Jose Martin R. Tensuan
Transactions/Cases Handled: 
Mr. Tensuan handles a diverse array of litigation cases involving constitutional, class action, civil, criminal, commercial contractual, environmental 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 domestic pharmaceutical company. He has extensive experience in handling disputes before the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission, 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 and the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. 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.
Education/Academic Attainments: 
Mr. Tensuan obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1996. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of the Philippines in 1991. Mr. Tensuan was accredited as an arbitrator of the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. in 2013.
Professional Membership & Affiliations: 
Mr. Tensuan is an active member of the Rizal/San Juan/Mandaluyong Chapter of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines. He is likewise a member and accredited Arbitrator of the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. and a member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration. Mr. Tensuan is also a member of the Asean Law Association and is particularly active in the Philippine Chapter’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Standing Committee. He is likewise a member of the Philippine Bar Association, Aquila Legis Fraternity, and Earth Lawyers. Mr. Tensuan is a Trustee and the External Vice-President of the Ateneo de Manila University Law Alumni Association, Inc.


Mr. Tensuan was a panelist during the country workshop of the Philippines entitled “Why Arbitrate in the Philippines?” during “The 2007 Asia Pacific Dispute Resolution Summit” held on 26 June 2007 in Singapore.

He also co-authored and delivered a paper on Investment Laws in the Philippines, entitled “Beyond the Global Economic Crisis: Challenges & Solutions for Business and Investments in the Philippines,” during the Xth General Assembly of the Asean Law Association held in Hanoi, Vietnam from 14 to 17 April 2009.