Charles Romulus Cambaliza joined the firm as an articling student after completing his LLM in Canadian Common Law at the Osgoode Hall Law School. He finished his primary law studies at the San Beda University in the Philippines, where he is a licensed lawyer.
Before coming to Toronto, Charles was a counsel at the Philippine Department of Justice where he took on multiple roles in the government’s principal law office. He would comb through an infrastructure contract on one day, lecture on foreign investments at a law school on the next, litigate the extradition of terrorists on another, and finish the week conducting a hearing himself.
He is no stranger to refugee and immigration law as he also heard applications for declaration of refugee and stateless status and advised government agencies on various immigration-related concerns.
His work has allowed him to attend courses on refugee law at the International Institute of Humanitarian Law in Italy and international economics at the Hague Academy of International Law. He has also had the rare privilege of representing his country in the United Nations headquarters in Vienna.
Charles speaks fluent English and Tagalog.