Mr. Lazatin is heavily involved in civil and commercial litigation, construction and arbitration law. He is also active in assisting several corporations in forming and perfecting joint ventures or other forms of business combinations.
Mr. Lazatin earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics degree from the University of the Philippines. Thereafter, he graduated cum laude from the University of the Philippines, College of Law. As a Clyde Dewitt Fellow Scholar, he attained his Master of Laws degree from the University of Michigan in 1974.
Law Professorial Positions & Legal Publications:
Mr. Lazatin has authored: “Handbook on Commercial Arbitration” and “Private Construction Disputes and Arbitration” published by Construction Industry Arbitration Commission; “International Commercial Arbitration in Asia” – Philip J. McConnaughay & Thomas B. Ginsberg (ed) - co-author (Philippine Section); “Arbitration in the Philippines” – Juris Publishing, Inc. (2002); “Dispute Resolution in Asia” Michael Pryles (ed) – co-author (Philippine Section); “Kluwer Law International” First Edition (1997), Second Edition (2002) and Third Edition (2006); “Asia Arbitration Handbook”, Michael J. Moser and John Choong (ed) - co-author (Philippine Section) Oxford University Press (2011); and several articles on private construction disputes, arbitration and mediation.”
He is an active speaker in international and local seminars and conferences such as: “Symposium on Construction Arbitration – Arbitral Awards and their Enforcement,” sponsored by the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission; “Seminar on the Enforcement of National Law on Competition and Restrictive Business Practices – Enforcement of Competition Laws in the Philippines,” sponsored by the German Foundation for International Development and the Secretariat of the United National Conference on Trade and Development; and the “6th Annual Meeting and Conference of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association, Manila, Philippines,” sponsored by the Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Committee: International Commercial Litigation in the Philippines.
Professional Membership & Affiliations:
Mr. Lazatin was elected President of the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. (PDRCI) from 2009 to 2013 and also served as the President of the Philippine Institute of Construction Arbitrators and Mediators from 2005 to 2006. In addition, he is a member of the faculty of CIAC and PDRCI. He is also an accredited arbitrator with CIAC, PDRCI, and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre. He has assisted numerous domestic and foreign entities in arbitration, either as an advocate or arbitrator.
Mr. Lazatin was the President of the Philippine Bar Association in 2006 to 2007 and holds positions in several professional organizations such as the Inter-Pacific Bar Association, the ASEAN Law Association, the Integrated Bar of the Philippines and the International Chamber of Commerce (Philippine Council).