Manila, 22 November 2021 - During the 6th ALB Philippine Law Awards held on 19 November 2021, Quisumbing Torres won the Antitrust and Competition Law Firm of the Year award, an inaugural category, and Divina Ilas-Panganiban, CIPM won the first Data Privacy and Protection Lawyer of the Year award. The firm was also cited Transportation and Logistics Firm of the Year.
The awards celebrate the outstanding work done by private practitioners and law firms across the Philippines and the region.
"We are honored to be among the top competition lawyers in the Philippines. We look forward to continuing to contribute to the development and enrichment of the legal profession in the Philippines," expressed Maria Christina Macasaet-Acaban, Competition Focus Group Head. Christina also leads the firm's Corporate & Commercial/M&A Practice Group and is recognized as a Future Leader for Competition by the Who's Who Legal Future Leaders for 2020 to 2021. Another partner in the firm's Competition Focus Group, Alain Charles Veloso, also recently received Lexology's Client Choice Award for Competition for 2021.
Partner Divina Ilas-Panganiban also shares her recognition with the firm's Intellectual Property, Data and Technology (IPD and T) Practice Group. "We are sincerely humbled by the showing of trust and confidence by our clients, our friends, our mentors and our colleagues in the profession. This will surely inspire us to learn more, to work more, and to serve more," she emphasized. Under the leadership of Partner Bienvenido Marquez III, the firm's IPD and T team is a consistently recognized top-tier firm in the field.
IPD and T lawyers are certified privacy professionals:
- Divina Ilas-Panganiban is a Certified Information Privacy Manager by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).
- Frederick August Jose is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (Europe) by the IAPP.
- Neonette Pascual is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E), Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT)
- Jose Angelo Tiglao is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (Europe), a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM, and a Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
Members of the firm's Industrials, Manufacturing & Transportation (IMT) Industry Group, headed by Dispute Resolution Partner Donemark Calimon, were elated to receive the recognition as Transportation and Logistics Firm of the Year. IMT subsector heads Marvin Masangkay (Aviation), Maria Camila Jacinto-Lagustan (Automotive) and Jared Amoroso (Transportation & Logistics) joined Donemark in highlighting the team's commitment to provide commercially effective and innovative solutions to clients.