Valeriano R Del Rosario, managing partner of VeraLaw, has extensive education and business experience in the United States and Europe. He was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1982. He obtained a master’s degree in maritime law from the University of Wales, followed by three years’ work experience at a prestigious shipping law firm in the City of London.

He is a shipping law specialist and has acted for the 4,000 victims of the Doña Paz, a case that has successfully been concluded. Lately, he has been active in ship pollution claims on behalf of owners.

He was president of the Maritime Law Association of the Philippines in 2000.