Mr. Villaraza is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and one of the founding partners of the Firm. He is a Trustee of the Foundation for the Enhancement of the Legal Education, and has served as Director for Asia-Pacific of the Mackrell International and as President of the University of the Philippines Law Alumni Association. He is also an active member of various bar associations, such as the International Law Society, ASEAN Law Association of the Philippines, Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Philippine Bar Association, and the Philippine Constitution Association.
With extensive experience in commercial transactions, banking & finance, and the myriad aspects of commercial law, Mr. Villaraza specializes in telecommunications, corporate & commercial law and litigation. Mr. Villaraza earned his Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Philippines College of Law in 1975, where he graduated 3rd in his class and was a member of the Order of the Purple Feather Honor Society. He was admitted to the Philippine Bar in the same year. He also holds a degree in Bachelor of Arts major in Philosophy, which he earned from the same university in 1971.