Mr Dennis Quintero > Quisumbing Torres > Manila, Philippines > Lawyer Profile

Quisumbing Torres
12TH FLOOR, NET ONE CENTER
26TH STREET CORNER 3RD AVENUE, CRESCENT PARK WEST
BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY, TAGUIG 1634
Philippines

Work Department

Dennis Quintero is a partner in the Corporate & Commercial Practice Group of Quisumbing Torres. He heads the Firm's Energy, Mining & Infrastructure Industry Group and Insurance Focus Group.

Position

Dennis advises clients on cross-border acquisitions of shares/assets as well as on structuring investments and divestments in a range of industries. He advises clients in joint venture negotiations and agreements, project development, project financing transactions, corporate structuring, negotiations with the national and local governments for project consent requirements, and regulatory matters.

Career

Trained Philippines; qualified 2000; associate Quisumbing Torres 2000, partner 2010. 

Dennis is cited as a Market Leader by the IFLR 1000: Financial and Corporate Guide. He is consistently ranked as a leading individual in Corporate and M&A by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and as a leading individual in Projects, Infrastructure, and Energy/Natural Resources and Mining by the leading international legal directories (i.e., Chambers Global and Asia Pacific, IFLR1000/The Petroleum Economist, and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific). He is also among Asia Business Law Journal’s “A-List” of the country’s legal profession and more recently, he is cited as a Distinguished Practitioner for Energy and Infrastructure by Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2020. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Languages

English; Filipino.

Memberships

  • Philippines-Australia Business Council – Chairman
  • Enactus Philippines – Corporate Secretary
  • International Bar Association – Member, Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law
  • Chamber of Mines of the Philippines – Member, Legal Committee
  • Australian Resources and Energy Law Association (AMPLA) – Founding Committee Member, Singapore Branch
  • Australian Resources and Energy Law Association (AMPLA)
  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
  • Philippine Mining and Exploration Association
  • Philippine Mine Safety and Exploration Association
  • Australia-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines
  • Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Inc.
  • Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Korean Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines

Education

University of the Philippines (BS Business Administration and Accountancy, cum laude); University of the Philippines (LLB; Order of the Purple Feather Honor Society).

Lawyer Rankings

Philippines > Projects and energy

(Leading individuals)

Dennis QuinteroQuisumbing Torres

Quisumbing Torres has industry-focused groups, one of which is the firm’s leading energy, mining and infrastructure practice, which is led by the highly experienced Dennis Quintero. The team has seen an uptick in transactions in renewable energy, and also remains active across the mining, oil and gas and infrastructure sectors. Quintero and a multi-disciplinary team of finance, corporate and tax lawyers advised Changi Airports International (which is a member of the consortium which won the bid for the Clark International Airport operations and maintenance contract) on the Philippine regulatory framework and consortium matters. Lourdes de Leon retired from the firm. Donemark Calimon heads the firm’s industrials, manufacturing and transportation industry group and specialises in dispute resolution, often acting in mining and environment-related litigation.

Philippines > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Dennis QuinteroQuisumbing Torres

The ‘responsive and helpful team‘ at Quisumbing Torres advises domestic and international companies on M&A, foreign investments and joint ventures. The firm maintains industry-focused groups, and each member of the team specialises in specific industries; key strengths include financial services, energy, infrastructure, retail, life sciences and transport. The firm has also established a fintech focus group. Complementing the corporate practice group’s broad expertise is its knowledge of competition law, a burgeoning area in the Philippines. As a member firm of the Baker McKenzie network, the firm has access to a broad international office network, which proves particularly beneficial in cross-border corporate transactions. The sizeable team is led by Christina Macasaet-Acaban, who also heads the competition group. Other key practitioners include Pearl Liu, Dennis Quintero and Alain Charles Veloso.

Philippines > Banking and finance

A member firm of Baker McKenzie, Quisumbing Torres benefits from a broad international office platform; this allows the Philippines team to access global expertise in new and novel areas. The firm has a dedicated financial institution industry group in addition to a banking and finance practice group, and it also maintains a fintech focus group. Its client base comprises local and multinational financial institutions, which turn to the team for assistance in a range of financing, corporate and capital markets transactions and regulatory advice. TJ Mendoza heads the practice, which includes insurance expert Dennis Quintero and Alain Charles Veloso, whose practice spans capital markets, banking and finance and M&A. Lourdes de Leon retired from the firm in 2019.