Deogracias G. Fellone was promoted to Senior Partner effective 1 January 2017.
Anzen P. Dy was promoted to Partner effective 1 July 2014.
Justin Christopher C. Mendoza and Ma. Elizabeth L. Liceralde-Garcia were promoted to Partner effective 1 July 2016.
Joseph Joemer C. Perez was promoted as Partner effective 1 January 2013.
We announce the retirement from the partnership of Senior Partner and PBR pioneer JAIME G. HOFILEÑA, effective 13 January 2012. PBR bids good-bye to Jimmy, who was a solid member of the Firm, a source of strength for the partners and an unwavering mentor to the associates. Jimmy is about to embark on a new avenue to serve his countrymen — through the Ateneo de Manila University, where he now sits as the ADMU’s Vice-President for Social Development.
For 18 years, Jimmy was a valuable member of PBR’s Litigation Group, especially in the areas of commercial and real property litigation. He was involved with several of the Firm’s major accounts like Ayala Land, Inc., Manila Water Co., Inc., SGV & Co. and PepsiCo, Inc. Jimmy played a key role in a number of significant cases handled by the Firm, including the Pepsi “349” cases, the Glorietta explosion and more recently, the West Tower pipeline leak. Jimmy was also an excellent intellectual property lawyer, and helped mold what our IP Group is today.
Being an Atenean to the core, Jimmy was a man for others throughout his stay in the Firm. He was well-loved by all, from the Founding Partners all the way to the non-legal staff. From time to time, usually at our anniversary parties, we were enthralled by his musical talents and entertained by his humor. He will be truly missed.
The firm was launched on 1 October 1994 by ten (10) lawyers and ten (10) non-legal staff. It quickly gained a solid reputation in litigation and arbitration and now ranks among the top 5 firms in the Philippines. PBR is proud to have been part of a number of historical and landmark cases involving, among others, constitutional law and human rights issues. PBR has successfully defended clients in multi-million damage claims from hundreds of claimants.
With its current 14 partners, 15 associates and 30 non-legal staff, PBR continues to make its mark in the Philippine legal industry.
Poblador Bautista & Reyes receives Asian-Counsel’s 2010 Firm of the Year honors in the Philippines for Litigation/Dispute Resolution and Employment/Labor. Asian-Counsel is a publication for the In House Community, comprised of over 18,000 individual in-house lawyers and those with a responsibility for legal and compliance issues within an organisation in the Asia-Pacific and the UAE, who are reached through the annual In-House Congress circuit of events, Asian-Counsel magazine and the In-House Community website and online forum (www.inhousecommunity.com).
Nick Emmanuel Villaluz and Marie Cecile Roque-Quintos were promoted to Senior Partner effective 1 January 2011.
Meghan G. de Guia was promoted as Partner effective 1 January 2011.
Poblador Bautista & Reyes is among Legal 500’s recommended firms (Asia Pacific) in 2010 for Dispute Resolution, Employment, Immigration, Intellectual Property, Real Estate and Construction and Technology and Media and Telecoms. The Legal 500 reviews the strengths and strategies of law firms in over 90 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North and South America, and the Caribbean.