Title: Admiralty and Maritime


Domingo G. Castillo



Domingo Castillo

Firm: SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
Address:SyCipLaw Center
105 Paseo de Roxas
1226 Makati City
Metro Manila
Phone:+632 982 3600
Fax:+632 817 3896
Email:Send an Email
Local Time:Thu. 10:37

Languages: Filipino and English.


Areas of Practice


  • Aviation & Maritime Law
  • Insurance
  • Litigation & Arbitration
  • Trade Law & Customs Regulation


Professional Career


Significant Accomplishments

Named as one of Asia's leading lawyers in shipping and maritime law in Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Shipping and Maritime Lawyers (1998).

Professional Associations

  • International Bar Association

Maritime arbitrator, accredited by the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc..

Member, Inter-Pacific Bar Association (Vice Chairman, 2000-2003), Makati Law Foundation (Director, 1992-1993), Makati Chamber of Commerce (Director, 1998-1999), Maritime Law Association of the Philippines (President, 1995), Philippine Bar Association, Asean Law Association, and the Integrated Bar of the Philippines.


Contributed to the Philippine sections of the Maritime Law Handbook printed by Kluwer Law International (Netherlands) on:
- Arrest of Vessels
- Enforced Sale of Vessels
- Registration of Vessels
- Mortgage on Vessels

Professional Activities and Experience

Foreign attorney, Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe, San Francisco (1981), Sinclair, Roche & Temperley, London (1982).

Bar Admission

1978, Philippines



Preparatory education, University of the Philippines (B.S.B.A., LL.B.); New York University (LL.M.); City of London Polytechnic (Certificate in Maritime Law, with distinction).