One Orion 11th Avenue Corner University, Parkway Bonifacio Global City
Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel: +63 2 8105858 Fax: +63 2 8103838
Current position: Managing partner
Principal practice areas/industry focus: Litigation and dispute resolution, telecommunications and Information & communications technology, mining and natural resources
Mr. Tenefrancia is the managing partner of Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia and heads its telecommunications and information & communications technology practice. He is a litigator by training and is a member of the firm’s litigation & dispute resolution department. With his background in mining engineering, he is also a member of the mining & natural resources department. His extensive experience in litigation and in government brings unique insight and strategy.
In February 2001, Mr. Tenefrancia was appointed assistant secretary for legal affairs (presidential management staff) under the office of the president of the republic of the Philippines and was chief presidential legal counsel (with the rank of cabinet secretary) from January 2004 to August 2004. Thereafter, he was appointed senior deputy executive secretary for legal affairs, office of the executive secretary (with the rank of cabinet secretary) under the office of the president from September 2004 to December 2005.
Mr. Tenefrancia obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Philippines in 1990, graduating as class salutatorian with a dean’s medal for academic excellence. Mr. Tenefrancia also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mining engineering from the University of the Philippines where he graduated in 1985.
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