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We provide superior legal services to individuals, companies, and governments around the world. To meet the standards of an increasingly comparative and international legal practice, our lawyers are trained in both common law and civil law traditions and follow only the most exacting standards of the global legal industry.

Founding Partner

A. Edsel Tupaz

Practitioner of Foreign, Comparative, and International Law]

Mr. Tupaz is the founder and managing partner of the firm. His expertise lies in the fields of international trade and development law, comparative constitutional law, and court systems design.

Mr. Tupaz taught a seminar on international development law and policy at the New England School of Law, Boston. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and was admitted to Stanford's advanced program in international legal studies (SPILS-JSM) in 2009.

While teaching law at the heart of Boston, he concurrently held the position of Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School under the supervision of Professors Mark Tushnet, Frank Michelman, and David Kennedy. He was previously offered various teaching fellowships at Harvard University to teach Social Analysis 72, Economics: A Critical Approach (Marglin), Introduction to Comparative Politics (Levitsky), and Crime, Justice, and the American Legal System (Braga).

Raised in California, Mr. Tupaz received his primary and secondary education in the public schools of Sacramento, the state's capital. He majored in economics at the Ateneo de Manila University. He was awarded Best Thesis (along with Mr. Gabriel Domingo) on the topic of capital flight. He delivered the results of this work at the Financial Volatility Module of the 1999 Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) conference, which was held at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Mr. Tupaz earned his Juris Doctor from the Ateneo de Manila School of Law in 2003 and graduated with the highest honors: the St. Thomas More Most Distinguished Award. During his JD studies, Mr. Tupaz was an editor of the Ateneo Law Journal, president and head coach of the debate society, and co-chairperson of the commercial law review bar operations. Following law school, he worked as a corporate attorney at SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan Law Offices. In 2005 and 2006, he served as a law clerk and principal speechwriter for the Chief Justice of the Philippines and also became a speechwriter for the Philippine Ambassador to the United Nations in New York. He occasionally taught undergraduate courses in economics, taxation, agrarian reform, political philosophy and philosophy of law.

In 2008, Mr. Tupaz assumed the position of Managing Technical Editor (along with Emily Caveness) of the Harvard Human Rights Journal. Around the same time, he became one of the few pre-law tutors at the Mather House, one of the undergraduate residence halls of Harvard University. While at Mather, Mr. Tupaz advised college students at Harvard as they prepared to enter legal studies.

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