Ms Jan Celine Abaño-Ranada > SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan > Manila, Philippines > Lawyer Profile

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
SYCIPLAW CENTER, 105 PASEO DE ROXAS
1226 MAKATI CITY
METRO MANILA 1226
Philippines
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Work Department

Special Projects; Banking, Finance and Securities.

Position

Jan Celine C. Abaño-Ranada is a partner in SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan. She is a member of the firm’s Special Projects and Banking, Finance and Securities groups. Her areas of practice include project financing, mergers, acquisitions, privatization, energy and infrastructure.

Career

Ms. Ranada has advised several banks that have extended financing to companies, including those engaged in the development of power plants and hotels and casinos. She has also participated in various capacities in mergers and acquisitions involving banking institutions, public utilities, manufacturing, communications and retail companies.

Her significant projects include:

Financing

  • Syndicated PhP11.5 billion loan to finance the construction of a 300MW coal-fired thermal power plant located in Calaca, Batangas, Philippines
  • Syndicated PhP9.0 billion loan to finance the construction of a 135MW coal-fired thermal power plant located in Calaca, Batangas, Philippines
  • PhP2.25 billion loan to finance the construction of a hotel and entertainment complex located at the Bagong Nayong Pilipino Complex, Manila, Philippines
  • PhP9.6 billion loan to finance the acquisition of 600 MW coal-fired thermal power plant located in Calaca, Batangas, Philippines
  • PhP23 billion loan to the shareholders of The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines, which was awarded the concession to operate and maintain the national transmission grid

Privatization

  • Bidding for 600 MW Batangas Coal Fired Thermal Power Plant located in Batangas, Philippines
  • Bidding for 600 MW Masinloc Coal-Fired Thermal Power Plant located in Zambales, Philippines
  • Bidding for 75MW Ambuklao Hydroelectric Power Plant and the 100 MW Binga Hydroelectric Power Plant located at in Benguet, Philippines

Other Power Projects

  • Construction of 100 MW coal-fired power station in Zamboanga City, Philippines
  • Construction of 200 MW coal-fired plant in Maasim, Sarangani, Philippines

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • US$688 million acquisition of a controlling interest in Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines, Inc.
  • US$1 billion divestment of 100% interest in Wyeth Philippines, Inc.

Ms. Ranada was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2006.

Languages

English and Filipino

Education

Ms. Abaño-Ranada earned her Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws (Dean’s Medal for Academic Excellence) from the University of the Philippines. She was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2006.

Lawyer Rankings

Philippines > Banking and finance

(Next Generation Partners)

Jan Celine Abaño-RanadaSyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Led by Vicente Gerochi , SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan acts for foreign and local banks as well as key financial institutions. Increasingly active in the issuance of hybrid securities, it also has extensive experience handling shares, notes, bonds, hybrid securities and derivatives. Working closely with law firms in North America, Europe and Asia, its recent capital markets transactions cover the food and beverage, real estate and port operations industries. Bhong Paulo Macasaet  and Jan Celine Abaño-Ranada  are additional names to note.