Practice Areas

  • Natural resources law
  • Real estate and construction law
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Project Finance

Admission to the Bar

  • Admitted, 1989


  • Bachelor of Laws, University of the Philippines

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • University of the Philippines, LLB 
  • Dean’s Medal Awardee 
  • Northwestern University (Kellog Graduate School of Management), MBA
  • University of London, QLD – England and Wales, LLB

Mr. Nicanor N. Padilla’s practice areas are natural resources law, real estate and construction law, mergers and acquisitions, and project finance. Mr. Padilla is a director and corporate secretary of Bombardier Philippines, Inc., and Electrolux Philippines, Inc.. He is also the corporate secretary of Petronas Philippines, Inc., Petronas Energy Philippines, Inc., and resident agent for Petronas Carigali Overseas Sdn. Bhd.

Mr. Padilla obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in the University of the Philippines and graduated magna cum laude in 1984. He acquired his LL.B. degree from the University of the Philippines College of Law and graduated in 1988, where he got the Dean’s Medal award. He was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1989. He joined the firm in 1989 as an Associate, and was admitted to the partnership in 1996.

He attended Northwestern University (Kellog Graduate School of Management) in Evanston, Illinois for his MBA degree and graduated in 1995 with concentrations in marketing, real estate finance, and decision sciences. In 2013 he received an LL.B. (QLD – England and Wales) from the University of London.

Mr. Padilla is a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines and the Philippine Bar Association. He speaks English, Tagalog, and Spanish.