Louie T.Ogsimer


Louie has handled ad hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, and institutional arbitrations administered by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA), International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), Philippine Dispute Resolution Centre Inc. (PDRCI), and the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission of the Philippines (CIAC), among others.

Louie’s litigation experience includes appearing and orally arguing before the Philippine Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Court of Tax Appeals, Constitutional Commissions, Sandiganbayan, and trial courts all over the Philippines. He has also appeared before various quasi-judicial agencies under the Executive Department and in inquiries in aid of legislation before the Philippine Congress. He has handled high-impact cases before the Supreme Court in the areas of alternative dispute resolution, constitutional law, commercial disputes, government regulation, securities trading, and environmental law.

He is a passionate advocate of alternative dispute resolution and has settled more than eighty percent of his cases to the satisfaction of the firm’s clients. The arbitration and litigation cases he has won or settled in favor of the firm’s clients cut across various matters like banking, construction, concession and distribution agreements, energy and power, estate settlement, project finance, government regulation, public and private infrastructure, insolvency and rehabilitation, insurance, joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions, mining, oil and gas, public utilities, real property, securities trading, shareholders’ agreements, telecommunications, and white-collar crimes.

Louie was a member of the National Competitiveness Council Working Group on the Judicial System under the Office of the President, which formulated policies and proposals to improve the Philippine judicial system. He has been consistently cited by various local and international publications for his arbitration and litigation practice. He is a court member of the ICC Court of Arbitration and a member of the SIAC Panel of Arbitrators. He is a faculty member of the Ateneo de Manila School of Law teaching International Commercial Arbitration and Private International Law.

Louie received his bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from the University of the Philippines in 1993 and his bachelor of laws from the same university in 1997. He was admitted to the Philippine bar in 1998 and joined the firm in 1999.