• Regina Jacinto-Barrientos

    rpjacinto@pjslaw.com

    Corporate & Commercial Law

    Regina Jacinto-Barrientos received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1995, where she graduated in the top 15 of her class. She also completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Legal Management with honors from the same university in 1991 and was a member of the student editorial board of the Ateneo Law Journal. She was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1996. Her fields of expertise include Corporate and Commercial Law, Energy, and Special Projects. She is a certified fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

  • Ramil E. Bugayong

    rebugayong@pjslaw.com

    Ramil E. Bugayong received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree with honors from the Ateneo De Manila University in 1999 and was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2000. He likewise holds an MBA in Finance from the De La Salle University (2006) and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Ateneo De Manila University (1994). Prior to joining PJS Law, he worked with the SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan law offices and was an attorney for the Philippine Department of Finance (2002-2006). He was a consultant to the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank on the development of certain non-traditional financial products, as well as a former lecturer on Financial Transactions for the joint MBA-JD program of De La Salle University and Far Eastern University.

  • Pearl Grace G. Cabali

    pgcabali@pjslaw.com

    Taxation, Real State

    Pearl Grace G. Cabali received her Master of Business Administration - Juris Doctor (MBA-JD) dual degree from the De La Salle University-Far Eastern University Consortium in 2008. She was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2009. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from the De La Salle University in 1999 and was admitted to the Philippine Board of Accountancy in 2000.

  • Maria Raquel S. Chavez

    rschavez@pjslaw.com

    Corporate & Commercial Law

    Maria Raquel S. Chavez was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1997. Formerly an associate attorney at Ortega del Castillo Bacorro Odulio Calma and Carbonell Law Office, her work experience also includes serving as corporate counsel for Banco de Oro Univeral Bank from 1999 to 2000, and as legislative aide to the Philippine Secretary of Finance from January to March 2001. Among other relevant work, she served as legal consultant to the Philippine Electricity Market Corporation (PEMC) in relation to the commercial operations of the Philippine Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) from 2003 to 2006. She completed a course on Trust Operations and Investment Management from the Trust Institute of the Philippines and graduated with distinction.

  • Monalisa C. Dimalanta

    mcdimalanta@pjslaw.com

    Monalisa C. Dimalanta received her Bachelor of Laws (Ll.B.) degree from the University of the Philippines in 1997, where she also completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism cum laude in 1993. She was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1998 and obtained her Master of Laws (Ll.M.) degree from the University of Michigan as a DeWitt fellow from 2000 to 2001. She was a student editorial board member of the Philippine Law Journal at the UP College of Law. She was also a member of the Honors Society, as well as the debating team that participated in the ASEAN Varsities Debate in Malaysia. In her previous work experience, she was an associate lawyer with Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon & San Jose law firm, as well as a law clerk for retired Associate Justice Vicente V. Mendoza of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. She had completed a course on Negotiation of Financial Transactions given by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and had attended a number of local and international seminars on negotiating power purchase agreements.

  • Najha Katrina J. Estrella

    njestrella@pjslaw.com

    Najha Katrina J. Estrella received her Bachelor of Laws (Ll.B.) degree from the University of the Philippines in 2005 and her Bachelor of Secondary Education (major in English, minor in Journalism) from the same University in 2001. She was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2006. Prior to joining PJS Law, she served as a law clerk for Associate Justice Teresita Dy-Liacco Flores of the Court of Appeals.

  • Gwen Grecia-de Vera

    ggdevera@pjslaw.com

    Regulatory & Compliance
    Arbitration

    Gwen has led legal advisory teams in infrastructure and PPPs. As Project Finance Legal Specialist under the ADB-Funded Project Development and Monitoring Facility (PDMF), she led the legal team that advised the Philippine government and the PPP Center of the Philippines (PPPC) in the following PPP projects: Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA), PPP School Infrastructure Project II (PSIP-II) including procurement of Independent Consultant under the Government Procurement Reform Act, New Bohol (Panglao) International Airport Project, and the Mass Transit System Loop Project. She was also Involved as legal and regulatory specialist on strengthening public-private partnerships in the Philippines, a capacity building technical assistance to help improve the PPP framework, strengthen institutional set-up and capacity in PPPs, and establish infrastructure investment financing and risk guarantee mechanisms to facilitate private sector interest. She has experience in transactional and litigation work in both the private and public sectors, as well as in regulatory and compliance particularly in public utilities and health. As PDRCI accredited arbitrator, Gwen has been part of arbitration tribunals in commercial disputes. She also served as the Philippine Competition Commission's first Executive Director. Gwen previously served as Dean of the Manuel L. Quezon School of Law. She is a Bar Review lecturer at the Angeles University Foundation and, currently, Senior Lecturer at the University of the Philippines College of Law. She is actively involved in establishing the Competition Law and Policy Program of the University of the Philippines Law Complex. Gwen received her Bachelor of Laws (Ll.B.) degree from the University of the Philippines in 1995 and was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1996, having obtained the 7th highest ranking in the Bar Examinations. She obtained her Master of Laws (Ll.M.) degree from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law in 2010.

