Maria Teresa D. Mercado-Ferrer
John Christian Joy A. Regalado
John Christian Joy A. Regalado
John Regalado is a Partner in SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan. He is a member of the firm's Litigation and Arbitration practice group and has been ranked as a Next Generation Partner and Recommended Lawyer (2022, 2021, 2020) and a Next Generation Lawyer (2019, 2018, 2017) for Dispute Resolution by The Legal 500. He has also been cited in The Legal 500's inaugural Private Practice Arbitration Powerlist: Southeast Asia 2022, which highlights the region's leading arbitration lawyers.
Mr. Regalado specializes in commercial arbitration, having represented clients in disputes before the International Chamber of Commerce-International Court of Arbitration, the Philippine Construction Industry Arbitration Commission, ad hoc arbitral tribunals, and the Philippine courts in applications for interim relief.
Mr. Regalado is experienced in commercial and criminal litigation, and he has handled and tried cases before the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Court of Tax Appeals, Sandiganbayan, trial courts, the Department of Justice, and prosecutors' offices. He also specializes in product liability cases and has successfully defended, and continues to represent, an international automobile manufacturer in product liability suits filed by consumers before (1) the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry and trial courts, and (2) prosecutors’ offices for crimes arising out of alleged violations of consumer laws.
Mr. Regalado is also a member of the firm's Special Projects and Tax practice groups. His corporate practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, and foreign investments.
Mr. Regalado is a member of the Chamber Institute of Arbitrators. He is also a member and an officer of the Philippine Institute of Arbitrators. He currently teaches at the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law.
Admission to the Bar
Ateneo de Manila University(J.D., Second Honors)
De La Salle University(B.S.C., cum laude)
Member, Philippine Institute of Arbitrators
• SyCipLaw at the 2023 Ateneo Law School Career Fair
• PIArb conducts training sessions on the role of management in International Arbitration
• SyCipLaw Retains Top-Tier Rankings in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023 Guide
• CIR has no fresh or separate 180-day period to decide administrative appeals
• SyCipLaw Authors Philippine Chapter of Latest Chambers Global Practice Guide on International Arbitration
• SyCipLaw Partners Named in The Legal 500’s Arbitration Powerlist: Southeast Asia 2022
• BIR Updates its Procedures for Claiming Tax Treaty Benefits
• CIAC Guidelines on Virtual Proceedings
• Conventus Law: Philippines M&A Campaign Outlook
• Philippine Legislation in the Pipeline: Can They "De-contract" the Economy?
• Updated: The Return-To-Work Checklist for Philippine Companies (16 May 2020)
• COVID-19 updates (SyCipLaw Bulletin # 15): Reopening Of Courts In GCQ Areas; Bayanihan Act IRRs
• COVID-19 updates (SyCipLaw Bulletin # 10): Online Filing of Cases, Electronic Inquest (PH updates on COVID-19 issuances)
• Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 ranks SyCipLaw as Top Tier Firm
• The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017 rankings released
• IFLR: “Philippines: Facilitating Creditor-Debtor Dealings”
• Employment & Immigration Update 2014 4Q
• Announcement of New Senior Associates