Atty. Navarro is a Senior Partner and the Managing Partner of the Firm. He is much lauded for his sharp analytical mind and penchant for crafting precedent-setting legal strategies that solve even the most intricate and complex conundrums faced by the Firm's clientele.
His ingenious approach at solving legal problems is backed up by over 30 years of solid litigation experience in appearing before various courts, including the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court. He has also appeared before the Singapore International Arbitration Centre representing a foreign client embroiled in a cross-border commercial dispute involving a USD1.5 Billion claim which has an impact on the infrastructure development in the country.
Always relied upon to defend high profile clients dragged into criminal litigation as an offshoot of intra-corporate and commercial disputes, Atty. Navarro has successfully defended foreign and Filipino directors and officers accused of non-bailable crimes, such as syndicated estafa and qualified theft.
Atty. Navarro is widely commended for his hands-on approach. Through his legal expertise, he successfully caused the dismissal of a half a billion peso claim of one of the largest QSRs in the country against his client, a local subsidiary of a publicly-listed Hong Kong company.
Atty. Navarro also represents one of the biggest banana sellers in the country and has led the corporation’s strategy in successfully litigating a dispute over thousands of hectares of properties being brought by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) into the agrarian reform program.
His involvement in shaping the electric power industry of the country is crucial as he currently represents one of the largest Retail Electricity Suppliers in the country in a case pending before the Supreme Court. The case was filed by select end-users assailing the constitutionality of the issuances of the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) implementing the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA), which aims to establish a free and competitive market for the electric power industry.
Some of Atty. Navarro’s clients include Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation, Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Inc., CITRA Group, AC Energy Holdings, Inc. LF (Philippines), Inc., Bank of the Philippine Islands, Malayan Insurance Corporation, Lapanday Foods Corporation, Nationwide Development Corporation and a Consortium of Top Banks in the Philippines.
Mr. Navarro earned his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Philippines College of Law in 1989, graduating in the top ten of his class.