Ramon G. Songco
Ramon G. Songco is a partner of SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan. His practice areas include litigation and arbitration (civil, commercial, criminal, administrative) including contract disputes, tax cases, environmental (writ of kalikasan) cases, international commercial and sports arbitration, local taxation, estate proceedings, and general corporation law.
Mr. Songco has experience in trials and appeals, hearings, oral arguments and pleadings before Prosecutor’s Offices, Municipal Trial Courts, Regional Trial Courts, Office of the Ombudsman, Sandiganbayan, Local and Central Board of Assessment Appeals, National Labor Relations Commission, Energy Regulatory Commission, ICC Arbitral Tribunals, Court of Arbitration for Sports (Geneva, Switzerland), Court of Appeals, Court of Tax Appeals and the Supreme Court.
Some of the cases he handled include:
- He has represented the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (the national governing body for basketball) in international arbitration proceedings and is currently lead defense counsel for a multi-national company in several mass tort cases.
- He co-led a team which successfully defended a mining company in a writ of kalikasan case which was filed and tried before the Court of Appeals.
- He is also currently lead defense counsel for a multi-national mining company in a writ of kalikasan case pending before the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court (with a related case pending in a Regional Trial Court). He is also representing independent power producers in cases before the Energy Regulatory Commission.
Mr. Songco also contributed to the Philippine chapters of several international legal publications, including the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2018, Getting the Deal Through: Appeals 2017, an article on “Evidentiary Issues in Arbitration” published in ALB Magazine, and an article on “Foreign in personam summonses” in IFLR Magazine.
Mr. Songco has been cited as a key individual in dispute resolution by Chambers Asia-Pacific from 2019-2021 and a leading lawyer in dispute resolution and litigation by Asialaw in its 2020 and 2021 rankings.
Admission to the Bar
University of St. La Salle (A.B., B.S.C.)
Ateneo de Manila University (LL.B., Second Honors)