Mr. CREENCIA founded the Firm in 1996 and is currently CCV's Managing Partner. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree (Major in Political Science) from the University of Santo Tomas. He later earned his Bachelor of Laws degree from San Beda University; and took up further law studies at the University of Sydney.
After setting up his his own firm -- Creencia & Carillo (later Creencia Carillo & Baldovino) in 1996 until 2010, Atty. Creencia was immersed in private practice, focusing on civil and corporate litigation, and rendering corporate advisory services. At that time, he also taught Constitutional Law and Legal Ethics at the San Sebastian College of Law. He also began to conduct lectures in the various MCLE (Mandatory Continuing Legal Education) programs for lawyers. He was also engaged by the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) and the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) to conduct lectures on corporate governance before the directors and senior officers of the various government corporations. Today, his MCLE lecture focuses on the various modes of Private-Public Partnership, such as the Build-Operate and Transfer (BOT) Law and the NEDA Joint Venture Guidelines. He also currently teaches Corporation Law, Insurance Law, and Corporate Practice at the San Sebastian Institute of Law. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of Masy Consultants, a boutique consulting firm based in Sydney, Australia.
In October 2010, he was appointed Government Corporate Counsel of the Office of the Government Corporate Counsel (OGCC), and in such capacity served as the chief lawyer of all government corporations and financial institutions of the country. He assisted the government corporations in numerous major public infrastructure projects in the energy, agriculture, transportation, and water sectors, among others.
While exercising supervision and control over all the lawyers of the government corporate entities and financial institutions, he ensured a consistent legal compass for the protection of public interest, and likewise paved the way for several successful private-public collaboration. As head of the OGCC, he released the 2011 OGCC Implementing Rules and Regulations, the 2012 OGCC Lawyers Manual, and the 2013 Handbook for GOCC Lawyers. He also contributed in the crafting of the 2013 NEDA JV Guidelines. Moreover, aside from arguing the GOCC cases before the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court, he also handled mediation and arbitration hearings in New York, Singapore, and Hongkong.
In 2016, he was appointed Undersecretary of the Department of Transportation (DOTr), and was tasked to handle two important porfolios: legal affairs and procurement. As Undersecretary, he reviewed the major concession agreements and other contracts between the government and the private sector, supervised the procurement and PPP (Public-Private Partnership) processes, and helped shape the legal and procurement policies of the Department at the early stage of the fledgling administration. He also supervised the crafting of the DOTr procurement manual, and was DOTr representative in the Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB).
After his stint in government, Atty. Creencia went back to private practice with his team that now constitutes CCV, combining his drive, experience and exposure with his partners and colleagues. He is a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (Quezon City Chapter) and the Philippine Bar Association. He is also a member of the Rotary Club of Manila where he serves as Board Legal Adviser and Editor-in-Chief of The Rotary Balita. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the World Surgical Foundation Philippines, Inc., and the Guild of Real Estate Entrepreneurs and Professionals (GREENPRO).