Philippines

About

The Philippines is a vibrant emerging market with a young workforce, a tech-savvy population and a growing middle class. Accelerated economic activity has led to rising consumer spending, ambitious infrastructure development and robust inflows of foreign direct investment from across Asia-Pacific and globally. Clients look to White & Case to help assess and deliver opportunities, streamlining the complexities of investing in the Philippines.

White & Case has been active in the Philippines for more than 30 years advising on high-profile cross-border transactions and disputes leveraging the collective knowledge and resources of our lawyers across our 44 offices in 30 countries. We support international investors and financial institutions on their inbound transactions into the Philippines, as well as Philippine conglomerates both in the Philippines as well as on their outbound investment ambitions around the world.

We have advised on many of the country's large-scale energy & infrastructure development projects, as well as on a string of high-profile and successful disputes in the infrastructure sector for the Republic of the Philippines. Our team is active on a wide range of corporate, M&A, financing, international trade, capital markets, project development and disputes matters in the power, infrastructure, oil & gas / LNG, real estate, telecoms, transport, aviation and mining industries.

Experience

Representation of the Republic of the Philippines in securing three consecutive victories for the Philippines on a decade-long dispute concerning Terminal 3 at the Manila International Airport.

Representation of Asian Development Bank as transaction adviser to the Philippines National Oil Company (PNOC) on its proposed development of an LNG power project in the Philippines.

Representation of a Philippine conglomerate on the development and project financing of a large copper / gold project in the Philippines.

Representation of an international infrastructure developer on a joint venture with a Philippine conglomerate for the development and operation of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport on a build, operate and transfer basis pursuant to a 25-year concession.

Representation of the mandated lead arrangers on a €370 million refinancing term loan to a subsidiary of a Philippines conglomerate with an international spirit manufacturing, bottling and distributing business.

Representation of an international renewable energy developer on the project financing of a solar project in the Philippines.

Representation of a Philippine conglomerate on a billion-dollar land reclamation project in the Philippines.

Representation of a Philippines conglomerate on its renewable development activities in Vietnam.

Representation of an international infrastructure developer on the sale of its interest in the 800MW combined cycle gas turbine power plant on Jurong Island, Singapore, to a Philippines conglomerate.