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SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Maria Jennifer Z. Barreto

Maria Jennifer Z. Barreto



  • Banking, Finance & Securities
  • Employment, Labor Relations & Immigration
  • Investments, Mergers & Acquisitions

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Maria Jennifer Z. Barreto is a partner of SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan. She provides legal advice and services in connection with the legal due diligence, structuring, negotiation, documentation, closing and administration of corporate mergers and acquisitions, and/or debt and equity financing transactions of Philippine companies in, among others, the mining, energy, banking, manufacturing and business process outsourcing sectors. She also provides legal advice to domestic and international clients on matters concerning Philippine commercial law, banking and securities law, and immigration law.

Bar Admissions

She was admitted to practice in the Philippines in 2006.


Ms. Barreto received her Bachelor of Science in Management, major in Legal Management (2000, magna cum laude, departmental awardee) from Ateneo de Manila University. She obtained her Bachelor of Laws (2005) from the University of the Philippines.
Areas of Practice

Banking, Finance & Securities | Employment, Labor Relations & Immigration | Investments, Mergers & Acquisitions

Professional Career

Professional Associations

Ms. Barreto is a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines.

Professional Activities and Experience

Prior to joining SyCipLaw, she worked at the Court of Appeals as a clerk to Justice Mariflor Punzalan Castillo (2005) and at the UP College of Law as a part-time research associate.

Illegal Gambling Regulation (Philippines)
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, August 2017

Earlier this year, Executive Order no 13, which aims to strengthen the fight against illegal gambling in the Philippines, was issued. EO No. 13 mandates relevant law enforcement agencies to coordinate on campaigns against illegal gambling, and clarifies the territorial jurisdiction of government authorities that issue licenses for gambling and online gaming facilities...

SyCipLaw Employment & Immigration Update 2017 Q1
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, July 2017

SyCipLaw''s Employment & Immigration Update (Volume XV, Issue 1) features updates and articles on issuances from the Department of Labor & Employment (DOLE), including the new guidelines on contracting and subcontracting, and the implementing rules and regulations of theAnti-Age Discrimination in Employment Act,the Data Privacy Act of 2012, and those governingthe employment and working conditions of collectors in the debt collection industry...

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