Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia is a full-service firm with proven expertise in, among others, Intellectual Property, Litigation and Corporate Law. The firm is also recognized for its conscientious, proactive, and highly skilled Mining & Natural Resources team.

It is committed to consistently deliver the highest quality of effective legal representation that efficiently meets every client’s needs, observing the highest professional standards, through a continuous enhancement and development of expertise, coupled with an understanding of the client and its business, in an environment that fosters creativity, mutual respect, and teamwork.

Our firm’s lawyers are highly respected by their peers for providing sought after legal guidance to leaders of the nation, captains of industry, and even the common man. All 20 partners, together with the firm’s associates and non-legal personnel, who count among the very best in the profession, are bound by a commitment to deliver the highest quality of service to help the firm’s clients attain success and contribute to nation building.

In our mining practice, we provide excellent legal assistance to mining and exploration companies in all levels of development involving complex and multifaceted legal issues, such as foreign ownership, partnerships and joint ventures, contracts, compliance and permitting, land acquisition, environment, and ancestral domains. We have also represented clients in both administrative and judicial cases.

A multi-disciplinary approach, often involving collaboration with the firm’s other departments, allows the team to effectively service all its clients’ business needs.

The team has been consistently commended for offering concise, relevant and insightful advice born from a precise understanding of the needs of foreign companies doing business in the Philippines and for providing “really solid legal analysis”. The group also possesses unique proficiencies and partnerships that allow it to have strategic collaborations with the significant industry organizations and agencies.