Nilo T. Divina

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Nilo T. Divina

Managing Partner

Practice Areas

  • Corporate, criminal, and civil litigation
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Mediation-Arbitration
  • Negotiation
  • Estates and trusts
  • Immigration
  • Labor and employment
  • Elections
  • Administrative regulation
  • Transportation and maritime law
  • Family law
  • Banking, finance, and construction
  • Mergers and acquisition
  • Foreign investments
  • Securities
  • Corporate rehabilitation
  • Insurance
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Mining and natural resources
  • Energy
  • Utilities regulation
  • Intellectual property
  • Sports and entertainment
  • Taxation

Professional Background

  • Founder and Managing Partner, DivinaLaw [formerly Divina & Uy Law Office]
  • Dean, University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Civil Law
  • Professor, University of the Philippines College of Law
  • Chairman, New Horizon Financial Consultants Inc.
  • Bar Reviewer in Commercial Law
  • Former Member of the Board of Directors, United Coconut Planters Bank
  • Former Chairman, Philippine Association of Law Schools
  • Former Co-General Counsel and Chairman on Legal Education and Bar Admission, Integrated Bar of the Philippines
  • Former President, Philippine Association of Law Schools
  • Former Executive Vice-President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of Equitable PCI Bank
  • Former General Manager/Executive Adviser to the Board and Corporate Secretary, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office

Educational Background

  • International Tax Law Post Graduate Diploma, Robert Kennedy College, Switzerland
  • Juris Doctor (Magna Cum Laude and Class Valedictorian), University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Civil Law
  • Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science (Cum Laude), University of Santo Tomas

Awards & Recognition

  • Top 100 Lawyers in the Philippines, Asia Business Law Journal (2018 - 2022)
  • Gold Award – Executive of the Year (Legal), 19th Annual International Business Awards
  • Philippines Client Choice Lawyer, Asian Legal Business (2021, 2022)
  • Super 50 Disputes Lawyer, Asian Legal Business (2022)
  • Outstanding Thomasian Alumni Awardee for Law and Justice, University of Santo Tomas' The Outstanding Thomasian Alumni (TOTAL) Award (2022)
  • Managing Partner of the Year, Asian Legal Business Philippine Law Awards (2021)
  • 500 Leading Lawyers, InterContinental Finance & Law Magazine (2017)
  • Managing Partner of the Year, ACQ Global Awards (2015, 2017)

Published Works

  • Divina on Commercial Law (2021 edition, 2023 edition; Rex Bookstore)
  • Bar Q&A - Commercial Law (2022; CentralBooks)
  • Questions & Answers on the Revised Corporation Code (2020; CentralBooks)
  • Bar Questions & Answers For the Past 10 years: Commercial Law (2019; CentralBooks)
  • Guidebook on Commercial Law (2016 edition; Rex Bookstore)
  • Handbook on Commercial Law (2005 edition, 2010 revised edition; Rex Book Store)