Asia Business Law Journal: “Build or Bust?”

September 07, 2017

SyCipLaw Senior Counsel Andres G. Gatmaitan and SyCipLaw Partner Angel M. Salita, Jr. were interviewed for an article in the March-April 2017 Issue of the Asian Business Law Journal (ABLJ). The article, entitled “Build or Bust?”, tackles the challenges faced by the current administration in planning and developing infrastructure projects in the Philippines because of the structure of the PPP regulation in the country.

Read the article online.

Andres G. Gatmaitan is senior counsel at SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan. Mr. Gatmaitan was part of the team that represented a consortium of foreign and local companies in the first PPP mass transit project in the Philippines (EDSA MRT project). He represented Asian Development Bank and other lenders in a joint venture with the Philippine government for the rehabilitation and expansion of the North Luzon Expressway. He is part of the team that advises the MPIC-AC consortium for the LRT1 capacity expansion project.

Angel M. Salita, Jr. is a partner in SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan. His expertise is in special projects (including power, energy, oil and gas, telecommunications, water, construction, BOT, and other infrastructure laws), project finance, acquisition, investment and banking. Some of the projects in which he was involved are the Hutama-RSEA's $370M construction contract with CMMTC for the Manila Skyway (Phase I and Phase II), NTT’s investments in PLDT and Smart, and Meralco PowerGen’s investment in RP Energy.