Carlos Paulo M. Villaruz
Senior Partner
Co-Managing Partner for Litigation, Labor and Intellectual Property

Born on 1 September 1971, in Manila, Philippines
Admitted to the Philippine Bar – 1997

PRACTICE AREAS

Litigation
Criminal Law
Intellectual Property Law
Corporate Rehabilitation
Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Labor Law

 

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Senior Partner, Esguerra & Blanco Law Offices, July 2018 - Present
Partner, Esguerra & Blanco Law Offices, January 2007 – June 2018
Senior Associate, Esguerra & Blanco Law Offices, March 2004 – December 2006
Senior Associate, Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon & San Jose Law Offices, January 2004 – February 2004
Junior Associate, Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon & San Jose Law Offices, September 1999 – December 2003
Special Retained Counsel, Philippine Airlines, March 1999 – September 1999
Junior Associate, Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz (ACCRA) Law Offices, December 1997 – December 1998
Consultant, Office of Senator Ramon B. Revilla, Jr., January 2019 – Present

AFFILIATIONS

Director, Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Makati Chapter, 2015 - Present
Treasurer, Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Makati Chapter, 2017 - 2019
Director, Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines, 2015 - 2018
Asian Patent Attorneys Association

 

EDUCATION, HONORS AND AWARDS

Juris Doctor, Ateneo de Manila University, 1997
Bachelor of Science in Legal Management, Ateneo de Manila University, 1993
Dean’s List, Ateneo de Manila University, 1994 – 1996
Recognized as Client Choice for Litigation, Client Choice, 2019
Recognized as Leading Lawyer in Intellectual Property, Chambers and Partners, 2019
Recognized as Leading Lawyer in Dispute Resolution, Chambers and Partners, 2019
Commended External Counsel of the Year, In-House Community, Asian-Mena Counsel, 2017