FRANCIS ALVIN V. ASILO

Francis his Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Philippines in 2011. He obtained his Business Economic degree from the same university in 2006 where he graduated with distinction of Dean's medal. He was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2012.

He is a Candidate of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program and has passed the CFA Level 1 Exam last June 2013.

Relevant Experiences

  • Currently part of the team which advises the Philippine Department of Health (DOH) and the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center in the PPP development of the Philppine Orthopedic Center (POC), the first hospital development and operation to be undertaken under the PPP model in the Philippines. Work includes providing inputs, among others, related to the Philippine’s legal experience of PPP projects in the sector, judiciary-related, legal and regulatory issues pertaining to the project, legal perspective on special privileges and incentives available for PPP.
  • Currently part of the team which advises the Philippine Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center in relation to construction of a new passenger terminal and renovation of the existing terminal of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport, including all associated facilities, using different sources of financing e.g., private sector or through Government funding and operation and maintenance of both the new and the existing passenger terminal buildings under an appropriate PPP arrangement. Work includes identification and development of a suitable airport regulatory framework that will be the “standard” framework for all airports to be undertaken under the PPP Program, assistance in the preparation of all bidding process documentation, including draft Request for Qualification (RFQ) documents, qualification criteria, Request for Proposal (RFP) documents and draft PPP contract and other required agreements/documents in coordination with the International Project Finance Legal Specialist, and assistance in the conduct of policy and institutional assessment to ascertain the validity and viability of the proposed PPP structure for the project.
  • Currently part of the team which advises the Philippine Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center in relation to construction of a new international airport, including all associated facilities, using different sources of financing e.g., private sector or through Government funding and operation and maintenance of both the new and the existing passenger terminal buildings under an appropriate PPP arrangement. Work includes conduct of policy and institutional assessment to ascertain the validity and viability of the proposed PPP structure for the project; development of “bankability” measures for the proposed PPP structure, such as fee payment mechanisms, preconditions for a private operator to fulfill service obligations, default and risk clauses, and step-in rights of government, assistance in the bidding process management through documentation preparation, including request for qualification, request for proposal, contractual agreements and other required agreements between IA and the winning bidder as well as in developing bidder instructions, bid qualification parameters, bid evaluation criteria, bidding process schedules; and undertaking stakeholder consultations.
  • Currently part of the team which advises the Philippine Department of Transportation and Communications and the World Bank in relation to the development of the first Bus Rapid Transit System in the Philippines.
  • Part of the team that facilitated the acquisition of lands as site of a 200MW power plant by a leading energy generation company.
  • Assisted various foreign companies in establishing their business presence in the Philippines by providing legal advice on structuring their investments and handling their applications with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).
  • Handles applications for energy supply agreements between generation companies and distribution utilities before the Energy Regulatory Commission, including drafting pleadings and appearing at hearings and public consultations.
  • Acts as general counsel and/or corporate secretary to different corporations. Work includes advice on various corporate related issues, contract review and drafting of documents for various corporate transactions and corporate filings.
  • Involved in litigation work (civil, appellate, and administrative litigation), composed mostly of, drafting and review of legal pleadings and developing case theories and strategies.