An Asia Law Profiles Rising Star Nominee and a Legal 500 Nominee, Atty. Nico practices immigration; copyright, patent, and trademark registration; intellectual property enforcement, prosecution, and litigation; family law; civil and criminal litigation; indirect taxation; global trade and customs taxation; banking; corporate mergers and acquisitions; estate planning; data privacy and technology protection; and special business organisations. He worked at such law firms and consulting companies as Ernst & Young (SGV & Co.). He is an active member of the Immigration Lawyers Association of the Philippines and of the Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines and lectures at the Bureau of Customs and at the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines. He served at the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process. He finished law with Second Honors.