Chambers Global (2020)

Corporate & Finance - Band 3
Ranked Lawyers: Jaime Renato B Gatmaytan (Band 3), Norma Margarita B Patacsil (Band 3)

What the team is known for 
Talented team concentrating on foreign investments and share and asset acquisitions, as well as regulatory and compliance issues. Also experienced in assisting clients with the establishment of local businesses. Frequently advises on a range of corporate matters in the energy, technology and mining sectors across multiple jurisdictions, including the EU, Japan and Mexico. Clients benefit from its wide regional coverage and its experience in handling cross-border matters.

Notable practitioners
Jaime Renato Gatmaytan demonstrates good capacity for advising foreign clients investing in the Philippines. He has a particular focus on acquisition finance, regulatory compliance and corporate advisory matters.

Norma Margarita Patacsil advises on acquisitions, M&A-related competition matters and buyouts. A client says that they are "happy with her advice and service" and that she is "excellent."

Projects, Infrastructure & Energy - Band 3
Ranked Lawyer: Jaime Renato B Gatmaytan (Band 3)

What the team is known for 
Recognised and respected in the market for its activity in the infrastructure and energy arenas. It is particularly highlighted for its project finance know-how along with its noteworthy experience in PPP projects. Strong knowledge of the regulatory framework and contractual issues. It advises both public and private sector clients, including government bodies, significant financial institutions and major corporates. Also acts for domestic businesses on outbound investments in the region.

Notable practitioners
Jaime Renato Gatmaytan advises on project development and financial arrangements, as well as structuring investments and acquisitions. He is particularly well regarded for regulatory matters, with one source stating: "He's good on regulatory and legislative insight. He gives good advice and responses."