Ricardo Ma. P.G. Ongkiko is a senior partner in SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, the Head of its Litigation Department, and a Regular Member of its Executive Committee. His practice areas include international and domestic arbitration, construction arbitration, mediation, civil and commercial litigation, corporation law, and contract law.
Mr. Ongkiko has handled and tried a broad range of cases involving contract disputes, corporate restructuring, debt recovery, infrastructure and engineering disputes, intra-corporate controversies, insurance cases, and tort. He also has extensive experience in international and domestic arbitration dealing with commercial and construction disputes. He has also provided corporate compliance services, having served as director and corporate secretary of several corporations.
He is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (East Asia Branch) and a member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration. He is the immediate past President, and presently Chairman, of the Philippine Institute of Arbitrators (PIArb). He is also a Trustee and Vice-President of the Philippine Institute of Construction Arbitrators and Mediators, Inc., and a Trustee and Assistant Corporate Secretary of the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. (PDRC). He is also a Member of the Singapore International Arbitration Center Users Council.
He is an accredited arbitrator of the PIArb, PDRC, the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission, the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines, and the Philippine Wholesale Electricity Spot Market. He is also an accredited arbitrator of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (formerly, the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration), the Vienna International Arbitral Centre, the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, and the National Arbitration and Mediation (New York). He was also a Philippine Supreme Court-accredited mediator for the Philippine Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Makati Chapter of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, where he was director from 1997 to 1999 and secretary from 1999 to 2001.