Michael Felipe A. Mercado


MFAM

Michael Felipe A. Mercado’s practice areas involve civil law, civil litigation, labor law, commercial law, special proceedings and criminal disputes.

His major cases at Siguion Reyna Montecillo & Ongsiako involve arbitration proceedings and anti-dummy law-related cases. His practice includes a comprehensive array of cases that include violations of penal laws such as estafa and bouncing checks, civil disputes including personal injuries, property and family relations includes estate proceedings, and business tort or contractual controversies.

In the field of labor and industrial relations, Mr. Mercado also handles preventive mediation, compulsory and voluntary arbitration, strike management and labor dispute resolution, and collective bargaining negotiations. He assists corporate clients in the formulation and drafting of collective bargaining agreements, employment contracts, employment handbooks and manuals and codes of employee discipline.

For his corporate practice, he participates in the conduct of legal audits and the preparation of due diligence reports for various corporate clients, with particular focus on labor and employment matters.

Mr. Mercado was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2001, placing 6th among more than 5,000 examinees. He obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from San Beda College of Law in 2000, where he ranked 2nd. He finished Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Emilio Aguinaldo College Manila in 1992 as class valedictorian.

Before joining SRMO, Mr. Mercado worked extensively in the legislative and executive branches of the Philippine government. He was a Technical Assistant in the Congressional Commission on Health in 1992. He worked in the Department of Health Legislative Liaison Office from 1993 to 1995. He joined the Philippine Senate from 1995 to 2001, where he worked with various congressional committees.

He was professorial lecturer in Legal Ethics and Research at the San Beda College of Law from 2001 to 2003. He is a member of the Nueva Vizcaya Chapter of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines.

Mr. Mercado is fond of diving and surfing.

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