Just as Charles Darwin would say, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, but rather, that which is most adaptable to change.” Constant disruption has become the norm, if we fail to adapt to the tectonic shifts in our commercial reality, we can become irrelevant. The best legal professionals are those who are quick to adapt to our new normal in this post pandemic landscape.
Many of our clients are in the business world. They can come from different areas such as construction, wholesale distribution, manufacturing, importing, exporting, retail, fashion, tourism and every business you can imagine. No business this day lives in nationalistic isolation or what Gary Born would call a “parochial mindset.”
As parties enter into contracts with a party who may be abroad. Perhaps you may be a lawyer for the government in which government is involved in a large commercial transaction involving a foreign company. You may be involved in drafting contracts for your client. You will have to make sure that we draft such contracts in the best interests of our clients and that we can enforce our claims against counterparties who may be thousands of miles away from our shores. Or perhaps we could resist a claim enforced against our client.
At the end of this course, you should be able to:
ATTY. MARY CHRISTINE SALOME FLORETE
Founder, Florete Law Office
Atty. Mary Christine S.C. Florete is the founder of the Florete Law Office in Iloilo City. She is a trained arbitrator in the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. (PDRCI) and the Philippine Institute of Arbitrators (PIArb- pronounced as pie-arb). She is presently the co-chair for the Young PIArb (pronounced as pie-arb), a group of commercial arbitration practitioners, aged 40 and below, whose activities focus on the promotion of ADR in the Philippines. She is also an officer in the Philippine Institute of Arbitrators, Western Visayas Chapter.