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Oliver L. Pantaleon

Oliver L. Pantaleon is a Senior Partner of ACCRALAW. He is also the Head of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department.

Oliver has over 25 years of complex litigation experience. His practice focuses on commercial and civil litigation, including high-stakes business disputes, energy disputes, contractual and transactional disputes, shareholder disputes, director and officer liability, and anti-trust litigation.

His oil and energy dispute practice involves complex cases with reputational and industry-wide implications. His white-collar practice includes representation of directors and officers of corporate clients in criminal cases.

He has acted for a diverse range of clients, including a multinational oil company, an international tobacco manufacturer, the largest power distribution company in the country, and domestic and foreign banks. He has served as counsel for several leading banks in the Philippines and obtained a favorable and precedent-setting decision before the Supreme Court on deposit substitutes and the 19-lender rule.

He was nominated as Dispute Resolution of the Year and was a finalist at the 5th Asian Legal Business Annual Philippine Law Awards held in November 2020. He has been consistently ranked among the Leadings Lawyers for Dispute Resolution by Asia Pacific Legal 500. Benchmark Litigation has also recognized him as Litigation Star in Commercial and Transactions and Tax for 2020 and 2021.

When not immersed in litigation work, he spends his time with his wife, Raquel, and sons MJ and Gavin.