Corporate, criminal, and civil litigation; ADR; estates and trusts; immigration; labour and employment
Nilo Divina is a seasoned corporate and banking lawyer with 31 years of experience in the industry. He established DivinaLaw in 2006 and has led the aggressive growth of the firm in a short span of time, making it one of the biggest law firms in the country today. Before he entered private law practice, Nilo was the former executive vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary of one of the former leading banks in the Philippines. He also served as the general manager, executive adviser to the board, and corporate secretary of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office.
Nilo is the personal lawyer of some of the country’s prominent personalities in finance and business. Nilo is equally active with his roles in the academe, serving as the dean of the faculty of civil law of the University of Santo Tomas since 2009 and teaching in the University of the Philippines College of Law. He is likewise recognised in the Philippines as one of the top experts in commercial law and is a sought-after bar reviewer and legal consultant.
Nilo has authored five books in commercial law that are considered as primary resource material for law students and lawyers alike. He has received numerous awards and citations as an academician, practising lawyer, and managing partner. DivinaLaw has similarly received various awards and distinctions because of Nilo’s pioneering ways of managing a law firm and the firm’s brand of dynamic lawyering. This year, he was among the 10 highly recommended lawyers in the inaugural list of Asian Legal Business (ALB) Philippines Client Choice Lawyers. Since 2018, Nilo has consistently been named among the top 100 lawyers in the Philippines by Asia Business Law Journal.
Nilo holds a post-graduate diploma in international tax law from the Robert Kennedy College in Switzerland. He obtained his bachelor of law from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Civil Law where he graduated magna cum laude and class valedictorian. He has a bachelor of arts in behavioral science from the University of Santo Tomas where he graduated cum laude.