Hiyasmin H. Lapitan
Hiyasmin H. Lapitan is a partner in SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan. She is a member of the firm’s special projects, tax, and banking, finance and securities departments, and provides corporate services. She joined the firm in 2005.
Ms. Lapitan’s corporate work relate to investments in, and financing of, projects in various industries including the energy, construction, and advertising industries.
She specializes in insurance law and has broad experience in investments in, and regulation of, this sector.
Her recent projects involve the acquisition of shares in a Philippine licensed life insurance company, a non-life insurance company, and an insurance broker. She has worked on the registration and licensing of a non-life insurer and of several insurance agencies. She acts as resident agent for a number of non-resident foreign reinsurers and reinsurance brokers.
Ms. Lapitan regularly provides tax structuring advice and assistance to foreign residents in relation to their applications to avail of preferential tax treatment under tax treaties.
She has experience in government contracts, and has worked on public biddings for government assets and contracts; the development, equity structuring, and financing of various power generation projects including those that involve renewable energy; the reorganization of a group of advertising agencies; the formation of a joint venture for the supply of bulk water; the sale of shipyard assets; the acquisition of a chain of restaurants; and the preparation of engineering, procurement and construction contracts for energy and public infrastructure projects.
Admission to the Bar
University of the Philippines (B.S., LL.B.)