Ms Kristine Bongcaron > Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano > Manila, Philippines > Lawyer Profile

Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano
33RD FLOOR, THE ORIENT SQUARE
F. ORTIGAS JR. ROAD, ORTIGAS CENTER
1600 PASIG CITY, METRO MANILA
Philippines

Work Department

Dispute Resolution, Labor and Employment, Intellectual Property

Position

Senior Associate

Career

Ms. Bongcaron is actively involved in three of the Firm’s practice groups: dispute resolution, labor and employment, and intellectual property.

Ms. Bongcaron’s dispute resolution practice is focused mainly on commercial litigation, debt restructuring (rehabilitation and insolvency), arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution. She also handles cases on persons and family relations as well as guardianship proceedings. She is active in Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. (PDRCI), the first arbitral institution in the Philippines, where she is a trained arbitrator and a member. In 2018, Ms. Bongcaron was invited to take part in PDCRI’s 15th Commercial Arbitration Training Seminar where she was appointed as one of the facilitators in the mock arbitration held on the last day of the Seminar. Currently, she is a member of the Committee tasked to revise and update the PDRCI’s current arbitration rules. Ms. Bongcaron is also a trained arbitrator of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP). She is a member of the Philippine Institute of Arbitrators (PiArb), and a member of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF). Ms. Bongcaron also completed the Tribunal Secretary Training Program (Manila Leg) of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Center (HKIAC) in 2018. She also represents clients in civil and criminal proceedings before trial courts.

Ms. Bongcaron has been recognized by the Legal500 as a Rising Star in Dispute Resolution since 2020.

Languages

English; Filipino

Memberships

Integrated Bar of the Philippines
UP Women’s Lawyers Circle
Trained Arbitrator, Philippine Dispute Resolution, Inc.

Education

University of the Philippines, Juris Doctor (2011)
University of the Philippines, A.B. Philosophy (2007)

Lawyer Rankings

Philippines > Dispute resolution

(Rising stars)

Kristine BongcaronMartinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano

Philippines > Intellectual property

Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano ‘is up-to-date with IP laws not just in the Philippines but in various countries worldwide‘ and primarily focuses on trade marks, handling application and enforcement work for a number of notable companies, in addition to advising on the negotiation and review of assignment, licensing and franchising agreements between foreign multinationals and local, domestic companies. Advising on copyright matters is another area of expertise and the team assists publishing companies with drafting template agreements. Practice head Shirley Alinea is an accredited arbitrator in intellectual property matters, and has a broad contentious practice that includes various types of commercial litigation. At associate level, Kristine Bongcaron assists with the preparation of patent and trade mark applications.