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SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

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Rocky Alejandro Reyes

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SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

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Special Projects; Banking, Finance & Securities.


Rocky L. Reyes is a partner in SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan and heads the Special Projects Department. He specializes in taxation, project finance, construction, leveraged leases and infrastructure projects.

Mr. Reyes acted as legal advisor in connection with the drafting of the proposed implementing rules and regulations for the revised BOT Law of the Philippines and has advised on the drafting of proposed legislation to create the Private Sector Infrastructure Development Fund. Mr. Reyes continues to be involved in various private power and other infrastructure projects in the Philippines and other Asian countries.


He spent two years as a foreign attorney at Anderson Mori & Rabinowitz, a Japanese law firm in Tokyo.

Mr. Reyes is a co-author of Doing Business in Asia (Philippine Sector) published by CCH Asia Limited. In addition, Mr. Reyes has written papers on Philippine mergers and acquisitions in Asian Revival: Risk, Change and Opportunity published by Euromoney; on Corporate Acquisitions and Mergers published by Kluwer Law International; and on the Philippine Power Industry Reform published by Euromoney.

Mr. Reyes teaches at the University of the Philippines, College of Law. He has also written papers and delivered lectures on the BOT law, the Foreign Investments Act, the law on telecommunications, taxation of securities and banking transactions, project financing and Philippine infrastructure projects. He continues to deliver lectures at various Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Programs.



Mr. Reyes graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Law (magna cum laude) and was a bar topnotcher in 1984. Mr. Reyes obtained his Master of Laws from Columbia University in New York.


Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Rocky Reyes leads the team at SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, which counts MetroPac Movers, San Miguel Corporation and GIC Investments among its clients. Arlene Maneja and Franco Larcina recently acted for TPG Growth III on the PHP3bn acquisition of 40% of the issued and outstanding capital stock of One Network Bank through the purchase of common shares in the bank owned by BDO Unibank.

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Projects and energy

Within: Leading individuals

Rocky Reyes - SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Within: Projects and energy

Rocky Reyes heads the practice at SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, which regularly acts for notable developers in the Philippine coal, gas, hydroelectric and geothermal sectors. The team advised Manila Electric Company (Meralco) on the development of bidding terms for the tender of electricity sourced from renewable energy sources in the Philippines, as well as assisting the Bids and Awards Committee and providing regulatory advice.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Rocky Reyes leads the team at SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, which recently acted for Erawan Group PCL, a leading hospitality and hotel developer company, in its various hotel construction and management projects in the Philippines.

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Within: Leading individuals

Rocky Reyes - SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

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Within: TMT

The TMT practice at SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan is headed by Rocky Reyes and Rose King-Dominguez, who provide expertise in data privacy matters, cyber security law, fintech, as well as information and communications technology services. The firm acts for clients such as the San Miguel Corporation and Thomson Reuters, and recently represented PLDT, Inc. in the landmark Supreme Court case on nationality requirements for telecoms entities and other public utilities.

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SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

  • 2018: Insurance regulation in Asia Pacific – Ten things to know about 20 countries

    Norton Rose Fulbright’s 2018 and fifth edition of Insurance regulation in Asia Pacific – Ten things to know about 20 countries is now available. The guide provides an overview and practical checklist of ten common regulatory issues for insurance companies. SyCipLaw partner Hiyasmin H. Lapitan contributed the Philippine chapter.
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