Charles Jay D. Dela Cruz

  • Specializes in litigation, corporate commercial and employment law, among others.
  • Has done extensive work on personal injury claims filed abroad by Filipino seafarers.
  • Has worked closely with P&I Clubs on their Philippine crew medical programs.


  • 1989 Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree from De La Salle University, Manila
  • 1995 Bachelor of Laws degree from San Beda College of Law, Manila
  • 2010 Attended the Short Course on Maritime Law and Practice in Singapore conducted by the Institute of Maritime Law, University of Southampton

Professional Activities (or work experiences):

  • He regularly shares his expertise as speaker in international and local law and maritime conferences including MCLE credited lectures at the Inter-Pacific Bar Association and the Integrated Bar of the Philippines.
  • He has acted as Chairman of various law conferences in Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines.
  • Lectured on Maritime Law at the Norwegian Training Center – Manila.

Affiliations/Memberships and Awards:

  • Philippine Bar since 1996
  • Past President, Chairman of the Board and Corporate Secretary of the Maritime Law Association of the Philippines (MARLAW)
  • Vice Chairman of the Insurance Committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Norwegian Maritime Foundation of the Philippines (concurrently Corporate Secretary); Law Foundation of Makati; and Norwegian Missionary Alliance
  • Philippine Bar Association (PBA)
  • Philippine Institute of Arbitrators (PIA)
  • Philippines Norway Business Council (PNBC)

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