Mr Phil Ivan Chan > Serrano Law > Taguig City, Philippines > Lawyer Profile

Serrano Law
1105 Tower 2 High Street South Corporate Plaza
26th Street Bonifacio Global City
Taguig City 1634




Mr. Phil Ivan A. Chan is heavily exposed in M&A, banking, mining and energy law, gaming, immigration, real estate, insurance, and corporate restructuring projects.

Mr. Chan also has a vast experience in securities law, having more than ten years’ experience in capital market transactions ranging from equity offerings to debt securities issuances. He has secured approvals for clients from The Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc. (PSE), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Philippine Dealing & Exchange Corp. (PDEx). In 2020, he acted as counsel to joint underwriters in the highly-anticipated maiden issuance of fixed-rate notes by one of the largest investment holding company on the Philippines. He also assists publicly-listed companies in their compliances with the PSE and SEC such as disclosure and reporting requirements, among others.

Mr. Chan also assists institutions supervised by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) with their reportorial filings and regulatory compliances. He was most recently involved in applying for a digital banking license with the BSP.

Mr. Chan also regularly acts as Philippine counsel to international lenders for the redenomination and refinancing of credit facilities for the expansion of commercial malls in China of one of the largest integrated property developers in Southeast Asia.

Mr. Chan has been recognized by the Legal 500 as a Recommended Lawyer in Antitrust and Competition and in Immigration.

Lawyer Rankings

Philippines > Real estate and construction

Elmer Serrano heads the department at Serrano Law, which has expertise in PPP projects for the development and operation of commercial mixed-use projects. Phil Ivan Chan is another key contact in the team, who has experience in the power sector.

Philippines > Corporate and M&A

Led by founding partner Elmer Serrano, the group at Serrano Law handles the corporate governance and compliance requirements of publicly-listed companies, as well as public corporations holding secondary licenses. Praised for providing ‘valuable advice on complex M&As’, the team regularly acts as counsel on acquisitions involving both equity purchase and asset sales in the shipping, logistics, real estate, energy and retail sectors. Serrano established the firm in January 2022 and was joined by Phil Ivan Chan and Tephanie Gandia, who left Martinez Vergara & Gonzalez Sociedad in the same month.