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Rosalia Bartolome-Alejo

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Work +63 2 687 11 95
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Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano

Work Department

Business Formation and Foreign Investment; Banking and Finance

Position

Ms. Alejo’s experience in banking and finance is attributed to her extensive exposure in the banking and financial sector, having advised a number of banks and financial institutions, including one of the largest global bank, from 1997 to present across various banking law practice areas, including debt restructuring, consumer banking, credit card operations and credit and security transactions. She has likewise advised a major finance sector organization in the formulation of policies and regulations involving the credit card business. As the youngest partner in the firm’s corporate and commercial group, Ms. Alejo has the unique privilege of heading the business formation and foreign investments practice group. Ms. Alejo has assisted in the formation of a number of corporate vehicles, including domestic corporations, local branches of foreign companies, representative offices and regional operating headquarters. Her practice involves advising both local and foreign investors in legal and regulatory requirements for setting up and maintaining their businesses in the Philippines. Ms. Alejo’s practice in this area covers a broad range of legal services, including corporate services and legal advisory on business taxation, corporate reorganisation and dissolution.

Career

Before joining the firm in 2006, Ms. Alejo was a partner at Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos. She also acted as the internal legal counsel of Calenergy International Services, Inc. from 2001 to 2002, and was an associate lawyer of Carpio Villaraza & Cruz from 1996 to 1997. Ms. Alejo was elected to the international honor societies of Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Gamma Mu in 1992.

Languages

English, Filipino

Member

Integrated Bar of the Philippines; U.P. Women Lawyers Circle; Federacion Internationale de Abogadas (FIDA)

Education

University of the Philippines (1992 BA Political Science, cum laude); University of the Philippines (1996 Bachelor of Laws)


Philippines

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

‚ÄėPrimus inter pares‚Äô¬†Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano¬†advises clients on banking operations, financing and security arrangements, regulatory compliance, and credit enforcement. Other areas of expertise include loan syndications and project financing transactions. The firm recently acted for Udenna and its subsidiaries in relation to their acquisition of Global Gateway Development in a deal worth $690m. Other clients include Sta. Lucia Land, BDO Capital & Investment and Le Penseur. Headed by ‚Äėseasoned negotiators‚Äô Mark Vergara¬†and Rosalia Bartolome-Alejo, the team provides ‚Äėan absolutely superb level of service‚Äô. Elmer Serrano, Erika Paulino¬†and Manuel Gonzalez¬†are also recommended.

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Projects and energy

Within: Projects and energy

Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano¬†advises on infrastructure, energy and natural resources projects. Areas of expertise include bidding processes, coordination with regulatory authorities, document preparation, Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) and project financing. The firm recently acted for Norddeustche Landesbank Girozentrale in relation to a $52m loan to Enfinity for the development, construction, completion, operation and maintenance of a solar power plant. BDO Capital & Investment and Crown Equities are also clients. The ‚Äėdependable and always available‚Äô team consists of¬†Manuel Gonzalez¬†and¬†Mark Vergara, who are ‚Äėmeticulous and personally address major legal issues that arise during the course of a transaction‚Äô.¬†Rosalia Bartolome-Alejo¬†is also recommended.

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