PJS Law elects new CEO and Managing Partner, welcomes new Partner

PJS Law is pleased to announce the election of Regina Jacinto-Barrientos and Roy Enrico C. Santos as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Partner, respectively.

Prior to her election as CEO, Reggie acted as Managing Partner (the leadership post she assumed in 2010) and co-heads the Corporate/M&A practice group of the firm. In 2017, Regina won the coveted “Woman Lawyer of the Year” award given by the Asian Legal Business – Philippine Law Awards. This follows the previous year’s “Managing Partner of the Year” award given by the same publication.

Roy heads the Energy Litigation group and co-leads the Labor & Employment team. He is recognized as one of Philippines’ distinguished practitioners in Dispute Resolution and belongs in Asia Business Law Journal’s “Top 100 Lawyers in the Philippines” for last three consecutive years.

Reggie and Roy founded PJS Law and, since 1997, has led the firm from a three-partner start-up to a leading Philippine law firm of more than 40-fee earners today.

Entry into the Partnership of Roberto Miguel D. Ramiro

Butch, as he is more popularly known, is a home-grown PJS lawyer having joined the firm in 2014 as under bar and worked as part of the Dispute Resolution team upon passing the bar. He was promoted to Senior Associate in 2017 and has also been active in the fields of Labor and Employment, Infrastructure, and Restructuring & Insolvency.


FJ Valeros, co-head of Dispute Resolution team, said that, “we are privileged and honored to welcome Butch to the partnership. From the start, his contributions to the practice and to the firm embodies his dedication in upholding the values of PJS Law.”


Promotion of new Senior Associates


The Firm also announced the promotion of the following as Senior Associates:


Giselle C. Jose (Corporate/M&A, Banking & Finance)

Ma. Concepcion G. Retirado (Labor & Employment, Corporate/M&A, Intellectual Property)

Ma. Christine Fel P. De Vera (Corporate/M&A, Immigration)

“These rounds of promotions highlight our commitment of a dynamic and diverse team that will allow us to continuously innovate and create effective solutions to each and every client,” said the new Managing Partner, Roy Santos.