John Christian Joy A. Regalado

John Regalado is a partner in SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan. He is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Arbitration practice group, and has been ranked as a Next Generation Lawyer for Dispute Resolution by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2017).

Mr. Regalado specializes in commercial arbitration, having represented clients in disputes before the International Chamber of Commerce-International Court of Arbitration, the Philippine Construction Industry Arbitration Commission, ad hoc arbitral tribunals, and the Philippine courts in applications for interim relief. Mr. Regalado has: (1) represented a foreign corporation before an ICC Arbitral Tribunal that confirmed its entitlement for damages against domestic fruit growers and suppliers, (2) represented a foreign contractor before a Philippine court that confirmed the contractor’s entitlement to interim relief against a domestic company in relation to the construction of an ethanol plant, (3) represented a foreign bank, which was non-party to an arbitration agreement, before a Philippine court in opposing an application for interim relief sought to be issued and enforced against it, and (4) advised a foreign investment company in a potential shareholder derivative arbitration.

Mr. Regalado also specializes in product liability cases. He has successfully defended, and continues to represent, an international automobile manufacturer in product liability suits filed by consumers before (1) the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry and trial courts, and (2) prosecutors’ offices for crimes arising out of alleged violations of consumer laws.

Mr. Regalado is also experienced in commercial and criminal litigation, and he has handled and tried cases before the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Court of Tax Appeals, Sandiganbayan, trial courts, the Department of Justice, and prosecutors’ offices.

Mr. Regalado is also a member of the firm’s Special Projects and Tax practice groups. His corporate practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, and foreign investments.

Admission to the Bar

2010, Philippines


Ateneo de Manila University(J.D., Second Honors)
De La Salle University(B.S.C., cum laude)

Professional Activities

Member, Philippine Institute of Arbitrators

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