  • Joshua Gilbert F. Paraiso

    jfparaiso@pjslaw.com

    Energy Litigation

    Joshua Gilbert F. Paraiso received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1997 and was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1998. He also obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Legal Management from the Ateneo in 1993. Previous career experiences include work engagement with the Bengzon Law Firm and the Puno & Puno Law Offices. He was also consultant to the Philippine Department of Agrarian Reform from July 2001 to January 2003, and to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority from October 2006 to March 2008. He served as Chairman of the Legal Aid Program of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines-Makati City Chapter from 2001 to 2002. During his term, he supervised and handled pro bono cases and free legal clinics for indigent clients and was consequently awarded as “Outstanding Private Prosecutor” by the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC), an anti-crime and corruption watchdog group. He is a member of the Philippine Institute of Arbitrators, Inc.

  • Rowena Fatima M. Salonga

    rmsalonga@pjslaw.com

    Rowena Fatima M. Salonga received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the University of the Philippines in 2009 and was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2010. She likewise obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the state university in 2004. Prior to joining PJS Law, she was formerly an associate lawyer at Lara Ocampo Uy Santos Tayag and Danganan Law Offices. She passed the New York State Bar in 2010.

  • Roy Enrico C. Santos

    rcsantos@pjslaw.com

    Labor, Energy Litigation

    Roy Enrico C. Santos received his Bachelor of Laws (Ll.B.) degree from the University of the Philippines in 1995, graduating at the top 10 of his class. Previous to this, he completed his Bachelor of Arts at the University of the East in 1988. An outstanding law intern, he obtained the 15th highest ranking in the 1995 Philippine Bar Examinations and was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1996. Formerly an associate lawyer with Quisumbing Torres (a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International), he completed a course on International Commercial Arbitration conducted by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and has assisted the Republic of the Philippines in arbitration proceedings conducted in Paris, France, under the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). He was a professor on Labor Law at the University of the East College of Law.

  • Rachelle Diaz-Tan

    rmdiaz@pjslaw.com

    Competition, Real Estate

    Rachelle Diaz-Tan received her Bachelor of Laws (Ll.B.) degree from the University of the Philippines in 2006 and was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2007. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of the Philippines in 2002 and is a member of the Society of Metallurgical Engineers of the Philippines. Prior to joing PJS Law, she was an associate lawyer with Quisumbing Torres (a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International)

  • Fidel T. Valeros, Jr.

    ftvaleros@pjslaw.com

    Energy Litigation

    Fidel T. Valeros, Jr. received his Bachelor of Laws (Ll.B.) degree from the University of the Philippines in 2004 and was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2005. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Engineering from the Ateneo de Manila University, where he graduated in 2000.

  • Virginia B. Viray

    vbviray@pjslaw.com

    Taxation, Corporate & Commercial Law, Real Estate

    Virginia received her Bachelor of Laws (Ll.B.) degree from the University of the Philippines. She is a member of the Philippine Bar, and a Certified Public Accountant. She was a revenue officer of the Bureau of Internal Revenue prior to joining PJS Law, and served as legislative assistant to the Secretary of the Department of Finance. She is a professorial lecturer of Taxation Law at the University of the Philippines College of Law, and likewise taught Taxation Law at the Far Eastern University Institute of Law

  • Shirley Velasquez-Viray

    sgvelasquez@pjslaw.com

    Corporate & Commercial Law

    Shirley Velasquez-Viray received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the University of the Philippines in 2008. She was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2009, having obtained the 9th highest ranking in the bar examinations that year. She also obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science cum laude from the state university in 2003. Prior to joining PJS Law, she has worked as junior associate at Nisce Mamuric Guinto Rivera & Alcantara Law Offices.