Jose M. Layug Jr.

Senior Partner

Bar Qualifications

1997, Philippines; 2001, New York.

  • University of the Philippines (B.S. Business Economics, cum laude, 1992; Bachelor of Laws, 1996); Cornell Law School (Master of Laws).
Professional Associations

Integrated Bar of the Philippines; The Association of the Bar of the City of New York; International Bar Association; Cornell Law School Young Alumni Committee

  • Filipino and English
Work Experience
  • Senior Policy Adviser, Sugar Master Plan Foundation, Inc., 2013-present
  • Undersecretary, Department of Energy, 2010-2012
  • Malampaya Senior Counsel, Chevron Malampaya LLC, 2007-2010
  • La Salle-Far Eastern University J.D.-MBA Program, 2006-2008
  • International Legal Consultant, Asian Development Bank, 2006
  • Professor of Law, University of the Philippines College of Law, 2002-present
  • Foreign Lawyer, Sullivan & Cromwell, New York, 2000-2002
  • San Sebastian College of Law, 1997-1999
  • Senior Associate, SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, 1996-2006
Practice Areas
  • Energy (Renewable Energy, Oil, Coal, Gas, Geothermal, Liquefied and Compressed Natural Gas, Power Generation, Transmission, Distribution, Small Power Utilities Group, Regulatory Approvals)
  • Upstream Petroleum and Coal Exploration (Service Contracts, Gas Sale and Purchase Agreements, Condensate Lifting Agreements, Joint Operating Agreements)
  • Project Development and Finance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions; Privatization (Public Bidding/Negotiated Sale)
  • Banking and Finance; Corporate and Commercial
  • Mining (Mining and Metals, Mineral Processing)
  • Infrastructure (Roads, Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Industrial Development)
  • Dispute Resolution and Commercial Arbitration
  • Environmental (Regulatory Compliance, Environmental Compliance Certificate)
  • Securities (Commercial Paper, EMTN, MTN and Regulation C)