Senior Associate

Leo Frederick Z. Cruz

Practice Areas

Bachelor of Laws
San Beda University, 2016

Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies
University of the Philippines, 2011

(632) 8830-8000

Mr. Cruz has handled complex litigation cases and has appeared before judicial, quasi-judicial, and arbitral tribunals as counsel for domestic and foreign clients . These clients represent various industries including banking, energy, water, construction, real estate, manufacturing, and retail. He has also represented clients in high profile criminal cases involving white collar crimes. Some of the significant matters handled by Mr. Cruz include:

  • Prosecution of high-ranking officers of one of the largest banks in the country for fraud, theft, and violations of banking laws
  • Prosecution of  high-profile criminal cases filed by prominent religious institution in the Philippines
  • Prosecution of a domestic BPO company for violation of cybercrime laws in a case filed by a US-based multinational real estate company
  • High-profile criminal and administrative cases involving graft and violations of procurement laws 
  • Administrative case involving the closure of a large bank 
  • Administrative case for violation of the Securities and Regulation Code against a Philippine-based conglomerate
  • Complex real property disputes involving transnational and domestic corporations 
  • Arbitration case before the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission between a large domestic contractor and a multinational corporation
  • Family cases for grant of visitation rights and annulment of marriage involving individuals from some of the most prominent families in the country
  • Legal advice to the largest energy distribution utility company in the country regarding matters of rate setting and adjustments before the ERC 

Mr. Cruz graduated among the top ten students of his graduating class in law school.

He was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2017 and is a member of the Manila IV Chapter of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines.

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