One Orion 11th Avenue Corner University, Parkway Bonifacio Global City
Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel: +63 2 8105858 Fax: +63 2 8103838
Current position: Name partner & CEO
Principal practice areas/industry focus: Litigation and dispute resolution, arbitration, banking, taxation, corporate recovery and insolvency
Career highlights: Simeon Marcelo graduated in 1979 among the top of his class in the University of the Philippines-College of Law and placed fifth in the Philippine Bar Examinations conducted during that year. Simeon was the country’s former Solicitor General and Ombudsman. In January 2008, he returned to private practice and was described by two publications as ‘perhaps the country’s best litigator’.
From 2008 to 2014, he served as a member of World Bank’s Independent Advisory Board that provided advice to its president on good governance. Last year, Simeon headed the legal team that won a favourable award in a prominent arbitration proceeding conducted by the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission. From 2012 to 2015, he served as a co-arbitrator in a very significant ICC arbitration proceedings. Early this year, he secured a Supreme Court decision annulling the excise taxes imposed on jet fuel sales to international carriers, thus saving billions of pesos, not only for his client but for other oil companies. He is involved in numerous high-profile court cases, aside from serving as the chairman of an arbitral tribunal handling a very important arbitration dispute.
Asialaw Market-Leading Lawyer 2016 in Dispute Resolution & Litigation