Darwin P. Angeles

Mr. Angeles is listed as a Next Generation Lawyer for Dispute Resolution by the Legal 500 Asia-Pacific for three (3) consecutive years. He is a Senior Associate at the Firm and handles dispute resolution, arbitration, intellectual property, real estate, banking, data privacy, procurement and special projects, among his fields of expertise. He has appeared before the Philippine Supreme Court as a pro bono counsel representing 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 serves as the Managing Editor of the IBP Journal. He also serves as the Assistant Corporate Treasurer of Philippine Institute of Arbitrators, and a member of Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc.. He was the Co-Chair of the Philippine Bar Association’s Committee on Constitutional Law from 2016 to 2017 and its Assistant General Counsel from 2017 to 2018.

Mr. Angeles lectures on the subjects Electronic Evidence and Modes of Discovery for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Program of the IBP. 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