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SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Mia G. Gentugaya

Mia G. Gentugaya

Of Counsel

Expertise

  • Aviation & Maritime Law
  • Banking, Finance & Securities
  • Corporate Services & Business Transactions
  • Investments, Mergers & Acquisitions

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Profile
Mia Gentugaya completed her Bachelor of Arts in political science and law degree at the University of the Philippines in 1972 and 1977, respectively. She is a Senior Partner in SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, having joined the firm in 1977 as an associate.

Mia Gentugaya specializes in banking, finance and securities, foreign investments, and corporations. She acts as legal counsel to Philippine banks, foreign banks with branches in the Philippines and foreign financial institutions, in connection with loans, bonds, equity and debt securities issues, as well as derivative transactions. She also advises foreign investors in setting up business in the Philippines, and serves in the Board of Directors of various corporations.

Ms. Gentugaya was an active member of the debt restructuring team of SyCipLaw, which acted as counsel to the Bank Advisory committee for the duration of the Philippine debt restructuring program from 1984 until its completion in 1992. She has also acted as counsel to foreign and local banks which financed flagship projects of the Philippines, including the Leyte geothermal plants and the Metro Manila Skyway. Ms. Gentugaya has been cited as one of the leading lawyers in project finance in the 1996 Guide to the World's Leading Project Finance Lawyers, AsiaLaw Profiles (1997), the International Financial Law Reviews Guide to the World's International Business Law Firms (1997), the Asia Pacific Legal 500 (1998-1999) International Who's Who of Project Finance Lawyers (2001 and the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers (2002). She is a member of the International Bar Association, Maritime Law Association of the Philippines (charter member, trustee, 1988-1989), Philippine Bar Association, Women Lawyers Circle and the Integrated Bar of the Philippines.

Ms. Gentugaya has delivered lectures and papers in New York, Washington D.C., Paris, Singapore and HongKong on various topics, including insolvency, preference of credits, security arrangements and foreign exchange regulations. She was a lecturer for the Banks Administration Institute and has assisted in the formulation of various seminars for the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines.

Bar Admissions

admitted, 1978, Philippines

Education

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

Aviation & Maritime Law | Banking, Finance & Securities | Corporate Services & Business Transactions | Investments, Mergers & Acquisitions

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

International Who's Who of Business Lawyers (2002)
International Who's Who of Project Finance Lawyers (2001)
The Asia Pacific Legal 500 (1998-1999)
International Financial Law Review's Guide to the World's International Business Law Firms (1997)
Leading Lawyer in Project Finance, Asia Law Profiles (1997)
Guide to the World's Leading Project Finance Lawyers (1996)

Professional Associations

  • International Bar Association
    Maritime Law Association of the Philippines
    Philippine Bar Association
    U.P. Women Lawyers Circle

Maritime Law Association of the Philippines (charter member, trustee, 1988-1989)


Professional Activities and Experience

Lecturer, Banks Administration Institute
Articles

Getting the Deal Through: Islamic Finance & Markets 2017
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, November 2016

The 2017 edition of Getting the Deal Through: Islamic Finance & Markets features SyCipLaw Of Counsel Mia G. Gentugaya as contributing editor. SyCipLaw Partner Amer Hussein N. Mambuay contributed the Philippine section...

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