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CLIENT: TERESITA T. SY
COMPANY/FIRM: SM GROUP, SM INVESTMENTS CORPORATION (VICE-CHAIRPERSON), BDO UNIBANK, INC. (CHAIRPERSON)
TESTIMONIAL: We have worked with Atty. Elmer “Billy” Serrano on several M&A. We take comfort in Billy Serrano's guidance and expertise in various deals. His entrepreneurial approach has enabled us to complete acquisitions and corporate transactions. He is presently Corporate Secretary of almost all of SM’s listed affiliates, SM Investments Corporation, SM Prime Holdings Corporation, Premium Leisure Corporation and The 2GO Group. We are happy with his service.


CLIENT: DENNIS A. UY
COMPANY/FIRM: UDENNA CORPORATION (CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT, AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER), P-H-O-E-N-I-X PETROLEUM PHILIPPINES, INC. (PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER), 2GO GROUP, INC. (CHAIRMAN)
TESTIMONIAL: As Udenna Corporation and Phoenix Petroleum are poised to expand its foothold on major businesses, we need astute legal advice particularly in M&A and securities law. Elmer "Billy" Serrano has been top of mind for us, always focused on "getting the deal done" within our timeframe and providing insightful and incisive solutions to complex legal issues. Billy always goes above and beyond to deliver for us seamless closing and transition. His expertise in M&A transactions is evident and is greatly reassuring. We value him for his commercial sense and his pragmatic point of view.


CLIENT: NESTOR V. TAN
COMPANY/FIRM: BANKERS ASSOCIATION OF THE PHILIPPINES (CHAIRMAN AND PRESIDENT), PHILIPPINE DEALING SYSTEM HOLDINGS, INC. (CHAIRMAN), BDO UNIBANK, INC. (PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER)
TESTIMONIAL: 

I asked Atty. Elmer “Billy” B. Serrano to join me at the Bankers Association of the Philippines (BAP) when I was elected Chairman and President two years ago. I have long trusted Billy’s sound counsel after working with him on acquisitions, securities transactions, corporate finance and other corporate initiatives of BDO of which I am the President. If there is one aspect of legal representation I require and appreciate, it is astute business sense and practical approach to transactions - a quality of Billy that has made it easy for me to work with him as my counsel of choice. 



CLIENT: JEANNETTE BERMUDEZ
COMPANY/FIRM: DKT PHILIPPINES INC. (PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER)
TESTIMONIAL: MVGS is truly a remarkable and highly professional legal firm. Its partners and lawyers particularly Dindo Martinez is heaven sent to us. He has a keen understanding of our company and gives practical solutions and approaches to all our concerns. We are happy dealing with him especially in the critical situation that the survival of our company was at stake. We acknowledge his contributions that helped us to steer back to normal business. To date, we have almost hurdled the challenge that our company has been subjected to, thanks to the very smart, realistic and accommodating Dindo Martinez.


CLIENT: DAVID BARTLETT
COMPANY/FIRM: PACIFIC HARBOR GROUP – HONG KONG (MANAGING DIRECTOR)
TESTIMONIAL: Pacific Harbor Group has worked with Mark Vergara and Rosalia Alejo and the MVGS team for over 17 years. In addition to handling complex cross-border transactions, MVGS’s commercial orientation continues to bring significant new business opportunities to our firm through their vast and deep network. Mark and Rosalia are always incredibly responsive and available whenever needed.


CLIENT: RAFAELITO VILLAVICENCIO
COMPANY/FIRM: FILOIL ENERGY CORPORATION, TOTAL PHILIPPINES CORPORATION
TESTIMONIAL: I have nothing but superlatives for MVGS. We have used them for years from our project financing requirements to the recent joint venture between Filoil Energy Corporation and Total Philippines Corporation, which is the first joint venture between a major oil player, Total of France, and its local partner, Filoil. Manuel Gonzalez and his team expertly negotiated with Total and its foreign advisors. MVGS does not only expertly handle the legal aspects of any transaction, but also takes into consideration its commercial aspects and work with their clients and the other parties to provide a resolution suitable to both sides.


CLIENT: ARTURO HERBOSA
COMPANY/FIRM: CITIBANK N.A. – PHILIPPINE BRANCH (SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT – EMPLOYEE RELATIONS)
TESTIMONIAL: MVGS has been one of our external counsels since 2006. We engage them for big and critical cases as well as for the usual and regular ones. Regardless of the nature or criticality of the case, the level of engagement that the Firm had exhibited was consistently the same. We also depend on the Firm for opinions on complex issues and find their opinions to be on point as well as promptly submitted even if requested on short notice.


CLIENT: ROMEO FONG
COMPANY/FIRM: MARINA SALES, INC. (PRESIDENT)
TESTIMONIAL: Atty. Eduardo “Dindo” Martinez has been my friend and lawyer since before MVGS was founded. Knowing how busy he is, I am very appreciative of the time he gives for the cases and consultations alike. The quality of his professionalism is maintained at the highest level despite our friendship. The one thing I regard about the relationship is that I feel like he is just next door ready to assist my legal requirements at any given time. While many clients feel tense or uneasy with their lawyers, I am very relaxed with Dindo.


CLIENT: NENET H. LAVARES
COMPANY/FIRM: BANK OF COMMERCE (EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT)
TESTIMONIAL: Eduardo A. Martinez is the dream legal counsel. His personality engenders trust and respect, and he has the ability to make his client/audience comfortable in his presence. Any opinion rendered, or pleading filed has been reviewed with a fine-toothed comb, resulting in work that is concise, polished, comprehensive, and devoid of verbosity. He has that rare work ethic of diligence in meeting deadlines, and of apprising his clients of any development, within 24 hours. Having Dindo Martinez as your counsel is being able to sleep soundly at night, worry-free and confident, that you are in the best of hands.


CLIENT: CHRISTOPHER PO
COMPANY/FIRM: CENTURY PACIFIC GROUP (PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER)
TESTIMONIAL: MVGS has been invaluable to us over the decades that we have worked with them. We have an extremely high regard for the team, and are consistently impressed by their clear insights and ability to complete the deliverable. We highly recommend the team for their ability to anticipate problems and to provide all the necessary solutions. Their founding partner, Manuel Gonzalez, is "our first phone call" when we have a legal issue. We would not have succeeded in our IPO without their in-depth knowledge of the securities market. In all other numerous transactions, we always rest easy knowing that MVGS is working on our behalf because they are willing to go that extra mile to get the job done.


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