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Erika Paulino

Tel:
Work +63 2 687 1195
Email:
Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano

Work Department

Banking and Finance; Real Estate and Construction

Position

Erika B. Paulino, partner, is a member of the Firm's Corporate and Commercial Group, with special focus on banking & finance, corporate law and securities; real estate and construction

Career

The youngest partner in the Firm, has contributed most valuable work in the Firm’s Banking & Finance practice group’s recent financing projects. Her most significant work, together with Ms. Alejo, has been in the area of consumer finance and lending.

Since the start her practice, Ms. Paulino’s exposure has been in corporate and project finance, having advised and prepared documentation for arrangers, lenders, borrowers or project proponents in numerous loan syndications and corporate bonds and notes issuances. 

Another practice focus is in M&A, having advised on structuring, modes of investment and doing business in the Philippines, and post-acquisition transition/integration matters. As internal counsel to a major player in the Philippine oil and gas industry, Ms. Paulino handled the completion activities relating to the company’s offshore acquisition, which involved the conduct of an offshore tender offer, acquisition financing, integration and transition.

Ms. Paulino also has significant experience in the area of securities, where Ms. Paulino handled a number of debt and equity transactions, including private placements, initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, and placing and subscription transactions. Ms. Paulino likewise regularly deals with equity based employee benefit plans, from stock options and stock appreciation rights, to stock purchase plans, restricted stock units and other capital accumulation programs, especially those involving multinational corporations in respect of their Philippine legal vehicles.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Paulino was an associate at Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos Law Office until 2006.

Languages

English; Filipino

Member

Integrated Bar of the Philippines; UP Women's Law Circle

Education

University of the Philippines, Bachelor of Laws (2004); Ateneo de Manila University, AB Social Sciences (2000)


Philippines

Banking and finance

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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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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