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Puyat Jacinto & Santos Law Offices

Philippines > Projects and energy Tier 1

Puyat Jacinto & Santos Law Offices has a strong reputation for its work with both local and international clients. These clients include government agencies, as well as new players in the private sector. It is skilled at advising on the legal, regulatory and commercial aspects of energy projects. The versatile team is well-placed to advise on a wide-range of infrastructure and PPP projects, including those relating to airports, education, power and toll roads. It also advises on other matters relating to waste management, rail, transportation and waterworks. Ramil Bugayong and Gwen Grecia-De Vera are recommended, alongside Miguel Antonio Mendoza; Najha Katrina Estrella and Rowena Salonga; all oversee the practice.

Practice head(s):

Ramil Bugayong; Gwen Grecia-de Vera; Miguel Antonio Mendoza; Najha Katrina Estrella; Rowena Salonga

Philippines > Aviation Tier 2

Ramil BugayongGwen Grecia-De Vera and Miguel Antonio Mendoza are the key contacts at Puyat Jacinto & Santos Law Offices in the aviation space. The team is skilled in advising its clients on a wide array of infrastructure and PPP projects, including those relating to airports.

Practice head(s):

Ramil Bugayong; Gwen Grecia-De Vera; Miguel Antonio Mendoza

Philippines > Banking and finance Tier 2

Spearheaded by Ramil Bugayong and Pearl Grace Cabali, the banking and finance practice at Puyat Jacinto & Santos Law Offices has a solid reputation for its work on a broad spectrum of matters, spanning the securitisation of bonds as well as major M&A transactions. The firm is also well-regarded for its work on the sale and purchase of distressed assets and on an array of capital markets matters.

Practice head(s):

Ramil Bugayong; Pearl Grace Cabali

Work highlights

  • Advised Edgepoint Infrastructure SDN. BHD. on the acquisition financing of SMART telco towers.
  • Advised SAI Global in its Series C funding round (valued at $210m) for Voyager Innovations Holdings Pte. Ltd.
  • Advised Banco de Oro Universal Bank (lender), Frontier Towers Associates (buyer), and KKR (sponsor) on the PhP50B ($810m) acquisition financing of Globe’s telco Towers.

Philippines > Corporate and M&A Tier 2

Puyat Jacinto & Santos Law Offices is recognised for its expertise in local and international M&A. It is adept at handling joint venture agreements, advising on equity investments and divestments, in addition to assisting with the acquisition of non-performing assets. The team is ably led by Virginia VirayRachelle DiazElaine Marie Laceda and Shirley Velasquez-Viray, aided by Regina Jacinto-Barrientos, Maria Raquel Chavez and Gwen Grecia-De Vera.

Practice head(s):

Virginia Viray; Rachelle Diaz; Elaine Marie Laceda; Shirley Velasquez-Viray; Regina Jacinto-Barrientos; Maria Raquel Chavez; Gwen Grecia-De Vera

Philippines > Dispute resolution Tier 2

The able team at Puyat Jacinto & Santos Law Offices handles all forms of litigation as well as domestic and international arbitration, in sectors including energy and construction. Various members of the department are qualified arbitrators and officers of the Philippine Dispute Resolution Centre. At a senior level, key names to note include Joshua Gilbert ParaisoFidel Valeros and Roberto Miguel Ramiro. Roy Enrico Santos and Sergio Ildefonso Felipe Pinlac are also seasoned practitioners.

Practice head(s):

Roy Enrico Santos; Joshua Gilbert Paraiso; Fidel Valeros; Roberto Miguel Ramiro; Sergio Ildefonso Felipe Pinlac

Philippines > Capital markets Tier 3

With Virginia Viray, Rachelle DiazShirley Velasquez-Viray and Elaine Marie Laceda at the helm at Puyat Jacinto & Santos Law Offices, the group is adept at working on a wide range of capital markets matters.

Practice head(s):

Virginia Viray; Rachelle Diaz; Shirley Velasquez-Viray; Elaine Marie Laceda

The firm: PJS Law is Puyat Jacinto & Santos, a general professional partnership engaged in the practice of law. Established in 1997, PJS Law has established a reputation for delivering quality work through the technical competence of its people that supports the varying requirements of its clients. The Firm is distinguished among peers by its responsiveness to the dynamics of the different industries it is involved in the accounts to its extensive transaction experience.

PJS Law has been consistently cited since 2003 by the International Financial Law Review (IFLR1000) and Legal 500 as one of the leading Philippine law firms recommended for Project Finance, Mergers and Acquisition, and Restructuring and Insolvency.

At PJS Law, our clients enjoy a comprehensive range of legal services in the areas of corporate and commercial law, banking and securities, litigation, labor, immigration, taxation, intellectual property and information technology, energy and special projects.

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Banking and finance
Capital markets
Corporate and commercial
Infrastructure and public
Private partnership (PPP)
Intellectual property and information technology
Labor and employment
Mergers and acquisitions
Special projects