Al-Shwaid L. Ismael

Shwaid is a partner of the firm. He is presently the Managing Partner of the firm’s Cebu office, Gulapa & Ismael, and a partner of the firm’s New York office, Gulapa & Baclay. Shwaid is the current Dean of the University of Cebu School of Law

Al-Shwaid L. Ismael



> New York Bar, 2018

> Philippine Bar, 2007 (Top 8)


> New York University School of Law, 2017 (LLM Vanderbilt Medal; University Leadership Excellence Award)

> University of Cebu School of Law, 2006 (JD Magna Cum Laude; Class Salutatorian)

Notable Matters Handled

> Cordova 20 MLD SWRO Desalination Plant

> National Government Administrative Center Project

> Port acquisition, construction, and development projects in the Philippines, Poland, Nigeria, Iraq, Pakistan, India, Maldives, Congo, and Madagascar

> Therma South Davao Coal-Fired Power Plant