PJS Law is at the forefront of infrastructure and public-private partnership transactions that require the combined expertise of the various practice areas.
Through the synergy of our specialized teams, we provide clients with sensible and innovative solutions that address all aspects and stages of their projects. Our broad spectrum of services range from basic project finance transactions to highly specialized functions such as developing comprehensive legislative proposals on behalf of governmental agencies, as well as managing public consultation processes for projects that involve various industries.
Because of the complexity and diversity of the matters handled, we have put a premium on flexibility and responsiveness in our delivery of services. We take confidence in our ability to assemble — even on short notice — project teams that are uniquely qualified to undertake even the most challenging and difficult assignments.
We advise on a wide scope of infrastructure and PPP projects, including airports, education, health care, power generation, rail and transportation, real estate, technology, toll roads, waste management, and waterworks, aside from providing expert assistance on financing and policy work.
- The firm acted as lead transaction and corporate counsel for the Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation, a leading real estate development firm in the Philippines, in the development of Bonifacio Global City – built on a 25.7 sq. km. property formerly owned by the government.
- As an active partner of the Philippine government, the firm has handled four out of 12 Public-Private Partnership projects that have been awarded. Currently, the firm represents private proponents in the LRT-2 O&M bidding and in the Cebu Bus Rapid Transport, as well as in an extensive unsolicited PPP project, to name a few.
- We advised the Japan International Cooperation Agency (in association with Allen & Overy) when it conducted an international analysis and comparative study of PPP legal framework and experiences in the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.
- We have served as legal advisors to the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the Department of Finance; government financial institutions such as the Development Bank of the Philippines, Government Service Insurance System, Social Security System, LandBank, and National Development Company. The same services have been extended to multilateral and bilateral agencies such as the IFC, DEG, and JICA, in association with KPMG, with the goal to develop an infrastructure financing institution that will be the center of excellence for PPP financing, and whose main thrust will be to spur financial support for the local PPP industry.