Jesusito G. Morallos

Senior Partner

JESUSITO G. MORALLOS ( received his Juris Doctor degree from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1992, and was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1993. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Santo Tomas in 1986.

He is affiliated with several professional societies such as the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers, and the Integrated Bar of the Philippines. He is an accredited arbitrator of the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission, the Intellectual Property Office, the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc., and a member of international arbitration institutions such as the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators of United Kingdom (East Asia Branch) and the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation of France (Philippine Branch). In addition, he is the current President of the Philippine Institute of Construction Arbitrators and Mediators and Executive Vice President of the Philippine Institute of Arbitrators. He also currently sits as the Dispute Resolution Administrator of the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market and the Renewable Energy Market, and is a consultant to the Toll Regulatory Board.

In view of his extensive experience in construction, property development, environmental, infrastructure, energy and mining, build-operate-transfer, and arbitration laws, Mr. Morallos has been engaged as consultant by various government agencies, including the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) and the BCDA Management Holdings Incorporated, in connection with the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway; the Manila International Airport Authority, to whom he rendered technical-legal advisory on completion works pertaining to the (taken-over) Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal Ill, and drafted loan and similar agreements with parties to the PPP project; the AFP Modernization Program Management Office, where he provided legal advice on rule-making on procurement, and the Toll Regulatory Board where he provided legal opinion, conducted contract reviews, and assisted in the evaluation of petitions for toll rate adjustments. Recently, owing to his expertise in the energy industry, he was nominated and appointed as an arbitrator in an International Chamber of Commerce arbitration case seated in Singapore involving a geothermal power plant in the Philippines, and was made a Chairman in an arbitration case filed with the CIAC involving transmission lines and grid assets.

He is also a management consultant of a number of construction and real estate development firms and is a regular speaker in seminars on Construction Laws, Construction Contracts Management, and International and Domestic Arbitration. In his spare time, he writes the Construction Law and Jurisprudence columns of the PHILIPPINE CONSTRUCTION TODAY magazine and is acknowledged as a 'local partner' in the Doing Business yearly publications jointly of the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation.

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