Enrique V. Dela Cruz, Jr.

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Enrique V. Dela Cruz Jr.

Senior Partner

Practice Areas


  • Intra-Corporate Disputes
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Debt and Asset Recovery
  • Family Law
  • Torts and Damages
  • Testate and Intestate Proceedings
  • Adoption, Guardianship and other Special proceedings
  • Expropriation
  • Professional Liability and Malpractice
  • Criminal Prosecution and Defense

Corporate and Special Projects

  • Public-Private Partnership and Joint Ventures
  • Mining
  • Public Bidding and Procurement
  • Transportation and Maritime Law

Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Construction Industry Arbitration
  • State Investment Treaties
  • Mediation and Other Alternative Modes of Dispute Resolution

Intellectual Property

  • Patent & Trademark Registration
  • Copyright
  • Infringement & Enforcement
  • Licensing & Franchising
  • Food, Drugs, & Cosmetics

E-Commerce & Technology

  • Blockchain & Other Distributed Ledgers
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Cybercrime
  • Data Privacy
  • Financial Technology

Legal Education, Legislative Advocacy and Policy Reform

  • Trainings and Seminars
  • Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs
  • Representation in Legislative Hearing
  • Bills, Policies, and Position Papers

Professional Background

  • Municipal Councilor (2019 to present), Municipality of Baliwag, Bulacan
  • Board Member (2010 to 2019), 2nd District, Province of Bulacan
  • Former President, National Movement of Young Legislators of the Philippines
  • Lecturer, University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Civil Law
  • Lecturer, University of the Philippines National College of Public Administration and Governance - Center for Local and Regional Governance
  • Lecturer, Bulacan State University College of Law

Educational Background

  • Master of Laws degree major in International and Comparative Business Law (with Distinction, Chevening Scholar), London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
  • Masters Course in International Trade Law, University College London Faculty of Laws, United Kingdom
  • Executive Program – Leadership & Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, United States of America
  • Masters in Public Management, Ateneo de Manila University School of Government
  • Bachelor of Laws (Third Honors), University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Civil Law
  • Bachelor of Arts in Legal Management (Cum Laude), University of Santo Tomas

Awards & Recognition

  • Top 100 Lawyers in the Philippines, Asia Business Law Journal (2020)
  • Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year - Finalist, Asian Legal Business Southeast Asia Law Awards (2019)
  • Bronze Award for Five Pillars - Corporate Governance (Individual), Datos Privados Awards (2019)
  • Dangal ng Baliwag Award - For Public Service (2017)
  • Gintong Kabataan Award - Young Professional (2007)
  • Ten Outstanding Councilors Of The Philippines (2007)

Professional Membership / Affiliation

  • London Court of International Arbitration
  • International Law and International Affairs Committee - Integrated Bar of the Philippines
  • Asia Society of the Philippines
  • Legal Counsel, Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines