Nilo T. Divina

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Nilo T. Divina

Managing Partner

Practice Areas

  • Corporate, criminal, and civil litigation
  •  Alternative dispute resolution
  •  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
  • Bachelor of Laws (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

  • 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)
  • Top 100 Lawyers in the Philippines, Asia Business Law Journal (2018 - 2021)
  • Philippines Client Choice Lawyer, Asian Legal Business (2021)
  • 500 Leading Lawyers, InterContinental Finance & Law Magazine (2017)
  • Managing Partner of the Year, ACQ Global Awards (2015, 2017)

Published Works

  • Bar Q&A - Commercial Law (2022; CentralBooks)
  • Divina on Commercial Law (2021; Rex Bookstore)
  • 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)