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SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
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Russel L. Rodriguez is a partner in SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan. He specializes in civil and commercial litigation.


Mr. Rodriguez has handled and tried a broad range of cases involving contract disputes, corporate restructuring and rehabilitation, debt recovery, enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards, family law and settlement of estates, infrastructure and engineering disputes, intra-corporate controversies, labor disputes, insurance claims, and disputes involving land, mining and natural resources. He also has extensive experience in immigration and deportation cases, insurance law, labor and employment law, and criminal litigation, both as a private prosecutor and as defense counsel.


Mr. Rodriguez earned his Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) and Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Philippines. He was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2002.

Lawyer Rankings

Philippines > Shipping

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan handles a myriad of maritime casualty cases, with demonstrable experience advising on marine insurance and fraud cases, in addition to cargo claims and other issues surrounding the arrest of ships to enforce a maritime lien or a security interest. The team receives plaudits for its expertise in transactions involving the financing, sale, chartering, crewing and registration of vessels, for both local and international companies. Rocky Alejandro ReyesVicente Gerochi and Russel Rodriguez head the practice and often collaborate with leading foreign law firms across Europe, Asia and the US on cross-border deals.

Philippines > Tax

The experienced team at SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan covers the full spectrum of issues from advising on the tax aspects of corporate transactions to litigating tax refund cases. The group also defends clients against assessments for national and local taxes and customs duties, and regularly advises corporate clients on their compliance obligations. Carina Laforteza is recommended for her work on tax structuring and compliance matters as well as tax-related litigation and arbitration, while Hector De Leon, Jr. has a strong tax practice covering an array of issues from real property tax to estate planning issues. Other names to note include Russel RodriguezRonald Mark Lleno and Rolando Medalla Jr.