Darwin P. Angeles

Mr. Angeles is a Partner at the Firm and presently heads its Intellectual Property Department. He also handles dispute resolution, data privacy, and special projects. He is listed as a Rising Star for Dispute Resolution for three (3) consecutive years (2020 to 2022) by the Legal 500 Asia-Pacific. He has appeared before the Philippine Supreme Court on high profile constitutional cases. Among his clients include Retired Senior Associate Justice Antonio T. Carpio, Retired Justice and Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales and faculty of the University of the Philippines College of Law in Carpio v. Anti-Terrorism Council; Honorable Congressman Vicente S.E. Veloso in Hon. Veloso v. Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency; human rights victims in Ocampo vs. Enriquez; and members of the LGBT community in Falcis vs. Civil Registrar-General.

From 2008 to 2013, he was a Legal Analyst and Consultant with the Legal Affairs Office of the Department of Agrarian Reform. He also served as a Consultant for the House of Representatives for Rep. Arthur R. Defensor, Jr. charged with research and policy development, and as a Law Reform Specialist with the Institute of Government and Law Reform of the University of the Philippines Law Center.

Mr. Angeles has written on various issues such as the rule of law (90 Phil. L.J. 556), administrative law (86 Phil. L.J. 643, co-author), and medical malpractice (85 Phil. L.J. 896). He is also one of the co-authors of the UP Law Center’s A Handbook on the Philippine Competition Act which was published in 2018.

He is a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (“IBP”) and served as the Managing Editor of the IBP Journal. He presently serves as the Assistant Vice-President for Research and Public Information of the Philippine Institute of Arbitrators and as Assistant General Counsel of the Philippine Bar Association. He is also a member of Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc.

Mr. Angeles teaches law at the University of the Philippines and Adamson University. He delivers lectures Trial Technique and Evidence for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Program of the Supreme Court. He obtained his law degree from the University of the Philippines in 2013 where he graduated with honors, and holds a degree in Chemistry from the Ateneo de Manila University, where he graduated in 2007.

 

Education

Juris Doctor, University of the Philippines, 2013

Bachelor of Science (Chemistry), Ateneo de Manila University, 2007

Areas of Expertise

Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Employment and Executive Compensation
Intellectual Property and Technology
Acquisitions