Our Team

Helping you navigate through this new territory is a team of experienced, knowledgeable lawyers from Disini & Disini.

Our Data Privacy Team’s lawyers have diverse backgrounds – from technology, government, and various areas of law. To find out more about us, please visit our law firm’s website.

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JJ Disini
Managing Partner

JJ is one of the country’s leading information and technology law experts, and founded the first research program on Internet and Society in the College of Law of the University of the Philippines.

He drafted the implementing rules for the E-Commerce Act and later co-drafted the Rules on Electronic Evidence. He was petitioner and lead counsel in Disini v. The Secretary of Justice, where he argued against the privacy violations of the Cybercrime Prevention Act.

He has studied and commented extensively on the Data Privacy Act and its implementing rules, speaking before media and the business community about the ramifications of the new privacy law. He is also working on a book on privacy jurisprudence in the Philippines, as well as an online course on data privacy.

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Rowena Disini
Senior Partner

After graduating in the Top 5 of Class 1993 in the UP College of Law, Owens obtained her initial training in a top Manila law firm where she concentrated on Corporate Law. Prior to joining the firm, was Legal Counsel at Far East Bank and Trust Company (now Bank of the Philippine Islands) and the General Counsel of Banco Santander Philippines, Inc.

Owens is involved with the firm’s finance and banking portfolio, working on legal and regulatory issues for payment and remittance systems.

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Mark Parcia
Junior Partner

Mark advises the Firm’s clients on data privacy, fintech, cross-border investments, M&As, and general corporate law. He oversees the Firm’s data privacy compliance engagements, working with clients from various industries and sectors such as public utility, IT, education, and manufacturing.

After graduating in the Top 4 (cum laude) of Class 2009 in the UP College of Law, Mark received legal training from one of the oldest and largest law firms in the Philippines. He later joined another reputable Manila firm affiliated with one of the biggest international firms in the world, where he assisted clients on various cross-border transactions.

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Emer Bañez
Special Counsel
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Elson Manahan
Special Counsel
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Eumel Ponce
Mid-Level Associate
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Lars Serzo
Mid-Level Associate
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Dawn Chua
Junior Associate
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Gemmo Fernandez
Junior Associate
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RM Rañeses
Junior Associate