Kristine R. Bongcaron

Senior Associate

Kristine is actively involved a number of the Firm’s practice groups: Dispute Resolution, Commercial Arbitration, Labour and Employment, Intellectual Property, and Data Privacy and Security. She Co-Heads the Commercial Arbitration and the Data Privacy and Security Practice Groups, and is the head of the Intellectual Property team.

Kristine’s Dispute Resolution practice is focused mainly on commercial litigation, debt restructuring (rehabilitation and insolvency), arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution. She represents clients in construction arbitrations before the Construction Industry Arbitration Center (CIAC) and in civil and criminal proceedings before trial courts. Kristine likewise handles cases on persons and family relations, as well as guardianship proceedings.

In the field of Labor and Employment, Kristine handles illegal dismissal cases, terminations due to redundancy and retrenchments, and labor relations disputes between companies and their respective unions.

In the field of Data Privacy, she represents clients in proceedings before the National Privacy Commission (NPC) and advises clients in various data privacy compliance requirements.

In the area of Intellectual Property, Kristine assists clients in trademark registration and maintenance and copyright concerns. She assists the Firm’s other practice groups in projects and transactions which require intellectual property due diligence.

Kristine is active in the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. (PDRCI), the first arbitral institution in the Philippines, where she is a trained arbitrator, trained mediator, and accredited file counsel.  Kristine also takes part in PDRCI training seminars as facilitator. She is a member of the committee tasked to revise and update the PDRCI’s current arbitration rules, and chairs its Data Privacy Committee.

Kristine is a trained arbitrator of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) and a trained tribunal secretary of the HongKong International Arbitration Center (HKIAC). She is a member of the Philippine Institute of Arbitrators (PiArb) and a member of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF).

Skills & Experience

  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor
  • Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Education

    • University of the Philippines, Juris Doctor (2011)
    • University of the Philippines, A.B. Philosophy (2007)

Admission to Bar

    •        2012, Philippines

Affiliations

    • Member, Integrated Bar of the Philippines
    • Member, UP Women’s Lawyers Circle
    • Trained Arbitrator, Philippine Dispute Resolution, Inc.