Makati City


Distinguished Practitioner




Practice area:

Dispute resolution

Ramon G. Songco's practice areas include litigation and arbitration (civil, commercial, criminal, administrative) including contract disputes, tax cases, environmental (writ of kalikasan) cases, international commercial and sports arbitration, local taxation, estate proceedings, and general corporation law.

Mr. Songco has experience in trials and appeals, hearings, oral arguments and pleadings before Prosecutor’s Offices, Municipal Trial Courts, Regional Trial Courts, Office of the Ombudsman, Sandiganbayan, Local and Central Board of Assessment Appeals, National Labor Relations Commission, Energy Regulatory Commission, ICC Arbitral Tribunals, Court of Arbitration for Sports (Geneva, Switzerland), Court of Appeals, Court of Tax Appeals and the Supreme Court.

Mr. Songco has been cited as a key individual in dispute resolution by Chambers Asia-Pacific from 2019-2021 and a leading lawyer in dispute resolution and litigation by asialaw in its 2020-2023 rankings.

He has represented the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (the national governing body for basketball) in international arbitration proceedings and is currently lead defense counsel for a multi-national company in several mass tort cases.

He co-led a team which successfully defended a mining company in a writ of kalikasan case which was filed and tried before the Court of Appeals.

He is also currently lead defense counsel for a multi-national mining company in a writ of kalikasan case pending before the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court (with a related case pending in a Regional Trial Court). He is also representing independent power producers in cases before the Energy Regulatory Commission.

  • Dispute resolution

  • 1991, Philippines

  • University of St. La Salle (A.B., B.S.C.)
  • Ateneo de Manila University (LL.B., Second Honors)