Mr Elmar B. Galacio > Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia > Manila, Philippines > Lawyer Profile

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia
9TH, 10TH, 11TH & 12TH FLOORS, ONE ORION
11TH AVENUE, CORNER UNIVERSITY PARKWAY
BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY 1634, METRO MANILA
Philippines

Work Department

•Litigation and Dispute Resolution •Labor and Employment •Telecommunications and ICT

Position

Senior Partner

Career

Mr. Galacio is a Partner in our Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department. Apart from his extensive exposure to banking litigation as our firm’s litigator in our bank fraud cases, he is also in-charge of labor and employment and construction arbitration matters referred to the firm.

Admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1998, Mr. Galacio was previously a Supervising Lawyer at the Office of Legal Aid of the University of the Philippines College of Law and has extensive experience in civil, commercial, criminal & labor litigation (labor standards and labor relations), election law, as well as arbitration & alternative dispute resolution. He is an accredited arbitrator with the Philippine Dispute Resolution, Inc. (PDRCI). Recently, he represented Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) in its successful prosecution of criminal cases against the officers of the Legacy Group of Companies, whose multi-billion syndicated estafa is regarded as the biggest fraud in Philippine banking history.

He has been recently admitted to membership in the ICC Institute of World Business Law.

Education

Mr. Galacio ranked 8th in the Class of 1997 of the University of the Philippines College of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Purple Feather Honor Society. As a Monbusho Scholar, Mr. Galacio earned his Masters in Public Policy from the Saitama University (now Graduate Research Institute for Policy Studies), Japan in 2000 and is proficient in Nihongo. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the Holy Name University in Bohol, where he graduated summa cum laude in 1992.

Lawyer Rankings

Philippines > Labour and employment

Led by Elmar B. Galacio, Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia advises domestic companies and multinationals on labour and employment matters. The team has a particular specialism in advising on matters related to collective bargaining agreements between companies and unions. They are also active in assisting firms, particularly multinationals, with ensuring that their labour contracts comply with domestic law. Galacio is known for his work in arbitration, and is also experienced in sitting as an arbitrator. Rogelio Torres, Jr is another key partner in the team.