IPBA 2021

Jannet Cruz-Regalado

Consultant
Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation/UP College of Law

Jannet Cruz-Regalado is a lawyer, acts as legal consultant to the Country Chairman and President of the Shell Companies in the Philippines, and a Professor of Law at the University of the Philippines , De La Salle University and the Lyceum College of Law.  She finished A.B. Political Science and her Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of the Philippines.

She started her legal career as a lawyer in the Carpio Villaraza and Cruz Law Offices in 1989 .  After a few years, she shifted to corporate lawyering for First Lepanto Corporation. Subsequently, she joined the Shell Companies in the Philippines, an oil and gas company, where she served as legal counsel in a team of five senior lawyers in its Legal Department.  After four years, she was assigned to oversee the Industrial and Employee Relations Department of Shell, then eventually rose to head its Legal Department as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. When Shell Philippines structure and operations were globalized and the company became public listed, Jannet handled two major management roles – Vice President for Legal in the Philippines and Managing Counsel of Global Litigation for the Asia Pacific Region.  After a few years, she became Vice President for Legal and Chief Corporate Compliance Officer. She is an active member of various organizations focused on legal advocacy, innovations and improvements in legal skill sets.

Jannet is married to a lawyer too and has three children.