105 Paseo de Roxas
Makati City 1226
Tel: +632 982 3500
Fax: +632 817 3896
Mr. de Leon’s practice focuses on corporate and commercial matters, with emphasis on equity investments, mergers and acquisitions, project development and finance, and similar commercial transactions.
He acted as counsel in many corporate transactions, including joint ventures and other strategic alliances, sale of assets and shares of stock, and corporate and project financing. Together with other lawyers of the firm, Mr. de Leon worked on some of the biggest M&A transactions in the Philippines, several of which were awarded or nominated as “Deal of the Year” by international publications.
Mr. de Leon provides advice to clients on a variety of other matters such as the establishment of a presence in the Philippines, legal compliance and permitting, transaction structuring and tax matters. He acts as director and corporate secretary in several Philippine companies.
While he has experience representing clients in a range of industries, Mr. de Leon has notably deep experience with clients in the energy, mining, oil and gas, energy and infrastructure sectors.
Mr. de Leon is a professorial lecturer at the University of the Philippines College of Law. He teaches Sales as well as Credit Transactions. He also worked as legal officer at the United Nations Compensation Commission in Geneva, Switzerland.
Chambers Global Guide 2014 named him as one of the leading lawyers in the Philippines in the field “Projects, Infrastructure and Energy” (Band 1). He also belongs to Asialaw’s 2014 Leading Lawyers. For the past several years, he is mentioned in Chambers Asia-Pacific’s Leading Lawyers for Business and in The Legal 500: Asia Pacific Guide to Asia’s Commercial Law Firms.
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw), founded in 1945, is the largest law firm in the Philippines.
Although its work centers on business activity, the firm has offered a broad and integrated range of legal services that cover such areas as family relations, constitutional issues, and other matters of law unrelated to commerce.