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SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Ricardo Maria P.G. Ongkiko

Ricardo Maria P.G. Ongkiko

Head of the Litigation Department

Expertise

  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Corporate Services & Business Transactions
  • Litigation & Arbitration

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Profile

Bar Admissions

1989, Philippines

Education

University of the Philippines (A.B. magna cum laude, 1984; LL.B. cum laude, 1988); University of Michigan (LL.M., 1992).
Areas of Practice

Construction & Infrastructure | Corporate Services & Business Transactions | Litigation & Arbitration

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Philippine Court of Appeals Accredited Mediator (2005)
Accredited Arbitrator, Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc.
Accredited Arbitrator, Philippine Institute of Arbitrators
Accredited Arbitrator, Construction Industry Arbitration Commission
Accredited Arbitrator, Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines

Professional Associations

    The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
    Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc.
    Inter-Pacific Bar Association
    Philippine Institute of Arbitrators

Member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (Secretary of the Makati City Chapter, 1999-2001, Director of the Makati City Chapter, 1997-1999).


Seminars

Speaker, Mediation: A New Approach in Resolving Intellectual Property Rights Disputes, Institute for Studies Intellectual Property, Inc. (2004)
Speaker, The Law and Practice of Commercial Arbitration, Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. (2008)
Speaker, Basic Arbitration Seminar, Philippine Institute of Arbitrators and the Ongkiko Manhit Custodia & Acorda Center for Legal Education (2010)
Speaker, Introduction to Domestic and International Arbitration, University of Cebu College of Law (2011)

Participant, Pre-Workshop Training and Basic Mediation Workshops, sponsored by the Supreme Court of the Philippines Philippine Judicial Academy, Singapore Mediation Center, Philippine Bar Association, among others (2000)
Participant, PIDA Seminar on International Commercial Arbitration, International Chamber of Commerce (2001)
Participant, International Conference on Construction Arbitration, Construction Industry Arbitration Commission & the Philippine Institute of Construction Arbitrators, Inc. (2004)
Participant, Seminar on Practical Arbitration and International Practice Special Training/Entry Course, Philippine Association of Law Professors and The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (East Asia Branch) (2004)
Participant, Orientation Workshop for New Court of Appeals Mediators, sponsored by the Supreme Court of the Philippines, the Court of Appeals, Philippine Judicial Academy, Philippine Mediation Center, in cooperation with the United States Agency for International Development and The Asia Foundation (2004)
Participant, The 3rd International Conference on Construction Arbitration, Philippine Institute of Construction Arbitrators and the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center (2005)
Participant, National Conference on Court Annexed/Referred Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms, Supreme Court of the Philippines Philippine Judicial Academy and Philippine Mediation Center (2006)
Participant, Prospects & Perspectives, A Conference on Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Philippines, UP Law Center Program on Dispute Resolution (2007)
Participant, Forum on the Use of Dispute Review Board/Dispute Adjudication Board/Dispute Board, International Federation of Consulting Engineers, The Council of Engineering Consultants of the Philippines, the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation and the Dispute Resolution Center Inc., among others (2007)
Participant, Two-Day Course on The Practical Management of Contract Claims and The Resolution of Dsputes, International Federation of Consulting Engineers, The Council of Engineering Consultants of the Philippines, and the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (2007)
Participant, 3rd Regional Arbitral Institutes Forum (RAIF) Conference (2009)
Participant, IPR Training for Arbitrators, presented by the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (2010)
Participant, Training on Specialized Arbitration for Intellectual Property Disputes, Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines, the World Intellectual Property Organization, the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc., and the University of the Philippines (2010)
Participant, Forum on the Philippine Membership in the Permanent Court of Arbitration and International Dispute Resolution, the Supreme Court of the Philippines Philippine Judicial Academy, in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs Office of Legal Affairs, and University of the Philippines Law Center Institute of International Legal Studies (2011)
Participant, Accelerated Route to Fellowship (International Arbitration), Singapore Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2011)
Participant, Settlement of Intellectual Property Disputes Through Arbitration and Mediation Workshop, Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Center (2011)
Participant, 7th CIAC Construction Arbitration Accreditation Course, Construction Industry Arbitration Commission and the Philippine Institute of Construction Arbitrators and Mediators, Inc. (2011)


Professional Activities and Experience

Foreign attorney, Kinsella, Boesche, Fujikawa & Towle, Los Angeles (1992).
Articles

Supreme Court Guidelines on the Conduct of Videoconferencing
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, February 2021

The Supreme Court has issued Supreme Court Administrative Matter No. 20-12-01-SC (Re: Proposed Guidelines on the Conduct of Videoconferencing) dated December 9, 20201 (Court Videoconferencing Guidelines) to ensure that hearings via videoconferencing are conducted in an orderly manner and that the constitutional rights of the accused are protected...

Guidelines on the Implementation of the Hague Service Convention in the Philippines
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, October 2020

This is an overview of Supreme Court Administrative Order No. 251-2020 (Guidelines on the Implementation in the Philippines of the Hague Service Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial Documents in Civil and Commercial Matters)1 (the Hague Service Convention Guidelines). The guidelines became effective on October 1, 2020.2 A...

Rules Implementing the Criminal Provisions of the Philippine Competition Act
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, September 2020

 This briefing provides an overview of the salient points of Department of Justice (“DOJ”) Circular No. 016 (Rules Implementing the Criminal Provisions of Republic Act No. 10667, Otherwise Known As the Philippine Competition Act)1 (“PCA Rules on Criminal Provisions”). A...

Additional Articles

Co-authored, Philippine Chapter, Digest of Commercial Laws of the World (Multilaw and Oceana Publications, 2004)
Co-authored, Philippine Chapter, Winning Strategies--International Litigation (Aspatore Inc., 2005)
Co-Author, Philippine Chapter, The Asia-Pacific Restructuring and Insolvency Guide (Global White Page Section, 2006)
Contributor, Philippine Chapter, Arbitration in Asia (Norton Rose, 2004)
Contributor, Philippine Chapter, Guide to Dispute Resolution in Asia (Herbert Smith, 2005 - 2011)
Contributor, Philippine Chapter, International Civil Procedure (Kluwer Law International, 2003)


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