Jewelle Ann Lou P. Santos

jalpsantos@syciplaw.com



Jewelle Ann Lou P. Santos is an associate in SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw). She is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Arbitration, and Employment and Immigration practice groups. She joined the firm in 2018.

Ms. Santos has represented clients in various arbitration proceedings, including a dispute under the rules of Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), a construction dispute before the Philippine Construction Industry Arbitration Commission (CIAC), an ad hoc arbitration against an agency of the Philippine Government, and a dispute before the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. (PDRCI).

Ms. Santos also handles broad range of litigation cases involving commercial, civil, and criminal law before the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Sandiganbayan, trial courts, Department of Justice, and prosecutor’s office. Her cases include the defense of multinational mining companies in a case before the Court of Appeals, tax litigation for an irrigation and power company in its local tax protests and injunction case against provincial governments, and an intra-corporate litigation and related criminal proceedings involving a publicly-listed corporation.

Ms. Santos is experienced in handling cases before the National Labor Relations Commission, Bureau of Labor Relations, National Conciliation and Mediation Board, labor arbiters, accredited voluntary arbitrators, and other labor agencies. Ms. Santos also advises local and international clients on various employment-related issues, including labor standards compliance, industrial relations, and administrative disciplinary proceedings.

Ms. Santos also handles general corporate work for domestic and foreign corporations.

Admission to the Bar

2018, Philippines (14th Place)

Education

Ateneo de Manila University (Juris Doctor, Second Honors);
University of the Philippines Manila (B.A. Political Science, magna cum laude and College of Arts and Sciences most outstanding student)

Publications

  • Appeals in Philippines, Lexology, co-authored with Ramon G. Songco (July 2019)
  • Testing Constitutional Waters VII: Nationality, Citizenship, and Foundlings as Pronounced in Poe-Llamanzares v. Commission on Elections, Ateneo Law Journal, Volume 61 (August 2016)
  • Occupational safety conditions of bus drivers in Metro Manila, the Philippines, International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics (April 2016)
  • The Case of Risos-Vidal v. COMELEC and the Pardoning Power as the Most Benevolent Power of the Chief Executive, Ateneo Law Journal, Volume 60 (August 2015)

Professional Activities

Editor, Ateneo Law Journal, Volumes 59-61


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