Puyat Jacinto & Santos



Practice area

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Financial and corporate

PJS Law is best known for its banking and M&A practice. The project practice also had a fairly active year.

In M&A significant deals include, acting as Philippine transaction counsel for Aboitiz Power Corporation in its $650 million acquisition of all interests of Sithe and Blackstone in GNPower Mariveles Coal Project and GNPower Dinginin Corporation; and advising the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ on its $783 million acquisition of a 20% equity interest in Security Bank Corporation. This is the largest equity investment in a Philippine financial institution by a foreign firm after the liberalisation of the Philippines banking sector in 2014.

In the project space, the firm has been acting mostly on the borrower side and has been active on projects in the energy sector. 

Key clients include China Bank Capital Corporation, Aboitiz Equity Venture, RCBC Capital Corporation, and BPI Capital Corporation.