Who’s Who Legal recommends SyCipLaw Partners for Public Procurement

November 1, 2012


Who’s Who Legal recommends Andres B. Sta. Maria Jr. and Marievic G. Ramos-Añonuevo, partners in SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw), in The International Who’s Who of Public Procurement Lawyers 2012.

A publication of Law Business Research, Who’s Who Legal selects the leading legal practitioners in various areas of business law. For the area of public procurement, 371 experts in 47 jurisdictions—of whom only three are recognized in the Philippines—are considered leaders in the field. Who’s Who Legal is an official partner of the International Bar Association and the strategic research partner of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law. Specialists are listed based on independent international research criteria.

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Andres B. Sta. Maria, Jr.

Andres B. Sta. Maria, Jr. heads SyCipLaw’s Special Projects practice group, which undertakes the firm’s project and transactional work, including mergers and acquisitions, energy, infrastructure, mining, telecommunications, transportation and environmental law. He assisted International Finance Corporation in its role as adviser to the Republic on the Philippine Privatization Program. He was counsel to the winning bidder for the first asset to be privatized and eventually also to the consortia that purchased the largest companies sold under the program: Philippine Airlines, Philippine Shipyard and Engineering Corporation, and Petron Corporation, among others.

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Marievic G. Ramos-Añonuevo

Marievic G. Ramos-Añonuevo, with over 28 years of law practice, has acquired substantial experience in project finance and privatization projects. She worked on the financing of the Manila North Tollway Project involving the rehabilitation and expansion of the North Luzon Expressway, where she represented a syndicate of lending institutions that included multilateral and export credit agencies and commercial banks. She also worked on the equity financing for the acquisition of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines of the concession to operate and rehabilitate the national transmission grid and sub-transmission assets of the National Transmission Corporation. She was also counsel in the privatization of Petron Corporation, Maynilad, and Manila North Harbour. Ms. Añonuevo is currently involved in the financing of the public school infrastructures project of the Department of Education under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) program.