The CCV tradition of clarity, consistency and versatility in legal service began in 1996 when on September 1, Attys. Raoul Creencia and Edwin Carillo opened a small law office along Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City.
Barely over two years as lawyers, yet driven by passion and confidence to meet their clients’ exacting demands, they co-founded Creencia & Carillo Law Offices (C&C Law). A couple of years later, Atty. Normandy Baldovino, Jr. became a name partner, thus the firm name became Creencia Carillo and Baldovino (CCB) Law Offices. The Firm set up its office at the Philippine Stock Exchange Centre in Ortigas Business Center, Pasig City.
From 1996 up to 2010, the Firm’s legal services focused on civil law, corporation law, family law, immigration, and labor law. The lawyers handled civil and corporate litigation work and advocated their clients’ cases from the trial court level, all the way to the Supreme Court en banc.
In October 2010, with Atty. Creencia’s appointment as Government Corporate Counsel (GCC) - the chief lawyer of all government corporations - and with Atty. Carillo’s eventual appointment as Assistant Government Corporate Counsel (AGCC), the private practice of the founding partners of CCB took a hiatus. GCC Creencia headed the government's law firm with more than 50 lawyers, and together with AGCC Carillo, they protected the interest of the government corporate sector, rendering various legal opinions, reviewing high impact contracts, and handling cases involving the various units of the government corporate sector.
After finishing their respective stints in government, and armed with the exposure and experience in private-public partnerships, government procurement, international and domestic commercial arbitrations, and documentation of major government infrastructure projects, Attys. Creencia and Carillo went back to their roots and reactivated their private practice.
Together with Atty. Gladys Cagadoc-Velasco, a Certified Public Accountant and law practitioner with immense experience in procurement and handling of PPP projects, they organized The Firm of Creencia Carillo and Velasco (CCV).
Once again immersed in private practice, the founding partners of C&C Law continue to provide the same level of personalized and client-focused service under the CCV banner. Complemented by Atty. Velasco who brings her own expertise and zeal, the CCV partners’ combined experience of over 38 years in government service, coupled with their respective exposure in private practice, and assisted by a dedicated team of lawyers, CCV now takes on the unique and complex needs of its growing clientle.
Today, with the addition of one more partner, Atty. Marlo V. Destura, CCV continues to nurture and propagate the seeds of dedicated and sterling legal service planted in 1996.