Desierto and Desierto is a full-service law firm based in Pasig City, Philippines, providing general legal services focused in international and domestic arbitration, ASEAN investment law and trade practices, and cross-border transactions. The firm has its origins as a litigation law firm, and has had extensive experience in handling cases pending before Philippine courts, administrative agencies and other tribunals. The firm continues to have a wide-ranging domestic litigation and alternative dispute resolution practice with emphasis in criminal law, family law, appellate and administrative practice, estate planning, and labour law.
The firm has further developed a boutique arbitration practice, specialising in domestic and international commercial arbitration, with venues in major Asian cities. The arbitration arm is of the firm led by Dr Diane Desierto, a holder of a doctor’s and master’s degree from Yale Law School. She is an associate professor of law at the William S Richardson School of Law of the University of Hawaii where she teaches international dispute settlement and commercial arbitration law. She has lectured at the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA); Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb); International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID); Mauritius International Arbitration Centre (MIAC); Philippine Dispute Resolution Centre Inc and Philippine Institute of Arbitrators. Dr Desierto’s academic and professional credentials give clients the assurance that they will be excellently represented before any arbitration forum.
Suite 2502, 25th floor, Orient Square Bldg
F Ortigas Jr Road
Pasig City 1605
Tel: +632 470 2036
Fax: +632 470 2974