Managing Partner

Makati City,Metro Manila

+63 2 834 2551

Market leader


Bar admissions:

New York



Practice areas:

Capital markets
Project finance
Real estate acquisitions

Industry sectors:

Financial services
Investment management
Real estate

Now managing partner of Morales & Justiniano, he held the same position in SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan. He was included in Asian Legal Business’ list of “100 pre-eminent Asia-Pacific Lawyers” and Asian Business Law Journal’s “A-list of Philippine Lawyers.”  He authored The Philippine General Banking Law (Annotated) and The Philippine Securities Regulation Code (Annotated).

  • Acted as legal counsel to Private Infra Dev Corporation (a subsidiary of San Miguel Holdings Corp.) in connection with the successful refinancing of its multi-billion peso loan facility from a syndicate of local banks for the TPLEX expressway project
  • Issued the close-out netting and collateral opinions for the Philippines to the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA)

  • Banking
  • Capital markets: Equity
  • Financial services regulatory
  • M&A
  • Project finance

  • Banking
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Utilities

  • Integrated Bar of the Philippines
  • New York Bar Association
  • Inter-Pacific Bar Association

  • A.B. (cum laude), University of the Philippines (1970)
  • LL.B. (cum laude and class valedictorian), University of the Philippines (1974)
  • LL.M., University of Michigan (1978)