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John Paul V. de Leon

John Paul V. de Leon

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Expertise

  • E-commerce & Technology
  • Advertising, Media & Entertainment
  • Banking, Finance & Securities
  • Construction & Infrastructure

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Profile
John Paul V. de Leon is a member of the firm’s Special Projects and Banking Finance and Securities Groups. His practice areas include real estate development, infrastructure, mergers and acquisitions, finance and securities and investments (both foreign and local) in highly regulated areas such as information technology, food and drugs, health care, media, advertising, gaming and retail trade.

Mr. de Leon has significant experience in real estate. He has advised clients in various aspects of real estate development since 2008 and has helped both land owners and developers navigate through complex laws and regulations involving the development of condominiums, subdivisions, golf course estates and industrial parks, land use re-zoning and re-classification, national and local regulations on building and construction standards and ownership restrictions. In 2012, he advised a Philippine company in a proposed divestment of property classified as Important Cultural Property by the 2009 National Cultural Heritage Act. Mr. de Leon has also co-authored several published articles in real estate law.

He advises advertising, media, technology and business process outsourcing companies on IT laws (with particular focus on internet regulation and data privacy), consumer protection, censorship and content regulation. He has been involved in the acquisition of restaurant chains, pharmaceutical brands and technology companies.

Mr. de Leon also regularly advises banks and financial institutions in connection with loans, bonds and debt securities.

Bar Admissions

2008, Philippines.

Education

University of the Philippines (B.S.; LL.B.)
Areas of Practice

Advertising, Media & Entertainment | Banking, Finance & Securities | Construction & Infrastructure | E-commerce & Technology | Investments, Mergers & Acquisitions | Real Estate

Articles

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Payment System Oversight Framework
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, August 2020

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP, the Central Bank of the Philippines) issued on July 7, 2020, Circular No. 1089, which sets out the Payment System Oversight Framework (Oversight Framework). This is in line with the BSP’s mandate under Republic Act No. 11127 (National Payment Systems Act) to ensure a safe, efficient, and reliable national payment system through an effective regulatory and governance framework...

Insurance Commission Invites InsurTech Enterprises to Play in Regulatory Sandbox
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, July 2020

The Insurance Commission (“IC”) of the Philippines has issued a circular letter dated June 14, 2020 on the adoption of a regulatory sandbox framework for the experimentation and testing of insurance technology innovations (IC Circular Letter No. 2020-73 (“ICL 2020-73”): “Guidelines on the Adoption of a Regulatory Sandbox Framework for Insurance Technology (InsurTech) Innovations).” The full text of Circular Letter No...

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