Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Tax and Labor

Admission to the Bar

  • Admitted, 2012


  • Ateneo de Manila University – Law School
  • Ateneo de Manila University

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Member, Integrated Bar of the Philippines
  • Corporate Secretary, Philippine Orthopedic Institute, Inc.

Edgardo Roman Manuel C. Balois is a Partner in Siguion Reyna, Montecillo & Ongsiako.  He joined the firm in 2011.

Mr. Balois’ practice areas include corporate law, immigration law, and labor law.

In the Corporate practice, Mr. Balois has extensive experience in mergers, acquisitions and divestments in both local and multi-jurisdictional transactions. This includes the conduct of due diligence, preparation of transaction documents and transaction negotiations. He has also handled syndicated loan transactions and investment agreements. As part of this practice, Mr. Balois also handles corporate housekeeping matters for clients, which includes the winding down of local subsidiaries of multinational corporations.      

As part of the Immigration practice, Mr. Balois has handled the processing and issuance of various work permits and employment visas, including related applications necessary in the course of an expatriates stay in the Philippines. He has likewise assisted clients in securing immigrant visas, recognition as a Filipino citizen (dual citizenship), and reacquiring Filipino citizenship. Mr. Balois has advised overstaying and blacklisted foreign nationals and those undergoing deportation proceedings.” 

Mr. Balois has also handled labor matters (specifically collective bargaining negotiations) and civil and criminal litigation (including corporate rehabilitation).