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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.


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. He has worked on project financing transactions and related corporate structuring and regulatory matters. Representative Legal Matters: 1) Advise a Korean company that develops and manages water resources and water supply facilities in its joint venture for the construction, operation and maintenance of a water treatment facility in the Philippines awarded under the Build-Operate-Transfer Law/Public-Private Partnership Program. 2) Advise a German financial services company in the completed acquisition of a controlling interest in a major Philippine commercial bank's life insurance business in the Philippines. 3) Advise Galoc Production 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. 4) 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. 5) 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. 6) 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. 7) 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. 8) Assist an Australian travel retailing services company in its acquisition of equity interests in an travel industry software company. 9) Advise one of the largest commodities/mining companies in the world in the sale of its interest in a Philippine copper-gold project. 10) Advise a private equity and venture capital firm in respect of the structuring of its investment s in a portfolio of Philippine renewable energy projects.


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’, (Baker McKenzie, January 2013); author, ‘Primer on the Philippine Minerals Industry’, (Quisumbing Torres, 2016); 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); co-author, 'International Guide to Contaminated Land' (Baker McKenzie, October 2015)


English; Filipino.


Chairman & Trustee, Philippines-Australia Business Council; Corporate Secretary,  Enactus Philippines; Member, Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law, International Bar Association; Member, Legal Committee, Chamber of Mines of the Philippine; Founding Committee Member, Singapore Branch, Australian Resources and Energy Law Association (AMPLA); Member, 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., Korean Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants


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

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Dennis Quintero - Quisumbing Torres

Within: Corporate and M&A

Led by the ‚Äėterrific‚Äô Pearl Liu, the seven-partner corporate team at Quisumbing Torres is experienced in advising multinational companies executing mergers, acquisitions, dispositions of corporate assets and other types of reorganisation. Dennis Quintero advised Allianz SE on post-closing and operational matters on the completed acquisition of a controlling interest in a major Philippine commercial bank‚Äôs life insurance business. TechIron Resources, Korea Water Resources Corporation and Blue Bird Merchant Ventures are clients.

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Projects and energy

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Dennis Quintero - Quisumbing Torres

Within: Projects and energy

The ‚Äėcapable and experienced‚Äô team at Quisumbing Torres is led by Dennis Quintero, Pearl Liu and Lourdes de Leon, who have ‚Äėa deep understanding of the Philippines‚Äô oil and gas legal market‚Äô. The firm recently advised Techlron Resources on contractual matters relating to its joint venture project. MWH New Zealand, GRCO Isulan Mining Corporation and Philipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation are also clients.

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