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PUYAT JACINTO & SANTOS (PJS) LAW
Website:
www.pjslaw.com
Tel: +63 2 8840 5025
Fax: +63 2 8810 0890

Managing Partners: Regina Jacinto-Barrientos
Number of partners: 14
Number of lawyers: 42
Languages: English, Filipino

FIRM OVERVIEW:
PJS Law is Puyat Jacinto & Santos, a Philippine-based legal advisory firm, operating from the heart of one of Asia’s fastest growing economies.

PJS Law is a full-service law firm that offers a comprehensive range of legal services in both established and emergent fields of practice, as well as in-depth knowledge and extensive transactional experience in specialised fields such as energy, infrastructure and conflict resolution.

A trusted strategic partner of industry stakeholders, PJS Law takes pride in delivering sustainable solutions, first-rate performance, and exceptional client care through its expertise in combining traditional approaches with innovative strategies that address the current realities and concerns of the market.

PJS Law takes pride in being consistently ranked in the top tier by some of the world’s most influential legal and financial publications.

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:

Banking and Finance
4 partners, 5 fee earners

Represented AC Energy Inc. for the cross-border financing for the development and construction of a 330MW solar farm in Ninh Thuan province in Vietnam. The project is the first entry of AC Energy in greenfield projects in Vietnam. The project was inaugurated last April 2019.

Contact: Pearl Grace G. Cabali
Tel: +632 8840 5025
Email: [email protected]

Banking and Finance: Capital Markets
4 partners, 5 fee earners

Counsel to P-h-o-e-n-i-x Petroleum Philippines Inc. in the public offering of up to 7,000,000 perpetual preferred shares series 4 to be listed and traded on the Main Board of The Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc.

Contact: Pearl Grace G. Cabali
Tel: +632 8840 5025
Email: [email protected]

Corporate/M&A
5 partners, 12 fee earners

Counsel to Udenna Corporation in relation to its equity investments in Conti’s Holdings Corporation, the restaurant and bakery chain Conti’s; and, the Wendy’s Company making Udenna the master franchisee of Wendy’s in the Philippines.

Counsel to Aboitiz Power Corporation in relation to the US$579M acquisition of 49% voting interest and 60% economic interest in AA Thermal, the thermal company of AC Energy, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Ayala Corp. AA Thermal’s portfolio includes AC Energy’s limited partnership interests in GNPower Mariveles Coal Plant Ltd. Co., the owner and operator of an operating 632-megawatt coal plant in Mariveles, Bataan, and in GNPower Dinginin Ltd. Co., the developer and owner of a 1,336-MW supercritical coal plant project in Dinginin, Bataan, which is currently under construction.

Contact: Regina Jacinto-Barrientos/Shirley Velasquez-Viray
Tel: +632 8840 5025
Email: [email protected] / [email protected]

Projects, Infrastructure & Energy
5 partners, 15 fee earners

Advised the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and its client, the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) in the competitive selection process for the selection of a joint venture partner for the development of the electric power distribution system in New Clark City. Extensive drafting and negotiations assistance in the finalisation of the Concession Agreement was provided. Project has been awarded.

Counsel to Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corp. in the unsolicited proposal for the development, operation and management of Davao International airport. Client was awarded the original proponent status for the Davao airport project.

Contact: Ramil E. Bugayong (Infrastructure/Projects)/Rowena Fatima Salonga (Energy)
Tel: +632 8840 5025
Email: [email protected] / [email protected]

Conflict Resolution
3 partners, 10 fee earners

Currently representing two officers of Sanofi Pasteur, Inc. who have been impleaded as respondents in the criminal cases filed with the Department of Justice (DOJ) in relation to the Dengvaxia vaccine controversy. The DOJ has already issued a resolution dismissing the cases against these two officers.

Counsel to four power generation companies in connection with the landmark case decided by the Philippine Supreme Court which emanated from the petitions filed against the Manila Electric Company (MERALCO) and various power generation companies in relation to the Competitive Selection Process requirement for power supply agreements.

Contact: Joshua Gilbert F. Paraiso
Tel: +632 8840 5025
Email: [email protected]

PRACTICE AREAS 
Arbitration
Banking, Finance & Capital Markets
Corporate & Commercial
Energy
Infrastructure and Public Private Partnership
Intellectual Property & Information Technology
Labor & Employment
Litigation
Mergers & Acquisitions
Mining, Resources & Environment
Real Estate
Taxation

OFFICES:
10F 8 Rockwell, Hidalgo cor.
Plaza Drives, Rockwell Center,
Makati City 1200,
Philippines
Tel No: +632 8840 5025 () /
Fax No: +632 8810 0890 /
Email: [email protected]