Paul Rico G. Tan

Paul Rico G. Tan is an associate in Quisumbing Torres' Employment Practice Group. Prior to joining the Firm, he was a Legal Clerk under Associate Justice Rosmari Carandang from 2020 - 2021 and a Legal Intern at Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas in 2020. Paul obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Ateneo De Manila University in 2020 where he graduated with Second Honors and finished his degree in Bachelor of Science in Management Engineering from the same university in 2016 with an Honorable Mention. Paul’s practice focuses on general employment matters, including day-to-day employment advice, compensation and benefits, employment litigation, labor standards compliance and termination procedures. He also worked on various corporate and commercial matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and commercial agreements.

In brief The Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a series of Circulars that modify criminal procedure in the Philippines, by introducing the “reasonable certainty of conviction” standard when pursuing criminal cases, and implementing procedures that ensure proactive involvement by prosecutors during case build-up. In more detail Through a series of Department Circulars (DC) — DC Nos. 008, 008-A, 016, and 020 series of 2023 — the DOJ made important changes to the process involved in instituting criminal cases in the…