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Quisumbing Torres

12TH FLOOR, NET ONE CENTER, 26TH STREET CORNER 3RD AVENUE, CRESCENT PARK WEST, BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY, TAGUIG 1634, PHILIPPINES
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Pearl Liu

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Baker McKenzie LLP

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Pearl Liu is a partner and head of Quisumbing Torres' Corporate & Commercial Practice Group, Competition Focus Group and Energy, Mining & Infrastructure Industry Group.

Position

Ms. Liu’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, foreign investment structuring, joint ventures, divestitures, corporate reorganizations and real estate. She has extensive experience in the structuring, establishment and operations of corporate entities engaged in, among others, retail, outsourcing & information technology industries, real estate, energy, infrastructure, hotels, resorts and tourism. Representative Work: 1.) Assist Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.in the sale of its land located in a special economic zone registered with the Philippine Economic Zone Authority to a real estate developer, and its facility and equipment located on the land to a subsidiary of a European food ingredients company. 2.) Assist the leading designer and manufacturer of advanced acoustic components for the hearing aid industry with the establishment in the Philippines of the manufacturing operations and the acquisition by an affiliate, of five parcels of land in a province located south of Manila. 3.) Assist a large & market-ready European multinational company on the establishment of its retail operations in the Philippines. Assist client in obtaining the prequalification of the client as a foreign retailer with the Philippine Board of Investments. 4.) Advise and assist a world-leading distributor of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and a subsidiary of a long-established privately owned Dutch trading company on the sale by private auction of the shares of its Philippine subsidiary, one of the fastest growing LPG companies in the country. 5.) Advise a world leading, publicly traded engineering and project management company on its Philippine-incorporated joint venture with a multinational metal fabrication company; advise on regulatory aspects (including structuring and nationality restrictions) of local engineering, procurement and construction projects. Ms. Liu's career spans 33 years representing a broad spectrum of leading multinational companies in the Philippines. She has been consistently ranked as a leading individual in Corporate/M&A, Real Estate, and Capital Markets in Chambers Global and Chambers Asia Pacific, IFLR1000, and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

Career

Trained Philippines; qualified 1983; associate Quisumbing Torres 1983, promoted to local partner 1993, international partner/principal in 2001. Publications of note: Philippine chapter, ‘The Corporate Governance Review Third Edition’, (Law Business Research Ltd. 2013); ‘Guidebook to Competition Law in the Asia Pacific’, (Baker & McKenzie, 2008).

Languages

English; Filipino; Chinese.

Member

Member, American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines; member, Makati Business Club; member, Philippines-France Business Council; member, Philippines-United States Business Council.

Education

Assumption College (1976 BA); Assumption College (1977 Bsc); Ateneo de Manila University (1982 LLB)


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Capital markets

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Corporate and M&A

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Pearl Liu - Quisumbing Torres

Within: Corporate and M&A

Pearl Liu leads the six-partner corporate team at Quisumbing Torres, which counts Uber International, Wood Group and Pfizer (Asia Pacific) among its clients. Dennis Quintero acted for Glencore on the sale of its interest in one of the Philippines’ largest mining projects to a joint venture partner. Other clients include Forever 21 International Holdings and Atos.

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Projects and energy

Within: Projects and energy

Though increasingly busy on the renewables side, Quisumbing Torres’ practice still maintains a strong following among mining and oil and gas clients such as Red Mountain Mining and Otto Energy. Pearl Liu, Dennis Quintero and Lourdes de Leon lead the team.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

The five-partner team at Quisumbing Torres is led by Elizabeth Opeña. Pearl Liu advised Maxim Integrated Products on the multimillion-dollar sale of its land to a real estate developer.

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