Jose Luis V. Agcaoili

Managing  Partner

Mr. Agcaoili was designated as Managing Partner in April 2001, and continues to exercise general supervision over all areas of corporate practice and dispute resolution. He also exercises administrative control over paralegal and support staff, as well as the management of the Firm’s finances.

He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from De La Salle University and graduated with honors in 1981.  Mr. Agcaoili obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Civil Law in 1987 and passed the Bar Examination taken during the same year. He joined the Firm as Associate Attorney in 1988 and has since had an extensive practice in Aviation and Aircraft Finance, Banking, Corporate and Commercial Law and litigation, arbitration and other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Energy, Family Law, as well as Labor and Criminal litigation.

Concurrent with his active law practice, Mr. Agcaoili worked as Chief of Staff at the Philippine Senate from the years 1992 to 1998, during which time he was involved in legislative research, policy formulation and various proceedings of the Senate Committees on Health, Banking, Ways and Means, Games and Amusement, and Foreign Relations.

Mr. Agcaoili joined the Philippine Bar Association in 1992 and has served as a Director/Trustee, and officer in various capacities since 2008. He was elected President of the Philippine Bar Association for 2018-2019. He is also a Director and Treasurer of the La Salle Greenhills Alumni Lawyers’ Association, and served as a Director of the Merville Park Homeowners’ Association from the years 2008-2012. Mr. Agcaoili is also a Charter Member and the current Secretary of the Rotary Club of Makati Premier District Inc. 

Practice Areas: Aircraft Finance and Leasing; Aviation; Banking and Finance; Corporate and other Commercial laws; Criminal Law and Civil Litigation; Dispute Resolution; Energy, Family Law; Labor.