Becoming a top legal adviser requires firms to go beyond giving solid legal advice and ensure timely completion of tasks. Asia Business Law Journal names the top firms in the Philippines for 2018. We have identified four winners in shipping & maritime areas as follows


Founded in 1980 by Beda G Fajardo, Fajardo Law Offices has a long history in shipping and maritime law, and has been for decades among the most respected law firms in these practice areas. The firm is the only Philippine member of the Maritime Law Association of the US, and is also a member of the Comite Maritime International. However, it has also evolved into a full-service law firm over the years.

Ortega Bacorro Odulio Calma & Carbonell, which started as Pillsbury & Sutro in 1901, has illustrious alumni including former Philippines president, Diosdado Pangan Macapagal, and Ricardo Paras, former chief justice of the Supreme Court. Although a provider of legal advice in diverse practice areas, Ortega Bacorro Odulio Calma & Carbonell is best known for its maritime law expertise. It also acts as legal adviser to the embassies of the US, UK, Germany, Sweden and Greece in the Philippines.


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The winners of Asia Business Law Journal’s Philippines Law Firm Awards were selected based on votes, references and qualitative information received from in-house counsel and other legal professionals in the Philippines and around the world.

A voting form was posted on our website and thousands of in-house counsel, lawyers at international law firms and other Philippines-focused professionals were invited to vote. At the same time, Philippine law firms were asked to make submissions in support of their candidacy for awards. These submissions, combined with research by Asia Business Law Journal’s editorial team, played a supporting role in the judging process.

All Philippines law firms were automatically eligible for inclusion in the awards process. As always, there were no entry fees or any other requirements for entry. Read the full list of The Philippines Law Firm Awards 2018 here


The Philippines Law Firm Awards