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22/F-26/F ACCRALAW TOWER, 2ND AVENUE, CORNER 30TH STREET, CRESCENT PARK WEST, BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY, 0399 TAGUIG, METRO MANILA, PHILIPPINES
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Work +63 2 830 8000
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Fax +63 2 403 7007/7009
Email:
Web:
www.accralaw.com
Cebu, Davao, Manila

Judy Hao

Tel:
Work (632) 830 8000
Email:
Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw)

Work Department

Corporate & Special Projects

Position

Partner Practice Areas: Banking Law | Capital Markets & Securities | Construction Law | Finance | Investment Law | Mergers & Acquisitions | Real Estate.

Career

Ms. Hao has advised on the entry of foreign investments to the Philippines including the establishment of branch offices, subsidiaries, representative offices and regional operating headquarters of foreign enterprises. She has advised counseled and assisted in the registration of incentives with the Board of Investments and the Philippine Economic Zone Authority, including Clark Special Economic Zone. Ms. Hao has provided advice on various business transactions of clients involving joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, legal due diligence reviews, privatization, reorganization, build-operate-transfer projects, franchising and licensing agreements, construction contracts, and real estate transactions, among others. Ms. Hao has been involved in acquisitions covering, among others, a toll road project, an airport development project and metro railway construction and development project. Ms. Hao has provided banking advisory services to local and foreign banks and has assisted in the preparation and documentation of loans, other credit transactions and security documents. Ms. Hao is also actively involved in advising clients on projects involving the Real Estate Investment Trust Act and securities laws and has represented issuers and underwriters on equity and debt capital raising transactions, such as the offering of bonds, stock rights offering and private placements, among others.

Languages

English and Filipino

Member

Ms. Hao is a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, the Philippine Bar Association, Federacion International de Abogadas and University of the Philippines Women Lawyers’ Circle

Education

Ms. Hao obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Philippines in 1996 where she graduated as a dean’s medalist. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the same university in 1992 where she graduated cum laude. Ms. Hao also has a Master of Laws degree from the University of Michigan which she obtained in 2002.

Leisure

AWARDS AND CITATIONS: Ms. Hao has been cited by IFLR 1000 as one of the leading lawyers in the field of corporate and mergers and acquisitions.


Philippines

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Eusebio Tan leads the team at Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw), which includes Judy Hao, Andre Navato, Jr and Elaine Reyes-Rodolfo. The group recently advised Standard Chartered Bank as a co-lead arranger on the updating of BDO Unibank’s medium term note programme and the issuance of $300m senior notes due 2021.

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Capital markets

Within: Leading individuals

Judy Hao - Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw)

Within: Capital markets

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.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Judy Hao - Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw)

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