Litigation, Arbitration & Other Alternative Dispute Resolution

The firm’s arbitration, litigation, and alternative dispute resolution practice cover practically all kinds of commercial transaction cases.  The firm’s arbitration and litigation practitioners have extensive experience in civil, criminal, special, and appellate proceedings, and have represented clients from various industries before different courts and quasi-judicial bodies in the Philippines such as the Department of Justice (DOJ), Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), Social Security System (SSS), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC), Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB), and Office of the Ombudsman (Ombudsman).


FMH has also handled arbitrations administered by the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission (CIAC), Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. (PDRCI), Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), as well as ad hoc arbitrations under the Arbitration Rules of United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).  The firm’s arbitration practice is headed by Atty. Jesusito G.Morallos, who is an accredited arbitrator of the CIAC, IPOPHIL, PDRCI, and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.  Currently, Atty. Morallos is the resident of the Philippine Institute of Construction Arbitrators and Mediators (PICAM) and the Executive Vice President of the Philippine Institute of Arbitrators (PIArb).  Atty. Morallos also sits as the Dispute Resolution Administrator of the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market and the Renewable Energy Market, and is consultant to the Toll Regulatory Board.

Services

Providing legal advice and representation in civil, criminal, special, and appellate proceedings, before regular courts and various quasi-judicial bodies, including but not limited  to the DOJ, ERC, HLURB, SEC, DTI, NTC, SSS, DLOE, NLRC, CAB, Ombudsman;


Providing legal advice and representation in commercial arbitrations administered by the CIAC, PDRCI, HKIAC, and SIAC, as well as ad hoc arbitrations under the Arbitration Rules of UNCITRAL and the ICC;


Providing legal advice and administrative support in enforcement of and arbitral awards