Eleanor N. Balaquiao
Ms. Balaquiao is a member of the firm’s litigation and arbitration group. She is immersed in a broad range of complex dispute resolution matters such as commercial litigation, construction arbitration, anti-trust litigation, environmental litigation, white-collar crime prosecution, intra-corporate disputes, anti-money laundering law enforcement issues, and local taxation.
Her cases include representing the world’s largest gold mining company, securing a favorable award for a leading construction company involving a key government infrastructure project; representing a subcontractor in court proceedings for interim relief under the Philippine Supreme Court’s special rules for alternative dispute resolution; representing various banks in administrative proceedings before the Philippine Anti-Money Laundering Council; representing a transport network vehicles company in negotiations with the Philippine Competition Commission as well as in complying with the commission’s reportorial requirements; and representing the top steel companies of Japan as well as a large multinational corporation in safeguard measures investigations before the Department of Trade and Industry.
Ms. Balaquiao appears before trial courts, the Court of Appeals, the Sandiganbayan, and the Supreme Court as well as various quasi-judicial agencies such as the Philippine Competition Commission, the Anti-Money Laundering Council, and the Department of Trade and Industry.
Ms. Balaquiao also advises clients in heavily regulated industries such as telecommunications, banking, energy, and transportation.
Admission to the Bar
Harvard Law School, LL.M, Gammon Fellow
University of the Philippines, J.D., cum laude and class salutatorian
Ateneo De Naga University, AB Political Science, Magna Cum Laude