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Mark Vergara

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Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano

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Banking and Finance


In the banking and finance practice area, Mr. Vergara has been keen on project finance and has considerable exposure in that area. Early involvement in the Build Operate Transfer (BOT) and Build Own Operate (BOO) concessions of the government resulted in extensive legal advisories on project finance transactions covering the first wave of power sector infrastructure projects under the original iteration of the Philippine BOT Law. Counseling the lenders on the financing of the nationwide computerization projects of the Land Transportation Office and the Land Registration Authority likewise under BOT and BOO concessions followed. Project finance work continues under the now named Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects in the framework of the Philippine Amended BOT Law. Mr. Vergara regularly provides advice to client private and government banks and financial institutions in loan syndications and in corporate bonds and notes issuances. Recently, he advised local lenders in the loan syndications for the construction and operation of the expressway in north Luzon and the redevelopment of the harbor port for the domestic passenger terminal in Manila, both priority projects of the government. Mr. Vergara has been recognized by Asia Legal 500 in the fields of banking and finance, and in capital markets. Mr. Vergara is also involved in the firm’s mergers & acquisition (M&A) practice, having counseled and advised on the consolidation of the expressways in south Luzon. In addition, as part of the firm’s business formation and foreign investments practice, Mr. Vergara provides dedicated advice to our international relationship firms on global corporate solutions for multinational corporate clients on cross-border issues, particularly on equity compensation.


Prior to founding the firm in 2006 with other partners, Mr. Vergara was a partner at Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos.


English, Filipino


Integrated Bar of the Philippines


Ateneo de Manila University (1988 BS Legal Management); Ateneo de Manila University (1992 Juris Doctor)


Banking and finance

Within: Leading individuals

Mark Vergara - Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano

Within: Banking and finance

‚ÄėPrimus inter pares‚Äô¬†Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano¬†advises clients on banking operations, financing and security arrangements, regulatory compliance, and credit enforcement. Other areas of expertise include loan syndications and project financing transactions. The firm recently acted for Udenna and its subsidiaries in relation to their acquisition of Global Gateway Development in a deal worth $690m. Other clients include Sta. Lucia Land, BDO Capital & Investment and Le Penseur. Headed by ‚Äėseasoned negotiators‚Äô Mark Vergara¬†and Rosalia Bartolome-Alejo, the team provides ‚Äėan absolutely superb level of service‚Äô. Elmer Serrano, Erika Paulino¬†and Manuel Gonzalez¬†are also recommended.

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Projects and energy

Within: Projects and energy

Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano¬†advises on infrastructure, energy and natural resources projects. Areas of expertise include bidding processes, coordination with regulatory authorities, document preparation, Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) and project financing. The firm recently acted for Norddeustche Landesbank Girozentrale in relation to a $52m loan to Enfinity for the development, construction, completion, operation and maintenance of a solar power plant. BDO Capital & Investment and Crown Equities are also clients. The ‚Äėdependable and always available‚Äô team consists of¬†Manuel Gonzalez¬†and¬†Mark Vergara, who are ‚Äėmeticulous and personally address major legal issues that arise during the course of a transaction‚Äô.¬†Rosalia Bartolome-Alejo¬†is also recommended.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano advises individuals and businesses on various real estate transactions including property transfers, leasing and mortgaging, acquisitions, infrastructure development and financing, and taxation. The firm recently advised Property Company of Friends on the operations and regulatory compliance matters relating to the Suntech i-Park industrial park. Other clients include Crown Equities and Citibank. Mark Vergara and Erika Paulino head the team.

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