Junior Partner, Sombiro & Partners Law Office


Mary Christine S.C. Florete is a native of Iloilo City, Philippines. Her litigation practice covers Criminal Law, Labor Law, Administrative Law, and Estate Planning.

She is a graduate of University of Iloilo College of Law. Her academic interest lies in International Commercial Arbitration particularly arbitration for the financial markets and energy. She also shares a passion for financial literacy in the grassroots and is an avid fan of the local bourse, the Philippine Stock Exchange. She is a member of the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. (PDRCI) and the Philippine Institute of Arbitrators (PIArb).

She has been in the practice of law for nearly four years and is a junior partner at Sombiro & Partners. She encourages young lawyers to try their hand in litigation as she believes it develops a critical skill for every lawyer no matter what field of specialization: the art of negotiation. She has also taught the Law on Negotiable Instruments and the Law on Sales for BS Accountancy students.

If not working, she plays golf or reads a book on any topic that tickles her interest. You may follow her Twitter account (@switycake) for all things golf or Nintendo Switch.