Ms Maria Concepcion Simundac > Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law) > Manila, Philippines > Lawyer Profile

Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law)
V&A LAW CENTRE, 11TH AVENUE CORNER 39TH STREET
BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY 1634
METRO MANILA, MANILA
Philippines

Work Department

Maria Concepcion P. Simundac specializes in the areas of Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, Power & Energy, Construction & Real Estate Transactions, Infrastructure, Transportation & Public Utilities, and Banking & Finance.

Position

Partner

Career

Ms. Simundac joined Villaraza & Angangco after law school in 2010 and was promoted to Senior Associate in 2013. She was admitted to the partnership in 2017.

Ms. Simundac regularly advises foreign clients on various regulations relating to foreign direct investments in the Philippines and structuring of cross border transactions, particularly in the areas of construction, power & energy, infrastructure, government procurement and public and private partnerships (PPP). She provides various legal services in relation to development, construction and operation of complex multi-billion peso energy, infrastructure or real estate developments. She also assists clients from preparation and submission of bid documents to various government agencies up to award of contracts. She has experience with joint ventures with government instrumentalities, local governments and government-owned and controlled corporations.

Ms. Simundac also performs due diligence investigations in relation to acquisitions, mergers, and initial public offerings where she highlights to clients crucial points and potential exposures. She advises on, drafts and negotiates transaction documents, such as memoranda of agreement, share or asset purchase agreements, shareholders’ agreements, joint venture agreements, lease contracts, management agreements, credit facility arrangements and other bespoke contracts. She likewise advises clients in navigating increasingly complex regulatory frameworks and compliance in the areas of financial technology, data privacy and anti-financial crimes.

Ms. Simundac currently holds positions of director and corporate secretary in various multi-national, domestic and non-profit corporations across industries where she gains in-depth understanding of the needs of clients which enables her to provide practical and timely legal advice on various business issues and concerns.

She was named as one of the top lawyers in the Philippines and in Asia by leading legal publications.

Languages

English, Filipino

Memberships

Philippine Energy Efficiency Alliance – Board Member and Corporate Secretary

Lawasia Philippines – Corporate Secretary

AIESEC Alumni – Member

European Chambers of Commerce of the Philippines – Member

Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) – Member

Integrated Bar of the Philippines – Member

Education

Ms. Simundac obtained her Juris Doctor degree from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2009 where she graduated with honors and was among the top of her class. She was part of the first champion team of the Philippine National International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Moot Court Competition in 2005. She also competed in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition in Vienna, Austria in 2008. Ms. Simundac has judged the South East Asia Regional Rounds of the Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition and the National Rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. She is also a regular judge of ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC)’s Square Off: The Firm Debates.  

Lawyer Rankings

Philippines > Corporate and M&A

The sizable, five-partner corporate and M&A team of Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law) has built a reputation for handling some of the most complex and high value acquisitions in the Philippines. It is also  lauded for its understanding of international M&A practices and standards. The team assists clients from a wide range of sectors, including telecommunications, infrastructure, technology, renewable energy, healthcare, insurance, and investments. Raoul Angangco and Sylvette Tankiang specialise in mergers and acquisitions, while Franchette Acosta has extensive expertise in foreign direct investment. Maria Concepcion Simundac  and Paul Rodulfo Imperial  are also leading partners.