Senior Associate

Pasig City

+632 86871195

Rising star

English
Filipino


Bar admissions:

Philippines

Jurisdictions:

Philippines

Practice areas:

Banking and finance
Capital markets
M&A


Ms. Gandia marked her place after being consistently recognized as an up-and-coming lawyer by the Legal500 Asia Pacific since 2016. She has advised on acquisition structures and financing in the shipping, logistics, energy, retail, real estate and banking sectors. She also regularly acts as counsel to issuers and underwriters on public offerings, both debt and equity.

  • Advised BDO Group in the restructuring of its leasing business and in the sale of its listed leasing arm, BDO Leasing and Finance, Inc.
  • Advised Udenna Corporation in its USD980 Million acquisition of GGDC Holdings and in the USD690 Million financing for the project
  • Acted as transaction counsel in the merger of public companies 2GO and Negros Navigation Co.
  • Represented SM Group, Chelsea Logistics, Trans-Asia Shipping Lines, Allfirst Equity Holdings and BDO in recent transactions before the Philippine Competition Commission
  • Advised the Bankers Association of the Philippines in the launch and implementation of the National Retail Payment System 
  • Acted as counsel to BDO in its USD5 Billion Medium Term Note and Php365 Billion Bond Programs

  • Banking
  • Capital markets
  • Competition
  • M&A
  • Financial restructuring

  • Banking
  • Financial services
  • Real estate
  • Shipping
  • Tech and telecoms

  • Juris Doctor, UP College of Law (2014)
  • BA Political Science, Cum Laude, University of the Philippines (2007)
  • Treasury Certification Program, Ateneo-BAP Institute of Banking