ASIALAWPROFILES 2013, Philippines , Shipping, Maritime & Aviation

"We see the Del Rosario brothers all the time," says a leading shipping and maritime practitioner. Del Rosario & Del Rosario was established in 1977 by Arturo M. Del Rosario Sr. and is now led by his sons, co-managing partners Arturo T. Del Rosario Jr. and Ruben T. Del Rosario.
The firm specialises in three practice areas: arbitration, shipping and labour. However, its shipping practice is by far the best known and the other two support shipping and maritime issues involving labour and arbitration.
Its work centres around contentious issues such as those involving labour, collisions, oil spills and ship sale and registrations. Clients include P&I clubs throughout the world: its UK clientele comprises the UK P&I Club, Steamship Mutual, West of England, North of England and British Marine, while its Norway clients include Assuranceforeningen Gard and Assuranceforeningen Skuld. The firm is correspondent for the America club and in Asia clients include the Japan P&I Club, China P&I Club and Korea P&I Club.
Its labour practice regularly advises shipowners, agents and insurers on handling damages sought by Filipino crews who have experienced hijacking and kidnapping incidents off the coast of Africa. Partners are experienced in minimising litigation from crew members.

ASIALAW PROFILES 2013, Philippines , Shipping, Maritime & Aviation


Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2010/2011, Philippines , Shipping section

Few will dispute Del Rosario & Del Rosario position as the Philippines' leading maritime law firm. The five-partner firm, including the highly rated Ruben Del Rosario, Arturo Del Rosario and Joseph Manolo Rebano, offers top-notch advice on wet and dry shipping matters. It represents the full range of clients including ship owners P&I Clubs, insurers and port operators. Recently it represented the shipowners and insurers of the MV Double Prosperity, which was grounded in May 2011, against a $3.5m claim for environmental damages. The firm is regularly referred work by major UK shipping firms.

Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2012, Philippines , Shipping section


CHAMBERS ASIA, 2012, A Client’s Guide, Shipping section

THE FIRM This unparalleled shipping firm remains at the forefront of the market. The group counsels international shipowners and P&I clubs on matters relating to collisions, the sale and purchase of vessels, ship finance, mort-gage and registration. In addition, the team has assumed a leading role in devising the country's new maritime code. Notable clients include American Cruise Lines, Carnival Cruises and Royal Caribbean. Sources say: "They are in a league of their own." "They are the runaway leaders in shipping." KEY INDIVIDUALS Ruben Del Rosario is co-managing partner at the firm. He is widely acclaimed for his extensive experience in shipping law. His expertise extends to maritime liti-gation, dry and wet work, including personal injury and multimodal transport issues. Arturo Del Rosario is a talented shipping practitioner. He is instrumental in the firm's handling of cases involving arrests, collisions, cargo damage and oil pollution. Charles Dela Cruz is a high-profile figure within the domestic shipping landscape. He has considerable experience in the field and is a former president of the Maritime Law Association of the Philippines. Joseph Rebano is best known for his expertise in admiralty and related investigations. Sources describe him as "an outstanding lawyer; he is very diligent and very thorough." Herbert Tria is an expert in insurance and personal injury cases, whose counsel is much valued by clients.

CHAMBERS ASIA, 2012, A Client’s Guide, Shipping section



Firm News

Del Rosario & Del Rosario Partner Joseph Rebano was re-elected as Director of the Philippine Bar Association for the year 2017-2018. 

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Arturo T. Del Rosario Jr. elected IPAP President for 2015 - 2017

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Del Rosario Partner Saben Loyola was a speaker at the Propeller Club of Manila last 26 July 2017.

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Del Rosario Pandiphil medical consultant, Dr. Edgardo Del Rosario, through the Japan P&I Club, is a contributor to the Mariner’s Digest of the Japan Shipping Exchange, Inc. 


DelRosarioLaw Partner Florencio Aquino and Senior Associate Aldrich Del Rosario conducted a seminar for V.Ships Crew/Pacific Ocean Manning, Inc. last 12 May 2017. 



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