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Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia


Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia is one of the leading law firms in the Philippines, providing clients with sound, timely and apt advice. Its track record, experience and expertise set it apart.

The lawyers’ collective experience from decades of engagement in complex disputes and from serving in senior government positions has afforded the firm a unique perspective and invaluable insights into the workings of government, particularly as the government deals with the private sector, and has yielded unparalleled expertise that has consistently delivered positive results for our clients in the following practice areas:

  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Corporate and Commercial law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Mining and Natural Resources
  • Energy
  • Labor
  • Taxation
  • Gaming
  • Infrastructure, Transportation and Public Utilities

The firm provides comprehensive counsel to leading mining and exploration companies on a broad range of matters, including compliance with nationality and capitalization requirements, obtaining government approvals, licenses and registrations required for the commencement of mining activities, preparing and reviewing applications for mineral agreements and exploration permits, and drafting, negotiating and reviewing contracts pertinent to the mining industry, such as joint ventures, operating agreements and other suitable business arrangements. It also has experience in rendering title opinions, advice on land tenure and ancestral domain issues, and mining litigation, among others.

A multi-disciplinary approach, often involving collaboration with the firm’s other departments, allows the team to effectively service all its clients’ business needs.

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