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Ma. Carmel M. Baquilod
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Carmel’s practice areas include litigation, labor and employment, as well as general corporate law.

Carmel graduated with honors from the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law in 2019 She obtained her degree in Economics from University of the Philippines-Diliman in 2015.  She was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2020, and joined C&G Law in the same year.

While in law school, Carmel joined the Board of Editors of the Ateneo Law Journal in 2016 until 2019.  She served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Ateneo Law Journal in 2018-2019 and became the Lead Editor of the second issue of its 63rd volume.  She also interned with the Ateneo Human Rights Center and the Ateneo Legal Services Center where she rendered legal aid services to indigents.

Qualifications

  • Ateneo de Manila University School of Law, Juris Doctor (Class of 2019, Second Honors); University of the Philippines-Diliman, BS Economics (2015, cum laude)
  • Admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2020

Experience

Carmel has assisted in advising in the areas of dispute resolution, labor and employment, as well as corporate commercial transactions. Her experience includes:

  • Assisting in applications before various government agencies such as the Securities and Exchange Commission;
  • Drafting pleadings in various litigation matters including civil, tax, and labor cases;
  • Assisting in due diligence projects in preparation for company divestment and corporate restructuring;
  • Drafting legal opinions and advised clients on Philippine labor laws; and
  • Assisting and advising foreign nationals regarding Philippine immigration laws, rules, and regulations

Memberships

  • Member, Integrated Bar of the Philippines (2020-present)

Publications:

  • Co-Author, Testing Constitutional Waters IX: The Constitutional Parameters of the Exercise of Executive Powers in Non-Internal Armed Conflicts (with Sedfrey M. Candelaria) (62 Ateneo L.J. 499 (2017))
  • Author, The Long Way Home: Establishing the Right to Return of Internally Displaced Persons (2019), Juris Doctor thesis, Ateneo de Manila University School of Law
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