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Eusebio Tan leads the practice at Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw), with strong support from Judy Hao, Tadeo Hilado and Francisco Lim. The firm regularly advises BDO Capital as underwriter including recently on the PHP30m bond offering of SM Investments Corp as well as on Megaworld Corporation’s bond offering.

Manuel Gonzalez heads the capital markets practice at Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano, which provides dedicated services on the equity side and handles a wide spectrum of securities-related issues. Elmer Serrano acted for BDO Unibank on its $1.2bn stock rights offering completed in January 2017.

Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos provides expertise in due diligence and documentation of equity, debt, and hybrid securities issued by large Philippine corporations, including IPOs, reverse take-overs, follow-on offerings, and private placements. The firm also advises clients such as the Asian Development Bank and the Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission on regulatory compliance matters. Antonio Picazo is the key contact.

Elizabeth Opeña leads the capital markets practice at Quisumbing Torres, with strong support from Pearl Liu. The team has expertise in all elements of corporate and commercial transactions, and is well versed in the regulatory complexities of capital markets and securities transactions.

The team at Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles is experienced in advising clients on IPOs and regulatory issues; Agustin Montilla and Cynthia del Castillo are the partners to note.

The team at SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan is led by Marievic Ramos- Añonuevo, who specialises in addressing regulatory, compliance and practical issues in banking, finance, and securities transactions. The department has expertise in due diligence, documentation, negotiation, and advice on regulatory and procedural matters, and acts for a range of investment banks and local as well as multinational companies across various industries; key clients include Aboitiz Equity Ventures, BDO Capital Investment Corporation and Standard Chartered Bank.

Mel Macaraig at Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon & San Jose has expertise in capital markets and project finance, and is experienced in handling matters involving foreign investment, energy and corporate reorganisation.

Ma Elizabeth Peralta-Loriega is the key contact at Puno & Puno Law Offices, which counts First Gen Corporation among its key clients.

Ramil Bugayong leads the team Puyat Jacinto & Santos Law Offices, which acted for China Bank Capital Corporation and First Metro Investments Corporation in relation to the issuance of PHP5bn worth of corporate retail bonds by STI Education Services Group. The firm also counts Aboitiz Power Corporation, Rizal Bank, and BPI Capital Corporation among its key clients.

Quiason Makalintal Barot Torres Ibarra Sison & Damaso’s practice has experience in equity-linked issues and public offerings; Enrique Quiason and Ruelito Soriano are the partners to note.

The capital markets practice at Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law) is led by Raoul Angangco, Sylvette Tankiang, Franchette Acosta and Leonardo Singson, who are experienced in handling securities issuances, IPOs and regulatory compliance matters. Key clients include Filipino Fund, Jolliville Holdings, Philippine H2O Ventures Corporation and Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation.

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