Q&A with Michael Marlowe Uy, Partner at SKY Law
23 November 2022
Read this short interview with Michael Marlowe Uy, Partner at SKY Law, AGA law firm member in Metro Manila, the Philippines.
As part of our continued focus on talent, specifically, the younger professionals working at Alliott Global Alliance member firms in the APAC region, we recently caught up with Michael Marlowe Uy, a recently promoted Partner at our law firm member SKY Law in Metro Manila, the Philippines. We asked him to share with us why he chose a career in law, what motivates him and what he values from being part of the Alliance.
POSTITION AND TITLE:
I am a Partner at SKY Law, a law firm based in Metro Manila, Philippines.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE LAW AS YOUR CAREER?
I get to strategize and be creative in either preventing problems from happening or providing solutions to different problems.
WHAT IS THE BEST PART OF YOUR JOB?
For some, it may be the adrenaline rush when litigating a high-stakes case or receiving a favorable court decision or arbitral award. But for me, the best part is receiving a message from a client that they appreciate the work I have done for them.
WHAT IS YOUR FIRM'S DIFFERENCE IN YOUR OPINION?
For a 3-year-old law firm where everyone is currently under 40 years of age, our core practice areas (corporate law and M&A, intellectual property, labor, and employment, as well as dispute resolution) have been recognized by the IFLR1000 and the Asian Legal Business (ALB). These are testament to our firm’s work ethic, collaborative culture, and strong resolve to offer cost-efficient, innovative, and quality legal service in the Philippines.
WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER TO BE YOUR BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT TO DATE?
This is not the easiest question to answer, but perhaps passing the gruelling 2014 Philippine Bar Examination when only 18.82% of examinees passed that particular year can be considered my biggest achievement from a professional standpoint.
WHAT MOTIVATES YOU?
A job well done
NAME ONE THING YOU CANNOT DO WITHOUT?
A cup of strong black coffee in the morning.
ARE YOU A MEMBER OF ANY COMMERCE, CULTURAL OR COMMUNITY ORGANISATION?
Member and Deputy Secretary General for Operations, Philippine International Center for Conflict Resolution (PICCR)
Member, Philippine Institute of Arbitrators (PIArb)
Member, Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (AIADR)
Member, Asian Academy of International Law (AAIL)
Member, Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP)
Member, British Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (BCCP)
Associate, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE ALLIOTT GLOBAL ALLIANCE IMPLEMENT:
A subgroup for the under-40 practitioners where they can network, share ideas, and discuss trends in their fields of specialization.
About SKY Law:
Legal expertise in all areas of business and private life
At SKY Law, we support individuals and businesses in resolving conflict, safeguarding their futures, and maximizing opportunities, and our broad range of practice areas reflects the extensive experience and background of our lawyers, all of whom work collaboratively to provide the highest quality service.
Our lawyers constantly strive to provide clients with the most creative, practical, and cost-effective solutions for their businesses and this enables them to satisfy their legal needs across their day-to-day business operations, as well as in their significant commercial transactions.