Alfredo B. Molo III

Mr. Molo has argued several landmark cases before the Supreme Court. High-stakes advocacy is his key area.

Alfredo Molo III is a founding partner. He specializes in Constitutional litigation, complex commercial disputes, arbitration, public utilities, competition and, regulatory reform.

Mr. Molo holds landmark Supreme Court victories that include, establishing new doctrine in Intellectual Property, removing barriers to foreign participation in the domestic construction industry, reforming the country’s Party-list System, nullifying the legislative Pork Barrel (PDAF). He successfully enforced a $25 million Arbitral Award against a local conglomerate and won a Sovereign Guarantee claim before an international tribunal (value in dispute – $1.6 Billion). Government agencies and regulatory bodies including the Competition Commission have sought his advice on several matters.

He regularly takes on public interest cases in defense of civil rights and Constitutional principles. He is presently involved in the defense of an internationally-awarded Journalist and a Press Freedom Case before the Philippine Supreme Court. He acted as counsel for former Senior Associate Justice Antonio T. Carpio and former Justice and Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales in their petition challenging the constitutionality of the Anti-Terror Act of 2020 before the Philippine Supreme Court.

Mr. Molo was cited by the Supreme Court for his “expertise, competence and invaluable service” and, was chosen as a Member of the High Court’s Expert Panel on the Revised Rules of Civil Procedure. He has been recognized several times as one of the Top 100 Lawyers of the Philippines by Asia Business Journal – initially listed at 36 years old, he was the youngest at that time. He regularly speaks in conferences and, has upon invitation of the government, conducted training seminars for frontline agencies and new regulators. In 2015, the Philippine Judicial Academy (PHILJA) invited him to join its Curriculum Review Focus Group.

Mr. Molo is a Founder and, former Director of the Angara Centre, a privately-funded think-tank composed of international scholars that has brought to the Philippines Nobel-prize winning professors and experts to speak on matters affecting the national interest.

He Chairs the Constitutional Law Committee of the Philippine Bar Association and is a Past President of the Harvard Law School Association of the Philippines. He sat as the Editor-in-Chief of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines’ Law Journal and was a member of the Editorial Board of the Harvard Asia Pacific Review.

He teaches Constitutional Law in the University of the Philippines College of Law, where he also sits as the Chairman of the Political Law Cluster of the Faculty. He has served as part of the US Fulbright Competition’s Selection Committee, and was a Trustee of the Harvard Club of the Philippines.

Education

LL.M., Harvard Law School, 2009

Fulbright Scholar

Bachelor of Laws, University of the Philippines, 2003

cum laude

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of the Philippines, 1995

cum laude

Areas of Expertise

Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Public Interest / Constitutional Litigation