Ricardo Jesus E. Gutierrez
Ricardo Jesus E. Gutierrez is a member of the firm’s Banking, Finance and Securities, Special Projects and Intellectual Property practice groups. His practice areas include banking and finance regulations, structured finance, mergers and acquisitions, investments, technology, franchising and distribution, and arbitration.
Mr. Gutierrez regularly advises banks and financial institutions, including insurance companies, for regulatory compliance. He also helped established a branch of a foreign bank when the country allowed full entry of foreign banks. Mr. Gutierrez has also been involved in complex multi-jurisdictional structured financing transactions.
Mr. Gutierrez has participated in a number of global acquisitions and has advised clients in connection with the Philippine aspect of the transactions. He has also helped clients forge joint venture agreements. Mr. Gutierrez also regularly advises clients on Philippine Economic Zone Authority-related matters, internet regulations and data privacy.
Mr. Gutierrez has significant experience in franchising and distribution. He has reviewed a number of international multi-unit franchise and distribution agreements and regularly advises clients in this highly regulated area of technology transfer arrangements.
Mr. Gutierrez has also been involved in a number of arbitration and litigation involving highly regulated entities such as public utilities and mining companies.
Admission to the Bar
University of the Philippines (B.A., cum laude; J.D., cum laude and class valedictorian)