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Mr. Morales is a renowned corporate law practitioner specializing in banking and financial law, project financing, M&A, securities transactions and contract law. He has had much recognition for his legal work, including citations in Euromoney Legal Media Group’s “Guide to the World’s Leading Banking Lawyers” and Asian Legal Business’ “List of 100 pre-eminent Asia-Pacific Lawyers.” He has been cited as a leading lawyer by IFLR1000, Legal 500, Chambers Asia Pacific, Asialaw Profiles and Who’s Who Legal. Chambers Asia Pacific considers him as an Eminent Practitioner in Banking and Finance.
Mr. Morales carries with him a wealth of experience gained not only from his legal work in the Phllippines, but also from stints abroad. He trained as a foreign attorney at Rosenman Colin Freund Lewis & Cohen in New York (1978-1979). He later on became a foreign attorney at Anderson Mori & Rabinowitz in Tokyo (1984-1986). He was also a visiting professor at the School of Law of La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia (Summer, 2007).
Mr. Morales was president of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association, an organization of lawyers from more than 65 jurisdictions and with interest in the Asia-Pacific region. He is a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, the Philippine Bar Association, the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines, the New York State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
He authored two books: The Philippine General Banking Law (Annotated) and The Philippine Securities Regulation Code (Annotated), as well as numerous legal articles.
Morales & Justiniano is a full-service Philippine law firm offering comprehensive legal solutions and representation across a broad range of practice areas. The Firm integrates the qualifications, training and experience of seasoned and top-tier legal industry experts from premier Philippine and international law firms, as well as the support of well-trained next-generation lawyers, to deliver efficient, sound and effective professional services to domestic and global clients from a vast spectrum of industries and enterprises and to assist them with their diverse requirements in a dynamic landscape.
Our unique practice groups are focused on Commercial Law and Corporate Services; Banking, Finance and Securities; Trade, Investments, Mergers and Acquisitions; Islamic Finance; Tax; Regulatory and Compliance; Employment, Labor Relations and Immigration; Intellectual Property; Energy, Mining and Natural Resources; Telecommunications and Transportation; Government Affairs and Policy Development; and International and Cross-Border Matters, all of which are fully supported by trial-ready litigators handling all types of controversies, disputes or negotiations in any court, tribunal or forum anytime.