Vicente D. Gerochi IV
Vicente D. Gerochi IV has represented Philippine and international banks and multilateral financial institutions on a range of transactions, including securities offering, project finance and other financing deals.
His projects include Asian Development Bank's inaugural Peso Bond issue, ADB's Asian Currency Note Programme, and Ayala Land's Homestarter Bond offerings. He advised one of the shareholders of National Grid Corporation of the Philippines, the company that won the concession to operate and rehabilitate the Philippine government's transmission grid and sub-transmission assets, in connection with the financing of its equity contribution to that company. Asian Counsel cited this transaction as one of the 2009 Deals of the Year.
Mr. Gerochi has worked on a number of transport infrastructure projects. He assisted a Canadian investor in the proposed southbound extension of Manila LRT Line 1. He advised the Manila International Airport Authority in connection with the completion of NAIA Terminal 3. He acted for the syndicate of commercial banks led by Banco de Oro that provided a financing facility for the extension and rehabilitation of the South Luzon Expressway. He is acting for the concessionaire of the Manila Rail Transit Line 7 in the implementation and financing of that project.
He is also a director and corporate secretary of several corporations, including public companies.
Mr. Gerochi was a lecturer at the Ateneo Law School from 1996 to 1998. He has also delivered lectures in Kuala Lumpur and Beijing on topics involving his practice.
He is a Fellow of the Center for International Legal Studies (CILS), a non-profit research, training and law publications institute based in Austria, for which he also authors the Philippine chapter of the International Securities Law and Regulation publication. He has also contributed to CCH Doing Business in Asia and the International Financial Law Review.
Admission to the Bar
Ateneo de Manila University (A.B; J.D., Second Honors)
Columbia University (LL.M., with honors)