One of the FIRM’s main strengths is in commercial and criminal litigation. Its commercial litigation practice covers contracts, torts and damages, commercial debt collection, product liability, bankruptcy and insolvency.

It has handled several of the biggest cases in Philippine legal history, involving public bidding, privatization, real estate disputes, consumer claims, damages and breach of contract.   

It is also active in adversarial and special proceedings before judicial and quasi-judicial bodies on matters involving personal injury claims, marriage law, adoption and support, probate of wills, settlement of estates, private international law, insurance claims, tax and criminal litigation, government administrative cases and inter/intra-corporate disputes.

The FIRM is experienced in different means of alternative dispute resolution.  It has successfully represented clients in domestic and international arbitration proceedings.



PBR is recognized for its expertise in the field of real estate litigation involving title disputes, deed restrictions, environmental impact regulations and zoning. Our clients include the leading real estate developers in the country. We handle land registration and title cancellation proceedings, and assist our clients in the procurement of approvals, licenses and permits for their real estate development projects as subdivisions, condominiums and resorts. As an auxiliary and preparatory component of our litigation services, we undertake land banking audits and investigations for our clients.


  • Alexander J. Poblador
  • Gilbert Raymund T. Reyes
  • Dino Vivencio A. Tamayo
  • Nick Emmanuel T. Villaluz


PBR handles a gamut of civil and criminal cases. We handle breach of contract and tort and personal injury and damage claims. We also assist clients in enforcing performance of the obligations of the other party to their contract.

PBR represents clients’ directors and officers in criminal actions arising from commercial transactions. We also defend clients in actions arising from their public service. We give assistance to clients who are called to congressional or senate committee hearings.


  • Alexander J. Poblador
  • Mario Luza Bautista
  • Dino Vivencio A. Tamayo
  • Luis Martin S. Clemente


PBR has a strong tax and commercial litigation practice. We successfully defend our clients’ cases against national or local tax assessments. We also prosecute claims for tax refunds.

PBR also represent clients in a number of inter/intra-corporate disputes. We have successfully represented our clients’ directors and officers in criminal actions arising from commercial transactions. We have successfully defended a client in a consumer claims case involving billions of pesos. PBR also represents clients in pursuing or defending insurance claims.


  • Alexander J. Poblador
  • Mario Luza Bautista
  • Dino Vivencio A. Tamayo


PBR has handled some of the biggest cases on suspension of payments and rehabilitation. We assist our clients in drafting their rehabilitation plans and successfully secure the court’s approval for its implementation. We act for and advise directors and shareholders of insolvent companies, as well as liquidators, receivers, managers and creditors on corporate restructuring programs, related litigation issues and matters concerning the liabilities of directors of insolvent companies.


  • Mario Luza Bautista
  • Gilbert Raymund T. Reyez
  • Dino Vivencio A. Tamayo


PBR renders advice on and represents clients in cases involving annulment and legal separation, adoption and support, child custody and paternity and filiation recognition. We also handle probate of wills and judicial settlement of estates.


  • Alexander J. Poblador
  • Mario Luza Bautista
  • Deogracias G. Fellone
  • Brigitte da Costa Villaluz


PBR is heavily involved in various modes of alternative dispute resolution. We have successfully represented numerous clients in international and local arbitration proceedings. PBR has successfully represented a utility concessionaire in its rates disputes with a government agency.


  • Alexander J. Poblador
  • Jose Antonio J. Hernandez