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Quisumbing Torres

12TH FLOOR, NET ONE CENTER, 26TH STREET CORNER 3RD AVENUE, CRESCENT PARK WEST, BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY, TAGUIG 1634, PHILIPPINES
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Work +63 2 819 4700
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Fax +63 2 816 0080
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Ramon Quisumbing

Tel:
Work +63 2 819 4700
Email:
Baker McKenzie

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Ramon J. Quisumbing is the managing partner of Quisumbing Torres and a member of the Dispute Resolution Practice Group.

Position

Ramon has represented numerous multinational companies, including AT&T, The Dow Chemical Company, Cisco, Budget Rental, Occidental Chemical, Taisei, TeleTech, Agilent, Steelcase and Intel. His practice focuses on litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and international arbitration. He handles commercial, civil and appellate litigation.

Representative matters

Represents two of the world's leading chemical companies in several cases filed by many thousands of banana plantation workers for injuries they allegedly suffered from certain pesticides, which together constitute possibly the biggest damages/tort suits ever filed in the Philippines.

Represents a Philippine subsidiary of a European sheet metals, industrial equipment and tools manufacturing company in a lease dispute with the owner-lessor of its manufacturing plant.

Represents an international insurance brokering and financial services corporation based in the UK in litigation against a Philippine government-owned and controlled corporation to enforce a reinsurance agreement.

Advises and represents an American multinational oil and gas exploration and production company in a suit filed by an international environmental organization before the Philippines Commission on Human Rights, seeking to hold many of the world's largest oil, coal, cement, and mining companies liable for climate change-caused damages supposedly arising out of their carbon emissions.

Represents a decedent's estate in the probate of a foreign will and assist in the ancillary administration of properties in the Philippines.

Career

Trained Philippines and United States; qualified Philippines 1991; New York/United States 1986; Virginia/United States 1980; District of Columbia/United States 1979. In 1988, Baker & McKenzie’s member firm (then called Guerrero & Torres) merged with the local law firm N.J. Quisumbing & Associates, to form Quisumbing Torres and Evangelista. Mr Quisumbing came in as a lateral partner in the same year, and became an international partner in July 1991. Presently, Mr Quisumbing leads the firm as its managing partner.

Languages

English; Filipino.

Member

Member, Integrated Bar of the Philippines; Member, New York State Bar Association; Member, American Bar Association; Member, International Bar Association

Education

University of South Florida (1976 BS); Georgetown University (1979 JD).


Philippines

Dispute resolution

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Ramon Quisumbing - Quisumbing Torres

Within: Dispute resolution

Quisumbing Torres¬†advises international clients on arbitration, commercial litigation, corporate and intra-corporate disputes, civil litigation and corporate compliance. Clients include Consolidated Iron Sands, Pilipinas Shell Petroleum and Publicis Groupe. Donemark Calimon¬†and Ramon Quisumbing¬†head the team with support from¬†Miguel Galvez¬†and associate Anna Calsado-Amoroso. Jay Santiago, who has ‚Äėexcellent writing skills and is easily accessible‚Äô, re-joined the firm as a senior associate. The team provides ‚Äėtop-notch legal advice‚Äô and has ‚Äėgreat response times‚Äô.

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