Firm Profile > Disini & Disini Law Office > Manila, Philippines
Disini & Disini Law Office Offices
320 PSSC BLDG, COMMONWEALTH AVE
QUEZON CITY 1101
Disini & Disini Law Office > The Legal 500 Rankings
TMT Tier 1
Focusing on the technology sector, the lawyers at Disini & Disini Law Office are 'leaders when it comes to data privacy, fintech, and policies involving innovation'. The firm advises fintech clients on the full spectrum of contractual and regulatory matters involving platforms for blockchain and cryptocurrency, from the establishment of innovative new ventures through to mergers and takeovers. As regards data privacy, the group handles compliance, risk assessment, process mapping and data breach issues. JJ Disini is a go-to name in the technology sector, and was asked to co-draft the rules on electronic evidence as part of the e-commerce sub-committee. Senior associate Aiken Serzo assists clients with registering electronic payment systems.
‘Having worked with D&D since 2017, I’ve seen how progressive the firm is especially when it comes to technology. Ever since the start of our engagement with the firm, they’ve seen the potential of start-ups and innovation and that’s why they partnered with us to engage with our founders. They’re also the leaders when it comes to data privacy, fintech, and policies involving innovation.‘
Banana Fintech Services Corp
QBO Innovation Hub
Trusting Social AI Philippines
Banking and finance Tier 3
A specialist technology firm, Disini & Disini Law Office's banking and finance practice advises banks on their digital banking initiatives, as well as compliance with e-money and fintech regulations. The team also advises clients on data privacy regulations. The practice is led by JJ Disini, who is also a trustee of the Fintech Alliance, a fintech industry group.
ING Bank N.V. Philippines
UnionBank of the Philippines
Banana Fintech Services Corp
Corporate and M&A Tier 4
Disini & Disini Law Office advises a number of clients from the financial services and technology sectors on matters including compliance with SEC Filings, general corporate housekeeping and debt agreements. The team is particularly active in fundraising matters, advising on angel investments, share purchase arrangements and debt-to-equity conversions. Managing partner JJ Disini is an expert in information and technology matters, and operates an all-encompassing practice that includes litigation and intellectual property as well as corporate work.
Dispute resolution Tier 4
Disini & Disini Law Office focuses on disputes within the information technology space, and has experience litigating on behalf of companies and individuals at both first instance and on appeal. Cybercrime is an area of particular expertise, and the firm often advises on offences under the data privacy act as well as e-commerce issues. The team was strengthened by the 2019 arrival of Juor Buted, who has expertise in all types of commercial litigation. Managing partner JJ Disini advises on technology and intellectual property disputes.
Disini & Disini Law Office > Firm Profile
The firm: Founded in 2000, Disini & Disini has been a leader in the TMT field in the Philippines. Members of the firm lobbied for the passage of the E-Commerce Act and drafted the implementing rules on behalf of the government. The firm was also instrumental in drafting the Supreme Court’s rules on electronic evidence and the first rules on data privacy in the country. In 2014, the Supreme Court promulgated the landmark case on the Cybercrime Prevention Act entitled Disini v Secretary of Justice where the petition filed by the members of the firm was selected by the court as the most meritorious among 15 others that sought to question the constitutionality of the act.
The firm conducts seminars on intellectual property, e-commerce, electronic evidence, data privacy, cybercrime and other related topics. Lawyers in the firm have taught in the most prestigious law schools and institutions in the country. They have been invited to speak in local and international conferences on a wide range of legal topics. Members of the firm have also provided training for the Philippine Judicial Academy, the University of the Philippines Law Center, the Department of Justice, and the Prosecutor’s League of the Philippines, among others.
From its deep knowledge of issues surrounding technology, society and the law, the firm has grown into a boutique practice representing local and international clients operating on various platforms. The firm has been engaged for projects which implement cutting-edge technologies, innovative online business models and disruptive ideas. The firm sees itself as a champion for clients as they forge ahead into uncharted territories.
Responsive and cost-effective: the team supports its clients by delivering fast, cost-effective and exceptional legal service. It constantly maintains a solid relationship with clients by being responsive to their needs, and valuing their time and hard-earned money.
Unique solutions: the team believes that excellent legal service comes from creative solutions delivered by a team sensitive to the demands of its clients but faithful to the rule of law. It prides itself in formulating non-intuitive and unique answers to the challenges faced by clients. Its lawyers are up to date with business shifts and global trends, enabling them to provide sound legal advice in anticipation of future business conditions.
Areas of practice
Technology and telecommunications: the practice is one of the most established and respected practices in the country. It counseled the country’s first B2B platform and the first internet service provider. Since then, it has acted for numerous clients engaged in various activities in this space, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, from local government to national government agencies, including leading technology and trade organisations. The lawyers possess a full understanding of the technological aspects of digital commerce and technology projects, providing an extensive and thorough protection to the endeavors of clients.
Data privacy: the team initiated the country’s first criminal prosecution for data privacy breach, and regularly provides advice on data privacy and protection to clients. With the enactment of the Data Privacy Act, it has been engaged in drafting data privacy policies, addressing privacy breach issues and mapping out compliance processes for clients in various sectors such as education, consulting services, BPOs, manufacturing and FMCG, and public utility.
Mergers and acquisitions and investment: it has represented both local and foreign clients in mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, bond flotation, issuance of debt securities and back-door listings, and has acted on their behalf in relation to investments in nationalised industries, preferred areas with incentives and pioneering ventures.
Cybercrime: it has handled cybercrime cases as defense counsel and as private prosecutors in areas such as online fraud, hacking, online forgery, identity theft, cybersex, piracy and financial crimes.
Intellectual property: the team has assisted emerging companies with technological assets in obtaining intellectual property rights protection for various works before the Intellectual Property Office, and ensures that they enjoy the full benefit of protection under the law. It has given advice on trade marks, copyright, patents, and trade secrets and has been involved in the assignment and licensing of those rights.
|Litigation||J J Disini|
|Corporate services||Rowena Disini|
|Technology and telecommunications||J J Disini|
|Emerging media||J J Disini|
|Data privacy||J J Disini|
|Data privacy||Mark Anthony Parcia|
|Banking and finance||Rowena Disini|
|M&A, investment and securities||Rowena Disini|
|M&A, investment and securities||Mark Anthony Parcia|
|Employment and immigration||J J Disini|
|Intellectual property||Rowena Disini|
|Real estate||J J Disini|
|Entertainment||J J Disini|