Firm Profile > Del Rosario & Del Rosario > Manila, Philippines

Del Rosario & Del Rosario
14TH FLOOR, DELROSARIOLAW CENTRE, 21ST DRIVE CORNER 20TH DRIVE
BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY
1630 TAGUIG, METRO MANILA
Philippines

Philippines > Shipping Tier 1

Del 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.

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Philippines > Intellectual property Tier 3

Philippines > Labour and employment Tier 3

Specialising in shipping and marine matters, Del Rosario & Del Rosario provides labour advice relating to seafarers’ claims and industrial relations disputes. In particular, it handles claims and suits for death, disability, illness, illegal dismissal and related medical claims. Ruben Del Rosario  and Arturo Del Rosario Jr. . co-lead the offering with support from Joseph Rebano, Herbert Tria, and Saben Loyola.

Philippines > Dispute resolution Tier 4

Philippines > Corporate and M&A Tier 5

The corporate team at Del Rosario & Del Rosario has seen significant growth in recent years advising on direct foreign investments, company formations, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and general corporate work. The team works primarily in the shipping sector, where it assists multinational organisations with the acquisition of shares in entities in the Philippines. The team is led by the duo of Ruben Del Rosario and Arturo Del Rosario Jr. 

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
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
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Ruben Del Rosario  photo Mr Ruben Del Rosario Managing Partner
Mr Arturo Del Rosario Jr.  photo Mr Arturo Del Rosario Jr. Managing Partner
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Inter-Pacific Bar Association
International Bar Association
Asian Patent Attorneys Association
Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriete Industrielle as Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriete Intellectuelle
International Trademark Association
Counsel-Alliance
Asociaci?n Europea De Abogados
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American and Australia-New Zealand Chambers of Commerce in the Philippines
Philippine Norway Business Council