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Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano
33RD FLOOR, THE ORIENT SQUARE
F. ORTIGAS JR. ROAD, ORTIGAS CENTER
1600 PASIG CITY, METRO MANILA
Philippines

Work Department

Capital Markets; Projects and Energy; Banking and Finance

Position

Partner

Career

Ms. Ong represents both local and foreign clients in various industries such as business process outsourcing, real estate development, manufacturing, construction, securities, banking and investment houses. She regularly advises these clients in all aspects of commercial dealings such as regulatory compliance matters of the Securities and Exchange Comission, Philippine Stock Exchange and Philippine Economic Zone Authorites. In addition to servicing the general corporate legal matters of these clients, she regularly handles their corporate transactions including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, tax advisory and project finance.

Ms. Ong also has extensive experience in a broad range of securities and capital market transactions. She has been actively involved in numerous debt and equity transactions including initial public offerings, follow on and rights offerings as well as loans and corporate notes issuance. She is also well versed in work involving biddings for infrastructure projects under the Public-Private Partnership program of the government.

After being consistently recognized as a Recommended Lawyer, Ms. Ong has been ranked as a Next Generation Partner in Capital Markets by the Legal500.

Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Ong was an associate at Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos Law Office until 2006. She was also legal counsel at Philweb Corporation and foreign legal consultant in Makes & Partners in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Languages

English; Filipino

Memberships

Integrated Bar of the Philippines

Education

University of the Philippines, Bachelor of Laws, Order of the Purple Feather (2003)
Ateneo de Manila University, B.S. Legal Management (1999)

Lawyer Rankings

Philippines > Capital markets

(Next Generation Partners)

Gwyneth OngMartinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano

Equally proficient in the debt and equity markets, Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano frequently handles headline capital market deals, most notably for many of the largest Philippino banks. Manuel Gonzalez  leads the ‘very collaborative and very responsive’ team, which has primarily earned its reputation from handling initial public offerings, follow-on and rights offers, tender offers, reverse takeovers of publicly listed firms and issuances of global depositary receipts. On the debt front, it also acts as local counsel to domestic and international financial institutions and issuers in issuances of corporate notes, bonds and debt securities. Other key names include Elmer Serrano , Janice Co  and Gwyneth Ong .