Villaraza & Angangco


V&A Law Center
11th Avenue corner 39th Street
Bonifacio Triangle Bonifacio Global City, Metro Manila

Telephone:+632 8988-6088
Fax:+632 8988-6000

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Joseph Anthony P. Lopez: Head, Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department
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Number of lawyers: 70+

Villaraza & Angangco enjoys an exceptional track record as the premiere litigation and dispute resolution firm in the Philippines. It has almost 40 years of experience in complex multi-jurisdictional disputes before courts, government agencies and arbitral tribunals, with an unmatched capability to launch sustained, coordinated, and multi-pronged litigation campaigns. It is acclaimed for its ability to solve the most intricate legal problems and provide comprehensive solutions that deliver results.
Owing to its established reputation in handling multifarious commercial and corporate disputes, V&A represents many foreign investors in critical and complicated disputes with their local partners before Philippine courts and international arbitral tribunals. V&A also counsels clients involved in international trade disputes and before legislative inquiries and investigations, and routinely advises foreign clients on contentious issues regarding nationalized industries in the country. The integrative and collaborative nature of V&A’s practices provides clients with comprehensive and wholistic solutions to their problems that are crucial in today's dynamic business environment.
V&A has become the chosen counsel of industry leaders in various business sectors, from Banking, Insurance, Telecommunications, Construction, Real Estate, Energy, Infrastructure and others. Beyond industry leaders, the Firm also represents clients with public policy advocacies with highly critical industry-wide impact. V&A has also been consistently recognized as the leading litigation and dispute resolution firm in the Philippines.


  • Administrative and regulatory
  • Appellate
  • Civil litigation
  • Class action
  • Commercial and transactions
  • Commercial arbitration
  • Competition/antitrust
  • Corporate governance
  • Criminal
  • Financial services regulatory: Contentious
  • Healthcare
  • Insolvency
  • Intellectual property
  • International arbitration
  • Labour and employment
  • Litigation
  • Mass Tort
  • Patent contentious
  • Plaintiff/claimant
  • Privacy and data protection
  • Product liability and recall
  • Professional liability
  • Professional malpractice
  • Tax
  • Trade and customs
  • Trademark contentious
  • Trusts and estates
  • White-collar crime

Joseph Anthony P. Lopez
Head, Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department

  • Accounting
  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Construction and materials
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Fisheries and aquaculture
  • Food and beverage
  • Forestry
  • Gaming
  • Government and public policy
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Insurance
  • Investment management
  • Media
  • Mining
  • Natural resources
  • Oil and gas
  • Pharma and life sciences
  • Real estate
  • Shipping
  • Social infrastructure
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Tourism
  • Transport
  • Utilities