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SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

SYCIPLAW CENTER, 105 PASEO DE ROXAS, 1226 MAKATI CITY, METRO MANILA 1226, PHILIPPINES
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Work +63 2 8982 3700
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Cebu, Davao, Manila, Subic Bay Freeport Zone

Vicente Gerochi

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SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Work Department

Special Projects; Banking, Finance & Securities.

Position

Vicente D. Gerochi IV is a partner in SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan. He is a member of the firm’s Special Projects and Banking, Finance and Securities practice groups.

Mr. Gerochi has represented Philippine and multinational corporations, local and international banks, and multilateral financial institutions in public offering of securities and other securities and financial transactions, and advises on securities regulation, corporate and project finance, mergers and acquisitions, foreign investments, and transport infrastructure.

His significant projects include:

  • Asian Development Bank’s inaugural peso bond issue
  • Asian Development Bank’s Asian Currency Note Programme
  • Ayala Land’s Homestarter Bond offerings
  • Financing of the equity contribution of one of the shareholders of National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (cited as one of the Deals of the Year 2009 by Singapore-based Asian Counsel magazine)
  • Financing of the extension and rehabilitation of South Luzon Expressway
  • Completion of Ninoy Aquino International Airport - Terminal 3
  • Manila LRT Line 1 south extension
  • Implementation and financing of Manila Rail Transit Line 7
  • Restructuring of DP World’s equity interest in Asian Terminals Inc.
  • Sale of the Philippine government’s shares in PNOC Energy Development Corporation
  • Sale of Saudi Aramco’s 40% equity interest in Petron Corporation
  • Sale of a 30% indirect equity stake in National Grid Corporation of the Philippines
  • Sale of El Paso’s power generation assets in the Philippines
  • Sale of ING Bank’s trust and investment management business to Bank of the Philippine Islands
He serves as director and corporate secretary of various corporations, including public companies.

Career

Mr. Gerochi is a Fellow of the Center for International Legal Studies (CILS), a non-profit research, training and law publications institute based in Austria. He authors the Philippine chapter of the International Securities Law and Regulation publication of CILS.

He spoke on Philippine Foreign Investment Regulations and Treaty Commitments at the International Malaysia Law Conference held on 26-28 September 2012 in Kuala Lumpur. He read a paper on Philippine Foreign Investment Regulations at the Asian Legal Business In-House Legal Summit held on 30 November 2011 in Beijing. He was a speaker in the Corporate Governance Seminar jointly sponsored by the Financial Executives of the Philippines and the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants held on 26 March 2004.

He was a lecturer in the Ateneo Law School from 1996 to 1998.

Education

He obtained his J.D. (with honors) from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1993, and his LL.M. (with honors) from Columbia University in New York in 1999.


Philippines

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan provides ‘very satisfactory service’ with a team that has ‘the requisite knowledge and experience in relation to financing transactions’. The firm recently acted for BDO Unibank, the Philippine National Bank and Bank of China on a $690m loan to Clark Global City. Another highlight includes acting for Mizuho Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation in relation to a $700m unsecured loan to SMC Global Holdings. The team is led by the ‘particularly remarkable’ Marievic Ramos- Añonuevo, who is ‘a hands-on lawyer, able to spot relevant legal issues and provide practical advice to resolve them’. John Paul De Leon was promoted to partner, as was Jan Abaño-Ranada, who is ‘a very promising lawyer: confident, hard-working, reliable, and independent’. Jose Pamfilo, Vicente Gerochi IV, Simeon Ken Ferrer are also recommended.

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  • Philippine Chapter of Getting the Deal Through: Labour & Employment 2018

    Getting the Deal Through has published the 13 th edition of Labour & Employment, which is available in print, as an e-book, and online. The  Philippine chapter  was contributed by SyCipLaw partner Ronald Mark C. Lleno , with support from senior associate Emmar Benjoe B. Panahon and associate Hans Cedric I. Santos .
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