LEOPOLDO MOSELINA, JR.
Senior Legal Associate
Areas of Practice: Mergers and Acquisitions, Foreign Investment, Corporate Governance, Employment and Labor Law, Cross Border, Thailand, Philippines, Arbitration, Civil Litigation, Banking Litigation, Personal and Corporate Insolvency.
Leo Moselina has more than 17 years professional experience in contracts law, corporate and commercial law, labor and employment law, HR compliance, civil and criminal litigation, banking law, insolvency work, international administrative law, and alternative dispute resolution.
As Senior Legal Advisor in Kelvin Chia Thailand, Leo renders advisory work on foreign investments in Thailand and cross-border/multi-jurisdictional matters concerning Thailand laws. In collaboration with the firm's Thailand law qualified lawyers, Leo has assisted foreign companies in their initial establishment in Thailand through foreign business license, Board of Investment promotion, exemption by the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand, joint venture with local entities, and such other appropriate market entry options.
Prior to joining Kelvin Chia, Leo served as Legal Officer in the Asian Development Bank where he provided legal advice on institutional administrative law and employment law. He was the lead coordinator in the drafting and issuance of ADB's HR and administrative rules and procedures and managed ADB's annual HR Compliance exercise. He also contributed to the establishment of the organizational ombuds function in ADB and served as the first Programs Officer in the Ombudsperson Office.
Leo also practiced with two Philippine law firms where he specialized in labor law and assisted corporate clients with wide range of employment concerns including collective bargaining negotiation with labor unions, employee investigation and discipline, implementation of retrenchment and redundancy programs, and legal assistance during strikes and closure of businesses. He also engaged in civil and criminal litigation, alternative dispute resolution (arbitration, mediation and conciliation), contracts law, corporate law/corporate rehabilitation, and administrative law.
Leo also served as Legal Consultant to Nestle Philippines, Inc. He also had a stint as a Legal Consultant in a Thai law firm and as HR Officer in the United Nations ESCAP.