Siguion Reyna Montecillo & Ongsiako joins IR as the exclusive Commercial Arbitration Member in Philippines

Published 08 January 2020 by Siguion Reyna Montecillo & Ongsiako

IR Global, the world's largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Cesar P. Manalaysay of Siguion Reyna Montecillo & Ongsiako. Max has joined IR as our exclusive Commercial Arbitration Member in the Philippines.

Atty. Cesar P. Manalaysay, is the head of the Dispute Resolution Department. He joined Siguion Reyna Montecillo & Ongsiako in 1975.

He has more than 40 years of experience in corporate litigation before the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Regional Trial Courts, and appellate practice before the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court. He handled intra-corporate controversies involving struggles for control of some of the biggest publicly-listed companies in the Philippines and engaged in fields as diverse as universal banking, food manufacturing, telecommunications, mining, oil exploration and real estate holdings. He has handled arbitration in the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Construction Industry Arbitration Commission (CIAC), Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. (PDRCI) and International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). For ten (10) years he was part of the team that handled Philippine legal issues for Fraport A.G. of Germany in connection with the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal III (NAIA III) arbitration suit, which Fraport A.G. filed in the ICSID in Washington D.C. He gives advice and handles litigation on the Philippine Anti-Dummy Law which penalizes violations of nationality restrictions on certain investments and business activities. He also handles a variety of corporate rehabilitation cases, two of which arose from the bankruptcy proceedings of Lehman Brothers in New York.

If you have a requirement in this area, please get in touch with Cesar directly or with the IR Global head office for an introduction.