Mia G. Gentugaya


Mia G. Gentugaya headed the firm’s Banking, Finance & Securities Department until 2016. She specializes in banking, finance and securities, foreign investments, and corporations.

Ms. Gentugaya was an active member of the firm’s debt restructuring team, 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.

She has structured, negotiated and documented credit transactions in local and foreign currencies for Philippine and offshore banking institutions. She has substantial involvement in aircraft financing, ship financing, and project financing.

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 security 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 has delivered lectures and papers in New York; Washington, DC; Paris; Singapore; and Hong Kong on a variety of topics, including insolvency, preference of credits, security arrangements, and foreign exchange regulations, as well as mutual funds and ship financing. 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.

She is also a member of the International Bar Association, Maritime Law Association of the Philippines (charter member, trustee, 1988-1989), Philippine Bar Association, and the UP Women Lawyers’ Circle.

Admission to the Bar

1978, Philippines


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

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