Our Representative Transactions

Abuda Asis & Associates provides reliable and practical advice on the complex legal needs of any organization. We focus on areas of practice vital to clients and their business affairs, from banking and finance to public-private partnership (PPP) transactions.

Since our establishment, we have been instrumental in a number of landmark transactions in the Philippines. We have also been involved in a number of Deal of the Year awards from various publications.

Banking and Finance

Our partners and associates provide legal advice on banking and financial transactions of varying degrees of complexity. We advise banks, financial institutions and intermediaries on the various aspects of banking and finance laws and regulations in the Philippines.

Project/Acquisition Finance and Special Projects

Project finance is one of our major practice areas. As provided in our representative transactions, we have been engaged as counsel in connection with several major and groundbreaking projects, including the US$720 million greenfield financing facility of GN Power Mariveles for its 600MW coal-fired power project, the PhP33.21 billion project finance facility to Pagbilao Energy Corp. for its 400MW expansion plant, and the financing of the 455MW San Buenaventura Power Project, which was awarded 2015 Asia Pacific Power Deal of the Year by Project Finance International.

Our firm has also won International Advisory Experts’ 2016 Project Finance Law Award for the Philippines. It was recently ranked first among Philippine legal advisers by IJ Global (formerly the Infrastructure Journal and Project Finance) based on the aggregate value of energy and infrastructure deals from July 2015 to June 2016.

Abuda Asis & Associates knows the ins and outs of various legal, regulatory and commercial issues related to the financing of energy and power projects. We are proud to be a key contributor in the promotion of the renewable energy and power sectors in the Philippines.

Power, Water and Infrastructure Development

Our lawyers and associates have extensive knowledge and experience in power, water and infrastructure development, with specific expertise in solar generation facilities and partnerships with local water utilities for the operation of local water utility franchises and bulk water projects.

Public-Private Partnerships (PPP)

Abuda Asis & Associates’ work in this area involves acting as legal counsel and advisor in connection with the financing and development of several Public-Private Partnership undertakings sponsored by the Philippine government. These PPP undertakings include the construction of the NAIA Expressway Project, the Mactan-Cebu International Airport and the LRT 1 Expansion Project.

General Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions

Abuda Asis & Associates lawyers are profoundly proficient in structuring deals involving mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructuring. We provide in-depth analyses and comprehensive solutions to complex domestic and international corporate transactions to ensure that clients are fully informed of potential legal implications from a corporate law perspective.

Taxation

We also perform tax advisory services and support on a number of business transactions ranging from corporate reorganizations to specialized areas such as project and acquisition finance, information technology and software transactions. We are also render tax services to both local and foreign-based enterprises in respect of their investments and operations in the Philippines, and help secure formal tax rulings from the Bureau of Internal Revenue on their transactions.