Awards and Citations

AsianCounselAward2010
The ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL IN HOUSE COMMUNITY cited Esguerra & Blanco as the Philippines’ “Most Responsive Firm of the Year” for 2010. The Firm also received the following citations for its work in Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution.

 

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In 2011,  the Firm has been named as the “Firm of the Year” in the Philippines for the following categories: (a) intellectual property; and (b) life sciences.

 

AMC-FOTY-HM2011_hi-21The Firm also received “Honorable Mentions” in the following categories:
(a) Compliance/Regulatory; (b) Litigation & Dispute Resolution; and (c) Most Responsive Domestic Firm of the Year.

 

ChambersAsiaAward2010Since 2010, the Firm has been recognized in Chambers Asia-Pacific, one of a series of highly reputable guides to the legal profession worldwide, as one of the leading law firms in the Philippines when it comes to Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution.

Atty. Ramon Esguerra,  the Firm’s managing partner, has been particularly recognized as a notable practitioner in both Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution.

The Firm received commemorative plaques for the following citations from Chambers & Partners:
ChambersEurope2014 •    Leading Firm in Intellectual Property from 2012 to 2015
•    Atty. Ramon S. Esguerra – Chambers Asia-Pacific, Asia’s Leading Lawyer for Business from 2012 to 2015 for Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property

The 2016 Chambers Asia-Pacific guide states that the Firm is known for advising on rights protection through the registration of copyrights, patents and trade marks and in technology transfer arrangements. The Firm also has extensive experience of issues in the food, ChambersGLobal2015pharmaceutical and ICT sectors, particularly in relation to product registration and regulatory compliance.

Atty. Ramon S. Esguerra, who is among the guide’s notable practitioners, was cited by peers as a “very respected” IP litigator and a “very active, very visible” presence on the scene.

 

FinanceMonthly2012 For its excellent and cutting-edge IP practice, the Firm has been awarded the citation for “Intellectual Property Firm of the Year- Philippines” from 2011 to 2014.  For 2015 and 2016, the Firm was shortlisted for the same award.

Finance Monthly Law Awards recognize firms that have dedicated their resources to innovation, built on their depth of expertise and have performed outstandingly over the year. Finance Monthly sent a voting ballot to over 36,000 contacts resulting in the foregoing directions for the Firm’s IP practice.

 

InterContinentalFinance&Law2016         LawAwards2016

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Esguerra & Blanco Law Offices has been named an “ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL – In-House Community Firm of the Year, 2016” for the following practice area(s):

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•    Intellectual Property

Honorable Mentions
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Litigation and Dispute Resolution
•    Anti-Trust / Competition

FOTY No BG_2016           Rosette2017

AsiaIP_logo2The Asia IP Awards are based on an extensive poll of in-house counsels around the world, who were asked to nominate up to three law firms in trademark and patent in each of the 16 Asia-Pacific countries. The Firm has been shortlisted for the following citations:

•    2010 Philippine Patent Firm of the Year Award
•    2010 Philippine Trademark Firm of the Year Award
•    2011 Philippine Patent Firm of the Year Award
•    2011 Philippine Trademark Firm of the Year Award
•    2012 Philippine Patent Firm of the Year Award
•    2013 Philippine Patent Firm of the Year Award
•    2015 Philippine Trademark Firm of the Year Award

GlobalLawExperts2013
Global Law Experts (GLE) is the premier guide to leading attorneys throughout the world. The decision for GLE’s annual awards was made by over 35,000 people who voted via its website and internal research department. The Firm received was cited for the following categories:

•    Client Choice – Corporate Law Firm of the Year in the Philippines (2013)
•    Editors Choice – Criminal Law Firm of the Year in the Philippines (2013)
•    Litigation Law Firm of the Year in the Philippines (2013)
•    IP Law Firm of the Year in the Philippines (2013)
•    Corporate Law Firm of the Year in the Philippines (2014)
•    IP Law Firm of the Year in the Philippines (2014)
•    Criminal Law Firm of the Year in the Philippines (2014)
•    IP Law Firm of the Year in the Philippines (2015)
•    Criminal Law Firm of the Year in the Philippines (2015)

