Jose Maria B. Buenagua

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Jose Maria B. Buenagua

Associate

Practice Areas

Litigation

  • Contractual Disputes
  • Family Law
  • Torts and Damages
  • Professional Liability and Malpractice
  • Criminal Prosecution and Defense
  • Local Government, Election, and Administrative Litigation

Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution

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

Professional Background

  • Supervising Lawyer, Ateneo Legal Services Center
  • Former Litigation and Arbitration Associate, Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon and San Jose Law Offices
  • Former Political Affairs Officer, House of Representatives of the Philippines
  • Former Legal Intern, Office of the Solicitor General of the Philippines
  • Former Legal Intern, Fortun Narvasa and Salazar Law Offices
  • Former Legal Intern, Humanitarian Legal Assistance Foundation

Educational Background

  • Master of Laws in International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, National University of Singapore Faculty of Law
  • Juris Doctor (Dean's Lister), Ateneo De Manila University School of Law
  • Licentiate in Philosophy (Master's Degree) (Magna Cum Laude and Class Valedictorian), University of Santo Tomas
  • Bachelor's Degree in Classical Philosophy (A.B. Philosophy) (Magna Cum Laude and Class Valedictorian), University of Santo Tomas
  • Bachelor's Degree in Classical Philosophy (Ph.B.) (Cum Laude and Class Valedictorian), University of Santo Tomas

Awards & Recognition

  • Outstanding Student Associate of the Year, Ateneo Legal Services Center (2018)
  • 1st Runner Up, Commission on Human Rights Inter-Law School Debate Cup (2017)
  • Rector's Awardee for Academic Excellence for Obtaining the Highest Grade for the Graduating Class, University of Santo Tomas (2014)
  • Champion, University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Philosophy Essay Writing Contest (2013)
  • Champion, University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Philosophy Essay Writing Contest (2012)

Published Works

  • Arbitration and Insolvency Proceedings Part II in The Philippine Alternative Dispute Resolution Review of the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. (2020)
  • Arbitration and Insolvency Proceedings Part I in The Philippine Alternative Dispute Resolution Review of the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. (2019)
  • Arbitral Awards and the Apostille Convention Part II in The Philippine Alternative Dispute Resolution Review of the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. (2019)
  • Arbitral Awards and the Apostille Convention Part I in The Philippine Alternative Dispute Resolution Review of the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. (2019)
  • Ora Et Labora: A Secular Examination of the Priestly Vocation as an Employment Relation, Juris Doctor Thesis (2018)
  • In Praxis: An Examination of Legal Apprenticeship As a Work-Integrated Learning in Office of the Solicitor General's Legal Internship Journal (2016)
  • Newman's Logic of Assent: The Reasonableness of Faith and Its Berth in the Secular World in The Thomasian Philosopher, Vol. XXX (2014)
  • The Philosophy Student in The Bernavidez, Vol. XIX (2014)

Affiliations

  • Philosophical Association of the Philippines
  • Young Singapore International Arbitration Center (YSIAC)
  • Dominican Confraternity of the Philippines
  • National University of Singapore Alumni Association
  • NUS Alumni Manila Chapter