Ricardo Ma. P.G. Ongkiko

rmpgongkiko@syciplaw.com




Ricardo Ma. P.G. Ongkiko heads the firm's Litigation Department. His practice areas include international and domestic arbitration, construction arbitration, mediation, civil and commercial litigation, corporation law, and contract law.

He has handled and tried a broad range of cases involving contract disputes, corporate restructuring and arbitration, debt recovery, infrastructure and engineering disputes, intra-corporate controversies, insurance cases, and tort. He has extensive experience in international and domestic arbitration dealing with commercial and construction disputes. Mr. Ongkiko has also provided corporate compliance services, having served as director and corporate secretary of several corporations.

Mr. Ongkiko is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (East Asia Branch) and member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration. He is a Trustee and President of the Philippine Institute of Arbitrators (PIArb), a Trustee and Assistant Corporate Secretary of the Philippine Dispute Resolution, Inc. (PDRCI), and a Trustee of the Philippine Institute of Construction Arbitrators and Mediators, Inc. He was director (1997-1999) and secretary (1999-2001) of the Makati Chapter of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines.

He is an accredited arbitrator of the PIArb, PDRC, the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission, the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines, and the Philippine Wholesale Electricity Spot Market. He is also an accredited arbitrator of the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA), the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC), the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB), and the National Arbitration and Mediation (New York). He was also a Philippine Supreme Court-accredited mediator for the Philippine Court of Appeals.

He is the Head of the firm’s Litigation Department and a Regular Member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

Admission to the Bar

1989, Philippines

Education

University of Michigan (LL.M.)
University of the Philippines (A.B., magna cum laude; LL.B., cum laude)

Publications

  • Co-Author, Philippine Chapter, Getting the Deal Through: Mediation 2013 and 2015, published by Law Business Research
  • Co-contributor, Philippine Chapter, Guide to Privilege in Asia Pacific, published by Herbert Smith Freehills, 2014
  • Co-contributor, Philippine Chapter, Getting the Deal Through: Restructuring & Insolvency 2014, published by Law Business Research
  • Contributor, Philippine Chapter, The Guide to Dispute Resolution in Asia, published by Herbert Smith, 2005 – 2013
  • Co-contributor, Philippine Chapter, A Multi-Jurisdictional Review – Guide to Dispute Resolution in Asia Pacific, published by Herbert Smith Freehills, 2013
  • Co-Author, Philippine Chapter, Getting the Deal Through: Restructuring and Insolvency 2012, published by Law Business Research
  • Co-Author, Philippine Chapter, Digest of Commercial Laws of the World, published by Multilaw and Oceana Publications, Inc., 2016, 2010 and 2004
  • Co-Contributor, Philippine Chapter, The Guide to Privilege in Asia, published by Herbert Smith, 2010
  • Co-Author, Philippine Chapter, The Asia-Pacific Restructuring and Insolvency Guide 2006, published by Global White Page Section
  • Contributor, Philippine Chapter, Arbitration in Asia, published by Norton Rose, 2005
  • Co-author, Philippine Chapter, Winning Legal Strategies: International Litigation: A Country-By-Country Look at Negotiations, Trials, and successful Dispute Resolution in Major Markets Around the Globe, published by Aspatore, Inc., 2005
  • Contributor, Philippine Chapter, International Civil Procedure, authored by World Law Group Member Firms, published by Kluwer Law International, 2003

Professional Activities

Fellow, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CI Arb)

Member, International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA)

President (2016-present), Trustee (2007-present), Senior Vice-President (2007-2013), Executive Vice-President (2014), The Philippine Institute of Arbitrators

Trustee (2007-present), Assistant Secretary (2009-present), Member (since 2006), Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc.

Trustee (2014-present), Member (2012-present), Philippine Institute of Construction Arbitrators and Mediators, Inc.

Director (1997-1999), Secretary (1999-2001), and Member (since 1989), Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Makati City Chapter


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