Ramon S. Esguerra
Managing Partner

Born on 21 February 1954, in Kawit, Cavite, Philippines
Admitted to the Philippine Bar – 1980

PRACTICE AREAS

Litigation
Estate and Corporate Law
Criminal Law
Intellectual Property Law
Real Property
Administrative Law

 

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

LAW PRACTICE

Managing Partner, Esguerra & Blanco Law Offices, March 2004 - Present
Senior Partner and Executive Committee Member, Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon & San Jose Law Offices, January 1999 - February 2004
Partner and Intellectual Property Department Co-Head, Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon & San Jose Law Offices, 1986 - 1992, 1995 – 1998
Senior Associate, Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon & San Jose Law Offices, 1984 – 1985
Associate, Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon & San Jose Law Offices, 1981 – 1983
Associate, Blanco Law Firm, 1980 – 1981
Graduate Research Assistant, University of the Philippines Law Center, 1976 – 1981
Legal Researcher, Virginio I. Jarin Law Offices, 1973 – 1979

GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Undersecretary, Department of Justice, February 1992 – March 1995
Ex-Officio Director and Designee, Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board, 1992 – March 1995
Ex-Officio Director and Designee, Dangerous Drugs Board, 1992 – March 1995
Head Secretariat, Presidential Committee on the Grant of Bail, Pardon or Temporary Release, July 1992 – March 1995
Acting Chairman, Presidential Human Rights Committee, October 1993 – March 1995
Acting Chairman, Board of Pardons and Parole, February 1992 – September 1992

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Advisory Council, Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines, Inc., 2014 - Present
Director, Asia Pacific Bar Association, 2008 - Present
Trustee and Corporate Secretary, Philippine National Police Foundation, Inc., 2015 - Present
National Director, Commission on Integrity and Bar Discipline, July 2015 - June 2017
Governor, Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Southern Luzon Region, 2013 – 2015
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines, Inc., 2012 - 2014
Councilor, Asian Intellectual Property Association, 2003 – 2012
National Group President, Philippines, Asian Patent Attorneys Association, 2010 – 2012
President, Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines, Inc., 2009 - 2011
Director, Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Cavite Chapter, 2009 - 2011
General Counsel, Integrated Bar of the Philippines, July 2011 - December 2011
Commissioner, Commission on Bar Discipline, Integrated Bar of the Philippines, June 2010 - June 2011
Director, Licensing Executives Society of the Philippines, Inc., 2002 - 2009
President, Licensing Executives Society of the Philippines, Inc., 2008 - 2009
Member, Trained Arbitrator, Philippine Dispute Resolution, Inc.
Member, Sub-committee on the Revisions of the Rules of Court, Supreme Court of the Philippines
Member, Sub-committee on the Revisions of the Rules on Intellectual Property Rights, Supreme Court of the Philippines
Member, Sub-committee on the Revisions of the 1997 Rules of Civil Procedure, Supreme Court of the Philippines

ACADEME

Professorial Lecturer, University of the Philippines College of Law, 2001 - 2009; 2017 - Present
Professorial Lecturer, San Sebastian College Institute of Civil Law, 1995 - 1996; 2017
Professorial Lecturer, Centro Escolar University School of Law and Jurisprudence, 2012 - Present
Professorial Lecturer, Lyceum of the Philippines University College of Law, 2010 - Present
Professorial Lecturer, De La Salle University, 2014 – 2018
Professorial Lecturer, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila Graduate School of Law, 2009 - 2015
Professorial Lecturer, University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Civil Law, 2018
Lecturer, Bar Review Institute, U.P. Law Center
Lecturer, Mandatory Continuing Legal Education, U.P. Law Center
Lecturer, Mandatory Continuing Legal Education, Integrated Bar of the Philippines
2013 Bar Examiner in Political and International Law
Member, University of the Philippines College of Law Bar Faculty Committee

EDUCATION, HONORS AND AWARDS

Bachelor of Laws, University of the Philippines, 1979
Bachelor of Arts in Economics, University of Santo Tomas, 1975
Graduated No. 5, University of the Philippines Law Class of 1979
Chancellor, Order of the Purple Feather, University of the Philippines College of Law Honor Society
Scholar, University of the Philippines Law Alumni Association
Participant, Summer Institute on American Law, School of Law, Wisconsin University, July – August 1986
Commended External Counsel of the Year, In-House Community, Asian-Mena Counsel, 2018-2019
Recognized as Intellectual Property Eminent Practitioner, Chambers and Partners, 2019
Recognized as Leading Lawyer in Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property, Chambers and Partners, 2012; 2014 - 2015; 2018 - 2019
Recognized as Client Choice for Litigation, Client Choice, 2013 & 2016

AFFILIATIONS

Delegate for Asia, International Confederation of United Grand Lodges (ICUGL), Paris, France
Soberano Gran Comendador, Supremo Consejo Del Grado 33 Para Filipinas, 2013 - 2017
Gran Maestre, Gran Logia Nacional de Filipinas, 2010 - 2015
Worshipful Master, Logia Magdalo No. 79 under the Auspices of the Supremo Consejo de Grado 33 Para Filipinas, 1984 - 1988
Founding Member and Vice-Chairman, Movement of Attorneys for Brotherhood, Integrity and Nationalism, Inc., 1986 - 1992
Member, Rotary Club Makati Central.
Dweller, Elim Catholic Charismatic Community.