Hector M. De Leon, Jr.
Hector M. de Leon handles commercial transactions (particularly mergers and acquisitions, foreign investments, project finance and similar commercial transactions) relating to various industries. A significant amount of his work also relates to mining, oil and gas, and energy work.
In the field of natural resource law, he has done work relating to, among others, the Didipio gold and copper project, the Far Southeast gold project, the Kingking gold and copper project, the Masbate gold project, the Rapu-rapu poly-metallic project and the Siana gold project. He provides advice to clients on all aspects of mining projects and assists in the drafting and review of contracts entered into by mining companies.
In the field of oil and gas law, he has provided advice to clients on all aspects of oil and gas projects, including project structuring, establishment of a presence in the Philippines, acquisition of project companies, corporate and project financing, legal due diligence review, farm-in and farm-out transactions, sale and purchase of an interest in a service contract, and drafting and review of contracts related to oil and gas projects. He also represents financial institutions THAT lend to oil and gas companies.
With respect to the energy sector, Mr. de Leon has done work relating to, among others, the Caliraya-Botocan-Kalayaan and the Casecnan hydroelectric projects, and the Mahanagdong, the Malitbog and the Upper Mahiao geothermal power projects.
He also advises on a wide array of tax issues, including those relating to transaction structuring, joint ventures, acquisitions, financing, and tax-treaty-relief applications. He is a director and corporate secretary in several Philippine companies.
Mr. de Leon was a lecturer at the University of the Philippines’ College of Law and College of Business Administration. He also worked as legal officer at the United Nations Compensation Commission in Geneva.
Admission to the Bar
University of the Philippines (B.A., cum laude; LL.B.)
University of Michigan (LL.M.)