Litigation; dispute resolution; mining and natural resources/energy; taxation; telecommunications and ICT
Joe Tenefrancia is the firm’s managing partner and head of its telecommunications and information & communications technology practice group. He was appointed assistant secretary for legal affairs (presidential management staff) under the Office of the President of the Republic of the Philippines in February 2001, and subsequently appointed to the positions of chief presidential legal counsel (with the rank of cabinet secretary) from January 2004 to August 2004 and senior deputy executive secretary for legal affairs, Office of the Executive Secretary (with the rank of cabinet secretary) from September 2004 to December 2005. Tenefrancia’s broad experience in litigation practice and government privileged insight and strategy, which lead to the resolution of complex and multi-faceted legal issues.
Tenefrancia obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Philippines (UP) in 1990. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mining engineering where he graduated in 1985.