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30/F 88 CORPORATE CENTER, SEDENO CORNER VALERO STREETS, SALCEDO VILLAGE, MAKATI CITY 1227, PHILIPPINES
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Jaime Renato Gatmaytan

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Work +632 8940377
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Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio (C&G Law)

Work Department

Corporate and commercial transactions

Position

Partner

Career

Jim is a founding partner and the managing partner of  of C&G Law.

Jim advises on corporate and commercial transactions, including on equity investments, share and asset acquisitions, lending, security and other financing arrangements, real estate transactions, and construction and infrastructure projects.  His experience in energy, construction and infrastructure work tracked the development of build-operate-transfer arrangements in the Philippines, having assisted in a number of infrastructure projects undertaken under the then recently-enacted BOT legislation.  These include the development of various diesel-powered generation plants in Mindanao, the 1200-MW gas-fired Ilijan power plant and the 210-MW (net) STEAG State Power Inc. coal-fired power plant, as well as the Manila Metro Rail Transit System Line 3 (MRT3) along EDSA.


His work has extended outside of the Philippines and includes work with developers and sponsors on tenders for generation projects in China and Thailand, as well as structuring and documentation work in Indonesia, Pakistan and Thailand.

Jim has been cited as a leading Philippine lawyer in the Corporate/Commercial field by Chambers & Partners in its 2010 to 2016 Asia-Pacific publications, and in the Projects, Energy and Infrastructure space in its 2015 and 2016 publications. He has also been named as a leading lawyer in the M&A and Project Finance fields in the Philippines in the 2015 and 2016 editions of IFLR 1000.  In addition, Legal 500 Asia Pacific has recognized him as a leading lawyer in Real Estate and Construction and as a recommended lawyer in Projects and Energy in its 2016 publication.

Prior to founding C&G Law in February 2007, Jim was an associate (from 1991 to 1999) and partner (from 2000 until 2007) at SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan.

Jim was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1991.

Languages

English, Filipino

Member

Integrated Bar of the Philippines

Education

University of the Philippines College of Law (Class of 1990, ranked 6th in his class); University of the Philippines, Degree in Humanities from the College of Arts and Letters (Class of 1985)


Philippines

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

The team at Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio advised International Finance Corporation and Development Bank of the Philippines on a bid to operate and maintain the LRT Line 2. Jaime Gatmaytan leads the practice, which includes Norma Patacsil.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio’s department advised Pearson on its Affordable Learning Fund’s capital infusion into Affordable Private Education Center, and acted for Ayala Healthcare Holdings on its PHP400m purchase of a 50% stake in a local pharmacy selling generic pharmaceuticals. Jaime Gatmaytan, Norma Patacsil and Mary Mundin are the key partners.

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Projects and energy

Within: Leading individuals

Jaime Gatmaytan - Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio

Within: Projects and energy

Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio houses a number of ‘experts in their field’, including Jaime Gatmaytan, Ben Yap and Jesus Protacio. Aboitiz Power and First Gen Corporation are clients.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Leading individuals

Jaime Gatmaytan - Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio

Within: Real estate and construction

The ‘outstanding and very responsive’ practice at Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio provides ‘very good advice’. Jaime Gatmaytan (a ‘star’ with ‘deep market knowledge’) leads the team, which includes Norma Patacsil and Mary Mundin.

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