Corporate, criminal, and civil litigation; ADR; estates and trusts; immigration; labour and employment
Nilo Divina is a seasoned corporate and banking lawyer, with more than 30 years of experience. He established DivinaLaw in 2006 and has led the aggressive growth of the firm in a short span of time as its managing partner. Before he entered private law practice, Nilo was the former executive vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary of one of the former leading banks in the Philippines. He also served as the general manager, executive adviser to the board, and corporate secretary of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office.
Divina is equally active with his roles in the academe, serving as the dean of the Faculty of Civil of the University of Santo Tomas for eight years now. He also teaches in the University of the Philippine College of Law. He is likewise recognized in the Philippines as one of the premier experts in commercial law, and one of the sought-after reviewers and legal consultants. Divina has authored two books in commercial law–and is considered a primary resource material for law students and lawyers alike.
In 2017, he was named as one of the top 500 leading lawyers in the world by InterContinental Finance & Law Magazine – the only Filipino lawyer to make it to the list. He was also named managing partner of the year for two consecutive years by the ACQ Global Awards.
Divina has a post-graduate diploma in international tax law at the Robert Kennedy College in Switzerland. He earned his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Law degrees from the University of Santo Tomas.