Mary Jude C. Marvel

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Mary Jude C. Marvel


Practice Areas


  • Intra-Corporate Disputes
  • Corporate Rehabilitation and Liquidation
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Testate and Intestate Proceedings

Corporate and Special Projects

  • Anti-Money Laundering Compliance
  • Banking and Finance
  • Competition Law and Anti-Trust
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Education
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate Services, Housekeeping, and Directorship
  • Foreign Investments
  • Public-Private Partnership and Joint Ventures
  • Public Bidding and Procurement


  • Employment and Related Contracts
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Human Resource Advisory

Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Mediation and other Alternative Modes of Dispute Resolution

Tax and Estate Planning

  • Estate Planning

Intellectual Property

  • Patent and Trademark Registration
  • Infringement and Enforcement
  • Licensing and Franchising

Legal Education, Legislation Advocacy, and Public Policy

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

Professional Background

  • Associate Professor, Jose Maria College, College of Law, Metro Davao
  • Former Associate Dean, University of Negros Occidental Recoletos, School of Law, Metro Bacolod
  • Former Party-Appointed Expert Witness, party expert witness on the application and interpretation of the rebus sic stantibus principle in an international commercial arbitration proceeding involving a solar energy project in the Philippines, Singapore under the SIAC Rules
  • Former Associate Professor, University of Negros Occidental Recoletos, Metro Bacolod
  • Former Associate Professor, Arellano University School of Law
  • Former Partner, DivinaLaw
  • Former Associate, International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City
  • Former Mediator, Better Business Bureau, Metropolitan New York, New York City
  • Former Facilitator for Ex-post monitoring mission for anti-money laundering project, European Commission, Manila
  • Former National Staff Consultant/Legal Specialist, Asian Development Bank, Manila
  • Former Legal Adviser/Documentation Attorney, Equitable PCI Bank (now BDO), Manila
  • Former Associate, VE Del Rosario (VERA Law), Manila
  • Former Supervising Legislative/Technical Officer, Philippine Senate, Office of Senator Robert Jaworski (ret.), Manila
  • Former Law Clerk/Court Attorney IV, Supreme Court of the Philippines, Office of Associate Justice Leonardo Quisumbing (ret.), Manila

Educational Background

  • Master of Laws in Dispute Resolution, with concentration in International Arbitration and Litigation (Rankin M. Gibson LL.M. Scholar), Top Student, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, United States of America
  • Certificate in Trust and Wealth Management Program, Trust Institute of the Philippines
  • Bachelor of Laws, Arellano University School of Law
  • Bachelor of Science in Child Development Education, University of the Philippines, Diliman

Published Works

  • Court-Ordered Mediation in the Philippines: A Proposal to Promulgate Guidelines for Establishing Good Faith as a Mandatory Requirement for Effective Participation in the Mediation Process ( Arellano Law and Policy Review [ALPR], Volume 14, No.1; 2016)
  • Conflict of Interest and Good Governance in the Public Sector - Looking at the Private Interests of Government Officials Within a Spectrum (ALPR, Volume 13, No.1; 2015)
  • Party-Appointed Arbitrator Ethics and Ethos – Cross-Cultural Differences and How They Affect Arbitrator Behaviour in Rendering Arbitral Awards (ALPR, Volume 12, No.1; 2014)
  • Judicial Review of Arbitral Awards in the Philippines: A Look into the Application of the Public Policy Exception Under the New York Convention Applying United States Precedents (ALPR, Volume 11, No.1; 2012)
  • Anti-Money Laundering/Combating Financing of Terrorism: A Philippine Perspective on a Donor-Driven Initiative (ALPR, Volume 10, No.1; 2009)
  • "I Dos and Don'ts": Re-visiting the Proposal to Legalize Divorce in the Philippines (ALPR Volume 9, No.1; 2008)
  • The Underpinnings of Contractual Relations— when can a promise be broken? (ALPR Volume 8, No.2; 2007)
  • Use Requirements for Trademarks-Avoidance of Cancellation Actions for Non-Use (ALPR Volume 8, No.1; 2007)
  • Free Speech and Trademark Rights - A Dichotomy (ALPR Volume 7, No.1; 2006)
  • Trademark Rights and Protection-Some Queasy Issues on Enforcement (ALPR Volume 6, No.1; April 2005)
  • The Kuratong Baleleng Gang Case - A Saga Revisited (ALPR Volume 5, No. 2; 2004)