Dean Divina, Gonzales, dela Cruz of Civil Law among top 100 lawyers in PH

Faculty of Civil Law Dean Atty. Nilo T. Divina Ll. B and faculty members Atty. Enrique V. Dela Cruz, Jr. and Atty. Alden Francis C. Gonzales were included in the 2021 Top 100 A-List of Lawyers in the Philippines, released by the Asia Business Law Journal. The announcement was posted on September 14, 2021.

The inclusion of the Divina and his colleagues marked the fourth time the DivinaLaw, a leading full-service law firm in the Philippines founded by Atty. Divina in 2006, made it to the list. The lawyers from the firm who were also included in the list were Atty. Estrella C. Elamparo, and Atty. Danny E. Bunyi.

A seasoned corporate and banking lawyer, Divina is one of the top experts in commercial law and is often tapped as a bar reviewer and legal consultant. He is the author of the books Handbook on Phillippine Commercial Law, Guidebook on Commercial Law, and Bar Q & A for the Past 10 Years: Commercial Law, which are primary resource materials for law students and lawyers. He has been serving as the Dean of the Faculty of Civil Law since 2009.

Meanwhile, Dela Cruz earned his degrees BA-Legal Management and BA-Law in the University. He specializes in civil, criminal and commercial litigation; election laws; local government &taxation; government contracts and regulations; and international commercial arbitration.

In his legal experience, Gonzales has represented many clients from the various sectors to the court. Moreover, he is serving as the University’s bar reviewer since 2007. He specializes in civil and commercial litigation; arbitration; taxation; labor and employment; and collective bargaining agreement negotiations.

According to the Asia Business Law Journal’s website, the recognition was “based on nominations from clients, from in-house counsels and Philippine-focused partners at international law firms outside the country”. Asia Business Law Journal is one of the leading legal magazines in Asia.

View the complete list of the 2021 Top 100 A-list of lawyers in the Philippines:


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