He obtained his Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, at the Ateneo de Manila University in 1975, and his Bachelor of Laws, Valedictorian, in 1979, at the Ateneo de Manila University, School of Law. He topped the BAR examinations of 1979 (First Place) with a general average of 91.4%. He has built a career with a specialization in corporate and commercial laws.
In 1985, Mr. Batiller served as Deputy General Counsel of the Commercial Bank of Manila, and also served as Corporate Secretary and Head of its Legal Division, in charge of corporate and banking laws, taxation, documentation, labor, and corporate litigation.
Together with Mr. Gonzales and Mr. Bilog, III, he co-founded the Law Firm of Gonzales Batiller Bilog & Associates in 1987. He is the partner in charge of commercial and corporate, tax, and commercial arbitration cases.
Until recently, Mr. Batiller was the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce & Industry. He is likewise a member of several trade and professional organizations and served in recent years in various capacities either as President, Governor, Director, or General Counsel, of the Metro Manila Chambers of Commerce & Industry – South Sector, Paranaque City Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Rotary International – District 3830, Rotary Club of Paranaque – Sucat, Integrated Bar of the Philippines (Pasay, Paranaque, Las Pinas, Muntinlupa Chapter), and the Ateneo Law Alumni Foundation, Inc. He is a guest lecturer on Criminal Law Review of the Center for Global Best Practices, Inc. and a professor at FEU Institute of Law in Statutory Construction and Legal Ethics.
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