The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon
33RD FLOOR, THE ORIENT SQUARE, F. ORTIGAS JR. ROAD, ORTIGAS CENTER, 1600 PASIG CITY, METRO MANILA, PHILIPPINES
Tel:
Work +63 2 687 1195
Fax:
Fax +63 2 687 1197
Email:
Web:
www.mvgslaw.com

Shirley Alinea

Tel:
Work +63 2 687 11 95
Email:
Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano

Work Department

Arbitration and ADR; Immigration; Intellectual Property

Position

Ms. Alinea’s areas of practice include labour and litigation, specialising in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. Ms. Alinea is a known expert and lecturer in the field of arbitration law. She is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. (PDRCI). She is also an accredited arbitrator of the PDRCI, Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPO) and the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI). Ms. Alinea also heads two of the firm’s specialised practice groups, intellectual property and immigration.

Career

Before joining the firm in 2009, Ms. Alinea was a partner at Quisumbing and Torres (Baker & McKenzie). Ms. Alinea is a member of the Order of the Purple Feather, the honour society of the University of the Philippines College of Law.

Languages

English, Filipino

Member

Integrated Bar of the Philippines; Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc (PDRCI); UP Women Lawyers Circle; Women Trial Lawyers Organisation

Education

Ateneo de Manila University (1992 BS Legal Management); University of the Philippines (1996 Bachelor of Laws)


Philippines

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano¬†provides ‚Äėoutstanding levels of service', is commended for her¬†'fast response times' and 'brings all expertise needed on technical issues‚Äô. It has experience of handling commercial, civil, criminal and tax litigation and is adept at handling arbitration and debt restructuring proceedings. Clients include several financial institutions and the firm was recently appointed to the Philippines Dispute Resolution Center panel. Head of team Eduardo Martinez¬†is ‚Äėa true leader and able to understand issues‚Äô. Reynaldo Dizon¬†and Shirley Alinea¬†are also recommended.

[back to top]

Immigration

Within: Immigration

Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano advises clients on various aspects of immigration law including current policies and legal processes and requirements. Other areas of expertise include ensuring compliance with the terms of stay of foreigners and blacklisting and deportation proceedings. Shirley Alinea heads the team and is supported by senior associates Gino Paulo and Phil Chan.

[back to top]

Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano advises clients on the IP registration process, licensing, franchising and technology transfer agreements. Other areas of expertise include advising on IP infringement and representation in the prosecution and defense of infringement cases. The firm acts for DKT International as representative for registered marks and handling new trade mark applications; it also handles compliance matters. Other clients include Armscor Global Defense, Healthsense and Flexi Finance Asia. Manuel Gonzalez and Shirley Alinea head the team.

[back to top]


Back to index

Legal Developments in Philippines

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to