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

Mary Thel Mundin

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Work +632 8940377
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Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio

Work Department

Corporate & Commercial Transactions

Position

Partner

Career

Thel is a partner of C&G Law.

Thel specializes in corporate and commercial transactions, particularly foreign and domestic investments, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate transactions.  She has assisted several companies in share and asset acquisitions and capital restructuring in the Philippines.  She has likewise conducted due diligence and other activities in connection with such transactions.  

Thel also has extensive experience in assisting clients from the ASEAN region in investing in the Philippines and in ASEAN countries such as Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand.  She has likewise advised and assisted various leading companies in the course of her practice in Manila and Singapore.  

Thel’s practice has recently expanded to other sectors, having advised and reviewed contracts of various companies on matters relating to technology, data protection, energy, financing and insurance.

Prior to becoming a partner of C&G Law in 2015, Thel was a senior associate of the firm (from 2013 until 2015).  Before joining C&G Law, she was a junior associate at SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (from 2004 until 2007), a foreign legal advisor of Kelvin Chia Partnership Singapore (from 2007 until 2009), a junior associate at the former Villaraza Cruz Marcelo & Angangco (from 2010 until 2011) and a Securities Counsel of the Company Registration and Monitoring Department and later Chief Counsel of the Market Regulation Department and Member of the Special Hearing Panel (from 2011 until 2013) of the Securities and Exchange Commission of the Philippines

Thel was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2005.

Languages

English, Filipino

Member

Integrated Bar of the Philippines

Education

Ateneo de Manila University School of Law, Juris Doctor (Class of 2004, Honors); Ateneo de Manila University, Bachelor of Science in Management, Major in Communication Technology Management (Class of 2000)


Philippines

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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Real estate and construction

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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