About the Firm

Esguerra & Blanco is a full-service firm that combines professional legal expertise with unwavering client commitment. The firm advises both local and international clients on all areas of Philippine law. Litigation, corporate, tax and intellectual property matters constitute Esguerra & Blanco’s strongest practice areas. The firm likewise excels in contracts, estate planning, labor and employment relations, arbitration, corporate rehabilitation, real property, mining and energy, foreign investments, telecommunications, information technology, admiralty and governmental relation and regulatory affairs.

VISION AND MISSION

This Firm is founded by a common faith in God and His goodness, and the faith of its members in one another to pursue a practice of law that is Christ-centered and perpetually inspired by what is true, just and fair.

Believing that it is enabled by the wisdom, experience and integrity of its members and staff, the Firm endeavors to render services with utmost dedication, honesty and competence, thus affirming, for God and country, its modest contribution to regaining the nobility of the law profession and the respect it deserves.

RESULTS - ORIENTED PRACTICE

Esguerra & Blanco emphasizes – and clients rightfully expect – good results. To that end, the Firm combines innovative and pragmatic strategies with hard work. Esguerra & Blanco recognizes that its success depends on close coordination with and the satisfaction of its clients. Our lawyers regularly meet with clients to set objectives, including developing budgets for attorney time and major expense items. The Firm initiates periodic reviews sessions with clients to measure progress against objectives and to ensure that the clients’ objectives and needs are being met. In the litigation area, Esguerra & Blanco has and will continue to develop mutually beneficial alternatives to the standard hourly rate system in consultation with clients.

Esguerra & Blanco’s commitment to client service is based on developing an intimate knowledge of each client’s need and objectives. The Firm seeks long-term, partnering relationships with clients, to the end of providing the best total solution to the client’s multi-disciplined and industry-specific legal service needs. The Firm’s goal is to be an instrumental part of each client’s success.

AWARDS

 


 


2019      Atty. Ramon S. Esguerra as Commended External
              Counsel of the Year

              Atty. Abelaine T. Alcantara as Commended External
              Counsel of the Year

2018      Firm of the Year, Intellectual Property, Philippines

              Atty. Ramon S. Esguerra as Commended External
              Counsel of the Year

2017      Atty. Carlos Paulo M. Villaruz as Commended External
              Counsel of the Year

2016      Honourable Mention, Firm of the Year, Litigation
              and Dispute Resolution, Philippines

              Honourable Mention, Firm of the Year, Anti-Trust/
              Competition, Philippines

              Firm of the Year, Intellectual Property, Philippines

2011      Firm of the Year, Intellectual Property, Philippines

              Firm of the Year, Life Science, Philippines

2010      Most Responsive Firm of the Year, Philippines




 

2020      Atty. Carlos Paulo M. Villaruz highly recommended as
              Recognised Practitioner in Dispute Resolution

2019      Atty. Ramon S. Esguerra recognized as Intellectual
              Property Eminent Practitioner

              Atty. Ramon S. Esguerra and Atty. Carlos Paulo M. Villaruz
              recognized as Leading Lawyers in Dispute Resolution
              and Intellectual Property

              Atty. Abelaine T. Alcantara recognized as Leading Lawyer
              in Intellectual Property

2018      Atty. Ramon S. Esguerra as Leading Lawyer in
              Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property

              Leading Firm in Intellectual Property

2015      Atty. Ramon S. Esguerra recognized as Leading Lawyer
              in Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property

2014      Leading Firm in Intellectual Property, Asia’s Leading
              Lawyers

              Atty. Ramon S. Esguerra recognized as Leading Lawyer
              in Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property

2013      Leading Firm in Intellectual Property, Asia’s Leading
              Lawyers

2012      Atty. Ramon S. Esguerra recognized as Leading Lawyer
              in Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property

2011      Atty. Ramon S. Esguerra recognized as a Leading
              Lawyer in Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property

              Leading Firm in Intellectual Property, Asia’s Leading
              Lawyers




 

2019      Atty. Carlos Paulo M. Villaruz recognized as Client
              Choice for Litigation

2016      Atty. Ramon S. Esguerra recognized as Client Choice for
              Litigation

2013      Atty. Ramon S. Esguerra recognized as Client Choice for
              Litigation




 

2018      Highly Recommended in Intellectual Property,
              Recommended in Dispute Resolution & Litigation,
              Labor and Employment, Shipping, Maritime Aviation

2016      Outstanding in Intellectual Property, Highly
              Recommended in Dispute Resolution

              Atty. Ramon S. Esguerra recognized as Leading
              Lawyer in Intellectual Property

2015      Highly Recommended in Dispute Resolution and
              Intellectual Property

              Atty. Ramon S. Esguerra recognized as Leading
              Lawyer in Intellectual Property




 

2016      Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year, Philippines
              Corporate Law Firm of the Year, Philippines
              Criminal Law Firm of the Year, Philippines

2013       Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year, Philippines






 

2015      Corporate Law Firm of the Year, Philippines
              Criminal Law Firm of the Year, Philippines

2014      Corporate Law Firm of the Year, Philippines
              Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year, Philippines
              Criminal Law Firm of the Year, Philippines
              Litigation Law Firm of the Year, Philippines

2013      Corporate Law Firm of the Year, Philippines
              Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year, Philippines



 

2016      Criminal Law Firm of the Year, Philippines
              Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year,
              Philippines

2014      Criminal Law Firm of the Year, Philippines
              Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year,
              Philippines
              Corporate Law Firm of the Year, Philippines



 

2016      Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year, Philippines

2011      Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year, Philippines

2010      Intellectual Property aw Firm of the Year, Philippines



 

2013      Litigation Law Firm of the Year, Philippines

              Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year, Philippines



 



 

Others:

2016      DealMakers Country Awards, Best IP Law Firm, Philippines
              Managing Intellectual Property, IP Star, Philippines

2015      M&A Awards, Most Outstanding Full Service Law Firm, Philippines

2013      ILO Client Choice, Atty. Ramon S. Esguerra recognized as the winner of the Philippines General
              Corporate Category

2012      Finance Law Awards, Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year

2011      Atty. Ramon S. Esguerra recognized as Asia Law Leading Lawyers, Intellectual Property