Michael Macapagal is a partner in Quisumbing Torres’ Dispute Resolution Practice Group. He is a member of the Energy, Mining & Infrastructure Industry Group, the Compliance and Competition focus groups. He has 10 years of legal practice involving arbitration, construction, healthcare disputes, compliance, civil and criminal litigation, labor law, intellectual property law, public private partnerships, project finance and joint venture matters. He received the sixth highest score in the 2008 Philippine bar examinations. He has been cited as a Next Generation Lawyer in Real Estate and Construction by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific for 2019. He was also recently appointed Deputy Secretary General for Case Administration of the Philippine International Center for Conflict Resolution (PICCR). He is also a professorial lecturer at the Manuel L. Quezon University, where he teaches civil and commercial law courses. He is also a regular lecturer on international arbitration and competition law at the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) sessions hosted the University of the Philippines Law Center. He has also acted as speaker and moderator at various arbitration-related and construction-related events. Previously, he was an associate counsel at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and an associate solicitor at the Office of the Solicitor General. As an associate solicitor, he was part of teams that assisted in government agencies in right-of-way acquisitions for expressways and other infrastructure projects. He was also part of teams that assisted in arbitrations involving the Philippine Government.

2020 Awards


Nominee, 2020 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, Asian Antitrust

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