Carlos Roberto Z. Lopez

Carlos Roberto Z. Lopez specializes in dispute resolution and commercial arbitration. His areas of practice include litigation (civil, criminal and administrative), intra-corporate disputes, international commercial arbitration, patent infringement, estate proceedings, local taxation, mining, labor, and general corporation law.

Mr. Lopez is experienced in trials and appeals, hearings and pleading before the Philippine Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Office of the Ombudsman, Sandiganbayan (Graft Court), Central Board of Assessment Appeals, Local Boards of Assessment Appeals, National Labor Relations Commission, various Regional and Metropolitan/Municipal Trial Courts, and Prosecutor’s Offices. He has provided counseling and made appearances in connection with various investigations conducted by the Philippine Senate and House of Representatives.

He is currently a trustee and the corporate secretary of Sibol Hesus School Foundation, Inc., a non-stock, non-profit organization engaged in educational activities.

Mr. Lopez is a member of the Maritime Law Association of the Philippines. He was director of the Makati Chapter of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines from 2001 to 2003 and 2005 to 2007, and chairman of its Litigation Committee from 2001 to 2003.

His article entitled “The Saturation Drive: A Mass Arrest of Constitutional Protection” was published in the Philippine Law Journal in 1987. He is co-reporter of the Philippine sections of “Land Tenure”, “Intellectual Property” and “Dispute Resolution” of CCH Doing Business in Asia.

Mr. Lopez is a professorial lecturer on evidence at the University of the Philippines College of Law. He is an accredited lecturer on pleading-writing and depositions/discovery of the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Program of the Philippine Supreme Court.

Admission to the Bar

1991, Philippines


University of the Philippines (B.S.B.E., cum laude; LL.B.)

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