Clarence Darrow C. Valdecantos
’ practice areas include labour and employment, appellate practice, business process outsourcing, contracts, employee benefits, mergers and acquisitions, and workers' compensation. He is currently the Head of the firm’s Labour and Employment Department. Mr Valdecantos has specialised in the past several years on the different areas of labour and employment laws, which include money claims and termination disputes; labour litigation; voluntary arbitration cases; certification elections; social security cases; overseas employment; collective bargaining negotiations; preventive mediation/conciliation of labour disputes, strikes and lock-outs; union representation issues; conduct of administrative investigations; employee grievances; formulation of employee code of conduct/policies; conduct of labour audits; and implementation of corporate mergers and acquisitions. He has advised senior managements, board of directors and key officers of various multinational and domestic corporations on the legal aspects of employment-related projects and undertakings. Mr Valdecantos is an active member of the PPLM Chapter of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines and a charter member of the Parañaque City Bar Association. He is currently a director and officer of the Rotary Club – Makati Central, and is also an active member of the People Management Association of the Philippines.