foreign investments, company formations such as RO/ROHQ, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and general corporate work.
The firm’s tax and immigration practice has likewise grown to support the growing corporate clientele to ensure compliance with the ever-developing local regulatory environment.
Major international law firms regularly refer cases to DelRosarioLaw, trusting it to ably handle their representation in the Philippines. The litigation and dispute resolution practice of the firm continually expands to various fields of law to cope with the ever-expanding business concerns of its clients.
In recent years there has been a significant increase in matters pertaining to intellectual property. The firm’s IP clients include international giants Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Sony.
Co-managing partner Arturo T del Rosario Jr, besides specialising in maritime law, also holds the position of president of the International Property Association of the Philippines and spearheads DelRosarioLaw’s work covering trade mark and patent applications and disputes.
|Shipping and Admiralty||Arturo T Del Rosario Jr|
|Shipping and Admiralty||Ruben T Del Rosario|
|Shipping and Admiralty||Joseph Manolo R Rebano|
|Shipping and Admiralty||Pedrito I Faytaren Jr|
|Intellectual property||Arturo T Del Rosario Jr|
|Intellectual property||Catherine E Mangahas|
|Intellectual property||Aldrich C Del Rosario|
|Cargo claims and charter party||Joseph Manolo R Rebano|
|Cargo claims and charter party||Herbert A Tria|
|Cargo claims and charter party||Denise Luis B Cabanos|
|Corporate and commercial||Charles Jay D Dela Cruz|
|Corporate and commercial||Joseph Manolo R Rebano|
|Corporate and commercial||Saben C Loyola|
|Corporate and commercial||Ma Gina B Guinto|
|Transport||Herbert A Tria|
|Transport||Christian G Del Rosario|
|Transport||Ma Gina B Guinto|
|Labour and personal injury (includes Filipino crew claims)||Ruben T Del Rosario|
|Labour and personal injury (includes Filipino crew claims)||Arturo T Del Rosario Jr|
|Labour and personal injury (includes Filipino crew claims)||Charles Jay D Dela Cruz|
|Labour and personal injury (includes Filipino crew claims)||Joseph Manolo R Rebano|
|Labour and personal injury (includes Filipino crew claims)||Herbert A Tria|
|Litigation and dispute resolution||Arturo T Del Rosario Jr|
|Litigation and dispute resolution||Charles Jay D Dela Cruz|
|Litigation and dispute resolution||Pedrito I Faytaren Jr|
|Litigation and dispute resolution||Saben C Loyola|
|Insurance and reinsurance||Ruben T Del Rosario|
|Insurance and reinsurance||Charles Jay D Dela Cruz|
|Insurance and reinsurance||Pamela T Coseip-Abarico|
|Insurance and reinsurance||Florencio L Aquino|
|Arbitration and ADR||Ruben T Del Rosario|
|Arbitration and ADR||Pamela T Coseip-Abarico|
|Arbitration and ADR||Florencio L Aquino|
|Arbitration and ADR||Catherine E Mangahas|
|Immigration||Denise Luis B Cabanos|
|Immigration||Jerome T Pampolina|