Commercial litigation; arbitration; telecommunications; public utilities; competition and regulatory and legislative reform
Alfredo Molo III is a founding partner of Mosveldtt Law, which was recently hailed by two publications as one of the 10 leading law firms in the Philippines.
Molo has had significant Philippine Supreme Court victories in the fields of commercial, regulatory and intellectual property law. These include, opening up the Party-list System; nullifying the legislative Pork Barrel (PDAF); establishing landmark doctrine in intellectual property; nullifying restrictive regulation on foreign contractors; successfully enforcing a US$25 million arbitral award against a local conglomerate; and representing the concessionaire in the largest sovereign guarantee arbitration in the country’s history pending before an international tribunal (dispute valued at US$1.6 billion). Government agencies and regulatory bodies including the recently-formed Competition Commission have sought his advice on several matters.
In 2013, Molo was recognized by the Supreme Court for his “expertise, competence and invaluable service” and, was chosen as a member of the high court’s expert panel on the revised rules of civil procedure.
He regularly speaks in conferences and conducted training seminars for frontline agencies and new regulators. In 2015, the Philippine Judicial Academy invited him to join its curriculum review focus group.
Molo has been involved in some of the most challenging legislative reform projects in the Philippines. He has also served as a technical consultant for senators, congressmen, regulators, economic zones, and other government interests.
Molo is a founder and former Director of the Angara Centre. He Chairs the constitutional law committee of the Philippine Bar Association and is the president of the Harvard Law School Association of the Philippines. He is the editor-in-chief of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines’ Law Journal and was a member of the editorial board of the Harvard Asia Pacific Review.
He teaches constitutional law, administrative law, and statutory construction at the College of Law of the University of the Philippines, where he serves as chair of the faculty’s Political Law Cluster. He has served as part of the US Fulbright Competition’s Selection Committee and is currently the corporate secretary and trustee of the Harvard Law School Alumni Association of the Philippines.