Mr Victor Emmanuel M. Pangilinan > 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 •Tax Litigation •Corporate Rehabilitation

Position

Senior Partner

Career

Mr. Pangilinan is a Partner in our Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department. He specializes in tax litigation in addition to handling bank litigation, among other corporate and commercial litigation accounts. Mr. Pangilinan specializes in civil, commercial and tax litigation, intra-corporate disputes and corporate rehabilitation. He has a wide range of clients in the banking, insurance, manufacturing, mining, petroleum and real estate industries. Mr. Pangilinan has represented clients at all levels of Philippine courts and has orally argued before the appellate courts.

Memberships

Mr. Pangilinan is a member of the honor societies of Pi Gamma Mu and Phi Kappa Phi. He is also a member of the Philippine Bar Association and the Philippine Constitution Association.

Education

He obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from the College of Law of the University of the Philippines in 1999. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the same University, where he graduated cum laude in 1995. He was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2000.

Lawyer Rankings

Philippines > Dispute resolution

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia serves a diverse client base of local and international companies, which seek the firm’s representation in commercial, tax, banking, administrative and appellate litigation, as well as ADR. The firm also maintains an active pro bono practice. The team stands out for having lawyers with qualifications in technical and specialised fields, including engineering, accounting, international trade, economics and IT, and its lawyers are considered ‘experienced practitioners‘. In a significant case with broad implications, the firm acted for the central bank, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), and the central monetary authority, the Monetary Board (MB), in a petition filed by Banco Filipino Savings and Mortgage Bank (Banco Filipino) before the Supreme Court; the petition sought to compel BSP and MB to approve and implement Banco Filipino’s business plan and to release a financial assistance and regulatory reliefs package. The highly experienced Simeon Marcelo acts in high-profile tax, financial fraud and commercial litigation. Victor Emmanuel Pangilinan and John Jerico Balisnomo are recommended. Rodel Cruz and the ‘very reliable‘ Miguel Silos are also key practitioners.