Mission

Our firm is committed to providing efficient and personalized service, observing the highest ethical and professional standards at all times, and delivering results that exceed client expectations.

 

Our team of legal experts from the top ranks of leading law schools in the country constantly endeavor to achieve excellence in the practice of law, keeping in mind that more than for individual gain, the honorable practice of law is in service of the people and society in general.

History

Throughout the firm's history, several of its partners and alumni have held prominent positions both in the private and in the government sector.

 

Our firm finds its roots in the law office founded in 1951 by Jose P. Bengzon, former Secretary of Justice and Commissioner of the Bureau of Immigration of the Republic of the Philippines. Potenciano Villegas Jr. and Isidro C. Zarraga were his first associates and Jose F.S. Bengzon, Jr. joined the legal staff six years later.

 

In 1961, Jose P. Bengzon was recalled to government service and the partnership of Bengzon Villegas & Zarraga was formed. Jose P. Bengzon was later appointed Presiding Justice of the Philippine Court of Appeals, and subsequently, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, where he served until his retirement in 1968. After which, he returned to private law practice as Of Counsel of the law firm he founded (which later became known as Bengzon Narciso Cudala Jimenez Gonzales & Liwanag). Today, Bello Valdez Caluya & Fernandez (JGLaw) continues to grow steadily as more legal minds with expertise in various fields join the firm and enrich the partnership. Our lawyers continuously maintain and expand their legal network via foreign counterparts and affiliates throughout the globe.

Clientele

Our firm represents clients from diverse fields: Banking; Finance; Insurance; Manufacturing; Business Process Outsourcing (BPO); Property Management; Manpower Recruitment; Agri-fuels and Bio-technology; Healthcare; Food; Beverage; Cosmetics; Pharmaceutical; Chemical; Mining; Electronics; Travel; Entertainment; Shipping; Land Transportation; Construction; Telecommunications; Power and Energy; Religious Congregations and Schools.