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The Firm is a category winner in the ACQ Law Awards 2013 for PHILIPPINES – IP LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR


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The Firm is a winner in the ACQ Law Awards 2014 for the following categories:
PHILIPPINES – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR
PHILIPPINES – CORPORATE LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR
PHILIPPINES – CRIMINAL LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR
PHILIPPINES – LITIGATION LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

ACQ5_2015The Firm is a winner in the ACQ Law Awards 2015 for the following categories:
PHILIPPINES – CORPORATE LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR
PHILIPPINES – LITIGATION LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

 

CorporateINTLCorporateINTL awards commemorate those who have been successful over the past 12 months and who have shown excellence not only in expertise but in service. The Firm is a CorporateINTL Global Law Awards Winner in 2014 for the following categories:
•    Criminal Law Firm of the Year in the Philippines
•    IP Law Firm of the Year in the Philippines
•    Corporate Law Firm of the Year in the Philippines

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Since 2011, the Firm has been  ranked in the Managing IP Handbook as a Tier 1 firm in the Patent Contentious category. Particularly, the Firm has been recognized for combining  the expertise of its litigators with its knowledge of cutting-edge IP law to formulate innovative strategies that work for its clients in the telecommunications, information technology, advertising, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical industries.

 

IPStars2014

Atty. Ramon S. Esguerra was named an IP Star for 2014 by Managing IP.

 

 

ClientChoice

Atty. Ramon S. Esguerra was recognized in the ILO Client Choice Awards as the winner of the Philippines General Corporate category. According to clients:

Quotes for RAMON S. ESGUERRA:

•    Mr Esguerra renders fast and responsive legal services at reasonable cost.
•    He is a passionate and vigorous all-around litigator.
•    He is recognized as one of the pioneers in the fields of intellectual property protection and enforcement.
•    He is very committed to his clients as the service of his law firm is based on developing an intimate knowledge of   his client’s needs and objectives.
•    He is outstanding at providing pragmatic solutions.
•    He is able to provide timely and relevant legal advice for our business.
•    He is easy to contact, consistently meets deadlines and delivers on his commitments.
•    Ramon Esguerra had always been customer-focused without sacrificing integrity and soundness of legal advice and opinions.
•    We relied on his and his team’s efficient services and when meeting with him face to face, he and his team exhibit much energy and vibrancy with respect to the issues being laid out before them, whether big or small.
•    He constantly and personally provided support to our requirements despite being one of the top partners in the firm and had produced positive results.
•    The speed of action that Mr Esguerra exhibited when attending to the company’s requirements has been incomparable based on our experience in the Philippines with other firms.
•    He and his team go to great lengths to ensure that they meet our deadline, which admittedly, are sometimes unreasonable given the fast pace of the business.
•    We trust them to work with us especially during times of crisis, knowing very well that they practice with integrity despite operating in a compromised environment.
•    He puts the good relationship between our company and his firm as a primary consideration.
•    We rely on him for innovative and pragmatic strategies.
•    He closely coordinates with us to develop mutually beneficial alternatives to the resolution of disputes.
•    He excels at providing the best total solution to our multi-disciplined and industry-specific legal service needs.
•    He does not only have a strong background in IP, he is first and foremost a distinguished litigator.
•    As he is very committed to his clients and he and his firm have become instrumental to our company’s success.
•    With regard to the quality of legal advice, value for money, commercial awareness and effective communication, Mr Esguerra deserves the highest ratings for client’s satisfaction.
•    This is one lawyer/firm that really “partners” with clients. They take to heart client’s cause and work to the best of interest of the client.
•    They are very flexible in terms of fee structure depending on the level of expertise required in an area referred to them, and without much regard to the number of hours that they will spend to address client’s needs.