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Dennis Quintero

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Dennis Quintero is a partner in the Corporate & Commercial Practice Group of Quisumbing Torres. He heads the Firm's Energy, Mining & Infrastructure Industry Group and Insurance Focus Group.


Dennis 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, project development, project financing transactions, corporate structuring, negotiations with the national and local governments for project consent requirements, and regulatory matters.

Representative matters:

Act for Korea Water Resources Corporation, a major Korean company engaged in comprehensive water resource development and providing both public and industrial water in South Korea, on matters relating to the project company’s Concession Agreement with the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System for the Bulacan Bulk Water Supply project under the Philippine PPP program, drafting and negotiation of technical service agreements, joint venture agreement with a Philippine conglomerate, and accession agreement to an omnibus loan and security agreement with a consortium of Philippine banks.

Represent a Philippine affiliate of ASX-listed Red Mountain Mining Limited 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.

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.

Advise Japan Overseas Infrastructure Investment Corporation for Transport & Urban Development, 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.

Advise Galoc Production Company, an oil exploration services company on commercial and regulatory matters in relation to its interests and duties as operator for the Galoc oil field project and other petroleum services contracts in the exploration stage.

Advise Hero Future Energies Asia Pte. Ltd., one of the leading independent power producers in the renewable energy sector based in India with regional offices in Singapore, in connection with the proposed joint venture with a Philippine company for the development of a solar power project in Northern Philippines. Advise on deal structuring and transaction documentation, including investment agreement, shareholders agreement, power sales agreement with distribution utility, and land due diligence.

Assist SK Engineering & Construction Co. and Seohee Construction Co. Ltd., two engineering and construction companies from South Korea in connection with the proposed Quezon Coal-Fired Thermal Plant Project.

Advise Bluebird Merchant Ventures in respect of its investments in Egerton Gold, a Philippine gold mining company, in contractual matters and engagement with the national and local government. Assist client in preparing the response to a show cause letter from the former Secretary of the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources ("DENR") (which has since been removed from office) on the matter of the mining project allegedly being situated in a watershed area.

Advise a Philippines-based nickel industry organization in respect of its position paper to be submitted to the House of Representatives relating to the bill proposing a legislative franchise for mining operations.

Advise BNP Paribas on the completed project financing of a gold mine on Masbate Island, Philippines and in the conduct of a legal due diligence of the project.

Advise a global financial advisory company on the Deed of Assignment by Way of Security between client and a leading Philippine mining company, including review of the Deed of Amendment and the Loan and Hedging Facilities Agreement in relation to a Minerals Production Sharing Agreement.

Advise a gaming and integrated entertainment complex operator on a completed project financing from a leading Philippine bank for the construction of client’s integrated entertainment complex in the Philippines.

Advise Allianz, a German financial services company, in the completed acquisition of a controlling interest in Philippine National Bank, a major Philippine commercial bank's life insurance business in the Philippines.

Advise and assist a Singapore-based technology company that offers ride-hailing and logistics services through its app on the general legal framework of the Philippine e-payment industry including licensing requirements, registration process, and other issues.


Trained Philippines; qualified 2000; associate Quisumbing Torres 2000, partner 2010.


  • Author, ‘Primer on the Philippine Minerals Industry’, (Quisumbing Torres, 2016
  • Co-author, 'International Guide to Contaminated Land' (Baker McKenzie, October 2015)
  • Co-author, ‘Asia Pacific Guide to Mergers & Acquisitions’, (Baker McKenzie, January 2013)
  • 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)


English; Filipino.


  • Philippines-Australia Business Council - Chairman
  • 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
  • Korean Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines


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


Corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Dennis Quintero - Quisumbing Torres

Within: Corporate and M&A

Quisumbing Torres¬†‚Äėunderstands the requirements of US-based companies, is responsive and provides advice in keeping with the regulatory and risk environment‚Äô. It provides advice on all aspects of corporate and commercial transactions including foreign investment structuring, dispositions of corporate assets and reorganisations. The practice takes an industry-aligned approach and has a focus on the retail, energy, infrastructure, finance, industrial manufacturing and services sectors. The team also has particular expertise in healthcare sector work. Clients include Allianz, Johnson & Johnson and Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation. Christina Macasaet-Acaban¬†heads the team, supported by Pearl Liu, Dennis Quintero¬†and Alain Veloso,¬†who was promoted to partner. Elizabeth Ope√Īa¬†left the firm. Timothy Mendoza¬†joined from Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos.

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Projects and energy

Within: Leading individuals

Dennis Quintero - Quisumbing Torres

Within: Projects and energy

Quisumbing Torres provides advice on project finance, development, transactions, policies and regulatory frameworks. The firm recently acted for Korea Water Resources on its joint venture with San Miguel to establish Luzon Clean Water Development, advising on Philippine law matters and negotiations. Other clients include Pilipinas Shell Petroleum, Toyota Tsusho and Felix Petroleum. Dennis Quintero heads the team with support from Pearl Liu, Lourdes de Leon and Donemark Calimon. Senior associate Ina Alexandra Dominguez is another name to note.

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