Joseph Manolo R. Rebano

  • Specializes in the field of admiralty and related investigations and disputes, and has handled a wide variety of wet and dry marine matters.
  • He is often instructed to deal at first hand with major marine casualties such as collisions, groundings, pollution and cargo claims; extensively deals with vessel arrests and its lifting.
  • In addition to his maritime practice, he also advises on corporate, investment, finance and other commercial issues.


  • Bachelor of Science degree, major in Economics ( Cum Laude) from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City
  • 1996 law graduate from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City
  • 2001 Programme in General Management for Shipping jointly organized by the Indian Institute of Management-Amhedabad and the Indian Maritime Training Centre
  • 2009 Asia Law & Practice program of the Institute of Maritime Law, University of Southampton, United Kingdom

Professional Activities (or work experiences):

  • He handled the celebrated case of the "SOLAR 1", the largest oil pollution case in the Philippines.
  • He is regularly invited to speak in various shipping-related seminars/ conferences.

Affiliations/Memberships and Awards:

  • Member, Draft Maritime Code Core Group, Committee on Transportation, Philippine House of Representatives
  • Past President and current member, Board of Trustee of the Maritime Law Association of the Philippines
  • Current member, Board of Trustee of the Philippine Bar Association
  • Former Vice Chairman of the Maritime Committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association.
  • Philippine Bar Association
  • Rotary Club

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Joseph Manolo R. Rebano
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