International Counsel

| International Law Firm Correspondent


Morales & Justiniano has strong and effective ties with leading international law firms including Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Clifford Chance, Dechert LLP and Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, and has proven itself a reliable partner of international counsel in the delivery of efficient and seamless legal service across jurisdictions. With its burgeoning network of and correspondent relationships with overseas law firms and the long experience of its partners in working with top global financial, banking and corporate entities from the United States, Canada, Australia, Europe, ASEAN and Singapore, Japan, China and Hong Kong, Korea and other countries, the firm is well positioned to provide broader and comprehensive solutions to the growing requirements of its clients in today’s cross-border business environment.

The firm is also the only Philippine member of emerging markets advisors IsFin Global, the leading advisory group for global Islamic finance.


| Dedicated Asia-Pacific Desks


Considering the legal and business developments in the Asia Pacific region, Morales & Justiniano has established focused and dedicated international desks to provide special support to clients from ASEAN, Japan, China, and Korea and help them navigate regulatory and other requirements for doing business in the Philippines.


| International Focus Group


Our firm's International Focus Group understands global clients and collaborates with counsel from different jurisdictions to deliver effective legal services. The group's Lead Partner, Emmanuel S. Buenaventura, who was previously associated with Baker & McKenzie International, has profound regional and international experience. The firm's Managing Partner, Rafael A. Morales, is a member of IsFin Global, former President of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association, and was involved with top international law networks, including First Law International (FLI), The Interlex GroupMultinational Association of International Law Firms (Multilaw)Pacific Rim Advisory Council (PRAC)World Law Group (WLG) and World Services Group.