Member of Regional Department
Areas of Practice: Regional Dispute Resolution, Philippines.
Thess has been in litigation practice since 2003 when she placed 7th in the Philippine Bar Examinations out of 5,349 hopefuls. She brings with her a wealth of experience in commercial, labor and intellectual property litigation, alternative dispute resolution and arbitration practice in the Philippines.
As a commercial litigator, Thess has represented Philippine and foreign clients in cases relating to intra-corporate disputes, corporate rehabilitation, insolvency, debt recovery, corporate fraud and breach of government contracts.
In the field of intellectual property, she has handled unfair competition and infringement cases and rendered opinions on Philippine trademark, patent, copyright and electronic commerce laws.
Thess was also involved in public service as she acted legal consultant to the Public Policy and Legal Affairs Office of the Philippine Department of Agrarian Reform, the Philippine Congressional Oversight Committee on Labor and Employment, and a party-list representative at the Philippine Congress.