Carla E. Santamaria-Seña



Ms. Carla E. Santamaria-Seña specializes in labor, civil, family, arbitration and intellectual property law.

Ms. Santamaria-Seña was born in Manila, Philippines in 1970. She was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1996, garnering the 5th highest average among the examinees. She obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree (valedictorian) in 1995 from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Civil Law, where she also served as the Editor-in-Chief of the UST Law Review. She has been a professor at the UST Faculty of Civil Law since 1997 teaching Persons and Family Relations, Obligations and Contracts, Wills and Succession, Property and Credit Transactions. She was named Most Outstanding Faculty Member in 2004. Prior to this, she obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics major in Actuarial Science in 1990, also from the same university.

Practice Areas

  • Labor Law
  • Civil Law
  • Family Law
  • Arbitration
  • Intellectual Property Law


  • University of Santo Tomas
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Visiting Address

4th & 6th Floors, BDO Towers Paseo (Formerly Citibank Center)

8741 Paseo de Roxas

Makati City 1226, Philippines


Phone Number

+63 (2) 88100282-90

Fax Number

+63 (2) 88191498


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