Jose Martin R. Tensuan
Partner
Transactions/Cases Handled: 
Mr. Jose Martin R. Tensuan handles a diverse array of litigation cases involving constitutional, class action, civil, criminal, commercial, contractual, corporate rehabilitation and insolvency, environmental, family as well as zoning, planning & land use issues. He represents the country’s biggest telecommunications company, top oil companies, multinational banks and financial institutions, tollway developer and operator, and the largest Philippine domestic pharmaceutical company. Mr. Tensuan has represented clients in proxy fights and has successfully prevented hostile take-overs of clients in the telecommunications, infrastructure and banking industries. He has assisted in negotiating and drafting various major agreements pertaining to Stage 2 of the country’s lone elevated expressway, the Skyway Project. Mr. Tensuan has likewise strategized, structured and drafted contracts in relation to commercial arrangements for the successful out-of-court resolution of disputes. Mr. Tensuan has extensive experience in handling disputes before the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission (“CIAC”), such as those involving the country’s premiere airport terminal, major expressways and other vertical and horizontal developments. He is also an advocate in international and domestic commercial arbitration cases before the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (“HKIAC”) and the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc., (“PDRC”) involving disputes arising from joint-venture and mining agreements. He is also a trained arbitrator of the PDRC. Mr. Tensuan has been appointed as an arbitrator in an ongoing dispute involving well known maritime and shipping companies.
Education/Academic Attainments: 
Mr. Tensuan obtained his Bachelor of Arts from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City in 1991 and his Juris Doctor from the Ateneo de Manila University Law School, Makati City in 1996.
Professional Membership & Affiliations: 
Mr. Tensuan is a member of the Aquila Legis Fraternity and has been active in several legal and professional organizations, both domestic and international, including the PDRC, International Council for Commercial Arbitration (“ICCA”), ALA (he is a member of the Philippine Chapter’s ADR Standing Committee), Philippine Bar Association (“PBA”), IBP and Ateneo de Manila Law School Alumni Association, Inc. (“ALAAI”).

Awards & Citations:

Mr. Tensuan was conferred by the Shell companies in the Philippines with a Safety Day Award on 13 April 2016 for his outstanding collaboration with Shell in various projects focused on health, safety, security and environment (HSSE) and for championing HSSE principles in his professional and personal activities.  
 
 
In celebrations organized by Asian Mena Counsel last 10 May 2018 in Hong Kong, Mr. Tensuan was among those conferred by the In-House Community Counsels with a Commended External Counsel of the Year for 2018 Award.