A leading law firm recognized for its highest quality legal service and representation of clients.

PUNOLAW has a history deeply rooted in its core values of excellence, integrity and professionalism. In their “Practice of Doing Good” as a fundamental tenet, PunoLaw’s lawyers imbibe the principles of perceptive determination, creative analysis, utmost diligence, profound faith and incisive legal acumen as they advance the client’s interests with a keen sense of contribution to social reform and nation-building.

FIRM PROFILE

Following the exemplar of Justice Puno, the Senior Partners of PunoLaw are all acknowledged experts in their chosen practice areas. Their mastery of the legal profession is a product of their diverse and extensive experiences in different lawyer capacities, including their previous tenure as members of the Executive and Judicial branches of the Philippine government, as former General Counsels of private Philippine and multinational companies, and as current faculty members of the top-tier law schools in the Philippines such as the University of the Philippines College of Law and Ateneo de Manila Law School.

PunoLaw is the widely acknowledged leading firm in the Power, Utilities and Energy Practice in the Philippines.  PunoLaw has played a critical role in almost every major energy and power transaction in the last 20 years especially during the transitional period of electric power industry restructuring. In the field of litigation and dispute resolution upon which the firm was originally founded,  its lawyers have participated in complex litigation in trial and appellate levels and landmark jurisprudence. PunoLaw’s lawyers have been involved in important infrastructure projects that fueled Philippine economic development. For its expertise in this particular legal field, PunoLaw has received numerous awards and recognition from peers, colleagues and clients. As a result of its stature in the law practice, PunoLaw has collaborated with many international law firms and companies to share its expertise in power and energy. As it further cemented its stature and reputation in the energy and power sector, PunoLaw has also established itself as the primary firm in handling corporate tax structuring and social license for the last decade. The lawyers of PunoLaw have managed the most complex and intricate transactions of its clients in these fields of law.

“If I were to describe our relationship with PunoLaw in one word, it would be Partnership. We’ve been working with PunoLaw for a very long time and we really developed a lot of trust and confidence in the Firm and its work.”

ARTHUR TY

Chairman, Metrobank
Co-Vice Chairman, GT Capital Holdings, Inc.

REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS

  • ABOITIZ EQUITY VENTURES, INC.
  • ABOITIZ POWER CORP.
  • ABS-CBN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
  • AGES AVIATION CENTER, INC.
  • APG STRATEGIC REAL ESTATE POOL NV
  • APO CEMENT CORPORATION
  • ARLINGTON MEMORIAL CHAPELS, INC.
  • ASHOKA INNOVATORS FOR THE PUBLIC
  • ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
  • ASIAN EYE INSTITUTE
  • ATLAS CONSOLIDATED MINING AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
  • BAC-MAN GEOTHERMAL, INC.
  • BANK OF COMMERCE
  • BDO UNIVERSAL BANK, INC.
  • BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO
  • CABLE ACCESS TECHNOLOGY, INC.
  • CAESAR’S ENTERTAINMENT
  • CEBU ENERGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
  • CENTRAL REALTY AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
  • CENTURY PROPERTIES GROUP, INC.
  • CENTURY PROPERTIES, INC.
  • CENTURY CITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
  • CENTURY LIMITLESS CORPORATION
  • CHELSEA SHIPPING CORPORATION
  • CRESCENT POINT VENTURES LTD.
  • CRYSTAL STEEL FABRICATORS PHILS., INC.
  • DENHAM CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LP
  • DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS
  • DNATA, INC.
  • ENERGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
  • EMIRATES
  • EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF KOREA
  • EQUISFUND GROUP
  • ESS-FOOD
  • ETON PROPERTIES PHILIPPINES, INC.
  • FEDERAL LAND, INC.
  • FIRST GEN CORPORATION
  • FIRST GAS HOLDINGS CORPORATION
  • FIRST METRO INVESTMENTS CORPORATION
  • FIRST PHILIPPINE HOLDINGS CORPORATION
  • FIRST PHILIPPINE INDUSTRIAL PARK
  • FIRST PHILIPPINE INFRASTRUCTURE AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
  • FIRST SOLEQ PHILIPPINES, INC.
  • FREEPORT-MCMORAN INC.
  • GIORGIO ARMANI S.P.A.
  • GLOBAL BUSINESS POWER CORPORATION
  • GLOBAL GAMING PHILIPPINES LLC
  • GNPOWER KAUSWAGAN LTD CO
  • GNPOWER MARIVELES COAL PLANT
  • GOLDMAN SACHS CREDIT PARTNERS LP
  • GREEN CORE GEOTHERMAL INC
  • GT CAPITAL HOLDINGS INCORPORATED
  • HEDCOR INC.
  • HAIDEE CONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
  • HANJIN HEAVY INDUSTRIES AND CONSTRUCTION, INC.
  • HIGHLANDS PRIME, INC.
  • ICELAND DRILLING COMPANY LTD
  • ICELAND DRILLING PHILIPPINES CORPORATION
  • JP MORGAN CHASE BANK NA
  • KNOWLEDGE CHANNEL
  • KOCH AGRONOMIC SERVICES LLC
  • KOCH FERTILIZER PHILIPPINES, INC.
  • KUWAIT AIRWAYS
  • LAGUNA LAKE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
  • LAFARGE CEMENT SERVICES (PHILIPPINES), INC.
  • LANE ARCHIVES TECHNOLOGIES CORP.
  • LAURA VICUNA FOUNDATION
  • LIVING SOCIAL
  • LOPEZ HOLDINGS
  • LOPEZ SUGAR CORPORATION
  • LUZON HYDRO CORPORATION
  • LWS MEDIA PHILS., INC.
  • MAIBARARA GEOTHERMAN, INC.
  • MANILA ELECTRIC COMPANY
  • MANILA NORTH TOLLWAYS CORPORATION
  • MARUBENI CORPORATION (JAPAN)
  • MARUBENI PHILIPPINES CORPORATION
  • MAYBANK HK
  • MILANO DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
  • MISUI & CO. (AUSTRALIA) LTD.
  • MCNK CORPORATION
  • METROPOLITAN BANK AND TRUST COMPANY
  • NEWCORE INDUSTRIES INTERNATIONAL, INC.
  • NEW ZEALAND EMBASSY
  • NORWEGIAN INVESTMENT FUND FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
  • ORIX CORPORATION
  • PACIFIC HUB CORPORATION
  • PANAY ENERGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
  • PENN PHILS., INC. / PENN PHILS.EXPORT, INC.
  • PHILIPPINE DEALING AND EXCHANGE CORPORATION
  • PHILIPPINE DEALING SYSTEM HOLDINGS CORP.
  • PHILIPPINE DEPOSITORY AND TRUST CORP. (PDTC)
  • PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENT POWER PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION, INC. (PIPPA)
  • PHILIPPINE SAVINGS BANK
  • PHILIPPINE SECURITIES SETTLEMENT CORP.
  • PHILIPPINE SUGAR MILLERS CORPORATION
  • PHOENIX PETROLEUM PHILS., INC.
  • PMR GROUP RETIREMENT PLAN
  • PMR LTD. CO.
  • PMR POWER INC.
  • PMR VENTURES, INC
  • POWER BALANCE JAPAN, INC.
  • POWERSOURCE PHILIPPINES DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
  • POWERSOURCE PHILIPPINES DISTRIBUTED POWER HOLDINGS, INC.
  • POWERSOURCE PHILIPPINES ENERGY, INC.
  • POWERSOURCE PHILIPPINES, INC.
  • PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP CENTER
  • PRIME MERIDIAN POWERGEN CORPORATION
  • FIRST NATGAS POWER CORPORATION
  • REDONDO PENINSULA ENERGY INC.
  • RETAIL ELECTRICITY SUPPLIERS, INC.
  • RISCO ENERGY INVESTMENTS PTE LTD
  • ROCKWELL LAND CORPORATION
  • RO-LE CREDIT AND LENDING CORPORATION
  • ROYAL DUTY FREE, INC.
  • RR DONNELLEY PHILIPPINES, INC.
  • RUSTAN SUPERCENTERS, INC.
  • SHENNING INVESTMENTS
  • SITHE GLOBAL POWER
  • SITHE PHILIPPINES HOLDINGS INC
  • SM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
  • SM INVESTMENT CORP.
  • SM PRIME HOLDINGS
  • SN ABOITIZ POWER, INC.
  • SOLID CEMENT CORPORATION
  • STANDARD CHARTERED BANK
  • STARKRAFT AS
  • STORES SPECIALISTS, INC.
  • SUGAR ALLIANCE OF THE PHILIPPINES
  • SUMITOMO MITSUI BANKING CORPORATION
  • TABAC, INC.
  • TEAM ENERGY CORPORATION (A JOINT VENTURE BETWEEN TOKYO ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY, INC. AND MARUBENI CORP)
  • THE MANILA SOUTHWOODS GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB
  • THERMA LUZON, INC.
  • THERMA MARINE, INC.
  • THERMA MOBILE, INC.
  • TOLEDO POWER CORPORATION
  • TOLLWAYS MANAGEMENT CORPORATION
  • TOTAL EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION B.V. (PHILIPPINES), INC.
  • TOYOTA MOTORS PHILIPPINES, INC.
  • TURNER AND TOWNSEND
  • VALUECOMMERCE CO LTD JAPAN
  • VICTORIA L. ARANETA PROPERTIES, INC.
  • VICTORIAS MILLING COMPANY, INC.
  • VISAYAN ELECTRIC COMPANY