Bonifacio Triangle, Bonifacio Global City 1634
Metro Manila, Philippines
Practice area/industry focus: Intellectual Property
Career highlights: Mr. Somera graduated from the College of Law of the University of the Philippines in 1985 and also holds a degree in B.S. Business Economics, which he obtained in 1981 from the same University. He joined the Carpio Villaraza & Cruz Law Offices (“CVC Law”) in 1988 and was the Head of its Intellectual Property Department from 2001 until he became CVC Law’s Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer in 2011. He continued serving as Managing Partner of CVC Law (renamed in 2013 as “The Firm Villaraza & Angangco” or “V&A Law”) until 2015. He is currently the Head of V&A Law’s Intellectual Property Department. His areas of expertise are intellectual property law and litigation.
Asialaw Distinguished Practitioner 2020 in Intellectual Property