The BUTUYAN AND RAYEL LAW OFFICES (“BRLaw”), known until 2017 as the ROQUE AND BUTUYAN LAW OFFICES, upholds a tradition of excellence and passion in client advocacy and legal services.
Presidential Spokesperson H. Harry L. Roque Jr. and Joel Ruiz Butuyan started the practice in 1991, shortly after graduating from the University of the Philippines College of Law. The two were joined by Roger R. Rayel in 1999. Sec. Roque withdrew from the Law Office by the end of 2017 when he was appointed as Presidential Spokesperson.
The BR Law team provides effective solutions to its clients’ needs through legal advice, consultation, and representation on a wide range of legal problems and issues. It renders general legal services such as preparation and review of legal opinions, commercial documents, contracts, deeds, and correspondences.
The Firm specializes in criminal, commercial, and civil litigation. It represents clients in family law and domestic relations cases, as well as intra-corporate, administrative, election, and labor cases. Its lawyers also have significant experience in commercial arbitration, agrarian reform, intellectual property, admiralty, immigration practice, land registration, real estate, probate, and estate planning. Through its corporate social responsibility arm, BR Law also engages in public interest cases, human rights advocacy, environmental law, and strategic litigation.
Aside from litigation, BR Law also renders corporate legal services, such as general corporate housekeeping, corporate secretary work, corporate and business registration, due diligence, and legal compliance. The Firm also practices in foreign investments, banking, and securities.
BR Law’s expertise comes from having dealt with a wide range of clients and the myriad of challenges that they face. It represents clients with interests in trading, merchandising, realty, manufacturing, energy, IT, tourism, and finance, among others. Apart from its domestic clients, the Firm has also worked with clients from Europe, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia.
Its practice is enriched by the experience and expertise of its lawyers with excellent academic credentials from the country’s finest schools, and postgraduate courses and degrees from foreign universities.