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Dennis Quintero

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Baker McKenzie LLP

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Dennis Quintero is a partner in the Corporate & Commercial Practice Group / Energy, Mining and Infrastructure Industry Group and Head of Mining & Metals and Natural Resources industry group of Quisumbing Torres.

Position

Mr. Quintero advises clients on cross-border acquisitions of shares/assets as well as on structuring investments and divestments in a range of industries. He advises clients in joint venture negotiations and agreements. He has worked on project financing transactions and related corporate structuring and regulatory matters. Mr. Quintero is ranked as a leading individual in (i) Corporate and M&A by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and (ii) Financial and Corporate by the IFLR1000. He is consistently ranked as a leading individual (Band 1) in Projects, Infrastructure, and Energy/Natural Resources and Mining by the leading international legal directories (i.e., Chambers Global and Asia Pacific, IFLR 1000/The Petroleum Economist, and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific). He is also a Certified Public Accountant. He was appointed co-chair of the 2013 Conference of the International Bar Association and Australian Resources and Energy Law Association Southeast Asia in Singapore. Representative Work: 1.) Advise an Australian gold mining company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) with gold mining operations in the Philippines on equity structure of its investment in its Philippine affiliates, employment of foreign nationals in Philippine affiliate, establishment of Regional Operating Headquarters, compliance with Philippine laws on practice of profession, and permits required for foreign nationals to practice geology/engineering in the Philippines. 2.) Represent a Philippine affiliate of an ASX-listed company in (a) obtaining the required local government consent and in engagement with the national government for a gold project to proceed to production following completion of its feasibility study and (b) joint venture negotiations in respect of a number of its tenements. 3.) Advise one of the largest banks in Korea and the investment banking arm of another large Korean bank in respect of its investments in and the structuring of project company that will construct and operate a waste incineration plant. 4.) Advise a Korea-based company that develops and manages water resources and water supply facilities in the construction, operation and maintenance of a water treatment facility in the Philippines awarded under the Build-Operate-Transfer Law/Public-Private Partnership Program. 5.) Advise a Japanese government corporation that provides financial support and expertise for overseas infrastructure businesses on transaction structuring (joint venture) in relation to its partnership with the Bases Conversion and Development Authority for the Clark Green City and the Clark Rail Transit System projects. 6.) Represent one of the largest trading companies in Japan in the acquisition and financing in the expansion of its interests in a portfolio of power projects in the Philippines. Review Share Purchase Agreement and Shareholders' Agreement for a Philippine joint venture energy company operating a coal power plant. 7.) Advise power generation arm of the country’s largest distributor of electric power in its planned acquisition of the largest block of shares in a company that holds a renewable energy service contract with the Philippine government for the building of wind farms.

Career

Trained Philippines; qualified 2000; associate Quisumbing Torres 2000, partner 2010. Publications of note: author, ‘Primer on the Philippine Metals Industry’, (Baker & McKenzie, February 2015); co-author, ‘Asia Pacific Guide to Mergers & Acquisitions’, (January 2013); author, ‘Primer on the Philippine Minerals Industry’, (2012); author, ‘Philippine Mineral, Oil and Gas, and Coal Tenure Systems’, (Australian Resources and Energy Law Journal, July 2009); co-author, 'The Regulation of Cyberspace' (The Philippine Law Journal, 1999)

Languages

English; Filipino.

Member

Philippines-Australia Business Council - Vice Chairman & Trustee, Enactus Philippines - Corporate Secretary, International Bar Association - Member, Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law, Chamber of Mines of the Philippines - Member, Legal Committee, Australian Resources and Energy Law Association (AMPLA) - Founding Committee Member, Singapore Branch, Australian Resources and Energy Law Association (AMPLA), Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, Philippine Mining and Exploration Association, Philippine Mine Safety and Exploration Association, Australia-New Zealand, Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Inc., Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Education

University of the Philippines (BS Business Administration and Accountancy, cum laude); University of the Philippines (LLB; Order of the Purple Feather Honor Society).


Philippines

Corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Dennis Quintero - 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: Leading individuals

Dennis Quintero - Quisumbing Torres

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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