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Quisumbing Torres, Timothy Mendoza, Manila, PHILIPPINES

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Timothy Mendoza

Baker McKenzie

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TJ Mendoza is a partner and the head of Quisumbing Torres' Banking & Finance Practice Group, Financial Institutions Industry Group and Fintech Focus Group. He is also a member of the Corporate & Commercial Practice Group.


TJ's practice focuses on banking and finance, capital markets, energy, mining and infrastructure, public and private M&A, and real estate. He advises clients from a wide range of industries, including financial institutions on financial regulations, foreign direct investment regulations, corporate, capital and deal structures, corporate governance, financing and security creation issues and national and local licensing and regulatory issues.


Representative matters

Advise and assist the Philippine obligors and/or security providers participating in certain acquisition financing arrangements entered into by: (a) a global customer experience specialist, providing customer care, sales, technical support and collections services, (b) a private equity firm equity firm specializing in direct equity investments in growth, buyouts, recapitalizations, and financial restructurings established in its favor for the purpose of, among others, the acquisition of certain assets and operations in the Philippines.

Assist a Germany-based financial services company that provides banking services to companies, special purpose entities and public sector debtors on the bridge financing and security arrangements established for a multinational energy development company in connection with its Floating LNG Regas Terminal and 200 MW CCGT power plant located in Leyte, Philippines.

Advise and assist the largest producer of geothermal energy in the Philippines in connection with its delisting from the Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc. (and in relation thereto, in the conduct of a public voluntary delisting tender offer to its public minority shareholders).

Advise various financial technology and financial services companies on Philippine legal and regulatory matters relating to electronic trading platforms, electronic trading services, money and value transfer services, digital wallet services, virtual currency exchanges and similar matters.

Prior to joining the Firm, TJ worked on these matters:

Advised and acted as Philippine legal counsel for a subsidiary of one of the largest power companies in the Philippines on the USD 435 million multi-facility financing of its 300-megawatt coal power plant facility in Bataan, Philippines, and its subsequent refinancing by a syndicate of Philippine banks.

Advised and acted as Philippine legal counsel for a joint venture between the power generation arm of the Philippines' largest distributor of electric power and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the first Independent Power Producer in Thailand on the PHP 42.15 billion (USD 843 million) multi-facility financing of its 300-megawatt coal power plant facility in Quezon, Philippines. Advised and acted as Philippine legal counsel for an international development finance institution, and an organization which provides credit guarantees for local currency denominated bonds issued by investment grade companies on its USD 225 million Green Bond with one of the country's leading renewable power companies.

Advised and acted as Philippine legal counsel for a consortium of investors led by a division of a global investment company with diversified infrastructure businesses on (a) the conduct of a due diligence review over a publicly listed geothermal energy company, (b) the consortium's acquisition of strategic equity interests in the same publicly listed geothermal energy company via a public voluntary tender offer, and (c) the local component of acquisition financing arrangements procured by the consortium SPV to partially fund the public voluntary tender offer. The tender offer, one of the largest such transactions to date, was priced in the aggregate at PhP 64.525 billion (USD 1.2 billion) and was the first purely voluntary tender offer to be undertaken in the Philippines.

Advised and acted for the following: (i) the first Philippine integrated death care provider (2016), (ii) a technology solutions company (2014), and (iii) the ultimate parent company of one of the Philippines' largest and diversified corporations (2014), on its initial public offering in the Philippines and initial listing on the Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc. (PSEI).

Advised and acted for a real estate public company listed on the PSEI on the public issue, offer and listing on the Philippine Depository Exchange, Inc. of its PHP 20 billion (USD 400 million) Fixed Rate Bonds.

Advised and acted as Philippine legal counsel for a closed equity fund company for infrastructure on its acquisition of controlling stake in two Philippine energy companies each a solar power generation company operating renewable energy facilities under the Philippines’ Renewable Energy Act.


Trained Philippines; qualified 2007


English; Filipino


Member, Integrated Bar of the Philippines; Member, International Bar Association; Member, British Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines; Member, FinTech Philippines Association (Fintech PH) 


University of the Philippines (Bachelor of Laws) (2006); Ateneo de Manila University (AB Political Science) (2002)


Corporate and M&A

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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