Philippines - Baker & McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook: 2010-2011
Emmanuel Buenaventura is a Partner in Baker & McKenzie’s Manila office and its representative to the Firm’s International Arbitration Practice Group. His practice includes general dispute resolution, tax and customs controversies, corporate rehabilitation and insolvency, labor appellate proceedings, maritime law, intellectual property litigation, administrative and regulatory disputes, mining, arbitration, alternative dispute resolution and sanctions proceedings before international organizations.
Marvin Masangkay is an Associate in Baker & McKenzie’s Manila office. His practice focuses on civil, criminal and commercial litigation, maritime law, mining, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution.
Jay Patrick Santiago is an Associate in Baker & McKenzie’s Manila office. His practice covers civil, criminal and commercial litigation, taxation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution.
Camille Aromas is an Associate in Baker & McKenzie’s Manila office. Her practice includes civil, criminal, commercial and employment litigation and alternative dispute resolution.
Originally from Baker & McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook 2010-2011
A. LEGISLATION, TRENDS AND TENDENCIES
As early as 1921, the Philippine Supreme Court, in Chan Linte v. Law Union and Rock Insurance Co., et al.,5 recognized the importance of arbitration as a speedy and inexpensive method of dispute resolution. In 1953, as the use of arbitration methods increased, the Philippine Congress enacted Republic Act No. 876, otherwise known as the “Arbitration Law,” to govern domestic arbitration. Internationally, the Philippines also became a signatory to the New York Convention. Subsequently, the Philippine Senate ratified the New York Convention in 1967.