|Emmanuel L. Peña, Jr. is one of the founding partners of the firm. His practice areas include litigation and arbitration, corporate services and business transactions, tax, maritime law and energy. |
Mr. Peña has extensive experience in the prosecution and defense of various kinds of criminal cases, unfair competition and anti-counterfeiting cases, commercial litigation, encompassing specialized areas such as securities, credit transactions, intellectual property protection and enforcement, asset recovery, intra-corporate disputes and construction. He has extensive involvement in investigations done by administrative agencies such as the National Bureau of Investigation, INTERPOL, Philippine National Police and the Senate of the Philippines. He also has very extensive experience in enforcement of collateral security, including the judicial and extrajudicial foreclosure of real estate mortgages, chattel mortgages and pledges; repossession of personal property (replevin) and arrest of vessels; securing and enforcement of provisional remedies, such as restraining orders, injunction, garnishment and attachment; and enforcement of foreign judgments. Mr. Peña also has extensive experience in administration of Wills, Estates and Trusts and the judicial and extra-judicial settlement of Estates; providing advice and assistance on all matters involving the acquisition, development, lease and disposition of real estate (including condominiums, plant sites, housing and industrial subdivisions) and the handling of land disputes, claims, land conversion, land reclassification, registration of condominiums and land registration cases; title check, legal audit and due diligence work on corporate assets, and the corporation itself.
| Mr. Peña also does corporate housekeeping work, incorporation and registration of corporations, Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of Trade and Industry and Board of Investments related work, and has experience in corporate special projects works such as power projects, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions.|
Before forming the firm, Mr Peña was a Special Counsel at SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan. During this time he was able to serve as Director and corporate secretary of various corporations. He handled numerous cases for the Central Bank of the Philippines involving the receivership of Manila Bank and some cases concerning the receivership of Banco Filipino. He also handled various cases (criminal, civil and administrative) and gave legal advice to several clients including banking and non-banking institutions.
He is a member of the Maritime Law Association of the Philippines.
Mr. Peña obtained his undergraduate degrees of BA Economics and BSC major in Management of Financial Institutions from De La Salle University (with honors) and his law degree from Ateneo de Manila University (second honors).
He was admitted to the Bar in 1990.