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

Shipping Tier 1

Specialising in maritime law, Del Rosario & Del Rosario is best known for acting for multinational clients in disputes relating to oil pollution, damaged cargo, salvage and vessel arrest. The group also has an extensive labour practice which is active in a full range of disputes involving Filipino seafarers; in 2019 Florencio Aquino led a team in assisting MV Front Alter with potential claims following an attack on a vessel in the Gulf of Oman. Experienced partners Arturo Del RosarioRuben Del Rosario and Joseph Rebano all advise a variety of noteworthy clients, including shipping companies, insurers and P&I clubs.

Key clients

CEMEX

JPIA & Tokio Marine

Princess Cruises

GARD Singapore

Fuji Trans

ABOJEB

Colombia Ship management

Intellectual property Tier 3

The intellectual property department at Del Rosario & Del Rosario, led by Arturo Del Rosario Jr., advises a number of multinational technology companies on trade mark and design registrations. The team also handles enforcement issues.

Practice head(s):

Labour and employment Tier 3

Specialist shipping and marine firm Del Rosario & Del Rosario provides labour advice to clients active in the Philippines' substantial shipping industry. Recent work includes advising Princess Cruises on Filipino crew claims related to the quarantine of the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan due to an outbreak of Covid-19. Joseph Rebano, Herbert Tria and Saben Loyola are the key contacts.

Testimonials

‘They are long term partners; very professional in handling all kind of claims; very competent lawyers; provide an immediate response to all inquiries; reachable 24/7; always willing to help; a very good reputation.’

Key clients

CEMEX

JPIA & Tokio Marine

Princess Cruises

GARD Singapore

Fuji Trans

ABOJEB

Colombia Ship management

Dispute resolution Tier 4

Best known for its expertise in the shipping industry, Del Rosario & Del Rosario acts for multinational companies, insurers and P&I clubs in complex disputes relating to the maritime industry, including those involving vessel arrest, collisions, salvage, oil pollution, and loss of cargo. The group has a particularly strong labour disputes practice which handles claims involving death, disability, illness and illegal dismissal. Arturo Del Rosario Jr. and Ruben Del Rosario lead the practice and both have decades of experience in the sector.

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

CEMEX

JPIA & Tokio Marine

Princess Cruises

GARD Singapore

Fuji Trans

ABOJEB

Colombia Ship Management

Corporate and M&A Tier 5

Best known for its work in the shipping industry, Del Rosario & Del Rosario advises cruise and shipping businesses, P&I clubs, insurers,  and transport and logistics companies on issues including joint ventures, ship finance and long-term loan agreements. The group is also active in the M&A space and is frequently instructed by its international clients to advise on the foreign ownership requirements imposed by the Philippine Constitution.  Ruben Del Rosario and Arturo Del Rosario Jr. are names to note.

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

CEMEX

JPIA & Tokio Marine

Princess Cruises

GARD Singapore

Fuji Trans

ABOJEB

Colombia Ship management

Law firms in Cebu

A firm that is best-known for its shipping work, the Cebu branch of Del Rosario Pandiphil assists shipping companies, P&I clubs and insurers with a full range of contentious and non-contentious matters.

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
Number of lawyers : 28
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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
Asociación Europea De Abogados
European
American and Australia-New Zealand Chambers of Commerce in the Philippines
Philippine Norway Business Council