Julito R. Sarmiento

Senior Partner

Bar Qualifications

1992, Philippines; 1997, New York

  • Ateneo de Manila University (A.B. Pre-divinity, cum laude, 1984; LL.B., Second Honors, 1991)
  • Yale Law School (LL.M., with honors, 1993; J.S.D., Cand.)
  • Ateneo de Manila University - Regis University in Colorado (M.B.A., First Honors, Gold Medalist (GPA Perfect 4.0), 2007
Professional Associations

New York Association, American Bar Association, Integrated Bar of the Philippines

  • Filipino and English
Work Experience
  • Board Director, Rapu-Rapu Mining Inc., 2006-2008
  • Corporate Secretary and Board Director, Lafayette Philippines, Inc, 2006-2008
  • Vice President, General Counsel and Board Director (representing Glencore International AG), Philippine Associated Smelter and Refining Corporation, 1999-2002
  • Junior Associate and Senior Associate, Sycip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, 1996-1999
  • Participatory Research, Organization of Communities and Education towards Struggle for Self-Reliance (PROCESS, Inc.), Legal Counsel, 1991
  • Law Clerk, Supreme Court of the Philippines (Chamber of Justice Abraham F. Sarmiento), 1990-1991
  • Legal Volunteer, Amnesty International, London, 1989
  • Legal Intern, International Human Rights Law Group, Washington, D.C., 1988
  • Legal Intern, Structural Alternative Legal Assistance for Grassroots, Makati, 1987
  • Lecturer, Assumption College, San Lorenzo Village, Makati, 1986-1990
  • Jesuit Volunteer, Lecturer and Campus Minister, Ateneo de Davao University and University of San Carlos, 1984-1986
Practice Areas
  • Mining (Mining and Metals, Mineral Processing)
  • Energy (Renewable Energy, Power Generation, Distribution and Transmission, Regulatory Approvals)
  • Social License (Social Acceptability, Free, Prior and Informed Consent from Indigenous Peoples, Crisis and Risks Management, Stakeholders' Conflict Resolution)
  • Banking and Finance (Project Finance)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions (Mergers / Corporate Reorganizations, Joint Ventures, Strategic Investments and Acquisitions, Strategic Alliances)
  • Privatization (Public Utility Regulation, Public Bidding / Negotiated Sale)
  • Corporate and Commercial (Commercial Law)
  • Infrastructure (Roads and Tollways, Engineering, Procurement and Construction, Commercial and Industrial Developments)
  • Labor and Employment (General Employment Advice, Labor Relations / Trade Unions, Pensions, Collective Bargaining Agreements)
  • Real Estate (Hotels, Resorts and Tourism)
  • Legal Advocacy (Governmental and non-governmental Relations, Legislative Affairs)
  • Environmental (Regulatory Compliance, Environmental Compliance Certificate, Environmental Management)
  • Family Law (Family Mediation)