Mr Reynaldo Dizon > 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

Position

Partner

Career

Mr. Dizon is the head of the Firm’s Labor and Employment practice group.

He has extensive experience handling arbitration disputes between corporations and its employees, involving dismissal cases and monetary claims. He has advised and assisted several corporations, including a foreign bank and a pioneer maritime school, in their collective bargaining negotiations with their unions and has handled corporate fraud cases.

Mr. Dizon also has solid experience in commercial litigation and cases involving the arbitrary use of police power by government agencies over private corporations. He handles for the firm’s clients their requirements for corporate litigation and labour relations and has drafted and reviewed labour policy manuals and employee handbooks for many of the firm’s clients including companies engaged in business process outsourcing such as call centers and finance and accounting back office services. He has also represented the firm’s clients before the Department of Labour and Employment regarding labour disputes relating to employee complaints and actions.

The Legal500 consistently recognizes Mr. Dizon as a Recommended Lawyer in Labor and Employment and Dispute Resolution.

Before joining the firm Martinez & Mendoza in 2004, Mr Dizon was the managing partner of the Dizon Yu and Associates Law Office. He was an associate lawyer at Singson Valdez & Associates from 1995 to 2002.

Languages

English; Filipino

Memberships

Integrated Bar of the Philippines

Education

Ateneo de Manila University, BA Interdiciplinary Studies (1990)
Ateneo de Manila University,  Juris Doctor (1994)

Lawyer Rankings

Philippines > Dispute resolution

The team at Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano is able to advise on a wide variety of major disputes, ranging from real estate and corporate matters to crime and sport-related issues. ‘Exceptional‘ practice head Eduardo Martinez is a specialist in family and private client law, advising on  adoption, marriage annulment and other domestic relations cases, as well as probate of will and intestate proceedings. Martinez is also experienced in alternative dispute resolution and serves as an appeals court mediator. Reynaldo Dizon leads the employment group and handles arbitration disputes between employers and employees, often involving wrongful dismissal and monetary claims. Shirley Alinea is noted for corporate rehabilitation and liquidation.

Philippines > Labour and employment

Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano acts for employers and employees in labour matters, including advising on redundancies, drafting of contracts, and disputes. On the employee side, the team recently acted for the representative organisation of Filipino footballers in a dispute with regarding whether the players are employees or independent contractors. The team is led by Reynaldo T. Dizon, who has almost 25 years’ experience in labour law.