Alfredo B. Molo III

Mr. Molo combines valuable insight gained as a law clerk in the Supreme Court with years of "bet-the-company" litigation.

Alfredo B. Molo III is a founding partner. He specializes in commercial litigation, arbitration, utilities, competition law, and regulatory/legislative reform. Clients seek his guidance when they need to untangle complex regulatory knots that require in-depth knowledge of Philippine regulatory and bureaucratic frameworks.

He holds landmark Supreme Court victories in the fields of commercial, regulatory, election, and intellectual property law. Representative matters include nullifying the legislative Pork Barrel (PDAF); establishing landmark doctrines for International Trademarks; nullifying restrictive regulations on foreign contractors; successfully enforcing a $25 Million Arbitral award against a domestic conglomerate; and advocacy before an international tribunal on a matter involving approximately $1.6 Billion.

He has been involved in some of the most challenging legislative and judicial reform projects in the Philippines and has served as a technical consultant for senators, congressmen, regulators, economic zones, and other government interests.

In 2013, the Philippine Supreme Court commended him for “expertise, competence and invaluable service”. He was chosen as a Member of the High Court’s Expert Panel on the Revised Rules of Civil Procedure. Mr. Molo has been cited on multiple occasions as one of the Philippine’s Top 100 Lawyers by a leading regional publication.

Mr. Molo teaches Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, and Statutory Construction in the College of Law of the University of the Philippines, where he serves as Chair of the Faculty’s Political Law Cluster. He has chaired the Constitutional Law Committee of the Philippine Bar Association. He has served as part of the US Fulbright Competition’s Selection Committee, and is currently a Trustee of the Harvard Club of the Philippines as well the Harvard Law School Alumni Association of the Philippines.

He has chaired the Editorial Board of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines’ Law Journal and was a member of the Editorial Board of the Harvard Asia Pacific Review.

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
Energy and Natural Resources